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Doctor insights on: Fast Heart Beat And Shortness Of Breath

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Shortness Of Breath (Definition)

Breathlessness is the sensation of not being able to catch one's breath. It may be seen in asthma, heart failure, ...Read more


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Fast heart beat, insomnia, shortness of breath, anxiety, feeling weak while taking welbutrin. Is this normal?

Fast heart beat, insomnia, shortness of breath, anxiety, feeling weak while taking welbutrin. Is this normal?

Side effects: For wellbutrin (bupropion) do include insomnia and a few other nervous system symptoms. If you have only recently been started on the med and are feeling these symptoms, you should contact the prescribing doctor and inform them. ...Read more

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Having atrial fibrillation , I do not feel fast heart beat or shortness of breath , due to medication. Would air travel for 6 hours be a problem?

Having atrial fibrillation , I do not feel fast heart beat or shortness of breath , due to medication. Would air travel for 6 hours be a problem?

C Below: You have asymptomatic Afib. Depending on your CHADS2 Score or CHADSVASC you should be at least on Aspirin. My guess is that you likely should be on Warfarin also. - Air travel is as safe as staying at home watching a TV Show. What is important is your antiplatelt therapy or anticoagulation as needed. ...Read more

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Fast heart beat, nausea, shortness of breath daily, swelling in hands. I'm 30, in shape, eat right and work out. Could this be heart failure?

Fast heart beat, nausea, shortness of breath daily, swelling in hands. I'm 30, in shape, eat right and work out. Could this be heart failure?

Vague symptoms: The symptoms you have could be secondary to many many many things. Arrhthmias, right sided heart failure, hormone imbalance even pregnancy! see your dr get labs an ekg and a 2d echo of the heart. An event recorder holter etc dont rush to conclusions or panic until more inf is back. ...Read more

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Arrived in doha 8days ago. Since then, im experiencing fast heart beat, shortness of breath. Is it bcause of the new environment? I hve alrgc rhinitis

Arrived in doha 8days ago. Since then, im experiencing fast heart beat, shortness of breath. Is it bcause of the new environment? I hve alrgc rhinitis

No: You need an evaluation of your heart rhythm. The environment may have contributed to triggering your symptoms (or not), but the palpitations still should be addressed, regardless of what triggered them. Fast heat beat and shortness of breath in a 26 yo suggests PSVT or PAF - see your doc. ...Read more

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I have all the symptoms of panic attack with no fear or dread. They last about 3 hours with the help of 1mg lorazepam. symptoms include chills, clattering teeth, vomiting, tremors, diarrhea, fast heart beat, shortness of breath.I once woke up at 5:30 am w

I have all the symptoms of panic attack with no fear or dread. They last about 3 hours with the help of 1mg lorazepam. symptoms include chills, clattering teeth, vomiting, tremors, diarrhea, fast heart beat, shortness of breath.I once woke up at 5:30 am w

Get it evaluated: There are medical conditions that can cause release of hormones and other substances that will produce these symptoms for no obvious (perceived) reason. Get to your physician for a thorough evaluation asap. ...Read more

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Blood, work normal body swollen i look 9 months pregnant shortness of breath fast heart beat?

Blood, work normal body swollen i look 9 months pregnant shortness of breath fast heart beat?

Must see a doctor: If one is not pregnant, but has a large abdomen and shortness of breath, she must be wondering "what is in the abdomen that is bloating it up". A primary care doctor can evaluate, and will likely do blood tests, urine tests, and scans such as ultrasound or ct scans. Possibilities include fluid in the abdomen (such as with kidney disease or some cancers), a tumor (some cancerous, some not), etc... ...Read more

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What does it mean:shortness of breath poking needle feeling, arm pressure, fast heart beat while hiking? I'm 28 female i don't smoke or drink caffeine

What does it mean:shortness of breath poking needle feeling, arm pressure, fast heart beat while hiking? I'm 28 female i don't smoke or drink caffeine

Out of Shape: It means you are exercising beyond your current physical capacity. Your body is over worked or stressed. It means you need to keep exercising and getting your heart and lungs back to ideal health so you can continue this very good and healthy activity. ...Read more

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UTI, pain near hip bone l side+ l flank pain. fever. Shortness of breath, fast heart beat. nausea,vomiting, can't eat or barely sleep. Help?

Go to the ER: With that symptom list, you will feel better the fastest if you go the nearest urgent care center or emergency room right now. Do not wait as these symptoms do not typically get better on their own. Good luck and I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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UTI, pain near hip bone + r side + r flank pain. no fever. Shortness of breath, fast heart beat. nausea,vomiting,can't eat or sleep. Help?

UTI, pain near hip bone + r side + r flank pain. no fever. Shortness of breath, fast heart beat. nausea,vomiting,can't eat or sleep. Help?

Go to ER: Not sure why you think you have a urinary tract infection, but if you are having right sided pain like that, you may also have either a kidney stone or the UTI involves the kidney (pyelonephritis). Given you symptoms, it would be best for you to be seen in the ER for tests, you may need to be admitted for pain control or iv antibiotics. ...Read more