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Shallow breathing and difficulty exhaling?

Shallow breathing and difficulty exhaling?

Hmmm: I would recommend an er evaluation if you can't get into your doctor. You may have cardiac issues that require immediate attention. ...Read more

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Fast Shallow Breathing (Definition)

Fast breathing means you are breathing faster than the normal rate, textbook is faster than 20. Shallow breathing means you are not taking as deep a breath as normal. By not breathing deep but breathing faster, you are maintaining ...Read more


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Chest burnin. Trouble breathing. Difficulty sleeping?

Chest burnin. Trouble breathing. Difficulty sleeping?

Chest Burnining: If you are having difficulty breathing, you should see a doctor or visit the er right away if you are not on treatment. Even with the above information, you could be having an acute pulmonary problem needing immediate attention. ...Read more

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Chest tightness/ difficult breathing deeply/ palpitations. 911?

Chest tightness/ difficult breathing deeply/ palpitations. 911?

Absolutely: Call an ambulance and go to the emergency department now. Could be serious. ...Read more

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Difficulty breathing when lying flat?

Difficulty breathing when lying flat?

Get it checked out: If you do not have a cold, or wheezing to explain it, see your doctor. A failing heart has a hard time with the increased blood coming back to the heart when you lie flat. Sometimes obesity causes a problem by applying pressure to lungs. No matter what, not breathing right when at rest is not normal. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Dry lips, weakness, shaky, difficulty breathing?

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Dry lips, weakness, shaky, difficulty breathing?

See your doctor: All your symptoms are unexpected for a 28 years old. You need to see your primary care doctor for a complete work up! ...Read more

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Difficulty in breathing and dry cough?

Difficulty in breathing and dry cough?

Difficult breathing: Your symptoms could indicate asthma. It could also be a side effect of an ace inhibitor such as lisinopril. If the difficulty breathing is moderate to severe go to er. If mild consult your primary care physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Can shallow breathing (anxiety?) reduce oxygen saturation?

Can shallow breathing (anxiety?) reduce oxygen saturation?

Shallow breathing: Will lower oxygen level. We often rib cage breathe when anxious. Please learn some belly breathing and you will increase your oxygen level. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Shortness of breath, difficulty catching breath while running. Doing too much?

Shortness of breath, difficulty catching breath while running. Doing too much?

Should be evaluated: Depending on your age and condition this may or may not be normal for you. You may need to be checked for lung and heart disease among other things. See your doctor for a risk evaluation and if indicated consider a stress test. Not all cardiac disease causes typical chest pain. ...Read more

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Can excess swallowing cause throat tightness or trouble breathing?

Can excess swallowing cause throat tightness or trouble breathing?

No: Excess swallowing should not cause these symptoms. Talk with primary doctor about your complaints to determine if something else is causing these symptoms (i.e. asthma, acid reflux, etc.). ...Read more

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Can racing thoughts cause shortness of breath?

Can racing thoughts cause shortness of breath?

No: No, but anxiety can. Shortness of breath, sweating, racing thought, shaking- can occur in severe anxiety or panic attacks. Panic attacks are severe but usually last minutes to hour only. You should see provider to treat anxiety- there are many treatments available including therapy, medications and nutritional therapy. ...Read more

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What can cause fast heartbeat, breathing difficulty, cold body, and dizziness?

What can cause fast heartbeat, breathing difficulty, cold body, and dizziness?

Lengthy list: One could begin with common causes such as dehydration, extreme anxiety or fright, asthma, abnormal thyroid function and some unusual problems such as rare tumors which secrete substances which can affect heart rate and blood pressure. The list is very long. However, were you to undergo a thorough medical examination with appropriate blood and urine testing, an answer would likely be found. ...Read more

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What causes difficulty breathing when lying down?

Clarify? See doctor!: Ongoing problem or recent? Fever? Chest pain? Otherwise sick? Age? Other health issues? Could be anything from carrying excess weight in the midsection (make it difficult to take a deep breath while lying down), to heart failure or fluid in lungs from infection or tumor. You should definitely see a doctor to get this checked out soon. ...Read more

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What causes difficulty breathing after exercise?

What causes difficulty breathing after exercise?

Catching up.: In a healthy state we consume o2 and produce more co2 during exercise. The "difficulty" breathing we feel, is the need to exhale the co2. Our respiratory drive is tied more to getting out the co2 than getting in the o2. It is an interesting question on why is the body "wired" that way. ...Read more

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What conditions involve chest tighness and breathing difficulty?

What conditions involve chest tighness and breathing difficulty?

See your doctor: Chest pain and tightness should not be taken lightly, as it could be a sign of severe heart issues. This should be evaluated by your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I'm dizzy with strong heart beats, shallow breath?

I'm dizzy with strong heart beats, shallow  breath?

Please see doc: When someone tells me they have strong heart beats (which can mean palpitations or skipped beats or even a racing heart) and shallow breath- without any further information- my answer is to see a doctor as soon as possible. There are many things that can cause this - but we worry about bad things with the heart and lungs. 911 or emergency room, please seek help immediately. ...Read more

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Difficulty breathing through nose related to snoring?

Yes: The airway ideally includes nasal breathing. When air goes through the nose and then behind the throat and into the lungs there is usually less obstruction. When your nose is blocked and you mouth breath there is more obstruction. ...Read more

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Right back pain shallow breathing when taking deep breathsea fevered and chilled?

Right back pain shallow breathing when taking deep breathsea fevered and chilled?

This doesn't sound: like something you should either ignore or count on an internet service to help you figure out. Back pain, shallow breathing, fever, chills.....I certainly hope it's nothing serious...... but you need to see a doctor about this. Get well soon! Dr. Anne ...Read more

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I'm having trouble breathing well/ chest tightness?

I'm having trouble breathing well/ chest tightness?

Vhst Pain/Tightness: Chest pain with a "tightness" or feeling of pressure upon the chest is common in coronary heart disease. If the amount of tightness for a given amount of activity is increasing over weeks/months, heart disease is more suspect. An early visit to your doctor for a thorough evaluation as to heart disease seems important. ...Read more

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Shallow Breathing (Definition)

Shallow breathing is the opposite of deep breathing. Tachypnea is the medical term that to describe breathing if it is too fast, particularly if one has rapid, shallow breathing due to an associated lung disease ...Read more


Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more