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What are other alternative treatment for lung cancer with extreme shortness of breath if the oxygen treatment is not effective as it used to be?

What are other alternative treatment for lung cancer with extreme shortness of breath if the oxygen treatment is not effective as it used to be?

MORPHINE: Ask your treating oncologist or palliative care specialist for morphine. This medication can help with the sensation of shortness of breath (dyspnea). There is a liquid formulary, easier to take, absord faster. I hope this information is helpful. ...Read more

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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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I have an INR of 6.2 and chest pains with shortness of breath. Is this normal? Er sent me home

I have an INR of 6.2 and chest pains with shortness of breath.  Is this normal?  Er sent me home

HIGH INR: Assuming you are on an anticoagulant and your inr is really 6.2, that is way above therapeutic range and would place you at risk of a serious bleed requiring intervention. If you can confirm that your inr is indeed 6.2, i would recommend going to a different er as soon as possible for another opinion. Chest pain and short of breath is of additional concern which needs urgent evaluation. ...Read more

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Constant shortness of breath all day and tightness in chest for 4 to 5 without any history of lung and heart disease. anxiety cause all day dyspnea?

Constant shortness of breath all day and tightness in chest   for 4 to 5 without any history of lung and heart disease. anxiety cause all day dyspnea?

Dyspnea d/t anxiety: While anxiety can certainly cause shortness of breath, and you point out you've had no cardiac or pulmonary problems in the past, but do have a history of anxiety -- it's also important to remember that anxiety is a diagnosis of exclusion. See your primary, esp if you have any assoc sxs like cough, fever. With medical causes ruled out, it would be time to pursue a more robust anxiety treatment. ...Read more

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Recently I have been having a pain on the left side of my chest. It comes and goes and I dont have any shortness of breath.

Recently I have been having a pain on the left side of my chest. It comes and goes and I dont have any shortness of breath.

Need more info: What brings the pain on? Do you have diabetes, or high blood pressure? What is your blood cholesterol level? Women often have atypical symptoms of heart disease and it would be prudent to see a doctor to rule out heart disease. ...Read more

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I have a weird ticklish sensation throughout my chest and shortness of breath. I even had to remind myself to breath. What's going on?

I have a weird ticklish sensation throughout my chest and shortness of breath. I even had to remind myself to breath. What's going on?

Short of breath: if you are short of breath you should seek medical attention now. Many possibilities, some very serious others not so much, but need to rule out serious causes for you (at your age)which would be clot in your lungs or a punctured lung (pneumothorax) ...Read more

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HR fast (up to 180bpm on loop) and causes a strange excited/nervous feeling in my chest along with shortness of breath throughout the day/night???

Too high!: It that is still present, please call 911. if it went away, go to the ER for evaluation for possible causes that can be treated. Don't drink caffeine or use any over the counter drugs or supplements until cleared by a doc to do so. ...Read more

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Sudden shortness of breath and pain in chest. What tests do I need?

Sudden shortness of breath and pain in chest. What tests do I need?

All of them: Report to the er immediately, by ambulance if necessary. This is heart-related until we can prove otherwise. ...Read more

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What causes shortness of breath while singing besides high chest breathing?

Short of breath: As you suggest learning to breath properly with singing is important. If you have good technique then you have to be evaluated for obstructive and other lung disease. If you can't get air out of your lungs easily, you'll get sob really fast trying to sing.. ...Read more