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How Can You Know If Shortness Of Breath Is Caused By Asthma Or Anxiety
Testing...: The optimal way is to have pulmonary function testing done while experiencing these symptoms. In addition, a physician examining/ evaluating you while these symptoms are present will likely be able to tell the difference. For example, if your lungs sound clear and your oxygen level is normal, it is likely anxiety whereas, if you are wheezing with a lower oxygen level it is more likely asthma. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more
Hello Whats the most common causes of shortness of breath 20 year olds. Ive read Asthma and anxiety would be on the top and less common is heart?
Yes, also: Asthma and anxiety are common causes of shortness of breath (SOB) in 20 year olds. Of course feeling SOB can make you feel anxious. If you have asthma you often make wheezing sounds. Heart problems generally don't cause SOB unless you have heart failure which is very rare in 20 yo's. Infections like bronchitis and pneumonia and Babesiosis (an infection most docs never consider) can also cause SOB. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to tell if i'm having an anxiety or asthma attack, as i know both cause shortness of breath, wheezing, etc?
See your doctor: These symptoms require an evaluation in real-time by your doctor. ...Read more
Hello is is true that anxiety and asthma are the top reasons for shortness of breath in a 20 year old ?
27/male - shortness of breath 6 months, upper back pain, intercoastal muscle knots, thoracic kyphosis, constant anxiety, allergies, asthma? Whatisit?
Shortness of breath, constant fatigue, losing weight, dizzy spells, constant bloodshot eyes. It isn't from anxiety. Constant air hunger. Is it asthma?
I've had chest tightness & shortness of breath, yet chest X-ray & CT scan normal. Doctor ruled out asthma & not anxiety. What could it be?
Not sure: Could still be anxiety...also ribs out of place can cause problems and a chiropractor can help with that. It will not shoe on an xray. Allergies can contribute...consider stopping all DAIRY and GLUTEN and see if that helps. Also acupuncture can be amazing beneficial. Look into other options.. You are the one with the symptoms so it is something- just not necessarily anything bad. ...Read more
Something else: I had already mentioned vocal cord dysfunction from lpr as a potential cause. But you need to rule out other factors too and getting a lung function test would be the least you can do. ...Read more
Limited space: When you bend, you compress your lungs, making it harder to breathe and more noticeable when you have limited lung reserve. ...Read more