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How Do I Know If I Have Shortness Of Breath
Only u can say: If you feel like you can't breath, or have just run a marathon without moving, feeling out of breath, or breathing really fast but still feeling like you can't get enough air, then you are short of breath. If this is happening now, then go to the nearest E.R. ...Read more
Not likely related: It is not likely to be related to hypothyroidism.You need to get checked by your doctor or a pulmonary specialist, you will need examination and if indicated pulmonary function test and/or xrays etc to make a diagnosis.There can be pulmonary and cardiac causes of shortness of breath even in non smokers.If no cause is found in lungs than get a cardiovascular evaluation and tests including ekg/echoca. ...Read more
Smell your wrist: After you lick it with your tongue, is one techniques. There was a device available for a while to measure the amount of chemicals from your mouth, but i don't belive there have been many follow up studies on its effectiveness and haven't heard much about it in years. I think it was called a holorimeter, you should check with tor dentist to make sure the odur is not part of another problem. ...Read more
Heart flutter: This is usually manifested by a sensation of a skipped heart beat. We generally cannot feel our heart beat. If you do have a sensation of a skipped heart beat or palpitation, see your primary care physician for an initial evaluation and if appropriate, he/she can refer you to a cardiologist for further evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3 things : Most people don't know they have bad breath-a dentist can tell you.Halitosis is usually caused by 3 things: 1) poor oral hygiene leading to gingivitis or periodontitis 2) stomach issues 3) sinus problems. Visit your dentist to have teeth and gums checked and follow their directions. If it's not your mouth, have your doctor check your stomach for acid reflux and your sinuses for chronic infection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Complex answer: There is no single test that confirms asthma. Asthma is clinical diagnosis based upon the patients history, exam and testing ( spirometry, exhaled Nitric Oxide levels, allergy testing, response to bronchodilators). Many other diseases may mimic asthma and have similar symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Short of breath: Please see a doctor/ urgent care today you may need an inhaler and or steroids. You may have a cough that is an asthma equivalent and need treatment for asthma or it just may be post infection you need treatment airway hypersensitivity post infection which presents like asthma but will resolve. of you may have reflux causing an asthma like state f/U today you need treatment ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different symptoms: An arrhythmia feels like skipped beats, racing heart, or irregular beat. Checking your pulse can suggest whether its' irregular, if you don't notice the sensations in your chest. The chest pain from, what most people call, heart disease, usually lasts longer than the fleeting pain of a heart palpitation. An arrhythmia is an electrical problem. See primary physician either way, to check-up. ...Read more
It's not subtle: The only question worth asking is whether you have been exposed. If you have any reason to think you have been bitten by a rabid animal, and this includes finding a dead bat in your bedroom, you need to undergo the immunization. Rabies infecction itself becomes clinically obvious in a few days from onset of symptoms. ...Read more
Testing and history: If by "mild asthma" you mean it does not occur frequently, this may be what is called intermittent asthma. However, to rule out any other respiratory conditions, you should see your family physician, give a good history of the attack frequency, what you were doing when it happened, family historey of asthma, etc. You may also take a spirometry test (breathing test) that can rule out other condition. ...Read more
Wheezing?: Inflammation of the airways will often cause wheezing or coughing when you exhale forcefully. Bronchitis typically develops after a prolonged cold where new fevers develop and sputum that is colored. See your doctor if your common cold is worsening after a week. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cough: Bronchitis is characterized by coughing sometimes dry and sometimes with sputum production. It usually occurs after a cold, sore throat or upper respiratory infection. It may be associated with a low grade fever. High fever, persistant discolored sputum, chest pains or shortness of breath suggest pneumonia and should be checked out by a physician. ...Read more
Cough and sob: Bronchitis means inflammation inside the pipes that carry air into the lungs. When irritated the pipes go into spasm causing coughing to clear the cause of the inflammation. It takes more effort to move air through smaller pipes so you are short of breath. Sometimes the pipes get so narrow that there is wheezing. "bronchitis" can be triggered by infection, allergies, smoke etc. ...Read more
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