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Is hyperventilation due to lung problem or neurological problem?

Is hyperventilation due to lung problem or neurological problem?

Could be either: Your body is set to breath only as much as you need oxygen or have to rid carbon dioxide. If the lungs become diseased and cannot perform its normal function, the body will respond by causing a higher respiratory minute volume(both rate and depth of breathing). Certain central nervous system problems may cause increased minute volume also, such as heavy alcohol intoxication, high fever. ...Read more

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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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Can a lung tumor cause nurogical problems like seizures?

Can a lung tumor cause nurogical problems like seizures?

Yes: It may do this either by metastases to the brain or occasionally by inducing antibodies against brain itself. I hope that you get the answers to the situation that prompted this question -- lung tumors are extremely serious. ...Read more

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Prinsmentals angina is neurological or cardiological problem?

Prinsmentals angina is neurological or cardiological problem?

Prinzmetal angina: Is a poorly understood heart condition in which chest pain is experienced at rest and is due to coronary vasospasm. ...Read more

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Do panic attacks cause pulmonary hypertension? Or could pulmonary hypertension cause panic attacks?

Do panic attacks cause pulmonary hypertension? Or could pulmonary hypertension cause panic attacks?

No and yes: Panic attacks, while frightening cannot cause any disease themselves. Pulmonary hypertension is a chronic heart/lung disease which develops over years. Any disease process which causes shortness of breath can trigger panic attacks in people who are prone. Panic attacks are an inappropriate triggering of the system which helps us recognize when we are in danger, so shortness of breath can trip it. ...Read more

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What is pulmonary stenosis? Lung or heart problem?

What is pulmonary stenosis? Lung or heart problem?

Heart valve problem: Pulmonic stenosis is narrowing of the heart valve leading from the right ventricle to the lung. If valve is constricted it can lead to "backup" of venous blood into the liver, and veins can cause symptoms such as dizziness, fatigue. May require surgery or opening it up with a balloon valvuoplasty. ...Read more

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Can shortness of breath be attributed to fibromyalgia? Pfts normal. Sats 100% echo pending..Not anxiety. Stumped!

Can shortness of breath be attributed to fibromyalgia? Pfts normal. Sats 100%  echo pending..Not anxiety. Stumped!

No: Fibromyalgia should not cause sob except for the fact that due to pain one maybe deconditioned , however you need to talk to your pcp to make sure all else is ruled out. If echo and or stress test is normal i would push hard in an exercise program. Swimming is great for fibro patients. ...Read more

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Can spasm & nerve problems cause a stroke or heart attack?

Can spasm & nerve problems cause a stroke or heart attack?

Coronary: Coronary arteries can spasm and if duration long enough damage can be done. If identified during work up there is treatment . Most heart attacks are atherosclerotic and thrombotic. Migraines and headaches can relate to spasm, but brain damage from those is unusual. ...Read more

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Can lung cancer cause sudden mental impairment?

Can lung cancer cause sudden mental impairment?

MS changes in lungCA: Lung ca can spread to the brain and cause changes in a persons mental status...Making them confused, headache, dizzy, nauseated, or even think they have had a stroke.It can also cause changes in blood calcium and if the calcium goes up the person can get very confused and lethargic.This can happen even when the lung cancer is still very early. ...Read more

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Can MRIs see musculoskeletal chest issues?

Can MRIs see musculoskeletal chest issues?

Yes: Yes, you bet they can .Not much an MRI can't see. Magnetic Resonance Imaging is one of the most sophisticated and powerful imaging and diagnostic modalities that a radiologist has at his or her disposal. For certain things, CT reconstruction may be better but MRI is an excellent tool. Be more specific for a more specific answer. Do you mean the mediastinum, thorax, or muscles/chest wall? ...Read more

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Could panic attacks cause broken heart syndrome?

Could panic attacks cause broken heart syndrome?

I's not sure: What you mean by broken heart syndrome. It sounds like someone being upset about the end of a relationship. I doubt that it has anything to do with panic attacks. ...Read more

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Might a heart problem cause mental illness?

Might a heart problem cause mental illness?

No: Some pts with poorly functioning hearts and poor cerebral perfusion can have menral status changes from time to time. But not otherwise. Some congenital diseases may have mental retardation and heart problems but theres no cause and effect relationship with heart dz and mental illness. ...Read more

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Could COPD cause anxiety attacks

Could COPD cause anxiety attacks

Yes: Not being able to breathe is one of those things that can lead to panic. It becomes hard to tell which is the worse problem. So you could have fairly mild COPD but making you feel short of breath out of proportion to the lung problem. Then again, if the lung problem is severe, panic could make the symptoms even worse. ...Read more

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Please describe the differences in symptoms in cardiac related dyspnea, asthma related dyspnea, and anxiety related dyspnea?

Please describe the differences in symptoms in cardiac related dyspnea, asthma related dyspnea, and anxiety related dyspnea?

Dyspnea = Dyspnea: Dyspnea is dyspnea. In other words, dyspnea is just medicalese for shortness of breath. What's more important is to determine the cause of dyspnea. But the symptoms will be similar, eg shortness of breath. So you need to go see your family doc for proper evaluation. With that said, dyspnea related to your heart might be aggravated by activity whereas asthma might cause wheezing just stiing still. ...Read more

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Can general anxiety disorder cause physical neurological symptoms like muscle twitches ?

Can general anxiety disorder cause physical neurological symptoms like muscle twitches ?

YEs: General anxiety disorder as you know can be very debilating. But before you write this off as anxiety see your doctor who will likely tell you that muscle twitches can be related to yourproblem ...Read more

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Can steady exposure to carbon monoxide cause respiratory problems like emphysema, copd, asthma?

Can steady exposure to carbon monoxide cause respiratory problems like emphysema, copd, asthma?

Would never happen: Carbon monoxide has strong affinity to the hemoglobin and its diffusibility through membrane is high. Before any other condition like asthma, COPD can occur from it, a person is dead. There will be no study to prove that. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Davant
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Hyperventilation (Definition)

A clinical finding in which a person breathes at a faster rate than is normal. This can occur due to breathing conditions, ...Read more