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I breathe very heavily. Is this because I am overweight?

I breathe very heavily. Is this because I am overweight?

Possibly: Obesity is associated with a condition known as obstructive sleep apnea which can affect breathing. The breathing could also be affected by failure of the diaphragm to fully expand the chest cavity from the excess weight. ...Read more

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Overweight (Definition)

Overweight = a body mass index (BMI) between ...Read more


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I have very oily skin. Is it because i am over weight?

I have very oily skin. Is it because i am over weight?

Not necessarily.: Oily skin is largely hereditary . if you have oily skin, it's probably because your parents have oily skin. But excess oil can also be the result of heightened hormone levels, which is why teenagers often have acne. ...Read more

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I wheeze when I breathe have no cold/cough or any virus but I do smoke and I am quite unfit is this normal I also get breathless very easily?

I wheeze when I breathe have no cold/cough or any virus but I do smoke and I am quite unfit is this normal I also get breathless very easily?

Wheezing: Wheezing requires an exam and a good explanation - could be due to smoking, but could also be any one of a number of easily correctable problems including asthma or nocturnal aspiration, etc.... Se your doc to have them listen and consider pulmonary function testing. You have not been smoking long enough to be wheezing related to that.... ...Read more

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I am 18 years old, and i can only breathe through my mouth is that bad, I am very worried?

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I am 18 years old, and i can only breathe through my mouth is that bad, I am very worried?

Not necessarily bad: Nasal airway obstruction is often caused by swollen turbinates or deviated nasal septum. Check with your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Why is it that even though I am eating healthy, I am still not getting massive results?

Why is it that even though I am eating healthy, I am still not getting massive results?

Check the calories: Healthy foods have many varieties and variable amount of calories. Make sure you are getting low calories by eating more of veggies and low fat foods(no fried foods, no extra sugars) and aim for taking in less than 1500 calories/day in total . You will lose more weight if you fill up your tummy with water, salads(no dressings) vegetables and fruits. This means cutting out most animal based foods. ...Read more

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I am often very sleepy, my left chest hurts especially when taking a deep breath. I lose a bit of hair but not drastically. Is this hypothyroidism?

I am often very sleepy, my left chest hurts especially when taking a deep breath.  I lose a bit of hair but not drastically. Is this hypothyroidism?

Hard to say: Hypothyroidism can be a cause for fatigue and daytime sleepiness. However there are multiple other factors that could cause this too. Such as sleep apnea.. Chest pain with deep breath may be related to many causes ( pericarditis, chest wall muscle pain, pe, ..Etc..) good history and lab work may clarify the cause. ...Read more

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I have chest pain and am finding it hard to breath. I am using my inhaler but it isn't helping I am just getting very dizzy and feeling sick?

I have chest pain and am finding it hard to breath. I am using my inhaler but it isn't helping I am just getting very dizzy and feeling sick?

Need to see a doctor: Dear DeannaR, the symptoms you are experiencing can be dangerous and they are better handled by a physician face-to-face rather than via virtual care. I hope it is nothing dangerous. Good luck. ...Read more

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I often have this feeling I am choking especially when lying. Is it heartburn, or sth psychological and is it dangerous? I am overall a healthy person

I often have this feeling I am choking especially when lying. Is it heartburn, or sth psychological and is it dangerous? I am overall a healthy person

See your pcp: for exam and proper diagnosis. First you must rule out medical causes for choking feeling. If all points to psychological causes, ask your doc for referral to a mental health professional for guidance. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Im currently 8-9 weeks pregnant. Why is it i feel i'm having a hard time breathing? I have anxiety but it's been good so i don't feel this is related

Im currently 8-9 weeks pregnant. Why is it i feel  i'm having a hard time breathing? I have anxiety but it's been good so i don't feel this is related

Being Pregnant: Pregnancy increases the fluids in your tissues. Many pregnant females get worse allergies, worse asthma, worse reactive airways disease. You very well may need to be treating the breathlessness with an inhaler or at least to discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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Hi i became overly conscious about my breathing.when i think about it that i m breathing i feel difficult to breath?i have bit tough time wd studies

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i became overly conscious about my breathing.when i think about it that i m breathing i feel difficult to breath?i have bit tough time wd studies

Breathless: anxiety and breathlessness are intimately related, the one begets the other. If stressed this insightshould help stocked the steps towards managing stress and anxiety. Consider seeking counseling to help you manage. ...Read more

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I'm not overweight. But I breathe heavily. Is something wrong with my lungs?

I'm not overweight. But I breathe heavily. Is something wrong with my lungs?

Or your heart: Breathing heavily may be a sign of lung disease, but can also be a sign of heart disease, and need to be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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I get very lightheaded quite often. Could it be because I am anemic?

I get very lightheaded quite often. Could it be because I am anemic?

Yes: Most likely, given your history. Maintain good hydration, see your primary care provider. Are you taking an iron supplement? Is the cause for your anemia known? ...Read more

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My left eye hurts and I feel slightly weak. Could this be a stroke? I am only 15 but I am not very active or overweight at all and I eat quite healthy

My left eye hurts and I feel slightly weak. Could this be a stroke? I am only 15 but I am not very active or overweight at all and I eat quite healthy

Not likely: Those symptoms do not sound like a stroke. You could have a viral infection which may irritate the conjunctiva of your eye, and contribute to malaise (feeling weak). Please see your doctor for this or any related concerns. ...Read more

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I am so thin but my tummy I is fat?

I am so thin but my tummy I is fat?

Planks: Try planks. You hold yourself as if you were going to do push ups but don't go down. Hold as long as you can, then you can work on side planks to define the obliques. ...Read more

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Why is it that i always get dizzy when I am lifting weights?

Why is it that i always get dizzy when I am lifting weights?

Head movement: It is not the weight lifting but change in head and body position during weight lifting that triggers the dizziness. ( positional vertigo) see a neurologist or ent. Medications can help. ...Read more