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I get nervous when the doctor listens to my lungs in case I get breathless?

I get nervous when the doctor listens to my lungs in case I get breathless?

No worries: Nervousness during a physical examination is very common. A good physician will be able to separate nervousness from the exam from something other. Some patients even get high blood pressure in the doctor's office - known as white coat hypertension. ...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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I get asked to put my arms in the air when the doctor listens to me lungs is this normal?

I get asked to put my arms in the air when the doctor listens to me lungs is this normal?

Sounds ok: A doctor may ask a patient to raise his arms when listening to the chest, if the doctor feels he gets a better exam that way. Raising the arms moves them out of the way, so a doctor can more easily put his stethoscope on the right and the left sides of the chest. A patient may be able to breathe more air into the lungs if his arms are raised. ...Read more

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Why am i getting these heart/chest pains when i exercise in some form, feels like a headache in my heart and it gets me to the point i want to cry?

Why am i getting these heart/chest pains when i exercise in some form, feels like a headache in my heart and it gets me to the point i want to cry?

Get checked out: It's always important to check out causes for chest pain, especially if it happens when you exercise. At your age, actual heart disease is unlikely but certainly not impossible. Get to the bottom of it so you can stop worrying about it and exercise without pain or fear. ...Read more

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I always feel the need to take a deep breath into my lungs. Feels if I don't I will stop breathing because I can't get air to them.

I always feel the need to take a deep breath into my lungs. Feels if I don't I will stop breathing because I can't get air to them.

Very common symptom: I have seen this many times through the years. You might be surprised to hear the commonest cause is poor diet, particularly all the sweet stuff. This results in a vitamin deficiency that affects the autonomic nervous system that controls the normal breathing mechanism. The first thing to do is to get rid of the sugar across the board. ...Read more

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My chest feels heavy and i have a gasping for air. I see a asthma specialist in 2 weeks. What can I do in the meantime? Duoneb makes me anxious.

My chest feels heavy and i have a gasping for air. I see a asthma specialist in 2 weeks. What can I do in the meantime? Duoneb makes me anxious.

If you are: literally gasping for air you need help now. Please be seen at the nearest emergency room now. Call 911 if needed for transport. ...Read more

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My asthma has not act up in 2 years and I kinda feel weird to ask my Dr to show me how to use a inhaler the right way I for get a lot what should I do?

My asthma has not act up in 2 years and I kinda feel weird to ask my Dr to show me how to use a inhaler the right way I for get a lot what should I do?

Ask away!: You should never feel weird or embarrassed to ask your doctor a question or to show you how to use your inhaler (even if shown in the past). Sometimes, we all need a "refresher" on the proper use of medical equipment. Inhalers must be used correctly in order to maximize the amount of medication delivered to the lower segments of the lungs. ...Read more

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I feel cough and breathing problem when i get up in the morning. I have to nebulize t for proper breathing and it has started recently. Pls advise.

I feel cough and breathing problem when i get up in the morning. I have to nebulize t for proper breathing and it has started recently. Pls advise.

Wheezing in the morn: Wheezing often has causes like allergy, sinusitis and gerd. Lying down in a dusty bed with scented detergents and fabric softeners, gerd or untreated sinusitis can exacerbate wheezing. Ask your phsician to check out these areas... You may be referred to an ent, gi, allergist or all of these depending on your history. ...Read more

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I get a stabbing feeling in my heart that gets worse if i breath, the only way to stop it is to hold my breath. It can come at any time. Im 25 years?

I get a stabbing feeling in my heart that gets worse if i breath, the only way to stop it is to hold my breath.  It can come at any time. Im 25 years?

Chest wall or : The problem could be pleuritis that is inflammation of the lining of the lung or chest wall or chest wall strain -- this could be due to infection like pneumonia, coughing or mechanical insults even from sport or work related -- discuss it with your doctor and get proper evaluation including a chest xray. ...Read more

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I have asthma and a pulse oximeter. I use it to check when I get an asthma attack. What Spo2 is normal? So I know when to go to the ER. I am 25.

I have asthma and a pulse oximeter. I use it to check when I get an asthma attack. What Spo2 is normal? So I know when to go to the ER. I am 25.

When it gets worse: I agree with Dr Grieve that pulse oximetry is useless in monitoring asthma .The rule of thumb is symptoms . If you are waking up at night from asthma more than 2x/wk, using your rescue inhaler nearly daily, or the breathing is getting progressive worse, you need to see your doctor. Lung function monitoring helps but the readings do not always correlate with severity of your asthma. ...Read more

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I went to doctor because of i can't get breathe when wind is strong. She took X-ray and listened my lungs she said you are ok. What's my problem?

I went to doctor because of i can't get breathe when wind is strong. She took X-ray and listened my lungs she said you are ok. What's my problem?

Workup is not done!: The most common cause at your age would be something called exercise induced asthma. These attacks usually occur when exercising of in cold weather. A good history-taking is often enough to make the diagnosis. Failing that, there are specialized lung function tests which can help. Inhalers used before exposure to cold air or exercise help greatly in these cases. Good luck! ...Read more

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I smoke and when i lay down i get an itch in my throat causing me to cough through the night, what can this be?

I smoke and when i lay down i get an itch in my throat causing me to cough through the night, what can this be?

Possibilities.....: This could be caused by post-nasal drip. When you lay down, the nasal drip goes into your throat resulting in the tickle followed by cough. There are prescription nasal sprays to help this so see your doctor for eval and treatment as well as smoking cessation. ...Read more

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Everytime I go out of house I feel this tightness in my stomach which leads to pain.Also I feel nervous as if I can't breathe.What can be the cause?

Everytime I go out of house I feel this tightness in my stomach which leads to pain.Also I feel nervous as if I can't breathe.What can be the cause?

Anxiety: Sounds like you are having issues with anxiety. Anxiety is state of excessive uneasiness and apprehension, typically with compulsive behavior or panic attacks. You feel anxious yet there is not tangible reason for feeling that way. You need to speak with your doctor treatment options. ...Read more

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In the morning i wake up not being able to breath or swallow due to build up of phlegm in my throat, i don't know what to do about this issue.

In the morning i wake up not being able to breath or swallow due to build up of phlegm in my throat, i don't know what to do about this issue.

Checkup: It sound like you may have a post nasal drip, pooling into the back of your throat. I suggest an examination and also, ask about the possibility of acid reflux while you sleep. Definitely get a medical opinion. ...Read more

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What to do if i get nervous around doctors and my BP goes through the roof what can I do?

What to do if i get nervous around doctors and my BP goes through the roof what can I do?

Home cuff: Get a good home blood pressure cuff and keep track of resting BP in standard state- sit for at least 5-10 min, feet flat on floor. Bring in pressure log and your cuff to the doctor office. Have your cuff checked with the clinic cuff. Should read within ~5. If your BP is normal at home and your cuff is accurate, should not be a problem. Other method- ambulatory blood pressure monitoring. ...Read more

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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