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I Have Difficulty Breathing Could It Be Caused By My Scoliosis
Random upper back spasms, difficulty breathing during spasm. Lasts anywhere from few min to hours. Have s curve scoliosis, mild on top?
Conservative care: There may by underlying pathology, such as early disc degeneration, causing the spasms, or you may have unknowingly injured your back. A mild scoliosis is actually unlikely to cause any significant pain/problems. If symptoms persist and/or are debilitating, you need to see a physician. ...Read more
Possibly.: Scoliosis can cause significant breathing problems if the curvature is very high. Smaller curves may cause a reduction in respiratory function when measured, but usually not clinically observed. If you have scoliosis and breathing problems you need to be examined because one may not be causative of the other. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When i was little i was healthy but when i reached my teens i developed allergies, scoliosis, weak joints, and breathing problems. What could cause it?
Allergies, scoliosis: While some children develop asthma in infancy, it is more typical for allergies like hayfever to develop in adolescence and young adulthood. Presumably, this is due to hormonal changes which then cause changes in the immune system. Scoliosis is not related to allergies but can worsen in teens as a result of growth spurts occurring at this time which can affect bone and joint development. ...Read more
Get evaluated: Many things. You should be evaluated by your doctor asap. ...Read more
Few options: Humidity, if high can do it. If you mean very warm, the inability to cool upper airways (as they warm air for lower airways) can do it. If tropical or fertile, can be pollens / molds. If desert, can be dusts (or still molds/pollens). If a firefighter--might be smoke ; toxic gasses. :) unfortunately, many options means need good history and exam to narrow down and diagnose properly. ...Read more
Allergy and Symptoms: Allergies can cause headaches from sinus/nasal involvement and triggering migranes. They can cause dizziness from the effect on the inner ear. Allergies can cause shortness of breath from swelling of the tubes in the lung or infiltrations into the lung which should't be there. You should see your md to determine if your symptoms are truly from allergies.The heart must be considered as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you have difficulty breathing with intense activity and exercise what could be the cause of it and how can it be completely fixed or minimized?
See doc in person: Abdulla, there are many things that can cause the problem. Main concerns are heart or lung disease. Most likely thing in someone your age is asthma. But depending on your family and personal history there could be other issues. I recommend seeing a doctor in person, who can do a full history, examine your heart and lungs, and get any tests needed to clarify the diagnosis. ...Read more
Hemoptysis: Hemiptysis is very serious and needs further evaluation asap. ...Read more
Several: Heart (congestive heart failure, blockage of arteries) Kidneys (fluid overload) Lungs (COPD/ emphysema, bronchitis) Hypertension Anemia Anxiety and panic attacks Alcohol to excess and drugs of any kind. SMOKING!!! and also complete lack of physical fitness (being out of shape) and several more!!! ...Read more
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