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I have difficulty breathing. Could it be caused by my scoliosis?

I have difficulty breathing. Could it be caused by my scoliosis?

Unlikely: Only the largest curves and most extreme rib deformities cause lung function problem like curves above 70 degrees if your curve is this large than maybe. ...Read more

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Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more


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Random upper back spasms, difficulty breathing during spasm. Lasts anywhere from few min to hours. Have s curve scoliosis, mild on top?

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

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What could cause difficulty breathing?

What could cause difficulty breathing?

Many things: Shortness if breath is a non specific complaint and could represent many things (some benign and some serious). Get checked out by your physician. ...Read more

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What could cause difficulty breathing and pain in my ribs?

Get evaluated: Many things. You should be evaluated by your doctor asap. ...Read more

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What could possibly be the cause of difficulty breathing in warm areas...

What could possibly be the cause of difficulty breathing in warm areas...

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

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Could alergies cause headaches dizziness and difficulty breathing?

Could alergies cause headaches dizziness and difficulty breathing?

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 more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Difficulty Breathing (Definition)

Chest dyspnea is a feeling of being short of breath, a feeling of not being able to fully expand the chest wall, such as due to pain after a ...Read more


Dr. Luis Villaplana
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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