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Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Breathlessness (Definition)

Breathlessness is the sensation of not being able to catch one's breath. It may be seen in asthma, heart failure, ...Read more


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Stent input and i'm having shortness of breath, is this normal?

Stent input and i'm having shortness of breath, is this normal?

STENT: It is not normal. Please make sure there is no problem with the implanted stent. Please consult your physician. ...Read more

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I'm having shortness of breath/ tightening in my chest. My inhaler isn't working as much . I cough up mucus with black streaks. cough when can't breat?

I'm having shortness of breath/ tightening in my chest. My inhaler isn't working as much . I cough up mucus with black streaks. cough when can't breat?

Mgt: If your inhaler is not as effective in controlling the cough, your respiratory plan needs to be adjusted. The black streaks may be dried blood or tar. If you are smoking, avoid all smoke exposure, including second hand smoke. I would suggest a follow up with your PCP, and a follow up can be arranged online. healthtap.com/DosanjhMD Code: NCYHPZ ...Read more

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I'm having shortness of breath but only when I think about it, and I have to yawn a lot. No other symptoms but I do have a heart murmur. Related?

I'm having shortness of breath but only when I think about it, and I have to yawn a lot. No other symptoms but I do have a heart murmur. Related?

Unlikely: Symptoms of shortness of breath when you think about it, and need for yawning is unlikely to be a significant problem. I would focus upon good rest and exercise and reassess. Heart murmurs are wide and varied, and if related to shortness of breath is usually activity related. If you do have activity related shortness of breath , then you should have this reviewed with a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Have sinus tachy according to event monitor. No doctor seems concerned, but I'm having shortness of breath and left side pain down to my foot. ?

Have sinus tachy according to event monitor. No doctor seems concerned, but I'm having shortness of breath and left side pain down to my foot. ?

Needs workup: Sinus tachycardia is usually a sign of some other underlying pathology. The sinus tachycardia is a response to this stressor. The leg pain needs to be worked and often the tachycardia is a response to the pain. ...Read more