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I think my lung experiences periodic spasms. How can I get this checked?

I think my lung experiences periodic spasms. How can I get this checked?

Airway spasms?: If you mean airway spasms, then pulmonary function tests without and with bronchodilators, especially during one of these episodes of spasms. ...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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Hi , why do I feel a tight sweeze pain in my heart would anyone know what could be the cause as I get this pain often now and can't move myself ??

Hi  , why do I feel a tight sweeze pain in my heart  would anyone know  what could be the cause  as I get this pain often now and can't move myself ??

Chest pain (heart): This problem requires you to see your doctor as soon as possible to be examined and diagnosed. There are many possibilities. If you cannot see a doctor, go to the ER. ...Read more

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Ive had anxiety about ALS lately. How do i get tested for this? so it can most likely be ruled out and i can take my life back

Ive had anxiety about ALS lately. How do i get tested for this? so it can most likely be ruled out and i can take my life back

ALS: As far as I know no one be will put through the extensive and, sometimes, uncomfortable tests for ALS unless they are truly symptomatic and all other possibilities have been ruled out. I would suggest speaking to your primary care physician to discuss whatever symptoms you may be experiencing. If nothing else shows up, locate a good therapist to work on anxiety reducing strategies. ...Read more

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I often get worried about serious disease like cancer, heart, etc when I get mild feelings in my body that I cant explain. Hypochondriac? How to stop?

I often get worried about serious disease like cancer, heart, etc when I get mild feelings in my body that I cant explain. Hypochondriac? How to stop?

Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as anxiety/depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more

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I have a constant sneezing problem and sneeze where ever i go. Can you suggest me how to get rid of this promblem?

I have a constant sneezing problem and sneeze where ever i go. Can you suggest me how to get rid of this promblem?

Allergies: You probably have allergies. This could be due to environmental factors (pollens, dogs, cats, feather pillows), medicines you are taking or even foods. You should see an allergist to get tested. In the meantime, try taking an over the counter medicine such as zyrtec or Claritin (loratadine) one pill daily. ...Read more

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I get leg muscle spasms episodes during some nights and it gets hard for me to do my daily stuff. How can I cure these episodes? Thank you.

I get leg muscle spasms episodes during some nights and it gets hard for me to do my daily stuff. How can I cure these episodes? Thank you.

Check electrolytes: I would have your electrolytes checked by MD and if blood pressure and those are ok, you may want to actually try pickle juice - sounds odd, but it has been said to work quite well in some! ...Read more

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How can I tell if my throat is swelling shut? I have terrible anxiety and this happens alot. But I need a piece of mind.

How can I tell if my throat is swelling shut? I have terrible anxiety and this happens alot. But I need a piece of mind.

Keep breathing: If you are able to breath then your throat is not swelling shut. Keep breathing slowly in and out. You may need psychotherapy and medication for anxiety. See your physician first to make sure there is no medical concern. Medication is a fast way to manage intense anxiety. Psychotherapy can teach you the skills to avoid future panic attacks. Discontinue any use of any substances ...Read more

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I'm scared of going outside. Once i know I have to go out i get so nervous that i almost faint. I can't get a job because i also have chronic social anxiety. What do I do? This is ruining my life.

I'm scared of going outside. Once i know I have to go out i get so nervous that i almost faint. I can't get a job because i also have chronic social anxiety. What do I do? This is ruining my life.

Agoraphobia : These symptoms are typical of panic disorder with agoraphobia. Good news: this is highly treatable with a combination if cognitive behavioral therapy and, if needed, medications. Cognitive therapists who specialize in this area offer home-based therapy to get you started. Reach out to your primary doctor today - discuss you symptoms; ask for a referral to a local specialist. It will help. ...Read more

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Can anxiety kill? Please help. I'm 16 and been having anxiety and panic attacks for almost 4 months. I'm scared. I went to the doctor and got my heart checked and I passed it all. So I don't know what else could be wrong with me? I think I also have derea

Can anxiety kill? Please help. I'm 16 and been having anxiety and panic attacks for almost 4 months. I'm scared. I went to the doctor and got my heart checked and I passed it all. So I don't know what else could be wrong with me? I think I also have derea

Hi, : Hi, you sound like you are feeling miserable. Panic attacks are usually brief. They often last a couple of minutes to around ten minutes. Symptoms can include a sense of severe anxiety or panic as well as chest tightness or pain and a rapid or pounding heartbeat. There could also be areas of numbness or pins and needles type sensation. A person can experience hot flashes or chills and perspire heavily. There may be a tickle sensation in the stomach or nausea. When a person has a panic attack they may feel dizzy or faint and may become physically shaky. The person may fear that they are going crazy, they are out of control or that they are about to die. The sense that you have when you feel unreal may be a form of dissassociation called depersonalization. The sense that everything around you feels fake may be derealization. I am glad that you have seen your physician. It is very important to have a full physical evaluation to rule out possible underlying medical problems. You will not die from a panic attack (if that is the correct diagnosis). However, I do recommend that you see either a psychiatrist or a psychologist to get help with this. This is certainly treatable. It does not mean you are crazy. I hope you get help soon, so that you can start feeling better. Take care. ...Read more

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Dear doctor. I keep getting chest pains they come and go but i was wondering what might be causing them?

Male and Chest pain: Anxiety, muscle spasms, fatigue…these are often normal in a young male. We carry our stress in our backs or our chests. If one is physically out of shape then muscle spasms with breathing can be common. Working out too much or not resting or stretching can be a cause of spasming. ...Read more

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Chiropractor said I have heavy metals in my system and should get this fixed. Really? How would she know and what to do ? I have ibs

Chiropractor said I have heavy metals in my system and should get this fixed. Really? How would she know and what to do ? I have ibs

No!No! NO!: There is no way a chiropractor can diagnose heavy metal poisoning without blood level testing, so most likely this is a gimmick to allow her to do some expensive treatment that will do you no good and possible harm. Chelation therapy is a known high priced option for medical "quackery" so be warned and steer clear! ...Read more

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How do I manage my anxities.Most times I fall sick have to be put on anxiety releiver.Donno why I get so negative.Wish I was more positive person then?

How do I manage my anxities.Most times I fall sick have to be put on anxiety releiver.Donno why I get so negative.Wish I was more positive person then?

Feeling Good: Anxiety and depression can be an exspression of your self-talk--how you think/talk to yourself. A mental health professional is a good person to see. Also, "Feeling Good" by David Burns is an excellent self-help book based on science. Don't let the thickness of it intimidate you. Take it bit by bit. The very best to you. ...Read more

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I need to know what kind of doctor i need to go to i had a very bad head ache about 2 weeks ago.. Ever since I have been dizzy.. I have 3 uncles in my family that have vertigo.. It is getting worse i'm worried about driving.. I do not have insurance.. So

I need to know what kind of doctor i need to go to i had a very bad head ache about 2 weeks ago.. Ever since I have been dizzy.. I have 3 uncles in my family that have vertigo.. It is getting worse i'm worried about driving.. I do not have insurance.. So

There : There are 2 types of doctors that specialize in dizziness: an otolayngologist (ear, nose and throat doctor) and a neurologist (brain doctor). Unfortunately, which doctor to go to depends on what is causing your dizziness - and if you knew that, you wouldn't have to go, right? I would start with an otolaryngologist since the majority of vertigo problems have to do with the inner ear. They will examine you and may be able to perform in office testing (such as hearing tests) to rule out some of the more common causes. Just to warn you, though, if your vertigo/dizziness problem is complicated or if the cause is not obvious, either doctor may recommend imaging such as an MRI and that's not cheap. You may want to contact a social worker in your area to discuss insurance options in case this problem is not straight forward. Good luck! legal disclaimer: I am providing this general and basic information as a public service and my response to this question does not constitute a doctor-patient relationship. For any additional information, advice, or specific concerns, please speak with your own physician. The information provided is current as of the date of the answer entry. ...Read more

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I tried getting my dr to look into Ehlers-danlos, however he shut me down immediately though I know I have many symptoms. How can I get screened?

I tried getting my dr to look into Ehlers-danlos, however he shut me down immediately though I know I have many symptoms. How can I get screened?

EDNF.org: Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, EDS, is a group of genetic connective tissue disorders that affect many body parts, such as skin, muscle, ligaments. It is not an easy diagnosis to make as there are many diff't types and it is not easily recognizable, so don't be discouraged! If you believe you have EDS, seek a second opinion. The Ehlers-Danlos National Foundation, EDNF.org, is a great resource for info. ...Read more

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I may be suffering from anxiety. How do I go about it! How do I relieve these symptoms chest left preassure, sore muscles, easily scared much more?

 I may be suffering from anxiety. How do I go about it! How do I relieve these symptoms chest left preassure, sore muscles, easily scared much more?

Anxiety shows itself: In may ways. Once can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e.g., ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. Physically there can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, etc. Please go to a mental health professional for support if you think you have an anxiety disorder. ...Read more

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I think my lung experiences periodic spasms. How can I get this checked?

Airway spasms?: If you mean airway spasms, then pulmonary function tests without and with bronchodilators, especially during one of these episodes of spasms. ...Read more

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My chest is spasming really badly what should I do?

My chest is spasming really badly what should I do?

See a doctor: I am unfamiliar with chest spasms. I would urge that you have a doctor evaluate the chest pain. ...Read more

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I can no longer swallow with out severe spasms in my upper chest. Chest is also spasming a lot. Had 37cm Hiatus a Hernia 3 years ago. What do I do?

I can no longer swallow with out severe spasms in my upper chest. Chest is also spasming a lot. Had 37cm Hiatus a Hernia 3 years ago. What do I do?

Get evaluated: Despite previous repair, your hiatal hernia may be back with symptoms. A CXR, EGD, exam with your regular doc will help determine what is going on. Get evaluated more urgently if fever, coughing blood, or pain. Be well. ...Read more

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What could cause an hour long episode of deep dull central chest pain spasming to neck and jaw . It was not heart. ?

Central chest pain: As described at the reported age a cardiac cause is primary concern;go to the nearest A&E/ER department now. ...Read more

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I got an xray for lungs last september 12 and i mentioned that there is a sign for paracardiac pneumonia. But i was not able to get the result checked?

Another : Chest xray might alleviate your fears. In all likelihood your pneumonia healed without leaving a trace. If you feel well doing nothing more is also a very reasonable approach. ...Read more

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I have chest pain and muscle spasm on my back from stress. Should i get a ecg/ekg or have my lungs checked? I use to smoke cigarettes.

I have chest pain and muscle spasm on my back from stress. Should i get a ecg/ekg or have my lungs checked? I use to smoke cigarettes.

Although it is: unlikely that you are having cardiac symptoms it is not impossible. For peace of mind you should go and get checked out by a health care provider. ...Read more

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I am paranoid about a collapsed lung, how do I get checked?

I am paranoid about a collapsed lung, how do I get checked?

CXR: Medical evaluation and usually a regular chest x-ray can help reassure you. ...Read more

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When i was pregnant i would spit up blood, now 9months after i get it sometimes, I have had my nose, tummy, lungs and mouth checked what could it be?

When i was pregnant i would spit up blood, now 9months after i get it sometimes, I have had my nose, tummy, lungs and mouth checked what could it be?

Dry mouth and nose : You are probably very dry. When the mucosa of the nose or throat gets too dry it will bleed and you will get some streaky blood when you cough or blow your nose. Try using ayr night gel in the nose before you go to bed. You can also use Bacitracin or any other ointment 4 to 5 times a day and that will help moisten the nose. Put a humidifier in you bedroom at night. Good luck. ...Read more

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I get breathless while talking an a tightness in chest have been checked by cardio and lung doctor what is the next step I have also lost weight 6 Kil?

Possibly stress: If the specialists you saw feel this is not primary lung or heart consider slowing your speaking down particularly if it is a stressful conversation. If you have not had full lung function testing where they look at all the function of the lung you should. You should also do a cardiac stress ECHO not just the ECHO. Hypertension a cause not always apparent at time at MD office. Maybe seek 2nd opini ...Read more

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Going to get thumb-size mole checked. I'm very tense person due to spasticity. Should I take muscle relaxer? Would that interfere w/med used to numb?

Going to get thumb-size mole checked. I'm very tense person due to spasticity. Should I take muscle relaxer? Would that interfere w/med used to numb?

No NO: Exactly what do you mean by "muscle relaxer"? No you will not need a tranquilizer. No, it will not interfere with local anesthesia. You do not yet know if any procedure will be done. It will not hurt. Relax. ...Read more

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I have a mark on chest i recently got, and it doesn't feel like my skin, its brown, what could it be? and should i get it checked by a dermatologist?

I have a mark on chest i recently got, and it doesn't feel like my skin, its brown, what could it be? and should i get it checked by a dermatologist?

Yes: Yes see a dermatologist this could be a pre-cancerous mole or skin cancer or just a rash or a benign growth.For dermatology diseases and concerns you need a doctor to examine you for a diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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I am a 34 year old female with a tightness in my chest should I go get it checked out?

I am a 34 year old female with a tightness in my chest should I go get it checked out?

Yes: The tightness in the chest is a symptom should not be ignored. It is more so in females. Beside heart there are many other causes related to this symptom, which may includes chest wall it self, breast, lungs and heart it self. There reports of having heart attack in women in age group 3os. There are lots of other factors like family hx and cholesterol level etc. It is always a good idea to get it. ...Read more