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If I Have Shortness Of Breath After Short Exercises Do I Have Bronchitis
I'm 54 weight 168 and 5 ft 7. I recently started having shortness of breath after short exercising, very short. What should I be concerned with.?
Not necessarily...: Acute bronchitis is caused by an infection of the airways and you would have symptoms of infection. Chronic bronchitis is a form of COPD and is usually due to cigarette smoking. This, too, would have other symptoms and not just decreased exercise tolerance. See your doctor to evaluate your decreased exercise tolerance, if present. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I have bronchitis. But i didn't drink medicine since 5 years. I have shortness of breath during sport. What should I do?
Depends...: If you have acute bronchitis, the cough may be due to bronchospasm, especially if it increases as your other symptoms improve. See your doctor because this can be treated with inhalers. If you have chronic bronchitis, you need to see your doctor so your treatment can be adjusted. If you smoke, you need to quit today and your doctor can help with this as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have bronchitis and anxiety, I can't really tell the shortness of breath apart. Anything that sets the two apart?
It doesn't matter: The effects of shortness of breath are the same - regardless of the cause - the feelings are too. If you have bronchitis (diagnosed) this is probably the cause now. After the bronchitis is gone, any remaining might be anxiety. It won't matter. Both conditions are unpleasant. Both are treatable. Get better in both ways and breathe easy. CBT helps w/ anxiety. Antibiotics for bronchitis. Best! ...Read more
Does bronchitis cause shortness of breath and make it really hard to breathe? Is it heard with stethoscope?
Bronchitis IS......: Swelling of the mucosal linings of the conductance tubes for air to reach your lungs from the outside. That swelling of the linings is often heard with a stethoscope & can be due to a variety of causes such as viral, bacterial, or chemical. Depending upon the cause appropriate medication or other interventions are usually prescribed. Ease of breathing can be affected during a bout. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Was treated for bronchitis in hospiral. Oral meds done. Shortness of breath, cough with mucus ramping back up. Ride it out?
Stay out of: hospital, this time around, by seeking medical attention earlier rather than later. ...Read more
Shortness of breath, normal 02 levels, no cough, no mucus. I had a diagnosis of acute bronchitis 10 days ago ; can this be something else?
Maybe asthma?: A lot of people don't like to here that they may have asthma but 1/3 of the American summer Olympic Team has asthma. It is way under diagnosed and not well treated when it is diagnosed. People are frequently told they have an infection like bronchitis or pneumonia and rxed with antibiotics inappropriately. You live in Iowa. They have an excellent pulmonology program at the University. Go there! ...Read more
I teach + I have been home w/ acute bronchitis for 2 days. I cough up mucus + have some shortness of breath, but feel better. Can I return tomorrow?
Flu; talk to doctor: U should not return to work until u r absolutely free of symptoms, as their is a risk of transmitting bronchitis to ur students. I assume u were tested for the flu; most bronchitis is viral in origin, & most viruses have no effective treatment. Most viruses run their course in 7 to 14 days. All u can do is hydrate, rest, get the influenza vaccine, & wait. Good luck, thanx for asking HealthTap! ...Read more
Last cig feb 2. Had bronchitis 1 or 2 weeks after.Still have cough, tightness in chest, and shortness of breath. Possible sumthing is still lingering?
You need a CXR: You should probably have a chest x ray if you have been coughing for a couple of months. See your doctor. ...Read more
I am experiencing bronchitis and asthma cough and wheezing (worsened by: in the evening, at night) . Shortness of breath. What should I...
Doctor can examine: An asthma patient may need more doses of asthma medication or a second medication, or just fine-tuning of her asthma meds. If the doctor feels there is bronchitis or pneumonia, an antibiotic may be needed. Sometimes a chest x-ray is done to see if there is something unusual going on, but a chest x-ray is usually not needed in simpler cases of asthma. ...Read more
Have had a bad cough bronchitis for 3 months. E smoker stopped 5 years ago wheezing and shortness of breath. Have bad mucus dark green for 3 months?
Get treated: You need to get checked out and treated. Whether your problem is copd, asthma, bronchiectasis, or something else, the longer the illness goes on in a poorly-controlled state, the worse it will be for your long-term health. This applies to your entire body, including your heart, not just your lungs. ...Read more
I've had a bad cough for two years and was told it's acute bronchitis 6 times. Now I have chest pain/shortness of breath/wheezing. What do I do?
Doc says I have chest infection n gave anti biotics. How soon can I expect my shortness of breath to be relieved. He says I dun have bronchitis. ?
Monitor closely: If your dr is confident of the diagnosis of bronchitis ( no pulmonary emboli or asthma/ copd, pneumonia)the "shortness of breath" should improve gradually while the cough is disappearing. It may take days or weeks, seldom 1 month or more. Shortness of breath should be monitored closely to make sure there is no serious condition causing the difficulty breathing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pneumonia, bronchitis or flu shortness of breath. Coughing, wheezing, chills, fever, bodyaches, headache
Hello. : Hello. Can not distinguish between these three diagnoses based on this information. You will need a medical history, a physical examination to include auscultation of your lungs and you might need a chest xray as well. They will probably check your blood oxygen level and may also do some lab tests. Would play it safe and get evaluated at the emergency room, as there is a possibility that you could have pneumonia. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Spitting up fresh blood with chunks of what looks like liver, can that be bronchitis I don't have a cough, shortness of breath, but I do smoke lightly?
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