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Feeling like I don't have enough air, oxygen to breathe, no shortness of breath. Can this be a symptom for asthma?

Feeling like I don't have enough air, oxygen to breathe, no shortness of breath. Can this be a symptom for asthma?

.: Could be symptom of asthma and also may other lung or blood problems. You need to have a physical exam by your physician. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

A disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of ...Read more


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Shortness of breath no other symptoms? Do you have to have other symptoms to have asthma?

Shortness of breath no other symptoms? Do you have to have other symptoms to have asthma?

No: However, asthma usually also has cough and/ or wheezing. Shortness of breath can be a symptom of many underlying causes. You should see your doctor. ...Read more

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If LPR don't cause asthma like symptoms? Thn why it causes shortness of breath

If LPR don't cause asthma like symptoms? Thn why it causes shortness of breath

Something else: I had already mentioned vocal cord dysfunction from LPR as a potential cause. But you need to rule out other factors too and getting a lung function test would be the least you can do. ...Read more

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My daughter complains of shortness of breath and dizziness but,? Subsides when she sits down could this be a sign of asthma, how can I have her tested

My daughter complains of shortness of breath and dizziness but,? Subsides when she sits down could this be a sign of asthma, how can I have her tested

Short of breath: An allergy and immunologist or a pediatric pulmonologist could do testing. Pft's along with the history and physical could diagnose any possible asthma. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Are chest tightness, tiredness, shortness of breath, and light headedness early, mid, or late asthma attack symptoms?

Are chest tightness, tiredness, shortness of breath, and light headedness early, mid, or late asthma attack symptoms?

Asthma: These are common symptoms in asthma exacerbations of all degrees and should prompt you to seek medical attention. ...Read more

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I have EOE and Asthma: its awful!. When I get asthmatic symptoms though, I feel shortness of breath, chest tightness, also, rib muscle twitches. Why?

I have EOE and Asthma: its awful!. When I get asthmatic symptoms though, I feel shortness of breath, chest tightness, also, rib muscle twitches. Why?

Mgt: I would suggest reviewing your asthma plan during an inbox consultation. If you have not had pulmonary testing, this can be performed at your physician's office. ...Read more

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Why do I have shortness of breath if I don't have asthma?

Why do I have shortness of breath if I don't have asthma?

Short of breath: Pulmonary disease is very common, obstructive pulmonary disease is a common cause, weakness of respiratory muscles and interstitial lung disease all do the same as well as a bunch of other things; the heart is just one of many causes of sob, anemia can do it too. ...Read more

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Shortness of breath and trouble breathing but it's not asthma. What could it be?

Shortness of breath and trouble breathing but it's not asthma. What could it be?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Could you tell me any asthma medications and shortness of breath?

Prmatene tabs: These may be available behind the counter, but the really good meds need a prescription. See your family doctor or consult an allergist. ...Read more

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I have shortness of breath at night. Do I have asthma?

I have shortness of breath at night. Do I have asthma?

Shortness of breath: It could be cardiac or pulmonic. It could be asthma. You need to see your physician and for physical and work-up. ...Read more

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Why does asthma cause shortness of breath when bending over?

Limited space: When you bend, you compress your lungs, making it harder to breathe and more noticeable when you have limited lung reserve. ...Read more

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I get shortness of breath during working out — could this be asthma?

I get shortness of breath during working out — could this be asthma?

Short of breath: The typical complaint of patients with exertional asthma is either post-exertional cough or a cough towards the end of the exercise. The case presented could just be poor conditioning or even possibly cardiac issue. Would suggest pfts and a good h & p. ...Read more

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Could a person with asthma experience shortness of breath every 5 minutes daily?

Could a person with asthma experience shortness of breath every 5 minutes daily?

Possibly: Very severe and/or poorly controlled asthma can lead to an almost constant situation. Please go to your physician and get checked. You may want to investigate your surroundings for a trigger that is causing this situation. Often, occupational asthma occurs at work throughtout the day and may improve after leaving your workplace. Check things out. ...Read more

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What might cause a person with asthma to have shortness of breath but a consistently high peak flow (750+), and all of their cardio tests checked out fine?

Anxiety: In my experience, when someone has a subjective feeling of shortness of breath, palpitations, chest tightness etc., but all the objective measures are checking out ok, what you may actually be dealing with is an anxiety problem. But first you rule out the physical stuff. ...Read more

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Should I be worried if I have shortness of breath and chest pain but don't have asthma?

Should I be worried if I have shortness of breath and chest pain but don't have asthma?

Yes: Yes, and you should consult your doctor. Many other things can give you those symptoms, like reflux disease, heart disease, allergies, cancer. ...Read more

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How can you know if shortness of breath is caused by asthma or anxiety?

How can you know if shortness of breath is caused by asthma or anxiety?

Testing...: The optimal way is to have pulmonary function testing done while experiencing these symptoms. In addition, a physician examining/ evaluating you while these symptoms are present will likely be able to tell the difference. For example, if your lungs sound clear and your oxygen level is normal, it is likely anxiety whereas, if you are wheezing with a lower oxygen level it is more likely asthma. ...Read more

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Why will a person who has childhood asthma, occasionally receives a little shortness of breath?

Why will a person who has childhood asthma, occasionally receives a little shortness of breath?

SOB: Your episodes of sob may be asthmatic episodes. Seek evaluation when that occurs. ...Read more

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Around the time I am ovulating, my asthma bothers me. I get shortness of breath occasionally. What may cause this?

Around the time I am ovulating, my asthma bothers me. I get shortness of breath occasionally. What may cause this?

Hormonal changes: It is not unusual for women to have asthma exacerbation as they go through their menstrual cycle, most though develop asthma during their period. But a hormonal change may trigger your symptoms mid cycle. ...Read more

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What can I do to control shortness of breath (asthma) with celiac disease?

See a doctor: There are numerous medicines for prevention and treatment of asthma available by prescription. See a doctor for evaluation and treatment especially since you also have celiac disease. Asthma medications should not impact celiac disease. ...Read more

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I've felt a shortness of breath recently. Is it normal for my asthma to act up 2 days in a row?

Yes: A flare of your asthma may last longer. Depends on how well you were controlled before and the type of medications you use.
Also, what triggered your asthma. If you were'sick' then your airways may be reactive for wks.
If symptoms are worse follow up with your md. ...Read more

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I have asthma and I've been experiencing Shortness of breath and pressure in my chest when I'm doing activities and laying down.for a week?

I have asthma and I've been experiencing Shortness of breath and pressure in my chest when I'm doing activities and laying down.for a week?

Asthma exacerbation: It sounds like your asthma has gotten worse in the last week. It's time to visit your doctor to update your asthma action plan so you know what you can do when your asthma gets worse. For now, use your albuterol inhaler more often. Maybe you need a second inhaler for a couple of weeks until things calm down again. Good luck. ...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