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Doctor insights on: Lupus Causing Shortness Of Breath

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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


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Chronic reacurring body aches, severe pain in back and chest with shortness of breath. Letting up then get "attacks" , lupus? What else? What tests?

Chronic reacurring body aches, severe pain in back and chest with shortness of breath. Letting up then get "attacks" , lupus? What else? What tests?

See a rheumatologist: The symptoms are too general to answer specifically. You need to consult with a rheumatologist who will then order tests appropriate for your symptoms and physical exam.

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Have no allergies, shortness of breath, tight chest, feel like i can't catch my breath and I have lupus should I worry? Don't smoke quit 2 months ago.

Have no allergies, shortness of breath, tight chest, feel like i can't catch my breath and I have lupus should I worry? Don't smoke quit 2 months ago.

Get pft's: Check your pulse oximetry at docs office. An xray may be in place and a pulmonary function test. A trial of bronchodilators (albuterol) can be tried as long as there are no contraindications. Best to you!

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I have POTS and Lupus how come I can now run 2 miles on a jog but I still get short of breath going up flights of stairs?

I have POTS and Lupus how come I can now run 2 miles on a jog but I still get short of breath going up flights of stairs?

It's your POTS: Your ability to run 2 miles suggests that SLE is not affecting your heart or lungs. POTS often presents with shortness of breath &/or palpitations, more common at the beginning of exercise. You require a more lengthly warm-up, hard to provide when going up the stairs. If this symptom is excessively bothersome, you may benefit from low to moderate dose beta blocker such as metoprolol or nadolol

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My mom not feeling good She check her BP it is 104/54 she very weak and short of breath she was just diagnose with lupus month go she taking azathiopr?

My mom not feeling good She check her BP it is 104/54 she very weak and short of breath she was just diagnose with lupus month go she taking azathiopr?

See provider: It depends on her usual BP 104/54 is normal for many women but with weakness and shortness of breath on her med could indicate a problem Go to provider for testing

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My wife has hiatel hernia causing shortness of breath and painfull gurd was told by gastro expertoperaration to fix hernia can cause all kinds of complecations, and may not even work, we are lost?

My wife has hiatel hernia causing shortness of breath and painfull gurd was told by gastro expertoperaration to fix hernia can cause all kinds of complecations, and may not even work, we are lost?

Medicine first: After being tests for h. Pylori bacteria, i would suggest a week week course of ex ppi( proton pump inhubitor) i.e. Nexium, (esomeprazole) omperazole, zergrid etcc- your GI can due furhter blood and imaging tests as well as upper endoscopy.

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What could cause recurrent chest congestion that worsens when lying down, causing shortness of breath? Never smoked, no allergies/asthma, have anemia?

Heart problem: Congestive heart failure is one of the things that can cause shortness of breath while lying down. Recommend discussing the issue with you physician. Hope this helps!

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Chest pain (very mild) , gurgling sound when breathing in , chest pressure causing shortness of breath. Clicking feeling post excercise , really thirsty and tired , also have foamy urine . And frequent headaches . What's the cause of all these symptoms ?

Chest pain (very mild) , gurgling sound when breathing in , chest pressure causing shortness of breath. Clicking feeling post excercise , really thirsty and tired , also have foamy urine . And frequent headaches . What's the cause of all these symptoms ?

Go to ER: You may be having a cardiac event and need to be seen by a doctor. An ekg, chest xrray, and lab work could screen you for a problem with the blood vessels feeding your as well as congestive heart failure. If this is occurring now please go to the emergency room and get checked out. It can make a difference to be treated early.

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What can cause shortness of breath?

What can cause shortness of breath?

Many things: There are many causes of shortness of breath. The easiest way is to compartmentalize into three categories. 1. Any problems with the heart – heart failure, enlargement of the heart, or valve disease of the heart. 2. Any problem with the lungs – asthma, COPD, fluid around the lungs, fluid in the lungs, or lung scarring to name a few. 3. Everything else – deconditioning or knee/hip pain for example.

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Will this cause shortness of breath?

Will this cause shortness of breath?

Shortness of breath: It hasn't made me short of breath yet. If you're referring to sinus infection or uri, they can but usually at most very mild. Your question isn't clear as to what 'this' is. As bill clinton said, it all depends on what this is.

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Bending over causes shortness of breath?

Yes it can: Because it changes the mechanics of your chest cavity. Hope this helps!

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Can histatussin cause shortness of breath?

Histatussin: Histatussin, which is not available in the USA, contains chlorpheniramine, a well tolerated short acting anti-histamine, ammonium chloride, used as an expectorant, and ephedrine for nasal congestion. AC can cause metabolic acidosis which would make you feel short of breath. Ephedrine can cause tachyarrhythmias which would make you feel S.O. B. so the answer is...yes, it's possible.

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What disease would cause shortness of breath?

Short of breath: there are many diseases that cause shortness of breath from anemia, lung disease, or heart disease, or just deconditioning. You need a doctor evaluation to find out the cause.

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What could cause shortness of breath while exercising?

What could cause shortness of breath while exercising?

Many things: Shortness of breath needs to be evaluated by your physician. It can be due to heart problems, lung problems (smoking related, asthma, etc), deconditioning, irregular heart rhythms, vocal cord or upper airway problems. See your doctor, ask if getting a stress test is appropriate due to your age. This is not something one should sit on.

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What types of things cause shortness of breath in nonasthmatic teen?

Normal or not?: Since everybody becomes short of breath with exertion, it should first be determined if this is normal. Valvular and congenital heart disease, and various non-asthmatic lung diseases cause pathological breathlessness. Specific cardiac examples include: rheumatic heart disease (mitral stenosis), dilated or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and a large variety of congenital defects.

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Can anaemia cause shortness of breath?

Can anaemia cause shortness of breath?

Certainly: Anemia leads to low red blood cells that carry oxygen to tissues in the body. With reduced delivery of oxygen, the heart tries to pump more blood or work more and muscles tire more easily and the tissues switch to.

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Can hayfever cause shortness of breath?

Can hayfever cause shortness of breath?

Possible: Studies have shown that many hay fever sufferers do have an over-reactive airway despite absence of symptoms. A few years back , I was one of the co-authors reported for the first time evidence for large airway (higher up than the small airways involved in asthma) constriction was found in patients with fever causing tightness sensation at the upper chest. Do check with your doctor .

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Having really rapid heartbeats, but no shortness of breath or pain, what could cause this?

Tachycardia : This may be sign of abnormal heart rhythm. You should see a doctor for further evaluation. Probably a heart monitor, ekg and echo would be needed.