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Dr. Steven Griggs
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Mild Shortness Of Breath (Overview)

this is just an abnormal awareness of breathing


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) can a mild weight gain cause mild shortness of breath?

) can a mild weight gain cause mild shortness of breath?

Yes: Weight gain is a common cause of shortness of breath. Moreover, we often gain weight when we're more sedentary. Just a couple of weeks of reduced activity will impair our physical conditioning so that previously tolerated exercise now makes us winded until we work back into shape. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
24 doctors shared insights

Mild Shortness Of Breath (Overview)

this is just an abnormal awareness of breathing


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Mild shortness of breath. No chest pain or leg pain/swelling. Arthroscopic knee surgery past. Monday, aspirin therapy since. Healthy 34 yo female. ?

Mild shortness of breath. No chest pain or leg pain/swelling. Arthroscopic knee surgery past. Monday, aspirin therapy since. Healthy 34 yo female. ?

Be seen: I would sure be seen, especially if you have not had problems with shortness of breath before. It could be as simple as a little fluid overload from the fluids you got in surgery, but a pulmonary embolus from a blood clot is potentially life threatening and has been reported after elective knee surgeries. Let your surgeon know. ...Read more

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I've noticed that i seem to get mild shortness of breath when drinking my first coffee of the day. Very mild and short term but noticeable?

A suggestion: Do an ekg at the time that this happens. Also do a spirometry and pulse oximetry. Make sure these tests are performed when you are short of breath. Most internists can do them in their office. ...Read more

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Any one experienced mild shortness of breath after a saver cold?

Any one experienced mild shortness of breath after a saver cold?

What's a saver cold: If one experiences shortness of breath with or after an upper respiratory infection, i would be concerned that there is some for of asthma going on, where the little bronchial tubes become sensitive and go into spasm. A simple 'cold' should resolve with simple measures like lots of clear fluids, hot shower/compresses over nasal passages. If persists or short of breath, c ur doc. ...Read more

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I stopped taking flovent and today I have mild shortness of breath.?

I stopped taking flovent  and today I have mild shortness of breath.?

Why did you stop?: I must assume you have asthma since Flovent was prescribed. Why did you stop? Flovent is intended as a maintenance medication and should not be used for acute worsening. You should supplement your treatment today with albuterol, an immediate-acting bronchodilator. ...Read more

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Any one experienced mild shortness of breath after intubation?

Depends why!: Nobody gets intubated without a reason. Was it for surgery? Abdominal surgery can compress the lung bases, which then must reexpand. There are many reasons for shortness of breath. Intubation is done to support ventilation and treat inability to breathe; it does not cause shortness of breath. Muscle relaxants used during surgery may cause mild shortness of breath while wearing off. ...Read more

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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