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Occasional Shortness Of Breath Causes
My Husband is experiencing a cough that occurs in the early AM typically between 3-4AM that is followed by chills/hot flash and vomiting. Sometimes he throws up blood. Also causes chest pressure and occasional shortness of breath.
Cough: I would suggest you see a doctor as soon as possible to get a definitive diagnosis ...Read more
Around the time I am ovulating, my asthma bothers me. I get shortness of breath occasionally. What may cause this?
For a few months, I have been experiencing shortness of breath, more when I am sitting or lying down (improved by exercise) and frequent forced burping with occasional acid reflux. Could all of this be caused by reflux or is it more serious?
Without ↑information: & detective work, impossible to say at a distance. Yet your theory (you're the only one who can perceive your symptoms) does make sense & you demonstrate an understanding of basics of differential diagnosis methodology. Like everyone, you are your own primary medical decision maker (physician if you will), regardless how competent, or not. Beware, reflux (long term) does drive esophageal cancer. ...Read more
Radial artery occlusion. Past two days have been having shortness of breath and sharp chest pain on and off. Occasional pain in wrist. What is cause?
Needs to be checked: You have chest pain associated with shortness of breath, you should see your doctor asap or go to the emergency dept of nearest hospital. You will need a detailed history and physical exam and if indicated xray or cat scan and blood test including arterial blood gases etc if indicated to find the cause of your symptoms. It may or may not be related to radial artery occlusion, depeding on the cause. ...Read more
Should I get checked for copd? Been a smoker for 3 years and no serious medical conditions. However, cough phlegm and occasional shortness of breath.
I've a heart murmur, my doc found only recently (not worried). My occasional shortness of breath at times has been ongoing for years. Maybe a link?
I have anxiety disorder and frequently get chest pain... 21 weeks pregnant, today have chest pain, occasional shortness of breath, should I ignore it?
I am 9 weeks pregnant and I noticed my nails were purple this morning. Is that normal? Also I've had extreme fatigue and occasional shortness of breath
See DR immediately: Possible pulmonary emboli from pelvic veins.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a burning sensation in throat and lungs. It feels hot/cold upon breathing. Occasional shortness of breath and feels like something in throat.
Chest discomfort: Though atypical a cardiac cause maybe present, seek attention immediately ...Read more
Ferritin=9. 2yr ago= <5. Been taking Fe. Tired 24/7, brain fog, occasional shortness of breath, swallow issues. CBC/TSH/T4 norm.30 yrs old. What now?
Although fatigue: Can still last despite your iron reserve get better, I would still look for any other issue like a low B12 level. You are also having an occasional swallowing problem. It is important to get a B12 level checked and also get an upper GI endoscopy done. If that is also negative then you should consult a rheumatologist. Good luck. ...Read more
Shortness of breath: This is a symptom of not getting enough air. It can be caused by many things. If the person is normal but there isn't enough oxygen, if the person over exerts. If there isn't enough red blood cells in the blood. If the lungs don't work well, heart dysfunction, abnormal respiratory mechanics. ...Read more
Many causes: Shortness of breath has many potential causes, many benign but some serious. If associated with other symptoms or progressive, professional medical assessment is prudent. Blood tests (looking for anemia, etc.), cardiac and pulmonary abnormalities can be sorted out fairly easily. Then the underlying causes for those abnormalities can be sought. Psychological causes can be responsible as well. ...Read more
Big list: Shortness of breath is due to a demand for oxygen by your body in excess of your capacity to deliver it. This can be due to anemia, heart dysfunction, lung disease or airway problems. These will all be aggravated by exercise and if severe can cause a problem going up stairs or even walking. This needs evaluation by your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more
Lungs: asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, pneumonia (100 causes), pulm. Embolism ("clot"), pneumothorax, tumor, effusion and more.
Heart: CHF with 100 causes
anemia, thyroid xs or deficiency, obesity, rib cage deformity, paralyzed diaphragm, neuromuscular disorders (ms, als), foreign body, aspiration, psychogenic, hyperventilation, metabolic acidosis. I'm sure I've forgotten a few. ...Read more
Many possibilities: You're taking albuterol so asthma & copd/emphysema come to mind. Pleural effusion & pulmonary embolism, too. Bronchitis & pneumonia. Heart attack & heart failure. Abnormal heart rhythm. Pneumothorax. If that's not enough, check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/shortness-of-breath/my00119/dsection=causes. Check w/your doc for thorough evaluation. ...Read more
Diaphragm motion: Dysfunction in any structure that surrounds your lungs could impair your ability to take deep breaths. Excessive tone or tightness of the diaphragm (a large muscle between your lungs and abdomen) or problems with the mobility of your ribcage are two possibilities. Practicing mindful deep breathing and gentle stretching of the torso can help these conditions. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more