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I have been getting a shortness of breath feeling like my throar is closing feeling. I feel like iant get no oxygrn outside. I got asthma n a PFO hlp?

I have been getting a shortness of breath feeling like my throar is closing feeling. I feel like iant get no oxygrn outside. I got asthma n a PFO hlp?

See allergist: You need to see an allergist to sort this out. One of the potential causes is vocal cord dysfunction which is more commonly found in young women of your age. This disorder often co-exist with asthma. ...Read more

Dr. Donna Wilkins
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20 yrs old female asthma I keep getting lil chest pain right or left I been told I have PFO ER bllod wrk negative and EKG help n shortness of breath?

20 yrs old female asthma I keep getting lil chest pain right or left I been told I have PFO ER bllod wrk negative and EKG help n shortness of breath?

Asthma Meds?: How are you using your asthma meds?
Do you have an action plan you are following or are you using your medication "as needed"?
Asthma meds are not used as needed, that means you use them when you have symptoms and not used to control symptoms.
Ask your doc to review your type of medications and get pulmonary function tests. ...Read more

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Chest pain left upper quadrant come n go shortness of breath racing heart beat. Asthma n a PFO help what should I do?

You: Should be seen first by your family practitioner/cardiologist who is aware about your pfo. You may also have pots. Check it out, google first the term postural orthostatic tachycardic syndrome. ...Read more

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Is mild aortic stenosis in 79yo with on/off symptoms (shortness of breath) serious? How should it be treated? He was put on beta blocker and that's it.

Is mild aortic stenosis in 79yo with on/off symptoms (shortness of breath) serious? How should it be treated? He was put on beta blocker and that's it.

Without knowing the: Exact findings and clinical situation it is difficult to assess but in general it would be entirely reasonable to treat with simple beta blockers as first line therapy and follow for symptom change over time. ...Read more

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How does one correct their eating in order to not breathe intoo much air? Is it possible that TMJ symptoms, shortness of breath and packed stomach might be interfering with the breathing?

How does one correct their eating in order to not breathe intoo much air? Is it possible that TMJ symptoms, shortness of breath and packed stomach might be interfering with the breathing?

Gastric Pain: Please listen to your body. Slow down your eating. Chew food thoroughly and slowly. Put your fork or spoon down between bites. Talk to someone you are eating with so that you also eat less and eat slower. ...Read more

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Symptoms: shortness of breath, pain in both ribs, mostly left side. Pressure increase these symptoms. Had a MRI heart is normal. Costochodritis?

Symptoms: shortness of breath, pain in both ribs, mostly left side. Pressure increase these symptoms. Had a MRI heart is normal. Costochodritis?

Most likely: If Asthma has been rules out, costochondtritis is more likely. The condition is common in young females. You can use OTC anti inflammatory meds to relieve ain intermittently. Hope you feel better! ...Read more

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I think I have heart problems. Symptoms: shortness of breath, pain in chest and left side of throat, irregular, miss a beat, running heart sometimes, ?

I think I have heart problems. Symptoms: shortness of breath, pain in chest and left side of throat, irregular, miss a beat, running heart sometimes, ?

Be evaluated...: You should be seen by a physician to further discuss your symptoms and for diagnostic evaluation. After obtaining your history, your physician will determine the proper course of care which could involve: referral to cardiologist, EKG, holter monitor, echo... It is impossible to tell without being seen. ...Read more

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Symptoms: shortness of breath, muscle twitching everywhere, chest pressure, upper abdomen pulses. My cardiologist thinks its nothing. What should I do?

Symptoms: shortness of breath, muscle twitching everywhere, chest pressure, upper abdomen pulses. My cardiologist thinks its nothing. What should I do?

Trust him: Your cardiologist spent 9-10 years training to know when things were important and when they were not. And in general, physicians tend to practice conservatively so as not to miss anything. For these reasons, the fact that you are a young male, and the nature of your symptoms (which sound like anxiety). I suspect they are right. If you don't trust them get another opinion. ...Read more

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Climbing hill symptoms:shortness of breath heart heaviness sweating. Admitted to hospital ekg, stress test, no heart attack. Angiogram no blockage? Could it be related to gerd? Treatment type of dr.

Climbing hill symptoms:shortness of breath heart heaviness sweating. Admitted to hospital ekg, stress test, no heart attack. Angiogram no blockage? Could it be related to gerd? Treatment type of dr.

More info needed....: Are you overweight? Do you exercise regularly? Do you ever exert yourself strenuously? You've listed symptoms associated with someone being out of shape exerting themselves... Thankfully you didn't have a coronary. Time to make a plan with your physician to take care of yourself by loosing weight (if necessary), eating right, and starting a cardiovascular workout routine.

All the best. ...Read more

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What is shortness of breath symptoms won't stop?

What is shortness of breath symptoms won't stop?

See your doctor: These are serious symptoms and need to be evaluated thoroughly by your doctor. ...Read more

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How long does it take to improve symptoms like shortness of breath?

Sob: Improving symptoms depends on what is causing them. Some things can be quick some slow. The cause of the symptom dictates the response. ...Read more

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Is shortness of breath a comman symptom of gerd?

Is shortness of breath a comman symptom of gerd?

Hearburn: More common than shortness of breath *but* yes! gerd can trigger asthma-like trouble. Many other things can also make it hard for you to breathe so please talk with your doc. Hope you're feeling better soon. ...Read more

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Could shortness of breath be a cancer symptom an what cancer?

Yes, but: Practically ANYTHING can be a symptom of cancer but that doesn't mean the individual has cancer. For instance, lung cancer commonly causes shortness of breath (as well as chest pain, coughing blood, weight loss, hoarseness, etc) but there are dozens of less serious causes of shortness of breath which are generally more likely. ...Read more

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What are the main causes of shortness of breath? I don't feel any other symptoms except that it feels hard and slightly heavier to breath. Any idea?

What are the main causes of shortness of breath? I don't feel any other symptoms except that it feels hard and slightly heavier to breath. Any idea?

Many causes: There are so many causes! Pulmonary disease including asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, pneumonia and pulm. Embolism. Heart disease: especially heart failure and angina; systemic causes such as anemia, thyroid excess, and acidosis (like from diabetes. Other causes include hyperventilation, panic attack, foreign body, airway obstruction. This is the short list! ...Read more

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Is shortness of breath only symptom of pregnancy? Or more?

Is shortness of breath only symptom of pregnancy? Or more?

No: Shortness of breath is not a symptom of pregnancy.Later in pregnancy, the enlarged uterus can restrict your ability to take a full breath and you may feel SOB as a result. ...Read more

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What are the symptom s of pulmonary embolism? My daughter has trouble exercising and has swelling and shortness of breath

Shortness of breath: Along with shortness of breath, signs of a pulmonary embolism would be coughing that may produce blood, chest pain that worsens when taking a deep breath, lightheadedness, wheezing, increased heart rate. If you are concerned of a possible pulmonary embolism, immediate medical attention is advised. ...Read more

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Shortness of breath no other symptoms? Ready for the cath lab?

Talk to your cardio: Perhaps if you have had an abnormal stress test or if you already have an extensive work up and no other cause for your shortness of breath is identified. It would also depend on your age and other risk factors. Your cardiologist is the best one to decide. ...Read more

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Chest pain, shortness of breath fainting. What are these symptoms of?

Chest pain, shortness of breath fainting. What are these symptoms of?

Lots of things.: The differential diagnosis for these symptoms is very broad. However, there are a few very serious conditions that could be the cause of you problems. A full history and exam on you would be necessary to safely make a diagnosis. My advice would be to not mess around with this and get to a doc very, very soon. ...Read more

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Is shortness of breath a normal symptom if occur at 2nd week after conceiving??

Is shortness of breath a normal symptom if occur at 2nd week after conceiving??

Many Women feel: Shortness of breath during pregnancy, and that can happen even in early pregnancy due to the effect of HCG which puts women in a mild hyperthyroid state. If you are anemic, this symptom will be more pronounced. Your blood volume and plasma volume expand about 1/3 during pregnancy to accomodate fetal circulation, so your exercise tolerance should decrease as you progress and fetal demand increases. ...Read more

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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 different underlying causes. You should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there any correlation or association between having Gastroparesis and the symptom of shortness of breath?

Not directly.: When you're bloated from gastroparesis, the abdominal distention reduces diaphragmatic excursion during inhalation, so perhaps indirectly you may feel short of breath if you're distended in the abdomen. ...Read more

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Can a possible pinched nerve somewhere in the back cause shortness of breath as well? How is a pinched nerve found? What are the symptoms?

Can a possible pinched nerve somewhere in the back cause shortness of breath as well? How is a pinched nerve found? What are the symptoms?

No.: A pinched nerve does not cause shortness of breath.
A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan is the best way to diagnose a pinched nerve.
A pinched nerve in the neck region can cause neck, shoulder, upper back, and arm pain. In the lower back can cause low back, buttock, and leg pain. It can also cause numbness, tingling, or weakness of the arms or legs. ...Read more

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My heart has recently been beating fast and I've had shortness of breath and other symptoms. What could this be or mean?

My heart has recently been beating fast and I've had shortness of breath and other symptoms. What could this be or mean?

Tachycardia: Could be anxiety or a tachyarrhythmia. If you are having many symptoms without clear relation to your heart then this is probably anxiety, but given your shortness of breath it might be wise to see your doc and have them review things. ...Read more

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Can symptoms of a hiatel hernia such as palpatations and shortness of breath be influenced by body position? Mine gets worse lying down.

Yes: It is variable what can cause worsening or alleviation of symtoms, but I have heard more than once that patients have had symptom exacerbation with position change. ...Read more

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What causes twinge or very slight pain in the left chest area? No shortness of breath & no other symptoms. Bp normal. No respiratory issues.

What causes twinge or very slight pain in the left chest area? No shortness of breath & no other symptoms. Bp normal. No respiratory issues.

See below: Typically it's caused by musculoskeletal problems, ie. Pinched nerve between the ribs, etc. However, in people at high risk for heart disease, even this may have to be investigated so cardiac causes are ruled out. ...Read more

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Dr Jon Michel, thanks & I have had symptoms of shortness of breath with exertion (weightlifting) usually recover @ 30 min. Cannot get HR past 132. Y?

Shortness of breath: Shortness of breath, which persists for 30 minutes is a symptom of cardiac exertion. If you are in good condition and you cannot get your heart rate above 132 with this presentation, I advise that you discontinue weight lifting until you have had a full cardiac evaluation. You can continue exercise without lifting as long as you do not become short of breath, keeping your pulse under 120. ...Read more

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I had eczema until I was 13 then another symptom appeared like shortness of breath whenever I'm in a closed room or in class. And I can't wear perfum?

I had eczema until I was 13 then another symptom appeared like shortness of breath whenever I'm in a closed room or in class. And I can't wear perfum?

Diagnosis: Sometimes eczema is related to the development of asthma and allergies. Your symptoms may be related to the eczema.
An online appt can be booked at healthtap. Com/DosanjhMD
Code: NCYHPZ ...Read more

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For a few days it seems I have had z constant tightness in my chest. When I lay down I also have a shortness of breath. There are a few more symptoms

Short of breath: Many possibilities. It is time to call your doctor for an appointment for a complete examination to find out what is wrong and treat you appropriately. ...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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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

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I climbed Mt. Fuji. I experienced headache and shortness of breath on the climb. Symptoms resolved after the climb. Do I currently need any treatment?

AMS: You describe acute mountain sickness which is common on when climbing mountains. Your symptoms appear to have been mild and currently resolved. If you have to climb again, pls follow all instructions given to reduce the incidence of re occurrence. If symptomatic, seek immediate medical care ...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