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Dr. Luis Taylor
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Progressive Shortness Of Breath (Overview)

Progressive shortness of breath is a symptom in which a person has more and more difficulty breathing in, breathing out, or both, as time passes. The time-frame can be hours, days, weeks, or months, depending on the cause of the problem.


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Does progressive scoliosis is painful? And if it is like how long? And does it cause shortness of breath?

Does progressive scoliosis is painful? And if it is like how long? And does it cause shortness of breath?

How bad is curve: Yes, if your scoliosis is greater than 35 degrees, it can cause pain and possibly shortness of breath. Exercises, sometimes bracing can help your symptoms. Most adults don't have increase in curves but it is important to have the curve in your back checked ...Read more

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Dr. Luis Taylor
75 doctors shared insights

Progressive Shortness Of Breath (Overview)

Progressive shortness of breath is a symptom in which a person has more and more difficulty breathing in, breathing out, or both, as time passes. The time-frame can be hours, days, weeks, or months, depending on the cause of the problem.


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What does having shortness of breath actually mean?

What does having shortness of breath actually mean?

Shortness of breath: We increase our rate and depth of breathing when our body needs more oxygen to be delivered to the tissues. This happens with rest or when anemia or heart failure or low oxygen environment produces a supply deficit. Shortness of breath is the sensation of working to breath in enough air to satisfy the body's demand for oxygen. ...Read more

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If you're getting shortness of breath from stress and anxiety what can be done to treat it?

Short of breath: There are several causes and you should see your doctor for an examination to determine what is causing your problem. Then you can have proper treatment for you. ...Read more

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I was just diagnosed with hypothyroidism and have heart palpatations and shortness of breath. Before i'm treated can I do something for discomfort?

I was just diagnosed with hypothyroidism and have heart  palpatations  and shortness of breath.  Before i'm treated can I do something for discomfort?

See doc.: Need to see your doc to straighten this out. If they have DX hypothyroid they need to decide if your sx are related to hypothyroid or not. If so, they should treat you without delay. If not you may need additional diagnostic testing to explain your symptoms. ...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?

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

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How to cure gerd? The feeling of shortness of breath is really uneasy...

How to cure gerd? The feeling of shortness of breath is really uneasy...

Reflux: Gerd or reflux is commonly treated with an acid-reducing medication for 14 days, and avoidance of foods which reduce the lower esophageal sphincter tone (chocolate, caffeinated beverages) allowing acid to rise up the esophagus from the stomach. Also, one should stop smoking and raise the head of ones bed 4-6 inches to allow gravity to prevent the stomach acid from rising when one is in bed. ...Read more

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One side effect of ibuprofen is shortness of breath.Why would the drug cause this?

One side effect of ibuprofen is shortness of breath.Why would the drug cause this?

Bronchospasm: Ibuprofen occasionally causes tightening of the airways (bronchospasm), which can lead to shortness of breath. It's a rare side effect, however. ...Read more

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Sir 28 days ago i wake up in night with shortness of breath. My chest X-ray is good. and doctor suggest me myteka 10mg tablet but i still have problem?

Sir 28 days ago i wake up in night with shortness of breath. My chest X-ray is good. and doctor suggest me myteka 10mg tablet but i still have problem?

Heart check up: If you mean you are sleeping and each night you wake up with shortness of breath, e.g. making you sit on the side of the bed to feel better, you will need a cardiac evaluation. This is call paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea (PND) and may be a sign that your heart cannot handle the increased return of blood when you raise your legs at night. If this was a one time episode, check back with your doctor. ...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