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Doctor insights on: Raising Arms Dyspnea

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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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What could cause shortness of breath almost like your chokeing, and sharp throbing pains in both arms? It doesn't happen a lot.

What could cause shortness of breath almost like your chokeing, and sharp throbing pains in both arms? It doesn't happen a lot.

Uncertain: I am uncertain but would consider a group of possibilities such as a neck problem, or cardiac problem, a vascular problem with the blood vessels, or pulmonary problem, or a muscle shoulder problem with the neck problem. This may not be a major medical problem, but you should discuss with your physician and get the proper evaluation ...Read more

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Wake up with shortness of breath chest discomfort burning squeezig center of chest spreads to arms.

 Wake up with shortness of breath chest discomfort burning squeezig center of chest spreads to arms.

Symptoms: Lots of possibilities. At your age esophageal reflux is probably the leading candidate for what your experiencing though as I said other possibilities also exist. ...Read more

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If there is no shortness of breath or pain - why else would only someone's upper arms swell up spontaneously? Clot history is present not on thinners.

If there is no shortness of breath or pain - why else would only someone's upper arms swell up spontaneously? Clot history is present not on thinners.

Swollen arms: this can happen from blood clots or from blockage of the superior vena cava (superior vena cava symdrome). This is the main vein draining the upper body of blood and if it's blocked by a tumor or clot then the upper body will swell. Best to be evaluated by a physician to determine the cause. ...Read more

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I was seen in the ER an was admitted for a week for chest pain and shortness of breath. The problem is still here. And I get pains my arms as well.?

Let me explain?: Chest pain may be a symptom of a number of serious conditions and is generally considered a medical emergency. Even though it may be determined that the pain is non-cardiac in origin, this is often a diagnosis of exclusion made after ruling out more serious causes of the pain.Pulmonary, gi, chest wall.Psychological and other. ...Read more

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I have episodes of extreme weakness in my arms and legs resulting in very slow gait, difficulty lifting and sometimes have shortness of breath . ?

I have episodes of extreme weakness in my arms and legs resulting in very slow gait, difficulty lifting and sometimes have shortness of breath . ?

Concerning: Without having more information, it is hard to know what the problem is but it needs to be checked out with your doctor. ...Read more

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Sx of chest pain shortness of breath pain in arms sharp headache pains all come and go. Cardio and gastro have Ben cleared. Could this all be anxiety?

Maybe: Although these symptoms may be caused by anxiety, medical causes must be ruled out first. If medical evaluation is complete - recommend psychiatric/ psychological evaluation to make a definitive diagnosis. Take care. ...Read more

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My arms numb when I sleep, sudden feel dizzy , shortness of breath last night I have goiter..Is this haert related?

My arms numb when I sleep, sudden feel dizzy , shortness of breath  last night  I have goiter..Is this haert related?

?thyroid: Depends on whether the goiter is hypo or hyper-thyroid. Your symptoms are metabolic in character and suggest to me that your use of cellular oxygen is impaired. Your energy metabolism needs to be looked at. ...Read more

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I have WPW and i show some symptoms like shortness of breath rapid heart beat i get numbess in my arms and legs what will happen i left untreated?

I have WPW and i show some symptoms like shortness of breath rapid heart beat i get numbess in my arms and legs what will happen i left untreated?

Danger: Untreated WPW is extremely dangerous and can be rapidly fatal. If your WPW is not controlled or you have symptoms like you describe, see your doctor, especially cardiologist, immediately. ...Read more

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Sometimes when I walk my legs and arms start to ache like I ran a marathon I start to sweat and feel dizzy and shortness of breath! what could this be! I also vomit sometimes when it gets really bad!?

Sometimes when I walk my legs and arms start to ache like I ran a marathon I start to sweat and feel dizzy and shortness of breath! what could this be! I also vomit sometimes when it gets really bad!?

See your Doctor: This could be due to inadequate blood flow, medication and/or a combo of the two. See you doctor immediately and hold off walking til your receive an ok by your doctor. ...Read more

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What can be done for left arm pain, tingling and shortness of breath?

Worrisome symptoms: Such symptoms could represent a "heart attack" it would be best to get this checked out by a doctor or emergency room very soon. ...Read more

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Hi i keep getting sharp pains in my left arm after exercion no shortness of breath or chest pain?

Hi i keep getting sharp pains in my left arm after exercion no shortness of breath or chest pain?

Importance of risk: Dependent on age, family history, risk factors and life-style .... the complaint most probably is musculo-skeletal vs cardiac in origin. A clear professional evaluation is indicated, especially for recurring symptoms. Every human does not develop the classical signs of serious heart disease. Therefore ... dependent on the risk indicated above ... professional evaluation should be sought. ...Read more

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Tingling sensation that starts on arm becomes very painful..pain travels to chest. It affects both sides of chest. Pain leads to shortness of breath?

Tingling sensation that starts on arm becomes very painful..pain travels to chest. It affects both sides of chest. Pain leads to shortness of breath?

See your physician: YUOu are too young to have most, but not all kinds of heart disease. In addition, problems in the cervicale spine can affect the nerves the these areas. Anxiety is another potential cause. IN short, you need to see your physician to sort out the possibilities and provide a treatable answer. ...Read more

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Left arm feels weak/heavy when I sit or lie down in certain posture. Neck will feel choked sometimes. Start to have shortness of breath. What is this?

Left arm feels weak/heavy when I sit or lie down in certain posture. Neck will feel choked sometimes. Start to have shortness of breath. What is this?

Neck: It's possible that you have an impingement of a nerve or nerve root from a disk or spur in the vertebral area of the neck. This shouldn't impact your breathing however. This shortness of breath, especially if it's only at rest, may be from anxiety. A neurologist is best qualified to evaluate the neck, arm symptoms and order appropriate tests or refer you to another specialist. ...Read more

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Left side upper arm chest pain. After doing something . Shortness of breath can not lift on left . Pain from under arm pit and chest.

Any : Any chest and arm pain must be taken seriously. Chest pain or arm pain can be caused by cardiac pain. Cardiac pain can be accompanied by shortness of breath, sweating, palpitations, or nausea. Lung pain is usually associated with shortness of breath, fever, or cough. Pain from the large arteries in the chest such as the aorta can cause pain that radiate to the back. Persistent or new chest pain should always be medically evaluated. ...Read more