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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