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Doctor insights on: Reason For Shortness Of Breath

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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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Should i be concerned if my CT scan of my lungs shows mild bibasilar gravity dependent atelectasis. Reason is shortness of breath.?

Should i be concerned if my CT scan of my lungs shows mild bibasilar gravity dependent atelectasis. Reason is shortness of breath.?

No: If you take a few good deep breaths, you'll eliminate it. If cts were free and had no radiation dose, you could prove this by taking a few deep breaths and repeating your scan. ...Read more

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If my echo&x rays i had around 2 months ago were normal is there any reason to fear enlarged heart? Shortness of breath but I have anxiety

If my echo&x rays i had around 2 months ago were normal is there any reason to fear enlarged heart? Shortness of breath but I have anxiety

No: An echocardiogram is as good as it gets for identifying enlargement of the heart (cardiomegaly). This test also can detect congenital anomalies or functional problems with the heart. Xrays are pretty good for determining size, as well. If both of these tests were normal, you should not worry that you have an enlarged heart. ...Read more

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What are the reasons and solutions for shortness of breath and chest pain, sometimes numbness in hands and legs?

What are the reasons and solutions for shortness of breath and chest pain, sometimes numbness in hands and legs?

Must make dx first.: Chest pains and shortness of breath (individually or both symptoms together) need to be evaluated by a primary care physician first, and a diagnosis--which will likely take various testing--must be made before being able to treat. Causes include heart (coronary artery or valve disease, pericarditis), respiratory problems (pleurisy, asthma), chest wall, anxiety or neuro disorders. C ur doc. ...Read more

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As I was in the shower I felt a sudden shortness of breath and then collapsed for several minutes. Very scary, what could be the reason for this?

As I was in the shower I felt a sudden shortness of breath and then collapsed for several minutes. Very scary, what could be the reason for this?

Syncope: Need more information to analyze the situation, common problem could be a fainting episode, anxiety. Always have to consider, heart and lung related, but need more information and exam. ...Read more

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Sometimes when im sitting or sleeping it's as if I have a sudden shortness of breath any reason to b concerned..Must take several depths?

Sometimes when im sitting or sleeping it's as if I have a sudden shortness of breath any reason to b concerned..Must take several depths?

I have given this : The name, "suffocation" for patient records because it is so common. Your brain is simply indicating that the use of oxygen (oxidation) is poor. Commonest cause is poor diet and vitamin b deficiency from dietary sugar. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I get heartburn, occasionally get sharp pains in my chest, or shortness of breath sometimes for no reason?

It means: it is time to get examined for GERD, chest pain and shortness of breath. Your symptoms require a comprehensive physical examination and cannot be answered online. ...Read more

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29 yrs F,For past 5 days I feel like near fainting,sometimes I feel pain near chest and feel shortness of breath.reason and which Doctor need to meet?

29 yrs F,For past 5 days I feel like near fainting,sometimes I feel pain near chest and feel shortness of breath.reason and which Doctor need to meet?

ER doctor.: For all this, you should really be first seeing an ER doctor. There's a lot going on here, and an expeditious initial work-up is needed - blood testing, EKG, stress testing. This can most quickly be done via short hospital stay. After this, depending on results, visits to outpatient doctors can be scheduled. ...Read more

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I am very anemic I'm taking Ferrous sulfate and I have shortness of breath episodes can this be the reason. ?

I am very anemic I'm taking Ferrous sulfate and I have shortness of breath episodes can this be the reason. ?

SOB while anemic: Yes, anemia can cause shortness of breath. You probably notice it more when you are walking or otherwise exerting yourself, and you may feel like your heart is beating faster. It takes a while for your iron level to return to normal, even when you are taking a high dose of iron. Continue to take your tablets as prescribed. Take with a source of vitamin C for better absorption. ...Read more

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