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Doctor insights on: Reasons For Getting Winded Or Out Of Breath Easily

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I am tired, out of breath, irritable and thirsty, what might this be? I get a little winded with simple moving, like up 1 flight of stairs, I feel burning in my quads walking short distances as if I were skiing alot. I seem to get more thirsty near the e

I am tired, out of breath, irritable and thirsty, what might this be? I get a little winded with simple moving, like up 1 flight of stairs, I feel burning in my quads walking short distances as if I were skiing alot. I seem to get more thirsty near the e

Your: Your symptoms could be indicative of many issues. The shortness of breath with simple moving and exertion is a worrisome sign of a cardiac issue or respiratory issue (i.e. Heart disease and asthma). The burning in your quads can be a sign of dehyration or Lactic Acid build up; and the increased thirst can be a sign of diabetes.
The bottom line here is to have a complete physical, and appropriate diagnostic testing as deemed necessary by your doctor.
I hope you find answers soon.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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Out of breath sometimes for no reason. Example, i'll be washing dishes and move. I get a feeling like I just jogged briefly. And a slight cough. Why?

Out of breath sometimes for no reason. Example, i'll be washing dishes and move. I get a feeling like I just jogged briefly. And a slight cough. Why?

Get it evaluated: There are several possible causes but one wants to rule out cardiac or pulmonary issues especially. See a doctor and have the symptoms evaluated. ...Read more

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I get out of breath and my heart starts? Beating fast for absolutely no reason and then stops. What could this be?

I get out of breath and my heart starts? Beating fast for absolutely no reason and then stops. What could this be?

May be serious: There are many things that could be going on that cause the sense that your heart is beating fast at times. Most commonly, it is a "premature beat" that feels like a flutter and is harmless. However, it can be other dangerous heart rhythms too, so this is something I would definitely get checked out as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I often feel out of breath for no reason. What could it be? I'm not running nor doing any heavy work?

I often feel out of breath for no reason. What could it be? I'm not running nor doing any heavy work?

Many things: There are a multitude of causes for this;but in your case i'd recommend testing. A "pulse ox" is a fast, easy and cheap first step. The dr puts a device on your finger that measures how much oxygen is in your blood. Ask to have it done after walking a bit for best result. ...Read more

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Randomly all of a sudden I feel like I can't breathe like I'm out of breath for no reason. Especially sometimes when I have a cigarette?

Randomly all of a sudden I feel like I can't breathe like I'm out of breath for no reason. Especially sometimes when I have a cigarette?

Emergency room: Number one quit tobacco this is your most likely cause. Asthma is your second most likely. Anxiety is your third. Reflux is your fourth. I would recommend going to your nearest emergency room to make sure your heart and lungs are ok. ...Read more

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Sometimes I feel just slightly out of breath for no reason. Could this be atrial fibrillation?

Sometimes I feel just slightly out of breath for no reason. Could this be atrial fibrillation?

Possibly.: Possibly. You can check your pulse during these episodes and see if it is irregular, which may be a clue the shortness of breath is coming from some heart arrhythmia. To make the diagnosis officially, some recording of the heart rhythm needs to be made. This can be via 12-lead ekg, 24-hr holter monitor, or 30-day loop monitor. ...Read more

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Push-started a car. Out of breath way too long. Biking up a hill. Out of breath too long. Now playing hockey. If my shift is too long I'm winded. Not in bad shape. Non-smoker for over 30 years. I'm 68 now. Doesn't happen normally. But happens regularly wh

Push-started a car. Out of breath way too long. Biking up a hill. Out of breath too long. Now playing hockey. If my shift is too long I'm winded. Not in bad shape. Non-smoker for over 30 years. I'm 68 now. Doesn't happen normally. But happens regularly wh

Heart or pressure: You may not be as fit as you think you are. Some blocking of the arteries that supply oxygen to your heart or rising blood pressure during exercise compromising the delivery of oxygen to your heart, You need to see your MD and follow up on your symptoms. Symptoms must not be brushed off. ...Read more

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Why do I get out of breath easily with athsma?

Why do I get out of breath easily with athsma?

Inflammation: With asthma there is inflammation and swelling of one's breathing spaces in their lungs. These two processes interfere with the asthmatics ability to effectively breath right and deliver oxygen to the body and remove carbon dioxide. ...Read more

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Lately I've been getting out of breath easily. Like going up/down stairs but at gymnastics I don't get out of breath that easy. What could this be?

Asthma?: Depending on your exam and history, it could be the onset of asthma. Your heart should also be checked with an electrocardiogram and possibly stress testing depending on your age and risk factors. ...Read more

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If I get out of breath easily does it mean I have heart trouble or I'm just out of shape?

Deconditioning: In general it means you are out of shape but for some people it is a sign that they have a problem with their cardiopulmonary system. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a faster than normal heart beat ad get out of breath easily when you're sick?

Is it normal to have a faster than normal heart beat ad get out of breath easily when you're sick?

Sick: When the bodies' physiology is impaired it often has an increased heart and respiratory rate as it works to compensate for the additional stress. It can indicate various problems with the body. Your doctor can evaluate whether the symptoms indicate major or minor problems. ...Read more

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I have a constant mucus producing cough and get out of breath easily & I feel like I can't fill my lungs with enough air to breathe. What could it be?

I have a constant mucus producing cough and get out of breath easily & I feel like I can't fill my lungs with enough air to breathe. What could it be?

Bronchitis: These symptoms are consistent with chronic bronchitis with features of possible emphysema or asthma even in the absence of wheezing. Of course you must avoid smoking and other causes of pollution. I recommend that you see a pulmonologist for diagnosis and treatment. Appropriate testing will be done. ...Read more

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I have a doormant asthma for 20yrs now. But I don't think running as exercise is good for me, coz I get out of breath easily & wheeze. Any other exercise?

I have a doormant asthma for 20yrs now. But I don't think running as exercise is good for me, coz I get out of breath easily & wheeze. Any other exercise?

Uncontrolled: Vs Exercise Induced Asthma, you should be able to exercise without a problem, see an asthma specialist an Allergist/Immunologist, check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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I'm feeling tired all the time and get out of breath easily I'm 21 chest feels restricted and also have abdominal pains?

I'm feeling tired all the time and get out of breath easily I'm 21 chest feels restricted and also have abdominal pains?

Go to a doctor: What you are describing at your age can have many causes. These symptoms could be as simple as anemia (low blood count). Or a sign of heart, lung, endocrine, or many other disorders. You will need to see a physician, be examined and undergo lab and possibly x-ray testing to get an answer. ...Read more

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My resting heart rate is 104 bpm. I don't do much excersise and get out of breath easily. I'm 5ft 2 and weigh 10stone 4lbs. Is this ok.?

My resting heart rate is 104 bpm. I don't do much excersise and get out of breath easily. I'm 5ft 2 and weigh 10stone 4lbs. Is this ok.?

NO!: Its NOT "OK" (and I believe you KNOW IT!)
You need an exercise PROGRAM...and a device (eg "FITBIT" just an EXAMPLE) to measure your activity and a program to increase it until you are FIT from a cardiovascular point of view'
See if you can find a "Exercise Physiologist" if you have$$$ (OR the YWCA if not!)
Hope this helps!
DrZ ...Read more

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33 yrs old & my heart skips beats. A MRN said I have Thalassemia. I get out of breath easily. Low iron. Borderline anemic. What could that mean?

33 yrs old & my heart skips beats. A MRN said I have Thalassemia. I get out of breath easily. Low iron. Borderline anemic. What could that mean?

Thalassemia: Thalassemia, also called "Mediterranean anemia ", affects people from that area as well as descendants of the same. There are basically 2 forms- Major and Minor. Most likely your's is minor. Most people wit this form are OK but do exhibit tiredness and other symptoms of low blood count. ...Read more

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Everytime I play soccer, I get out of breath easily. I don't have asthma (according to my dr) and I did a heart test and a lung test, what could this be?

Everytime I play soccer, I get out of breath easily. I don't have asthma (according to my dr) and I did a heart test and a lung test, what could this be?

Fitness level: Assuming your hear and lungs are healthy, your level of fitness is the likely reason for your shortness of breath. Appropriate diet and bmi are important. Start a regular cardiovascular training program and progress it as tolerated. This will improve your cardiovascular fitness on the soccer field. ...Read more

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How come I get out of breath so easily when I run?

Deconditioning: If you are not used to running that might be a reason, but if you are used to running and recently started feeling short of breath, you might need a check from the doctor to rule out cardiopulmonary causes. ...Read more

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I have asthma and over past coupal of weeks I get out of breath really easy and have started coughing during the night?

Check with your doc: Your symptoms are probably the tip of the ice berg. You will probably need increased anti inflammatory medications such as inhaled steroids. Check with your lung doc and ask about pulmonary function testing and electronic peak flow meter, such as piko-1. ...Read more

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When I try to exercise I feel like I'm falling to the left. I get out of breath and no energy very easy. I'm 45 years old?

When I try to exercise I feel like I'm falling to the left. I get out of breath and no energy very easy. I'm 45 years old?

Doctor can evaluate: For balance symptoms, when at rest and/or in motion, a primary care doctor can evaluate, and refer to ENT and neuro doctors as needed. The doctors will look to see if the origin is from the brain, nerves, balance organs, ears, eyes, or even the muscles and joints. About exercise intolerance, the primary doctor can check to see if the lungs or heart are involved, or if one is just out of shape. ...Read more

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Get out of breath very easily (minor exertion, walking up stairs etc - breathlessness lasts for minutes!), what to do?

Get out of breath very easily (minor exertion, walking up stairs etc - breathlessness lasts for minutes!), what to do?

Shortness of breath: It is not normal for a 41 year old. It could be from heart problem or lung problem. Please consult your physician for appropriate work-up. ...Read more

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What to do if I have noticed after I eat or walk a little distance I get out of breath very easy. This have to do with being fat?

What to do if I have noticed after I eat or walk a little distance I get out of breath very easy. This have to do with being fat?

Shortness of breath: Shortness of breath may have many causes. Need to exclude underlying lung, heart, or neuromuscular disease. Obesity may cause shortness of breath by restricting. Your lung capacity and also with deconditioning. After meals you push your diaphragm and further restrict your lung capacity further. If after evaluation no true disease is found, conditioning exercises is recommended. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm hungry and get out of breath easy. How do I get my blood sugar higher?

I'm hungry and get out of breath easy. How do I get my blood sugar higher?

You don't: Your blood sugar is probably already too high. You are probably overweight and inactive. It';s called Insulin resistance, and it's the beginning of a path that leads ultimately to diabetes. Don't get your sugar high. Eat less, exercise more, lose weight and get it lower or back toward normal. ...Read more

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I have had 14 days of antibiotics and been coughing with mucus for 3 weeks. I get out of breath eaisily and am very tired. Do I go back to Dr?

I have had 14 days of antibiotics and been coughing with mucus for 3 weeks. I get out of breath eaisily and am very tired. Do I go back to Dr?

Yes: It is important to be rechecked if your symptoms persist. It may be a viral pneumonia or bronchitis that just doesn't respond to antibiotics BUT if you are short of breath and tired, these are symptoms that absolutely should be followed up! ...Read more

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I'm a smoker and I have a cough sometimes so sever I almost throw up and I get out of breath very easy. What could be doing it?

I'm a smoker and I have a cough sometimes so sever I almost throw up and I get out of breath very easy. What could be doing it?

Smoking & Coughing: Smokers are prone to bronchial & lung irritation and infection, and you could have bronchitis or worse. Please see your physician about this asap, so s/he can examine and treat you. If the cough is so severe you almost throw up, you really need to be seen. Be well. ...Read more

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I have mild emphysema without treatment do you know how fast it can progress I don't have insurance but I do seem to get out of breath really easy?

I have mild emphysema without treatment do you know how fast it can progress I don't have insurance but I do seem to get out of breath really easy?

Severe!: This is very dangerous at your age! YOU MUST SEE A LUNG SPECIALIST! Ask for alpha one antitrypsin level. No reason to delay.

Good luck ...Read more