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Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Breathlessness (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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Dx with atypical early dbl pneumonia 5 days ago. Slightly short of breath in the morning @ work. Is it possible coffee is contributing to problem?

Dx with atypical early dbl pneumonia 5 days ago.  Slightly short of breath in the morning @ work.  Is it possible coffee is contributing to problem?

Not likely: Recovery from atypical pneumonia may take several weeks for full recovery and mild shortness of breath is a likely result of the pneumonia. Coffee contains caffeine whis a weak bronchodilator. ...Read more

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I have asthma why do I feel short of breath in the morning and night before i go to bed and during the day is it because i'm not taking my controller?

I have asthma why do I feel short of breath in the morning and night before i go to  bed and during the day is it because i'm not taking my controller?

Possibly: If you have been diagnosid with persistent asthma and you are not taking your controller, this can definietly be a cause. Tghere may some allergen trigger in your bedroom or house (cat or dog?) or where you work or go to school in the day? Look into it and if you were prescribed a controller- use it! ...Read more

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Feel beat up, sometimes short of breath, can't open hands in morning, joints with severe ache & lower back pain with compacted feeling.burning hip.

Feel beat up, sometimes short of breath, can't open hands in morning, joints with severe ache & lower back pain with compacted feeling.burning hip.

Fibromyalgia ?: 35 yo female w. stiff hands "feels beat up, burning hip, aching joints & low back pain" has undiagnosed disorder. Start with primary care general eval. If negative see Rheumatologist to rule out autoimmune disorder. If still no findings then Fibromyalgia considered. Many fibromyalgics have unilateral sacroiliac joint disorder which manifests as hip pain & Osteopaths are skilled at this diagnosis. ...Read more

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What could cause waking up in the morning short of breath ?

What could cause waking up in the morning short of breath ?

Go see your DR to be: Evaluated for a heart or lung condition -?Asthma, clot in lung, blockage in coronary arteries, heart failure etc( the latter three less likely cuz of your young age) nevertheless, you need to be examined. Bless u! ...Read more

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Intense vivid dreams, inability to move in the morning, waking up short of breath and feeling like I'm dying, wakeful hallucinations. 4 months so far.

Intense vivid dreams, inability to move in the morning, waking up short of breath and feeling like I'm dying, wakeful hallucinations. 4 months so far.

Sleep DO?: Some symptoms are normal part of the sleep cycle or can occur as effect of sleep deprivation or effect of medications or anxiety while asleep. Would be helpful if you can kindly provide more info. ...Read more

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Every morning I cough up brown phlegm. I don't have a fever. I'm always short of breath and feel heavy in my chest. I don't smoke.

Get checked: Chest heaviness and shortness of breath in a 43yo male could implicate heart disease and you need to be checked for potential risk factors. Mucus is secreted all along the respiratory tract to catch particulates and as a barrier to infection, so some process (irritant exposure, infection, allergy, structural abnormality) is inducing its production. More info is needed to help predict cause. ...Read more

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