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Dr. Luis Villaplana
835 Doctors shared insights

Shortness Of Breath (Overview)

Breathlessness is the sensation of not being able to catch one's breath. It may be seen in asthma, heart failure, or anxiety, among others.


Dr. Luis Villaplana
835 Doctors shared insights

Shortness Of Breath (Overview)

Breathlessness is the sensation of not being able to catch one's breath. It may be seen in asthma, heart failure, or anxiety, among others.


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I have pains left side of my chest, it occurs at random times and after the pain I feel my chest getting heavy and I feel a slight shortness in breath?

I have pains left side of my chest, it occurs at random times and after the pain I feel my chest getting heavy and I feel a slight shortness in breath?

Art of chest pain: Diagnosing the true cause of chest pain is a difficult complex proposition in this arena. We need to take into account what medical problems you have and get more history and do an exam. Since you're only 18, the probability of heart disease is low.
Do you have any history of lung disease? Is it triggered by stress or anxiety? ...Read more

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Why im shortness of breath?

Why im shortness of breath?

Many causes: You should really be evaluated. It can be from deconditioning, heart problems, lung problems, smoking, kidney problems, thyroid problems...Etc. See this link for more details: http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/shortness-of-breath/my00119. ...Read more

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What is considered shortness of breath?

What is considered shortness of breath?

Short of breath: Generally a feeling of increased work to breathe is considered 'shortness of breath', generally the respiratory rate is increased at those times. ...Read more

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What are the causes of shortness of breath?

Shortness of breath: This is a symptom of not getting enough air. It can be caused by many things. If the person is normal but there isn't enough oxygen, if the person over exerts. If there isn't enough red blood cells in the blood. If the lungs don't work well, heart dysfunction, abnormal respiratory mechanics. ...Read more

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What could cause shortness if breath? Cardiac cause? What tests are required.

What could cause shortness if breath? Cardiac cause? What tests are required.

Shortness of Breath: Is the shortness of breath at rest or exertion? The most common causes are poor condition and anxiety. Certainly other more serious causes would be pulmonary (lung) or cardiac. Have it checked out if it is causing you anxiety or discomfort. ...Read more

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I have severe shortness or breath and bloating that worsens with exertion. What is wrong?

I have severe shortness or breath and bloating that worsens with exertion. What is wrong?

Many things: The most likely cause being asthma but the bloating is also suggestive of air swallowing from anxiety but more likely from reflux disease. Uncontrolled reflux also worsens asthma symptoms even though the lung function test may not be affected. See you doctor. ...Read more

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Can you die from shortness of breath?

Can you die from shortness of breath?

Can happen: Yes depending on how severe and what is causing it. It is important that you seek medical help right away if you experience uncommon shortness of breath. ...Read more

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What is cause of shortness of breath?

Many causes: Shortness of breath has many potential causes, many benign but some serious. If associated with other symptoms or progressive, professional medical assessment is prudent. Blood tests (looking for anemia, etc.), cardiac and pulmonary abnormalities can be sorted out fairly easily. Then the underlying causes for those abnormalities can be sought. Psychological causes can be responsible as well. ...Read more

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What would cause shortness of breath?

What would cause shortness of breath?

Big list: Shortness of breath is due to a demand for oxygen by your body in excess of your capacity to deliver it. This can be due to anemia, heart dysfunction, lung disease or airway problems. These will all be aggravated by exercise and if severe can cause a problem going up stairs or even walking. This needs evaluation by your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Common causes of shortness of breath?

Many!: Lungs: asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, pneumonia (100 causes), pulm. Embolism ("clot"), pneumothorax, tumor, effusion and more.
Heart: CHF with 100 causes
anemia, thyroid xs or deficiency, obesity, rib cage deformity, paralyzed diaphragm, neuromuscular disorders (ms, als), foreign body, aspiration, psychogenic, hyperventilation, metabolic acidosis. I'm sure I've forgotten a few. ...Read more

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What does shortness of breath feel like?

Elephant on chest: To paraphrase supreme court potter stewart, you'll know it when you feel it. Some people describe shortness of breath as not being able to inhale deep (or deeply enough). Others describe it as if an elephant were sitting on their chest so they couldn't breathe, like someone squeezing you too tightly. You may or may not wheeze when short of breath. Go see your family doc for pulmonary function test. ...Read more

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Shortness of breath and what's the cause of it?

Shortness of breath and what's the cause of it?

?: Exercise fatigue? pneumonia? asthma? anemia? heart problem? Possibilities are endless without knowing more information that includes any past medical problems, onset of symptoms, severity, exacerbating/relieving factors, coinciding symptoms, etc. ...Read more

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What does it feel like to have shortness of breath?

Difficulty breathing: You will feel hungry for air and as of you need more air and can't get enough. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of shortness of breath?

Many possibilities: You're taking albuterol so asthma & copd/emphysema come to mind. Pleural effusion & pulmonary embolism, too. Bronchitis & pneumonia. Heart attack & heart failure. Abnormal heart rhythm. Pneumothorax. If that's not enough, check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/shortness-of-breath/my00119/dsection=causes. Check w/your doc for thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm 20 and have shortness of breath what could be causing it?

There are many cause: You are twenty years old and having shortness of breath.We can not tell you on this site what is causing your symptoms
you need to be checked with detailed history and physical examination and some other tests including blood;urine, and if indicated xray chest, ekg and pulmonary function tests
it may be from anemia, pulmonary condition like asthma;others and heart problem
so make an appt and get chec. ...Read more

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I'm feeling smothered & have shortness of breath. What's going on?

I'm feeling smothered & have shortness of breath. What's going on?

ER: For undiagnosed breathing difficulty, you should go to the ER. ...Read more

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Why would anaemia cause shortness of breath?

Shortness of breath: Anemia causes less hemoglobin to be delivered to the tissues so the heart and lungs are working overtime to oxygenate and distribute enough oxygenated blood to the tissues, the increased breathing work is shortness of breath. ...Read more