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Dr. Luis Villaplana
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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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