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Doctor insights on: Shortness Of Breath After Eating Sugar

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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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I feel a little shortness of breath after eating in morning only?

I feel a little shortness of breath after eating in morning only?

Hard to say: Unfortunately, it's hard to determine exactly what's going with the limited symptoms you describe; though it's not common to have shortness of breath after eating. It could be possibly related to reflux or microaspiration (as in food going down the wrong pipe). With shortness of breath, you'd probably be best served with an in-person evaluation by your doctor.

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I feel shortness of breath after eating a high sodium food, should I be concerned?

I feel shortness of breath after eating a high sodium food, should I be concerned?

See dr.: It is not normal to be short of breath while at rest. It may be time to see a physician for a pulmonary and cardiac exam, vital signs, etc. Please see a physician and when next short of breath, ASAP.

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How come I get shortness of breath after eating certain candies?

Allergic: You might be allergic to something in the candies, to sugar or to any content of the candies.

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My mom has been having bouts of shortness of breath after eating. She is 68 yrs old this lasts 15 minutes with coughing. She has had for 30 days?

My mom has been having bouts of shortness of breath after eating. She is 68 yrs old this lasts 15 minutes with coughing. She has had for 30 days?

Aspiration?: My biggest concern would be she could have a swallowing disorder where, when she eats some of the liquids or solids are going down her windpipe. This is not an uncommon condition, but can be due to serious underlying disease such as dementia/stroke, but can occur due to other factors. Take her to a doctor who will order a swallong study on her most likely.

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Please tell me, could a hiatal hernia cause shortness of breath after eating?

Please tell me, could a hiatal hernia cause shortness of breath after eating?

Yes: A hiatal hernia is when the intra-abdominal contents of the upper abdomen protrude into the mediastinum or chest. If the contents are large enough, it can press on adjacent organs, ie heart and lungs, and create difficulties breathing or increasing activities.

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Why do I always have shortness of breath after eating, in mid night and when overly tired? I have no asthma..

Reflux: The most likely cause of your breathing problem is gastro-esophageal reflux or what is common. Y called heartburn. Going to bed with a full stomach increases the likely-hood that acid from the stomach can leak into the esophagus and cause chest symptoms including cough, chest tightness and voice change. Treatment includes antacids, h-2 blockers and protein-pump inhibitors.

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After eating even a small meal I feel uncomfortably full and have shortness of breath. What could be my problem??

After eating even a small meal I feel uncomfortably full and have shortness of breath. What could be my problem??

Eating and SOB: Do you have acid re-flux? . Do you belch, in between meals do you feel hungry, do you have abdominal cramps, can to drink fluids without symptoms? I think in esophageal-or para-esophageal hernias, or a some of gastric volvolus, which leave a small gastric cavity. You will require a gastroenterologist, who will request a barium swallow with follow up, and esophago-gastroscopy.

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I'm 22. I always get shortness of breath and feel really full after eating a little bit. Ex. kids meals, cereal. Why is it? I don't get heartburn...

Probably reflex: Difficulty breathing is one of the more frightening symptoms of acid reflux or the chronic form of the condition, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Research published in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology notes that GERD may be associated with breathing difficulties such as bronchoaspiration, which can sometimes lead to life-threatening respiratory complications.

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-shortness of breath -sensation burt stuck -flatuenses everything worst after eating deep fried -anxiety diagnosed -morning nausea is it gerd?

-shortness of breath -sensation burt stuck -flatuenses everything worst after eating deep fried -anxiety diagnosed -morning nausea is it gerd?

Maybe: Firstly, it is normal to have so e reflux, and I consider it a disease when there is organ damage (esophagus, throat or lungs), or significant lifestyle impact which is only determined by the patient. Don't worry though, gerd is not life threatening, and can be made worse with anxiety. You'll be ok.

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My husband went walking after eating a heavy meal, now he feels queasy and weak with shortness of breath. He's also a heavy drinker.

Tough to say: Tough to diagnose what may be wrong with your husband, but assuming he is in his 40's too, he should get an evaluation to check his heart and lungs as a starter, especially with shortness of breath after walking. His drinking should also be addressed of course as you even refer to it as being "heavy." safest thing is to get an evaluation and medical check up, best wishes.

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Had EKG, stress echo, xray and all normal. Still having a lot of mild shortness of breath and heart racing. Especially after eating.???

Had EKG, stress echo, xray and all normal. Still having a lot of mild shortness of breath and heart racing. Especially after eating.???

Possibly...: It is possible you are having reflux and the reflux is causing bronchospasm. The bronchospasm then causes your symptoms. Treatment would include aggressive treatment of reflux and possibly a bronchodilator inhaler. See your doctor so this can be diagnosed and treated!

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Is it possible to have shortness of breath because of too much sugar?

No: No. It doesn't. But full meal/full stomach could cause shortness of breath by limiting diaphragm expansion.

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Is it my kidneys or pan crews with dehydration, up and down blood sugar sometimes within just a few minutes, shortness of breath and hypertension?

Is it my kidneys or pan crews with dehydration, up and down blood sugar sometimes within just a few minutes, shortness of breath and hypertension?

Longer discussion: Hi Kristy, The quick answer: kidneys mostly deal with hydration and fluid status. Pancreas is one of the many organs that deals with blood sugar management. I'm not sure what to say about the fluctuation blood sugars, shortness of breath and hypertension you mentioned without more details. I'd recommend scheduling an appointment with a doctor to discuss further. Hope this helps