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Doctor insights on: Shortness Of Breath After Exertion

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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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Would Tracheabronchiomalacia cause shortness of breath upon exertion and difficulty swallowing?

Would Tracheabronchiomalacia cause shortness of breath upon exertion and difficulty swallowing?

Tracheomalacia: Tracheomalacia (from trachea and Greek ???????, softening) is a condition characterized by flaccidity of the tracheal support cartilage which leads to tracheal collapse especially when increased airflow is demanded. The trachea normally dilates slightly during inspiration and narrows slightly during expiration. These processes are exaggerated in tracheomalacia, leading to airway collapse . REwiki ...Read more

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How come I have shortness of breath on minimal exertion not cardiac related?

Short of breath: Pulmonary disease is very common, obstructive pulmonary disease is a common cause, weakness of respiratory muscles and interstitial lung disease all do the same as well as a bunch of other things; the heart is just one of many causes of sob, anemia can do it too. ...Read more

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Shortness of breath on exertion while pregnant at 28 weeks too early?

Shortness of breath on exertion while pregnant at 28 weeks too early?

Not necessarily. : Your OB should evaluate you with this complaint. This is a very common complaint in advancing pregnancy. There are also other causes of shortness of breath that are less common, but potentially harmful. ...Read more

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Palpitations/shortness of breath with little exertion, why is this?

Palpitations/shortness of breath with little exertion, why is this?

Variety of causes: Could be heart rhythm problems, blockages, valves or pumping problems. Could be a lung issue. Or it could simply be deconditioning. This is something I evaluate almost everyday. You should definitely see a physician, preferably a cardiologist to start with. ...Read more

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Why do I have shortness of breath on minimal exertion not cardiac related?

Why do I have shortness of breath on minimal exertion not cardiac related?

Short of breath: Lung disease and breathing mechanics can do this discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause palpitations / shortness of breath with little exertion?

What could cause palpitations / shortness of breath with little exertion?

Palpitation: Treatments include not using caffeine, alcohol , street drugs, smoking and other stimulant substances. Try to learn meditation and other calming techniques, cut out herbal substances, cough and cold medicines, nutritional supplements, see your doctor to be sure no direct heart problem and for treatment if the basics above don't help. ...Read more