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Doctor insights on: Shortness Of Breath After Prolonged Bed Rest

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When I wake up in the morning I have mild shortness of breath that only lasts for a few minutes. What could it be...I feel good all the rest of the da?

When I wake up in the morning I have mild shortness of breath that only lasts for a few minutes. What could it be...I feel good all the rest of the da?

Breathlessness: As long as you feel well most of the day, this is probably related to some anxiety as you welcome the unknowns of the new day. If your breathlessness is on light exertion or associated with other signs and symptoms, then you should have it checked. Out. ...Read more

Strict Bed Rest (Definition)

For some women, the doctor recommends total or partial bed rest during their pregnancy. They may be at high risk for preterm labor or other complications, requiring them to reduce their activity level, stay away from stressful situations, and keep the baby inside as long as possible. If your health care provider orders a dose of bed rest for you - whether it's for one day or for the duration of your pregnancy - you might try these coping strategies to help accept the restrictions ...Read more


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Feel jittery in chest when I awake or rest. No pain, no shortness of breath, hr is about 76 bpm, 32 yrs old. What could it be?

Feel jittery in chest when I awake or rest. No pain, no shortness of breath, hr is about 76 bpm, 32 yrs old. What could it be?

Chest sensation: From the given description it is possible that you are experiencing intermittent heart rhythm disturbances. The diagnosis would depend on acquiring an ECG when symptomatic, go see a physician locally to see if an ambulatory ECG of some type might help to clinch the diagnosis ...Read more

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I get random shortness of breath/like my heart skips a beat. It happens at random times I could be doing something I could b resting what is this?

I get random shortness of breath/like my heart skips a beat. It happens at random times I could be doing something I could b resting what is this?

Need a monitor: Your symptoms are most likely related to an irregularity in the heart (cardiac) rhythm. The kind of symptom complex you describe may be associated with a benign cardiac rhythm disturbance, like single premature beats, but it may also be associated with a more significant arrhythmia. A 24 hour cardiac monitor would be helpful in determining the cause of your spells. ...Read more

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I just had heart palpatations and shortness of breath dizziness & frequent urination. Should I be worried? My heart BPM 108 vs 75 resting

I just had heart palpatations and shortness of breath dizziness & frequent urination. Should I be worried? My heart BPM 108 vs 75 resting

Rapid pulse: If you have a rapid heart beat and feel dizzy, go to the nearest ER for an EKG to see what cardiac rhythm you have. You cannot diagnose what is the problem by just feeling your pulse. Go to the ER for an evaluation. Good luck ...Read more

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I'm 17 years old and when im running when I already reached 500m im feel like getting tired already and I had a shortness of breath so ill rest first?

I'm 17 years old and when im running when I already reached 500m im feel like getting tired already and I had a shortness of breath so ill rest first?

Mgt: I would advise seeing your PCP for an evaluation. They can listen to your lungs after going up and down flights of stairs. If you have bronchospasm, then an inhaler may be prescribed. There are many conditions which may lead to your symptoms, and a further evaluation is indicated. You may also upload your medical details for an inbox consult. ...Read more

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I am experiencing shortness of breath When rushing around comes on suddenly I'm 19 stone. Get a strange sensation in my chest when happens Fine rest?

I am experiencing shortness of breath When rushing around comes on suddenly I'm 19 stone. Get a strange sensation in my chest when happens Fine rest?

Better to be safe!: If you have chest discomfort which lasts for more than a few minutes and is concerning to you, you should seek immediate medical attention. Chest sensations and shortness of breath occurring with exertion may represent a heart condition, asthma, or being out of shape. There are many causes and some are not serious but others can be fatal so please get checked out. ...Read more

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Can unstable angina occur only once every few months, or does it normally occur more often? What are the other causes of central chest pain with shortness of breath at rest that lasts for <1min?

Can unstable angina occur only once every few months, or does it normally occur more often? What are the other causes of central chest pain with shortness of breath at rest that lasts for <1min?

Angina: Stable angina is reproduce able by the same amount of exercise. Unstable angina is when the amount of exercise to produce angina progressively decreases or it happens at rest. One mimic of unstable angina is esophageal spasm ...Read more

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When gerd is acting up I get attacks if shortness of breath that lasts a few minutes. Rest of the time I'm fine. Happens more often when eating.

When gerd is acting up I get attacks if shortness of breath that lasts a few minutes. Rest of the time I'm fine. Happens more often when eating.

Possible LERD: Exposure of the vocal cords to stomach acid & pepsin will result in inflammation of the vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation) = lerd. Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, cough, bronchitis, an asthma-type presentation, & even a higher risk of throat cancer. May however not be reflux so please get yourself checked. ...Read more

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I'm a 30 year old female. Is a resting heart rate of 76 with shortness of breath an emergency? I have been experiencing this for about a month now

I'm a 30 year old female. Is a resting heart rate of 76 with shortness of breath an emergency? I have been experiencing this for about a month now

Shortness of breath: Unless you are having an extreme difficulty in breathing, I would not consider this an emergency. You should see your doctor though and explain your symptoms to help you breathe better, you may need ome tests, your resting heart rate is normal. ...Read more

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Can shortness of breath be psychological? My doctors say I am fine, but I have a nearly constant breathing difficulty especially when resting. Thanks

Can shortness of breath be psychological? My doctors say I am fine, but I have a nearly constant breathing difficulty especially when resting. Thanks

Can be psychological: Often when a person is experiencing anxiety they will feel like they can't get a deep breath. They find themselves taking a long deep inhalation, i.e. sighing. Sometimes the person feels like there is a heaviness or weight on their chest: Like the weight of the world is on their chest.
Deep breathing relaxes the mind via the autonomic nervous system = An example of the Body-Mind connection. ...Read more

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I am experiencing shortness of breath (time frame: gradual onset) (worsened by: psychological stress, lying down, smoking, exercise or physical activity) (severity: mild) (better by: rest, sitting upright). The following also describe me: Cigarette smok

I am experiencing shortness of breath (time frame: gradual onset) (worsened by: psychological stress, lying down, smoking, exercise or physical activity) (severity: mild) (better by: rest, sitting upright). The following also describe me: Cigarette smok

Breath&Smoking: It sounds like you understand the link between smoking and health problems, including breathing issues. Please start w/a visit to your doctor to make sure all is well. He/she can refer you to a smoking cessation group or practitioner. Set a target date and please stop. You and your loved ones will be glad now and in the future. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I am experiencing chest pain (worsened by: after deep breaths) and shortness of breath (severity: moderate) (time frame: sudden) (worsened by: exercise or physical activity) (better by: rest). The following also describe me: Chest pain or discomfort, W

I am experiencing chest pain (worsened by: after deep breaths) and shortness of breath (severity: moderate) (time frame: sudden) (worsened by: exercise or physical activity) (better by: rest). The following also describe me: Chest pain or discomfort, W

Time to see a doctor: Chest pressure, chest pain, or trouble breathing are signs that he should talk with his doctor right away or go to the E.R. In adults, chest pain can be a heart problem. He should not drive himself (safer by ambulance). If it turns out not to be myocarditis, heart attack symptoms, or anxiety attack symptoms, the E.R. will also have checked for problems such as a collapsed lung or a pneumonia. ...Read more

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If someone had pulmonary hypertension and shortness of breath at rest would it most likely get worse with exertion?

If someone had pulmonary hypertension and shortness of breath at rest would it most likely get worse with exertion?

Absolutely!: In fact many pts with mild-mod PHTN at rest have severe elevation of pressures with mild to mod activity. The cause of the PHTN needs to be determined and then therapy tailored accordingly. ...Read more

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I have had a deep chest cough for a week and have shortness of breath. Should I wait it out or get some rest or go to a doctor?

I have had a deep chest cough for a week and have shortness of breath. Should I wait it out or get some rest or go to a doctor?

Prolonged symptoms: Symptoms lasting more than a few days, especially when associated with shortness of breath, are suspicious for pneumonia or reactive airways. These conditions require treatment by a medical practitioner to hasten wellness, prevent complication and reduce transmission of infection to other people. It's time to schedule your appointment! ...Read more

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Why did my heart rate speed up when I was just sitting down, at rest? I had a shortness of breath and had to breathe slowly. Then, I started normally.

Why did my heart rate speed up when I was just sitting down, at rest? I had a shortness of breath and had to breathe slowly. Then, I started normally.

Nerves control HR: Essentially out heart rate is a balance between the "fight vs flight" side of our nervous system and the "rest and relaxation" side. Our heart rates often speed up as a compensation just after a vasovagal (rest and relaxation side slowing your heart rate and lowering blood pressure) These nerves run back by the spine and esophagus and are tied to the stomach and GI tract. ...Read more

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Can b12 deficiency cause shortness of breath even at rest and at time of bathing?

Not usually.: You could have shortness of breath with vitamin B12 deficiency but only if you are severely anemic as a consequence of the deficiency. The term pernicious refers to the fact that symptoms are usually minimal until very advanced deficiency is present. B12 deficiency is not specifically linked to breathing issues. ...Read more

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Dysautonomia causes shortness of breath at rest, lungs n heart healthy. Is it worth trying oxygen?

Dysautonomia causes shortness of breath at rest, lungs n heart healthy. Is it worth trying oxygen?

Oxygen?: I would discuss this with your team. Firs question is does oxygen in blood get low during SOB. If not then O2 will not likely help. ...Read more

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rapid heat rate at rest, shortness of breath, echo and stress test and blood work all are normal? Low HDL level, can I stop worrying?

rapid heat rate at rest, shortness of breath, echo and stress test and blood work all are normal? Low HDL level, can I stop worrying?

Worried?: What are you worried about, Julia? A rapid heart beat and shortness of breath need to be addressed. The blood work, echo and stress test are all helpful, but if you are still uncomfortable your doctor should work with you to find an answer and deal with it, even if the answer is anxiety. ...Read more

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Shortness of breath, dizziness, fuzzy/blurry vision, hearing blockage&inability to do anything until I lay down &rest for minutes. In shower &exercise?

Shortness of breath, dizziness, fuzzy/blurry vision, hearing blockage&inability to do anything until I lay down &rest for minutes. In shower &exercise?

Need to see your DR.: To be explored further through exam of your menstrual irregularity, mood swings and the above symptoms, which are not normal. I would not exercise until you have these issues under control with SOB and dizziness. I would also not drive anywhere, since your hearing and eyesight is impaired. You are not at your peak, and will feel better once the pieces are put in place, and you start feeling better! ...Read more

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Shortness of breath AT rest since this morning plus unusual fatigue. And tightness in chest. No other symptoms. Does it warrant an ER visit?

Shortness of breath AT rest since this morning plus unusual fatigue. And tightness in chest. No other symptoms. Does it warrant an ER visit?

IMMEDIATE EVAL!!!: chest tightness alone Should be evaluated emergently, particularly if accompanied by fatigue or shortness of breath. the symptoms are concerning for a life-threatening problems like heart attack or pulmonary embolus (blood clot in the lung)... you could also have serious problems still not quite as life-threatening as and abnormal heartbeat. If no ER is immediately available, you should call 911 ...Read more

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I started having chest pains and shortness of breath, dizziness, numbness in my left arm 4 days ago. Numbness has lessened but my pulse is 120 at rest?

I started having chest pains and shortness of breath, dizziness, numbness in my left arm 4 days ago. Numbness has lessened but my pulse is 120 at rest?

Possibly anxiety: Depending on your age and cardio risk factors anxiety could be your problem. Pulse of 120 should be looked into if persists. There are many possibilities. Ie pinch nerve in neck, heart arrhythmia, or coronary artery disease. I would see my pcp. ...Read more

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Shortness Of Breath (Definition)

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