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I have problems with shortness of breath even with small task as walking up 1 flight of stairs. I'm 35 and my heart is ok. I have acid reflux. Help!:)?

I have problems with shortness of breath even with small task as walking up 1 flight of stairs. I'm 35 and my heart is ok. I have acid reflux. Help!:)?

Need more info: Your physical characteristics may play a role. Some questions you need to consider are the situations when this occurs. Is this whenever you are moving, or intermittent? Is it at certain times, like right after a full moon? It sounds like you have seen a doctor since you had a cardiac work up and know you have reflux. You could be anemic, but unlikely for a werewolf. More history please. ...Read more

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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


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Ever since I had a coronary heart vessel stent put in Feb '14 I have had notable shortness of breath when walking, going up stairs, singing. Related??

Ever since I had a coronary heart vessel stent put in Feb '14 I have had notable shortness of breath when walking, going up stairs, singing. Related??

Contact Cardiologist: You need an evaluation by your Cardiologist sooner than later. Make an appointment today. If symptoms are increasing in intensity go to the nearest ER. It may be as simple as a medication adjustment. It may be as serious as a stent thrombosis or other complications. I noticed that you did not mention any antiplatelet medications or other heart medications. Go to Doctor today! ...Read more

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If i try to walk down stairs, my legs get wobbly and shaky, sometimes shortness of breath. Also am very shaky especially in the morning. & chest pain?

If i try to walk down stairs, my legs get wobbly and shaky, sometimes shortness of breath. Also am very shaky especially in the morning. & chest pain?

See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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I have had brief chest pain in the center today and shortness of breath after walking for 15 min. Ekg was fine. Should i get further eval?

I have had brief chest pain in the center today and shortness of breath after walking for 15 min. Ekg was fine. Should i get further eval?

Depends: For an active person chest pain with shortness of breath for a young person should warrant more evaluation. May be discuss with your doctor if an echo is indicated. ...Read more

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Why am I experiencing shortness of breath just walking around the block today, when I don't have problems before?

Why am I experiencing shortness of breath just walking around the block today, when I don't have problems before?

Complex answer: You could be overexerting yourself for your present physical condition, or you could have new onset of heart or lung disease, such as coronary artery disease, asthma, copd, or heart failure. You could also have a respiratory infection. Go see your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when my shortness of breath is worse when walking than when working out?

What does it mean when my shortness of breath is worse when walking than when working out?

Exercise dyspnea: Shortness of breath could be a symptom of many diseases. Exercise could worsen shortness of breath in many heart or lung conditions. If you walk uphills or upstairs and your shortness of breath is getting worse, I would suggest you to have the heart and lungs tests with your doctor. If you feel good during your exercises, but have shortness of breath when you walk, it could be anxiety. ...Read more

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Does shortness of breath when walking uphill mean you are out of shape?

Does shortness of breath when walking uphill mean you are out of shape?

Sob: Shortness of breath walking up hills certainly can frequently mean the person is out of shape. It can also be an early symptom of health problems. ...Read more

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I get really bad headaches and when walking upstairs or for distances i get a shortness of breath and extream nausea?

I get really bad headaches and when walking upstairs or for distances i get a shortness of breath and extream nausea?

Shortness of breath: You need to see your doctor about your shortness of breath and nausea with minimal exertion. Your headache could be due to the shortness of breath/lack of oxygenation. ...Read more

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I am exhausted after a leisurely walk yesterday. Is this my anxiety, or my heart failing. No shortness of breath. Now malaise, exhaustion.

I am exhausted after a leisurely walk yesterday. Is this my anxiety, or my heart failing.  No  shortness of breath.  Now  malaise, exhaustion.

Exhaustion: New onset symptoms at your age range often herald serious illness,be evaluated immediately by competent health provider(GP) ...Read more

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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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