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Doctor insights on: Shortness Of Breath After Walking Up Stairs

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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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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I'm a 44 year old woman and I have been experiencing shortness of breath, racing heart and shortness of breath when I walk up the stairs.

I'm a 44 year old woman and I have been experiencing shortness of breath, racing heart and shortness of breath when I walk up the stairs.

Many reasons: Please see your doctor. If for example you are on birth control pills, then pulmonary embolism is of concern. Asthma and emphysema can be a cause and if you smoke make if worse. And that is just to start. So please visit your family physician to get to the bottom of this ...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 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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Almost passout,ringing in ears,pressure in head,pulse in back of head,shortness of breath....all upon standing up or walking up stairs.

Almost passout,ringing in ears,pressure in head,pulse in back of head,shortness of breath....all upon standing up or walking up stairs.

Ear head pressure: These symptoms are significant and may be from severe illness. You should call your doctor to be seen asap. If you cannot reach your doctor then consider walk in clinci or ER. ...Read more

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I have heart palpitations and shortness of breath when oi talk or walk up stairs. I'm a 130lb female. What could this be?

May be nl or not: You need to wear a 24 hour monitor (holter) to see what your heart is doing when you're having your symptoms to see what it could be. ...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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Severe shortness of breath after walking quickly for about 3 minutes. Have had stress tests, xrays, crt, bloodwork.. everything normal.

Severe shortness of breath after walking quickly for about 3 minutes. Have had stress tests, xrays, crt, bloodwork.. everything normal.

Deconditioning?: Make sure you are checked for your oxygen levels at rest and with standing and then with walking. Also get CXR, pulmonary function tests and get a cardiology and pumonayr consult. ...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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My BP yesterday was 92/59. I also get short of breath easy. Especially walking up my stairs. Is that a problem?

Shortness of breath: The BP reading you gave needs to be tracked, this could be your normal. It may or may not be related to shortness of breath that needs to be examined and evaluated, it can be from asthma, cardiac issues or plain unfitness. See your doctor if this is a new pattern for you. ...Read more

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Get out of breath very easily (minor exertion, walking up stairs etc - breathlessness lasts for minutes!), what to do?

Get out of breath very easily (minor exertion, walking up stairs etc - breathlessness lasts for minutes!), what to do?

Shortness of breath: It is not normal for a 41 year old. It could be from heart problem or lung problem. Please consult your physician for appropriate work-up. ...Read more

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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