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Shortness Of Breath And Coughing Up Phlegm
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Phlegm is the thick, sticky mucus secreted by the surface of the respiratory tract during a cold or other respiratory infection. The respiratory tract includes the nose and sinuses, throat, voice box, bronchi, and lungs. Phlegm is mucus that may contain bacteria, viruses, respiratory surface cells, and inflammatory cells. Normal mucus is not phlegm, but a protective layer secreted ...Read more
Asthma? Flu?: Being 32, and if you don't smoke, common cause of shortness of breath with cough is asthma, especially if symptoms on going for long periods. Some infection such as flu can cause symptoms of sob mimicking asthma. Other disease such as cystic fibrosis can cause same symptoms. Since this is concerning you, i recommend getting evaluated and treated by doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Cause of coughing up white foamy phlegm and chest pain from shoulder to shoulder and Shortness of breath?
Need evaluation: Symptoms of shortness of breath and frequent cough can be related to asthma or other conditions that can affect pregnant women including cardiomyopathy (heart problems). Allergies and asthma frequently occur together and if untreated or under treated can lead to serious consequences. It important these symptoms are addressed by a physician specialist soon. ...Read more
Check for allergies: Is it new or chronic. Has there been a recent cold symptoms Could it be an allergic symptoms If continues you may want to see a doctor. ...Read more
I have a chesty cough bringing up mucus and shortness of breath Astma aniexty scared of myocarditis ?
Either you have it: myocarditis has a specific symptoms and sign. it is not part of the differential diagnosis, for bronchitis ,or asthma, and short of breath. either you have a reason for it,or history of it. either you have it or you do not. it could be confused with other cardiac event. my question is why you are thinking of myocarditis please see your doctor. ...Read more
Pregnant with shortness of breath constant cough then shortness of breath suffer from allergies, constant sneezing and then shortness of breath
Hyperinflated lung with normal pft smoker 32 yo chest and throat tightness slight shortness of breath when walking morning stiff nose cough phelgum
All of the above: Or none of them. There is nothing specific about the symptoms of pneumonia or, for that matter, nearly every other disease your doc has to diagnose and treat. Symptoms are common to many different disease and have to be viewed in context. Rarely, pneumonia can cause no symptoms, and only be seen on a cxr. Most will have some fever and cough. ...Read more
Nausea a runny nose coughing up yellow phlegm dizzines stomach pains tiredness and with my asthma sometimes breathing difficulties &tight chest fevers?
Non productive couch with tightness in the chest. headaches, shortness of breath and dizziness. No fever or runny nose.
Chesty Cough, Chest Pain, Shortness of Breath, Vomiting, gone off food, small temps, Wheezing, (I'm asthmatic) Tightness in chest... Please help?
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
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