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Doctor insights on: Shortness Of Breath And Dizziness Causes

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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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Is shortness of breath, fatigue or dizziness caused by pectus excavatum?

Is shortness of breath, fatigue or dizziness caused by pectus excavatum?

Pectus excavatum: Pectus excavatum can be surgically repaired, but surgery is usually reserved for people who have moderate to severe signs and symptoms. People who have mild signs and symptoms may be helped by physical therapy. Certain exercises can improve posture and increase the degree to which the chest can expand. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pectus-excavatum/basics/treatment/con-20028599 ...Read more

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While in Drs office, BP spike over 200/shortness of breath, dizzy. what can cause this?

While in Drs office, BP spike over 200/shortness of breath, dizzy. what can cause this?

White coat syndrome: There are certainly many causes for these symptoms, but the clue you provide (being in your doctor's office) raises the likelihood of hyperventilation/white coat syndrome - basically anxiety. Were you feeling apprehensive by seeing your doctor? You wouldn't be the first! ...Read more

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What causes nosebleeds, shortness of breath and dizziness?

What causes nosebleeds, shortness of breath and dizziness?

Nasal problems: Congestion of nasal membranes or sinuses can cause all of these symptoms. Can also aggravate asthma. ...Read more

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What can cause shortness of breath and slight dizziness after walking up a hill and lasting for about 30 minutes after that?

What can cause shortness of breath and slight dizziness after walking up a hill and lasting for about 30 minutes after that?

Dizziness: Dizziness and shortness of breath can occur from exertion or from cardiac diseases. It depends on the age of the person and in what context the symptoms occured. ...Read more

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Can doxazosin cause dizziness and shortness of breath?

Can doxazosin cause dizziness and shortness of breath?

Yes: More common dizziness or lightheadedness less common blurred vision confusion dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position fainting (sudden) fast and pounding heartbeat irregular heartbeat shortness of breath sweating swelling of feet or lower legs. ...Read more

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I am experiencing shortness of breath and some dizziness after exercise. I am very healthy and stay well hydrated. So what could cause this?

I am experiencing shortness of breath and some dizziness after exercise. I am very healthy and stay well hydrated. So what could cause this?

Dizzy: Probably exercise induced asthma less likely heart related. See your doctor to do breathing tests to see if your lungs are the problem. If so you can be treated with inhalers. If not then a heart work up is next ...Read more

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If a 30yo female patient presents to the ED w/syncope x 2, dizziness & shortness of breath, w/no immediate cause. Would she be admitted for observatio?

If a 30yo female patient presents to the ED w/syncope x 2, dizziness & shortness of breath, w/no immediate cause. Would she be admitted for observatio?

Syncope, SOB: It is prudent to admit for telemetry observation for at least 24 hours, unless there is an obvious cause which is treatable. The shortness of breath needs to be evaluated. At a minimum, a cardiologist and neurologist should be consulted during this observation period. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more