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Dr. Sue Ferranti
3,613 Doctors shared insights

Cough (Definition)

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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Why do I have shortness of breath while taking flecainide for an irregular heartbeat?

Why do I have shortness of breath while taking flecainide for an irregular heartbeat?

Side effects, see dr: Flecainide has many side effects, shortness of breath is one of them. Suggest a visit to a cardiologist to verify that the heart is doing well. Just because something is a known side effect, doesn't mean it should be ignored or not be investigated. ...Read more

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Acute constricting chest pain, irregular heartbeat, inability to stand, nausea, and shortness of breath...

Acute constricting chest pain, irregular heartbeat, inability to stand, nausea, and shortness of breath...

If of acute onset: And recent or ongoing now for more than a few minutes I recommend calling 911 or going as quickly as possible to the ed. No likely cardiac related but not the only thing that can those symptoms in a 20 year old woman. ...Read more

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Short of breath, irregular heartbeat, hight heart rate?

Short of breath, irregular heartbeat, hight heart rate?

Need to Get Checked: There are a few reasons, for this, but because of the high and irregular heartbeat you should be checked as soon as possible. I would recommend being evaluated at your doctor if you can be fit in now, an UC or ER. These could be symptoms of anxiety, but also an "arrhythmia" such as atrial fibrillation or flutter. It needs to be checked out, but don't panic. ...Read more

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Possible causes for shortness of breath and irregular heart rate 85 yo male has high BP and hiadle hernia? Resting rate of 46, but was 85-130

Possible causes for shortness of breath and irregular heart rate 85 yo male has high BP and hiadle hernia? Resting rate of 46, but was 85-130

Consider these: Sick sinus syndrome,
atrial fibrillation,
pulmonary embolism,
ischemic heart disease.

See an internist asap.
These are not the only possible reasons. ...Read more

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I've had stomach pains for a month and a week now, lost almost 30 lbs and now have shortness of breath and irregular heart beat whenever I change positions, it gets really fast for like 5 seconds?

I've had stomach pains for a month and a week now, lost almost 30 lbs and now have shortness of breath and irregular heart beat whenever I change positions, it gets really fast for like 5 seconds?

Weight loss check: 30 lb weight loss in 5 wks now causing irregular heart and shortness of breath needs thorough medical evaluation which probably requires observation and close cardiac monitoring. Pl contact your PMD for getting you to a medical facility with cardio pulmonary monitoring expertise to get the handle on your condition. It is possible that your Heart and short breath may be due to weight loss. ...Read more

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Irregular heart beat, goes from 65-135 constantly. No pain or shortness of breath. Just a flutter in my chest.?

Irregular heart beat, goes from 65-135 constantly. No pain or shortness of breath. Just a flutter in my chest.?

Get an ECG: IF the irregular heart beat is constant as you say, proceed to Urgent Care, your MD or a cardiologist and get an ECG asap so as to diagnose the rhythm. The yield ought to be good as its "constant". IF it is an SVT then you will get appropriate treatment. IF benign PVCs or PACs that you are feeling, then you ought to be reassured about that. Seek medical help ASAP ...Read more

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Is coughing up bloody mucus, shortness of breath, and rapid heart beat normal during pregnancy?

Is coughing up bloody mucus, shortness of breath, and rapid heart beat normal during pregnancy?

No!: That's never normal, pregnant or not. If you think it's just allergies or congestion you can see how it goes, if worried see your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Fast heartbeat and shortness of breath, what is wrong?

Fast heartbeat and shortness of breath, what is wrong?

Need evaluation: There can be many reasons for fast heart beat and shortness breath. Please see your pcp or a cardiologist you may need holter monitoring echocardiogram and cardiology evaluation. Please take it seriously. ...Read more

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Having really rapid heartbeats, but no shortness of breath or pain, what could cause this?

Having really rapid heartbeats, but no shortness of breath or pain, what could cause this?

Tachycardia: This may be sign of abnormal heart rhythm. You should see a doctor for further evaluation. Probably a heart monitor, ekg and echo would be needed. ...Read more

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Fast heartbeat shortness of breath at night?

Fast heartbeat shortness of breath at night?

Anxiety: Is state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. It may be related to anticipated danger or arise for no apparent reason. While mild episodes of anxiety are common and do not usually require treatment, more severe forms can be chronic and debilitating. Symptoms of severe anxiety: insomnia, chest pain, shortness of breath, nausea, palpitations, tremors, and parasthesia. See your PCP. ...Read more

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Chest pain and shortness of breath for over a month. 2-3 second heartbeat skips and headache off and on for 4 days. Should I be worried?

Chest pain and shortness of breath for over a month. 2-3 second heartbeat skips and headache off and on for 4 days. Should I be worried?

See cardiologist: Chest pain and shortness of breath are not normal and often associated with cardiac disease. Anxiety can sometimes mimic symptoms of cardiac disease. Certainly a cardiologist should be consulted to rule out cardiac etiology;.Other causes of chest pain include gastroesophageal reflux and musculoskeletal abnormalities. Consult a cardiologist for these issues. ...Read more

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I don't have chest pain no shortness of breath just if I walk a little my heartbeat vey fast and hard. I just gotten over a p e going on 4 months?

You need to be reche: You should check with your doctor. With your history of pe and rapid heart beat on walking need to be reevaluated, you need an ekg, mau be blood test and may be other tests if needed to find out what is wrong with you. ...Read more

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Mild dextroscoliosis and having shortness of breath in 3 weeks, heartbeat is normal. Attacks more than twice a day. Is this panic attack?

Scoliosis: Mild scoliosis should not cause shortness of breath or panic attacks. See your medical doctor to determine what is causing the shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Does thyroid hormone replacement cause rapid heartbeat and shortness of breath?

Does thyroid hormone replacement cause rapid heartbeat and shortness of breath?

It can: It can if the dose is too great. Hypothyroidism, the reason for taking thyroid hormone replacement, is a well known cause of arrhythmias and shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Fatigue, chest pain, rapid heartbeat, lightheaded, shortness of breath, rib feels bruised, naseau. What can this be?

See your doctor: It looks like you may have already seen a doctor based on the procedures you listed. What did the doctor say? Have your symptoms changed since you were evaluated? It sounds like anxiety other than the tender ribs. ...Read more

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Feeling tired sometimes, shortness of breath, noticeable heartbeat, cold feet and hands. Anemia? I also suffer from Health anxiety and general anxiety

Feeling tired sometimes, shortness of breath, noticeable heartbeat, cold feet and hands. Anemia? I also suffer from Health anxiety and general anxiety

Anxiety: Anemia is unusual in a young man, but easy to test for. All the symptoms you report could be caused by anxiety/hyperventilation. Try breathing into a paper bag to see if symptoms resolve. Long term strategies for anxiety include regular exercise and meditation. ...Read more

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Symptoms: rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, chest soreness, occasion white vision, numbness in pinky/ring fingers on right hand, orange urine.

Need evaluation: The information you provided is not diagnostic of any of the common disorders. To do a proper evaluation would require a detailed history, physical examination, and may be laboratory and imaging studies. ...Read more

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I am 19 years old and 5'4" tall. I have seven stones. I have had chest pain, fast heartbeat, shortness of breath evenwhile eating/talking and palpitations. I've had ecg, cbc, chest X-ray but could find nothing. What should I do?

I am 19 years old and 5'4" tall. I have seven stones. I have had chest pain, fast heartbeat, shortness of breath evenwhile eating/talking and palpitations. I've had ecg, cbc, chest X-ray but could find nothing. What should I do?

Further work up: Several conditions can cause these symptoms. Can't suggest a diagnosis without further info. The good news is that in a person your age they're very treatable. ...Read more

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Sometimes think I forget to breath and this is followed my an irregular heartbeat it happens everyday & I dony know how to tell mygp she doesn't liste?

Sometimes think I forget to breath and this is followed my an irregular heartbeat it happens everyday & I dony know how to tell mygp she doesn't liste?

Mental health: First, you are the consumer. If you want a new gp then go for it. But, it is impossible to forget to breathe. You are experiencing something else. ...Read more

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How to treat irregular heartbeat (twice the regular beat)? happens when exercising, have a feeling that I will faint. If holding breath goes away..

How to treat irregular heartbeat (twice the regular beat)? happens when exercising, have a feeling that I will faint. If holding breath goes away..

See your doctor: For an ECG. If normal ghen a treadmill tolerance test is in oder. Can't determine from youf description but nog a normal response to exercise in a 24 year old ...Read more

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


Dr. Chad Levitt
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Irregular Heartbeat (Definition)

Irregular heartbeat = arrhythmia. ...Read more