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Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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I'm 54 weight 168 and 5 ft 7. I recently started having shortness of breath after short exercising, very short. What should I be concerned with.?

Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Board Certified, Family Medicine
23 years in practice
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I'm 54 weight 168 and 5 ft 7. I recently started having shortness of breath after short exercising, very short. What should I be concerned with.?

Go get checked: New onset of dyspnea or shortness of breath on exertion may be a sign something serious & needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Dr. Ward Dean
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Breathlessness (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. Bennett Werner
Board Certified, Cardiology
39 years in practice
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) can a mild weight gain cause mild shortness of breath?

Dr. Bennett Werner
Board Certified, Cardiology
39 years in practice
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) can a mild weight gain cause mild shortness of breath?

Yes: Weight gain is a common cause of shortness of breath. Moreover, we often gain weight when we're more sedentary. Just a couple of weeks of reduced activity will impair our physical conditioning so that previously tolerated exercise now makes us winded until we work back into shape. ...Read more

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Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
Board Certified, Cardiology
34 years in practice
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Weight gain, bloating in stomach and body, shortness of breath, bladder leaks?

Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
Board Certified, Cardiology
34 years in practice
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Weight gain, bloating in stomach and body, shortness of breath, bladder leaks?

See a doctor: Salt and water retention , heart failure are some of the reasons. Please see a doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Rama Garimella
Board Certified, Cardiology
28 years in practice
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I've had chronic shortness of breath for several years - tests for cardio, pulmonary, heart failure all negative. Worse with weight gain. Ideas?

Dr. Rama Garimella
Board Certified, Cardiology
28 years in practice
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I've had chronic shortness of breath for several years - tests for cardio, pulmonary, heart failure all negative.  Worse with weight gain.  Ideas?

? wt&deconditioning: Recommend daily exercise and loose wt. Make sure you get checked out for sleep apnea also. ...Read more

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Dr. Ward Dean
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
52 years in practice
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Weight gain, shortness of breath even while sittng, bloating, pain between rib cage and belly button?

Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
52 years in practice
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Weight gain, shortness of breath even while sittng, bloating, pain between rib cage and belly button?

Needs to be cheched: You are 47 year old with shortness of breath while sitting and pain in chest and belly you should be checked by your doctor asap to find the cause and treat appropritely.Do not waste time and seek medical help. ...Read more

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
12 years in practice
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I have a rapid weight gain, swelling, heart palpitations, shortness of breath from high B12 levels. How can I lower this and how long will it take?

Dr. Ankush Bansal
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
12 years in practice
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I have a rapid weight gain, swelling, heart palpitations, shortness of breath from high B12 levels. How can I lower this and how long will it take?

Not the case: Your symptoms are not from B12 toxicity. 1st, B12 toxicity is rare. 2nd, if you do happen to become toxic, then your symptoms would be numbness/tingling in the hands ; face, panic attacks, insomnia, and maybe rashes. If you already have an overactive thyroid or mitral valve disease, then B12 toxicity may make those worse. Dyspnea would result from worsening mitral disease but you'd lose weight. ...Read more

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Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Board Certified, Family Medicine
34 years in practice
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20w pregnant with no weight gain, frequent dizzy spells, shortness of breath, palpitation (normal eating). Baby measure normal on level 2 ultrasound at 19w. Do I need to worry about low weight gain?

Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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20w pregnant with no weight gain, frequent dizzy spells, shortness of breath, palpitation (normal eating). Baby measure normal on level 2 ultrasound at 19w. Do I need to worry about low weight gain?

Be watched closely: I've seen some women with little weight gain during pregnancy have perfectly healthy babies, but weight gain of about at least 25 pounds would typically be expected. Make sure your doctor monitors closely your fundal height growth, and probably also more ultrasounds that the typical pregnancy for closer monitoring of the fetal growth. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Board Certified, Pediatrics
28 years in practice
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Weight Gain fatigue extremely nauseated short of breath, lower stomach pain bad back aches had period but wasn't as heavy could i be pregnant?

Dr. Robert Kwok
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Weight Gain fatigue extremely nauseated short of breath, lower stomach pain bad back aches had period but wasn't as heavy could i be pregnant?

Doctor can evaluate: A person who is "short of breath" needs to be evaluated by her doctor, regardless of what might be the cause of being short of breath. That goes for pregnant women and non-pregnant women. Her doctor can do a pregnancy test at the office. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
Board Certified, General Practice
14 years in practice
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Armpit,neck nodes tender, not swollen. Xtreme fatigue, short of breath (esp w/ exertion), cough,chest pain night sweats.Edema & weight gain 2 days ago?

Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
Board Certified, General Practice
14 years in practice
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Armpit,neck nodes tender, not swollen. Xtreme fatigue, short of breath (esp w/ exertion), cough,chest pain night sweats.Edema & weight gain 2 days ago?

Time to visit doctor: It sounds like you need to visit your medical provider very soon for a full physical exam and labs. A physician needs to see you in person and evaluate your medical history, labs, vital signs, and physical exam findings. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
44 years in practice
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Most of the time my hands are shaking, I have shortness of breath, & I don't gain any weight. What does this mean?

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
44 years in practice
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Most of the time my hands are shaking, I have shortness of breath, & I don't gain any weight. What does this mean?

See doctor: Your symptoms warrant a more detailed history, physical examination and may be some tests. It is important that you see your doctor for an evaluation. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

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