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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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I have pressure in my head, tunnel vision, shortness of breath, and lightheadedness. 1 month ago I had a severe bout of dizziness and disorientation.?

I have pressure in my head, tunnel vision, shortness of breath, and lightheadedness. 1 month ago I had a severe bout of dizziness and disorientation.?

Get medical help: There are many things that can cause this, but with acute symptoms like this, it would not be inappropriate to visit an er. Possible causes include severe hypertension, cardiac problems, hypoglycemia, panic attack, etc. ...Read more

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Dx'd sinus tachycardia, harmless but I experience severe fatigue, lightheadedness, dizzy, palpitations, shortness of breath, while relaxed everyday.

Dx'd sinus tachycardia, harmless but I experience severe fatigue, lightheadedness, dizzy, palpitations, shortness of breath, while relaxed everyday.

Sinus tachycardia: Sinus tachycardia can cause symptoms of fatigue, shortness of breath, etc. Talk to your MD about your symptoms. Is your thyroid normal? Why are you on Plaquenil & Methotrexate? Consult with us to help you find the best plan for you. Don't forget diet choices can make you feel fatigue so eat a low inflammatory diet as well. ...Read more

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Serious tinnitus, allergic symptoms like lightheadedness, dry eyes, hot flashes, drowsiness, dizziness, shortness of breath. Hallucination when goin to sleep

Serious tinnitus, allergic symptoms like lightheadedness, dry eyes, hot flashes, drowsiness, dizziness, shortness of breath. Hallucination when goin to sleep

Symptoms: Based on what you presented I would strongly recommend that you go to the nearest Emergency Room as soon as you can.

If things are not to bad no harm is done.

If things are as bad as you present they will take extra care with you. ...Read more

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Dizziness, numbness in the face, faintness, nausea, shortness of breath.

Dizziness, numbness in the face, faintness, nausea, shortness of breath.

Go to emergency room: If these are all new symptoms, and you have no other medical reason for them you need to be seen now. All of these could be seen in someone having a panic attack but unless this has happened in the past and you have been diagnosed with this disorder do not assume. There are many other reasons and some of them serious why you could be having these symptoms. Seek help in getting to the er. ...Read more

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Shortness of breath when running next to a horse or when riding one, antihistamines do not work, I get to the point of dizzy and feeling faint, cough?

Shortness of breath when running next to a horse or when riding one, antihistamines do not work, I get to the point of dizzy and feeling faint, cough?

Asthma?: If you have asthma and are allergic to horses, tavoidance is the best approach. If avoidance is not selected, then an allergist may be able to help you. ...Read more

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Why do I feel I can't breathe when I stand up? What are some signs of shortness of breath? I get all light headed sometimes dizzy.

Why do I feel I can't breathe when I stand up? What are some signs of shortness of breath? I get all light headed sometimes dizzy.

Further evaluation: With your primary care physician is warranted. Your symptoms could be caused a variety of different things. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing shortness of breath and craving for a good deep breath while yawning. My heart also beats faster with lightheaded/dizziness. Tnx?

I've been experiencing shortness of breath and craving for a good deep breath while yawning. My heart also beats faster with lightheaded/dizziness. Tnx?

Breathe slow: This sounds like you may be experiencing respiratory alkalosis, where you are breathing to fast and too shallow; you need to be cognizant of breathing very slow and deeply;. ...Read more

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I have headache nausea light headed slightly dizzy and my left arm feels heavy. Feel tired and blah all time, shortness of breath. No pain?

I have headache nausea light headed slightly dizzy and my left arm feels heavy. Feel tired and blah all time, shortness of breath. No pain?

If new onset, ER!: Women tend not to take these symptoms as serious as they might be, and wait valuable time to seek help. I would strongly recommend an er visit in this instance. If you are alone call 911, so as not to drive or waste time. They will check your blood pressure, oxygen level, ekg and blood tests, not to mention a neurologic exam. ...Read more

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I've been feeling dizzy, light headed, I've had a shortness of breath, a constant headache, and this strange tightness in hands and stomach.

I've been feeling dizzy, light headed, I've had a shortness of breath, a constant headache, and this strange tightness in hands and stomach.

Many possibilities: Hyperventilation could wrap all of your symptoms up into one package. However, unless you have an arterial blood gas determination during your symptoms, it's a diagnosis of exclusion. So some basic evaluation is required. The cornerstone of treatment is an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Imbalance, shortness of breath, light headed, dizziness, rapid heart rate, anxiety, hypertension, neck muscle spasm. These are my symptoms, what is it?

Imbalance, shortness of breath, light headed, dizziness, rapid heart rate, anxiety, hypertension, neck muscle spasm. These are my symptoms, what is it?

Time for an exam: These sound serious enough to see a doctor for an exam. I doubt that you can get a valid diagnosis any other way and whatever it is, you'll probably need some intervention. So, do it soon and start getting better. Best wishes! ...Read more

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30 day event recorder=sinus rhythm tachycardia, experiencing daily lightheadedness, dizziness, fatigue, palpitations, short of breath. What's happening?

30 day event recorder=sinus rhythm tachycardia, experiencing daily lightheadedness, dizziness, fatigue, palpitations, short of breath. What's happening?

Symptoms = possibly: Related but these are far too complex issues & relationships to be dealt with in such a limited interface as HealthTap. Be aware: (a) you are in charge of your life & health, not others & (b) how the medical industry operates: http://goo. Gl/Blh6rW, rarely addressing causes; only treating body symptoms. Plaquenil & methotrexate=typically prescribed for autoimmune problems such as Lupus. God Bless! ...Read more

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Lightheaded multiple times a week, vertigo while sitting or laying down, regular headaches on one side, shortness of breath, on and off for months?

Lightheaded multiple times a week, vertigo while sitting or laying down, regular headaches on one side, shortness of breath, on and off for months?

Exam: Serious symptoms which require a medical examination, evaluation, testing, diagnosis and treatment: call for an appointment or go directly to the ER-NOW! ...Read more

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Can vitamin d deficiency (10) cause shortness of breath and lightheaded/vertigo?

Not likely: Vitamin d deficiency causes lots of problems, but those are generally not among them. People who are vitamin d deficient, are more likely to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease than others, according to one study, but in medical science one study isn't enough to prove a link. ...Read more

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Been pretty dizzy lightheaded and short of breath past couple days. Is this part of the anxiety attacks?

Been pretty dizzy lightheaded and short of breath past couple days. Is this part of the anxiety attacks?

Could be: While feeling lightheaded and being short of breath can accompany varying levels of anxiety, it is always important to ensure that those types of symptoms are not a signal of an underlying and/or concurrent general medical condition. ...Read more

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Why do I alway get light headed, dizzy, fatigue, and a little short of breath 1-2 weeks before my periods?

Why do I alway get light headed, dizzy, fatigue, and a little short of breath 1-2 weeks before my periods?

Menstrual diary: I recommend starting a menstrual diary/ calendar where you list the symptoms you have on specific days along with the days of your cycle. These symptoms do not sound like something that would be related to periods. Keeping a calendar will help you doctor determine if there is a connection. ...Read more

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I have dizziness lightheaded fatigue short of breath lower back pain and urinating every hour im very concerned and my dr is not...

I have dizziness lightheaded fatigue short of breath lower back pain and urinating every hour im very concerned and my dr is not...

Seek evaluation now: Please do not spend more time in online inquiry for your current clinical profile because no one can get to the point for diagnosis and right care. Instead, more info on historu + physical exam + testing as needed. How to have such an important process of care done rightly? Follow instructions described in formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html; then you can work closer/ better with doc to gain good... ...Read more

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Can costochondritis cause shortness of breath, dizziness, back neck and chest pain? If so how does it feel?

Ike you said: Yes it can and it will feel exactly the way you described it. Take ibuprofen 600-800 mg every 6 hours with meals as long as you are not allergic to it. Apply heat pad on the area. And avoid bras with hard wired. Not better see a doctor ...Read more

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When I lie down I have chest pain, palpitation, shortness of breath, dizziness and feel like drowning... When I wake up I have very severe palpitation?

When I lie down I have chest pain, palpitation, shortness of breath, dizziness and feel like drowning... When I wake up I have very severe palpitation?

See cardiologist: If you have never been seen for cardiac issues then, you should be at least screened by a qualified specialist. Otherwise, your symptoms are consistent with likely panic disorder or some form of post traumatic stress. If you have questions feel free to write to: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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I spit blood never happen to me before also having chest pain shortness of breath dizziness?

I spit blood never happen to me before also having chest pain shortness of breath dizziness?

See a doctor soon: Luckily, most blood that is coughed up is from swallowed blood from the nose. However, with your other symptoms you may have pneumonia, asthma, or even tuberculosis (although unlikely). Time to see your dr! ...Read more

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Shortness of breath dizziness and pain near hips and lower abdomen?

Pain: Please get examined. The symptoms of pain in lower abdomen plus shortness of breath may be kidney related or you may have an ectopic pregnancy. Please seek help ...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