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Shortness Of Breath Dyspnea With Physical Activity
Tracheomalacia: Tracheomalacia (from trachea and Greek ???????, softening) is a condition characterized by flaccidity of the tracheal support cartilage which leads to tracheal collapse especially when increased airflow is demanded. The trachea normally dilates slightly during inspiration and narrows slightly during expiration. These processes are exaggerated in tracheomalacia, leading to airway collapse . REwiki ...Read more
Palpitation: Treatments include not using caffeine, alcohol , street drugs, smoking and other stimulant substances. Try to learn meditation and other calming techniques, cut out herbal substances, cough and cold medicines, nutritional supplements, see your doctor to be sure no direct heart problem and for treatment if the basics above don't help. ...Read more
How can I treat the following symptoms? Weakness, shortness of breath, nausea, chest tightness, exhaustion, exercise intolerance, cough, and paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea?
There is not way: to answer this in 400 characters or less. Have you had a comprehensive medical evaluation to determine the diagnosis? That is essential. Take care. ...Read more
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
Pregnant with shortness of breath constant cough then shortness of breath suffer from allergies, constant sneezing and then shortness of breath
Constant shortness of breath all day and tightness in chest for 4 to 5 without any history of lung and heart disease. anxiety cause all day dyspnea?
Dyspnea d/t anxiety: While anxiety can certainly cause shortness of breath, and you point out you've had no cardiac or pulmonary problems in the past, but do have a history of anxiety -- it's also important to remember that anxiety is a diagnosis of exclusion. See your primary, esp if you have any assoc sxs like cough, fever. With medical causes ruled out, it would be time to pursue a more robust anxiety treatment. ...Read more
PVC's : In a healthy 31 yr old male, pvc's are almost never the cause of any major issues. Mostly likely, you're having some anxiety when experiencing pvc's (which is very common)! nevertheless, get a check up to make sure there isn't anything else going on. If you're checkup is clean, i bet those symptoms will go away after getting the proper reassurance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could be: Pallor is one of the sign of anemia. Shortness of breath on exertion presents when your body does not get enough/adequate oxygenation- either from anemia/decreased level of hb ( not enough hb to carries o2 to the lung and other vital organs), or other causes- such as problems with the lungs/heart. You should see your md to have a complete evaluation to find the cause and further treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Short of breath: The shortness of breath worries me. I would go seek help immediately. Feel better. ...Read more
I am increasingly weak, short of breath with exertion, and feel full in chest during sob. Increased heart rate with exertion?
Go to the ER: Your question is the textbook example of when someone should call 911 and/or get themselves to the emergency room. Please take appropriate action urgently. ...Read more
Not normal: It is not normal obviously -- hypofunctioning thyroid is very damaging to the organ systems in the body -- so you need to get medical attention asap shortness of breath can be caused by heart and/or lung problems and not necessarily your hypothyroid -- again get medical attention now! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can anxiety constantly mimic symptoms of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy such as shortness of breath lying flat fatigue. No hit in echo ekg/no famhistory.
Anxiety shows itself: In may ways. Once can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e.g., ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. Physically there can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, etc. See doc to rule out medical conditions and a mental health professional to learn strategies to cope well. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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