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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 shortness of breath in the morning but it's ok later in the day, why?

I have shortness of breath in the morning but it's ok later in the day, why?

Asthma, allergies?: Shortness of breath in the morning time only could be related to allergies and asthma, specifically allergy induced asthma. Pollen is more prominent in the morning hours. Could be related to indoor allergens in you home if you are exposed at that time. Could be exercise induced if you tend to exercise in the AM. Could be due to many causes, so please see MD.

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Hyperinflated lung with normal pft smoker 32 yo chest and throat tightness slight shortness of breath when walking morning stiff nose cough phelgum

Hyperinflated lung with normal pft smoker 32 yo chest and throat tightness slight shortness of breath when walking morning stiff nose cough phelgum

PFT: If you were my patient I would consider a full pft including total lung capacity and dlco and/or a methacholine challenge test to determine is asthma or a different obstructive lung disease is present.

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I feel a little shortness of breath after eating in morning only?

I feel a little shortness of breath after eating in morning only?

Hard to say: Unfortunately, it's hard to determine exactly what's going with the limited symptoms you describe; though it's not common to have shortness of breath after eating. It could be possibly related to reflux or microaspiration (as in food going down the wrong pipe). With shortness of breath, you'd probably be best served with an in-person evaluation by your doctor.

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Do I have asthma and how do you test for this? I have shortness of breath during the earl morning and during the early evening times until I go to bed at night. I have been waking up during the night coughing and hacking and having a hard time catching my

Do I have asthma and how do you test for this? I have shortness of breath during the earl morning and during the early evening times until I go to bed at night. I have been waking up during the night coughing and hacking and having a hard time catching my

It: It sounds like this all came on suddenly. If so, then you are likely exposed to an allergen that is causing these symptoms. Is there something new in your life. A pet? Plant? Chemical exposure? Etc. You may want to consider allergy testing to look for clues. Asthma or bronchospasm can present at any time and may be due to an allergy (which I am suspecting in your case). Based on your clinical symptoms, your doctor may start you on an inhaler and monitor for effect, and may also order a chest x-ray. Also consider you may be dealing with a bronchitis, pneumonia, or even a foreign body in your airway. After a detailed history and physical your doctor will have a better idea of what is going on and devise a diagnostic and treatment plan. Hopefully you will find answers soon. Best of luck, .

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Do I have asthma and how do you test for this? I have shortness of breath during the earl morning and during the early evening times until I go to bed at night. I have been waking up during the night coughing and hacking and having a hard time catching my

Do I have asthma and how do you test for this? I have shortness of breath during the earl morning and during the early evening times until I go to bed at night. I have been waking up during the night coughing and hacking and having a hard time catching my

Asthma: Asthma is a condition where the lungs are more "sensitive", and can basically spasm due to a variety of factors and make patients feel very short of breath. Asthma can be diagnosed in a variety of ways. Some patients have a family history of asthma. Some patients have a history of allergies, and are considered "atopic" or more sensitive to allergans that can affect their lungs. Diagnosis of asthma can be made in a number of ways. On examination, the patient will often, though not always, have wheezing. Some patients have a chronic cough with their asthma and some don't. There is a device called a "peak flow", which measures how well the patient can breathe out, to see if there is restriction of their lungs. There are also pulmonary function testing which measures the different capacities of the lungs. I am glad you are going in for an appointment so that you can get properly diagnosed and treated.

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Last night I ate fruits and the shortness of breath was gone. But this morning I woke up and the shortness of breath returns. Because of acid reflux?

It could be reflux: Your right, it could be reflux; however, other conditions that could cause shortness of breath, especially after lying flat, include congestive heart failure, kidney failure, and special types of lung problems. See your physician for a full evaluation.

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Shortness of breath AT rest since this morning plus unusual fatigue. And tightness in chest. No other symptoms. Does it warrant an ER visit?

Shortness of breath AT rest since this morning plus unusual fatigue. And tightness in chest. No other symptoms. Does it warrant an ER visit?

IMMEDIATE EVAL!!!: chest tightness alone Should be evaluated emergently, particularly if accompanied by fatigue or shortness of breath. the symptoms are concerning for a life-threatening problems like heart attack or pulmonary embolus (blood clot in the lung)... you could also have serious problems still not quite as life-threatening as and abnormal heartbeat. If no ER is immediately available, you should call 911

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I feel a little bit shortness of breath when I watching tv this morning, may 10min, what could it be?

I feel a little bit shortness of breath when I watching tv this morning, may 10min, what could it be?

Tv short of breath: Shortness of breath while at rest is always a big concern for any physician. It is the bodies cardiac and or respiratory system saying that even in non demanding situations they are not optimally operation. You are lucky because your is giving you an early clue to get help before things get much worse. Make a phone call and start the process with your physician. It also could be simple anxiety.

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30 yrs age. Shortness of breath for long time. Dizziness in morning only today. Ecg normal. Lung test nrmal. Doctor not found any reason. What can it b?

30 yrs age. Shortness of breath for long time. Dizziness in morning only today. Ecg normal. Lung test nrmal. Doctor not found any reason. What can it b?

Several reasons: Normal ecg/lung function tests are good for screening, if u still have shortness of breath, more tests can be performed as stress tests / challenge tests, u have a thyroid problem as well, hypothyroidism can lead 2 overweight, decreased activity and easy fatigue which can be interpreted as shortness of breath, also anemia, low blood pressure, etc further evaluation is needed if condition persists.

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Why do I wake up in the morning with shortness of breath?

Morning dyspnea: You should not wake up with shortness of breath. You should be evaluated by a physician to determine the cause of this.

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I am 18 yearsold, female. My problem is shortness of breath, I notice it when I'm standing or when I wake up in the morning. There was a time it was?

I am 18 yearsold, female. My problem is shortness of breath, I notice it when I'm standing or when I wake up in the morning. There was a time it was?

Shortness of breath: Is a very general and vague symptom with many possible diagnoses. If it is shortness of breath associated with difficulty breathing, dizziness, palpitations (heart pounding) or pain in the ribcage, you probably need to go to a hospital emergency room to get checked out. Otherwise please see a healthcare provider for proper diagnosis and treatment. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap.

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When I wake up in the morning I have mild shortness of breath that only lasts for a few minutes. What could it be...I feel good all the rest of the da?

Breathlessness: As long as you feel well most of the day, this is probably related to some anxiety as you welcome the unknowns of the new day. If your breathlessness is on light exertion or associated with other signs and symptoms, then you should have it checked. Out.

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When I go running in the morning I get shortness of breath then headache. What is the problem?

Unclear: It is, of course, normal to get short of breath when you run. If you feel that your breathing is abnormal, you should be evaluated (there are many possibilities and many tests). The headache is likely unrelated and has its own list possible causes. You should see your family doctor to get the ball rolling.

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Can caffeine cause shortness of breath? (like 2 starbucks coffees is the morning.....all tests fine)

Can caffeine cause shortness of breath? (like 2 starbucks coffees is the morning.....all tests fine)

Don't think So: Two cup of coffee is unlikely to cause SOB. Need to rule out any other cause.

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Woke up with tachycardia (200 bpm) this morning and shortness of breath. 32, healthy, concern?  

Woke up with tachycardia (200 bpm) this morning and shortness of breath. 32, healthy, concern?  

Maybe SVT (abnormal): Supraventricular tachycardia (svt) usually has over 150 beats per minute and may go up to 300 in extreme cases. A patient may feel he has a pounding heart (while resting, not exercising). He may also be short of breath, breathing fast, feeling dizzy, and sometimes faint. If he has these symptoms for the first time, he should not drive himself to the hospital, but should call 911 for an ambulance.

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I've had extreme pain and stiffness in every joint and entire spine for 2 yrs. Excruciating pain in the morning. Also have chronic shortness of breath?

Sounds like some: Type of arthritis, which can also effect the lungs. Hope u c a rheumatologist soon for a diagnosis and treatment (we have some good medicine now) get some relief and peace of mind.