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Doctor insights on: Shortness Of Breath When Speaking

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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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Cough for more than three weeks. No fever. Shortness of breath but work not really affected. One trigger of cough when speaking. What is this?

Cough for more than three weeks. No fever. Shortness of breath but work not really affected. One trigger of cough when speaking. What is this?

Cough: A 3 week cough is a long time. If you are SOB, it may be asthma. Coughing spasms occur with pertussis or whooping cough. See your doctor for an exam to help with the diagnosis. All the best. You may need an XR. ...Read more

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I'm bedridden with CFS. Feel short of breath at all times. Can't hold breath or even speak a sentence. Is this typical of deconditioning? O2 "normal"

I'm bedridden with CFS. Feel short of breath at all times. Can't hold breath or even speak a sentence. Is this typical of deconditioning? O2 "normal"

See you doc: If you have been bedridden for an extended period, you may have developed blood clots in you legs that may have dislodged and gone into your lungs, causing potentially, a pulmonary embolism. Even if you O2 is normal, is that with oxygen supplementation? Are you completely still or does it drop with activity? Regardless, your symptoms are not normal, even for a pt with CFS. ...Read more

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Why im shortness of breath?

Why im shortness of breath?

Many causes: You should really be evaluated. It can be from deconditioning, heart problems, lung problems, smoking, kidney problems, thyroid problems...Etc. See this link for more details: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/shortness-of-breath/my00119. ...Read more

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What is considered shortness of breath?

What is considered shortness of breath?

Short of breath: Generally a feeling of increased work to breathe is considered 'shortness of breath', generally the respiratory rate is increased at those times. ...Read more

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What are the causes of shortness of breath?

Shortness of breath: This is a symptom of not getting enough air. It can be caused by many things. If the person is normal but there isn't enough oxygen, if the person over exerts. If there isn't enough red blood cells in the blood. If the lungs don't work well, heart dysfunction, abnormal respiratory mechanics. ...Read more

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Can you die from shortness of breath?

Can you die from shortness of breath?

Can happen: Yes depending on how severe and what is causing it. It is important that you seek medical help right away if you experience uncommon shortness of breath. ...Read more

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What is cause of shortness of breath?

Many causes: Shortness of breath has many potential causes, many benign but some serious. If associated with other symptoms or progressive, professional medical assessment is prudent. Blood tests (looking for anemia, etc.), cardiac and pulmonary abnormalities can be sorted out fairly easily. Then the underlying causes for those abnormalities can be sought. Psychological causes can be responsible as well. ...Read more

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What would cause shortness of breath?

What would cause shortness of breath?

Big list: Shortness of breath is due to a demand for oxygen by your body in excess of your capacity to deliver it. This can be due to anemia, heart dysfunction, lung disease or airway problems. These will all be aggravated by exercise and if severe can cause a problem going up stairs or even walking. This needs evaluation by your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Common causes of shortness of breath?

Many!: Lungs: asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, pneumonia (100 causes), pulm. Embolism ("clot"), pneumothorax, tumor, effusion and more.
Heart: CHF with 100 causes
anemia, thyroid xs or deficiency, obesity, rib cage deformity, paralyzed diaphragm, neuromuscular disorders (ms, als), foreign body, aspiration, psychogenic, hyperventilation, metabolic acidosis. I'm sure i've forgotten a few. ...Read more

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What does shortness of breath feel like?

Elephant on chest: To paraphrase supreme court potter stewart, you'll know it when you feel it. Some people describe shortness of breath as not being able to inhale deep (or deeply enough). Others describe it as if an elephant were sitting on their chest so they couldn't breathe, like someone squeezing you too tightly. You may or may not wheeze when short of breath. Go see your family doc for pulmonary function test. ...Read more

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Shortness of breath and what's the cause of it?

Shortness of breath and what's the cause of it?

?: Exercise fatigue? pneumonia? asthma? anemia? heart problem? Possibilities are endless without knowing more information that includes any past medical problems, onset of symptoms, severity, exacerbating/relieving factors, coinciding symptoms, etc. ...Read more

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What does it feel like to have shortness of breath?

Difficulty breathing: You will feel hungry for air and as of you need more air and can't get enough. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of shortness of breath?

Many possibilities: You're taking albuterol so asthma & copd/emphysema come to mind. Pleural effusion & pulmonary embolism, too. Bronchitis & pneumonia. Heart attack & heart failure. Abnormal heart rhythm. Pneumothorax. If that's not enough, check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/shortness-of-breath/my00119/dsection=causes. Check w/your doc for thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm 20 and have shortness of breath what could be causing it ?

There are many cause: You are twenty years old and having shortness of breath.We can not tell you on this site what is causing your symptoms
you need to be checked with detailed history and physical examination and some other tests including blood;urine, and if indicated xray chest, ekg and pulmonary function tests
it may be from anemia, pulmonary condition like asthma;others and heart problem
so make an appt and get chec. ...Read more

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I'm feeling smothered & have shortness of breath. What's going on?

I'm feeling smothered & have shortness of breath. What's going on?

ER: For undiagnosed breathing difficulty, you should go to the ER. ...Read more

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Why would anaemia cause shortness of breath?

Shortness of breath: Anemia causes less hemoglobin to be delivered to the tissues so the heart and lungs are working overtime to oxygenate and distribute enough oxygenated blood to the tissues, the increased breathing work is shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Musculoskeletal causes of shortness of breath?

Diaphragm motion: Dysfunction in any structure that surrounds your lungs could impair your ability to take deep breaths. Excessive tone or tightness of the diaphragm (a large muscle between your lungs and abdomen) or problems with the mobility of your ribcage are two possibilities. Practicing mindful deep breathing and gentle stretching of the torso can help these conditions. ...Read more

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I have Shortness of breath and phlegm?

Shortness of breath: If you are a smoker, quit. If you have fever, consult a doctor. ...Read more

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Could smoking weed causes shortness of breath?

Yes: Yes, both short term and long term use can do this. Especially if you have asthma or COPD (emphysema). Just don't do it if you get short of breath when you do it. Chronically, (no pun intended) it can cause other problems as well. ...Read more

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Pain in chest and shortness of breath--causes?

Pain in chest and shortness of breath--causes?

See below: Many things, including heart attack and failure. See your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What causes pain in chest shortness of breath?

What causes pain in chest shortness of breath?

See below: Several things can cause these symptoms including heart attack and failure. See your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What to do if i feel shortness of breath and panick attacks?

What to do if i feel shortness of breath and panick attacks?

Need to be checked: Even though panic attacks are known to present as shortness of breath, but any one complaining of shortness of breath needs to be checked to rule out all organic causes of this symptom before a diagnosis of panic attack is made
panick attacks are caused by underlying anxiety and have to be treated with tranquilisers and other anti anxiety medications and psychotherapy
so get it cheched asap. ...Read more

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I'm having shortness of breath, and it's hurting in my ribs but i haven't hurt them?

If you are : Struggling to breath - please seek emergency medical assistance. ...Read more

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Shortness of breath and being dizzy?

Shortness of breath and being dizzy?

Many possibilities : Could be anything from anxiety to CHF to arrythmia ...Get evaluated. ...Read more

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What can cause shortness of breath?

Many things: There are many causes of shortness of breath. The easiest way is to compartmentalize into three categories. 1. Any problems with the heart – heart failure, enlargement of the heart, or valve disease of the heart. 2. Any problem with the lungs – asthma, COPD, fluid around the lungs, fluid in the lungs, or lung scarring to name a few. 3. Everything else – deconditioning or knee/hip pain for example. ...Read more

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Will this cause shortness of breath?

Shortness of breath: It hasn't made me short of breath yet. If you're referring to sinus infection or uri, they can but usually at most very mild. Your question isn't clear as to what 'this' is. As bill clinton said, it all depends on what this is. ...Read more