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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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What causes shortness of breath while singing besides high chest breathing?

What causes shortness of breath while singing besides high chest breathing?

Short of breath: As you suggest learning to breath properly with singing is important. If you have good technique then you have to be evaluated for obstructive and other lung disease. If you can't get air out of your lungs easily, you'll get sob really fast trying to sing.. ...Read more

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Tired, shortness of breath, sweating while sleeping had lyms before?

Tired, shortness of breath, sweating while sleeping had lyms before?

CONSULT MD: You should consult your doctor what is the cause of your shortness of breath at night and sweating you may have esophageal reflux or some respiratory or cardiac problem. ...Read more

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Shortness of breath, difficulty catching breath while running. Doing too much?

Shortness of breath, difficulty catching breath while running. Doing too much?

Should be evaluated: Depending on your age and condition this may or may not be normal for you. You may need to be checked for lung and heart disease among other things. See your doctor for a risk evaluation and if indicated consider a stress test. Not all cardiac disease causes typical chest pain. ...Read more

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Would Tracheabronchiomalacia cause shortness of breath upon exertion and difficulty swallowing?

Would Tracheabronchiomalacia cause shortness of breath upon exertion and difficulty swallowing?

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

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Shortness of breath and being dizzy?

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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 could cause shortness of breath while exercising?

Many things: Shortness of breath needs to be evaluated by your physician. It can be due to heart problems, lung problems (smoking related, asthma, etc), deconditioning, irregular heart rhythms, vocal cord or upper airway problems. See your doctor, ask if getting a stress test is appropriate due to your age. This is not something one should sit on. ...Read more

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Pregnant with shortness of breath constant cough then shortness of breath suffer from allergies, constant sneezing and then shortness of breath

Pregnant with shortness of breath constant cough then shortness of breath suffer from allergies, constant sneezing and then shortness of breath

Asthma: Sounds like asthma. If you can't breathe then the baby can't breathe. See an asthma specialist (typically an allergist) for appropriate therapy. Get this done asap, please. ...Read more

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Can anemia cause shortness of breath when walking upstairs?

Can anemia cause shortness of breath when walking upstairs?

Yes. : Anemia limits your blood's oxygen transport ability, which can make you feel short of breath. Talk to your doc for more insight into your condition, since there are many other cause of breathlessness. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Tired, shortness of breath, sweating while sleeping, loose stool had lyems?

Tired, shortness of breath, sweating while sleeping, loose stool had lyems?

See doctor : Loose stools and shortness of breath needs to be checked and treated appropriately, you need to be evaluated. Meanwhile drink plenty fluids to prevent dehydration. ...Read more

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What causes non stop deep coughing, shortness of breath, chest congestion? I coughed for 45 minutes straight last night, causing lack of breath.

What causes non stop deep coughing, shortness of breath, chest congestion? I coughed for 45 minutes straight last night, causing lack of breath.

See your Dr.: Those symptoms make me think that you might have pneumonia. This is the time to go see a doctor and get checked. There are other causes as well but they are going to require physical exam. Go see your doctor. Now is the time. ...Read more

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Having shortness of breath while laying on my back?

Having shortness of breath while laying on my back?

Consider a doc visit: This may be a sign of your heart not pumping as well as normal, a cxr may be ordered and he will check your neck veins and oxegen level. ...Read more

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Pregnant with shortness of breath. Constant cough and allergies then the shortness of breath

Pregnant with shortness of breath. Constant cough and allergies then the shortness of breath

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

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I feel dizzy and sleep shortness of breath?

I feel dizzy and sleep shortness of breath?

Many reasons: I assume that you feel short of breath when you sleep? Do you wake up gasping for air? Do you think your symptoms are related to anxiety? There are multiple reasons for people to feel dizzy and short of breath. It is best to see your doctor so he/she can take a proper history. ...Read more

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I'm always having shortness of breathing when im actived. palpitation,dizziness and fatigability?

I'm always having shortness of breathing when im actived. palpitation,dizziness and fatigability?

Check with a doctor : 33 female with shortness of breath, palpitations, dizziness and fatigue on exercise. Need to see a doctor. Check for anemia by blood test, check for exercise induced asthma and check your heart . I am available for second opinion if needed. ...Read more

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Shortness of breath after having cold?

Short of breath: After a cold can have some residual bronchitis but generally wouldn't be noticeable. If really short of breath would recommend seeing your doctor for evaluation to be sure something additonal isn't going on. ...Read more

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Shortness of breath and feeling of dry mouth?

Shortness of breath and feeling of dry mouth?

Vague Symptoms: Your two symptoms can be caused by a plethora of conditions, and a medical evaluation is in order, not internet guessing. Please call a physician for a physical and review of your medical history. ...Read more

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Chest pain, fatigue and shortness of breath after taking Thiazolidinedione, help?

Chest pain, fatigue and shortness of breath after taking Thiazolidinedione, help?

Go to Emergency Room: Chest pain, fatigue and shortness of breath are serious for anyone over 50 years old and should go to the Emergency Room to rule out cardiac disease. ...Read more

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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