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Shortness Of Breath While Standing
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends...: Shortness of breath can be associated with exercise that is out of the ordinary for us - so if you are sedentary, the exertion of climbing stairs can cause shortness of breath. If you are normally able to do this without being short of breath or discomfort, this is a significant change and you should see your doctor straight away. It could be a sign of cardiac or pulmonary disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Pregnant with shortness of breath constant cough then shortness of breath suffer from allergies, constant sneezing and then shortness of breath
Acute constricting chest pain, irregular heartbeat, inability to stand, nausea, and shortness of breath...
If of acute onset: And recent or ongoing now for more than a few minutes i recommend calling 911 or going as quickly as possible to the ed. No likely cardiac related but not the only thing that can those symptoms in a 20 year old woman. ...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
Limited space: When you bend, you compress your lungs, making it harder to breathe and more noticeable when you have limited lung reserve. ...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
I'm 54 weight 168 and 5 ft 7. I recently started having shortness of breath after short exercising, very short. What should I be concerned with.?
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
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
What can cause shortness of breath unable to breathe in deeply, sharp chest pain, sudden headache and feeling of being light headed after running?
Shortness of breath w/normal Oxygen saturation? My Oxy Sat is usually 98 but I've been experiencing shortness of breath, especially when lying flat??
Short of breath : Hard to tell. Need to see a doc and get labs, chest xray and an exam. Young for CHF. That's where one would start. ...Read more
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