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Are breathing problems related bad chest congestion?

Are breathing problems related bad chest congestion?

Yes: Yes but there could be many other causes. Get evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more


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Please tell me, could chest breathing be related to breathing problems/asthma?

Please tell me, could chest breathing be related to breathing problems/asthma?

Possible: There are multiple different causes of breathing problems and asthma could be one of them. One's physician can help to sort this out and come to a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Sharp pain middle of chest...Breathing problems?

Sharp pain middle of chest...Breathing problems?

Difficult Symptoms: When people have chest pain and trouble breathing, it is very difficult if not impossible to rule out serious issues like pulmonary embolus (blood clot to lung), heart attack, pneumothorax, or pneumonia. This group of symptoms is best evaluated by a doctor in person, where many questions can be asked, and the doctor can examine you and check all your vital signs. ...Read more

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I have breathing problems, could be start of chest infection?

I have breathing problems, could be start of chest infection?

Depends on duration: If problems have been over many mths or years then not an infection. An infection may be due to your underlying lung problem. If symptoms started within a few days then yes this could be an infection. Need to follow up with yoru md. Alsi if you smoke you need to stop. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with anxiety 5 yrs ago for a bout a mth I have been having flutters again but no chest pain no breathing problems just flutters?

I was diagnosed with anxiety 5 yrs ago for a bout a mth I have been having flutters again but no chest pain no breathing problems just flutters?

See your doctor : It's probably a recurrence of your anxiety. However, it is always best to rule out medical conditions such as SVT (supra ventricular tachycardia) or thyroid disease. Need to also check electrolytes esp. the potassium. Proper diagnosis requires appropriate treatment. Your doctor will need to see you to evaluate your symptoms. Anxiety can be treated after medical causes are ruled out. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Hi I have a question 4 years ago I broke cfl light bulb by accident I was wondering what effect will it do to me because when it I had symptoms of chest tightness and breathing problems to this day I still have bit of chest tightness I am scared that I ha

Hi I have a question 4 years ago I broke cfl light bulb by accident I was wondering what effect will it do to me because when it I had symptoms of chest tightness and breathing problems to this day I still have bit of chest tightness I am scared that I ha

Anxiety, not the CFL: Chances of having symptoms from 1 CFL bulb are miniscule... laughably remote. It's much more likely that coincidentally the bulb broke and u experienced chest tightness & shallow breathing (symptoms of a panic attack or anxiety disorder) at the same time. If u r not under treatment, the panic attacks can continue, in abbreviated form, until u do get it diagnosed & treated properly. TTYD about it. ...Read more

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My sister burps constantly and has painin chest and breathing problems. She has had her heart checked and is ok. What could it be?

My sister burps constantly and has painin chest and breathing problems. She has had her heart checked and is ok. What could it be?

Burps: While it may be normal to burp. What needs to be checked is if she has reflux. Chronic reflux has been associated with bronchospastic issues (asthma) breathing issues. Pain in the chest could be cardiac - if cardiac is normal reflux can cause this pain. Burping large amounts of gas can be painful as well. ...Read more

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What to do if heart/chest pains breathing problems + starvation please reply asap?

See your doctor: Have in mind that starvation is never the right thing to do. Any chest pain/ breathing problem in a 50 yo has to be discussed with your doctor.Asap. Please, do not wait. ...Read more

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What are the causes of breathing problems dizziness stuffed nose and chest pains ?

What are the causes of breathing problems dizziness stuffed nose and chest pains ?

Multfactorial : It should never be assumed that all the symptoms a person is experiencing are coming from only one disease process. Each symptom reported should be thoroughly investigated by a physician, this requires a physicial examination to provide an accurate diagnosis. A primary care physician appointment is a good starting place. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve cause cold hands, chest pains, or breathing problems?

Can a pinched nerve cause cold hands, chest pains, or breathing problems?

Too many areas: Nerves supply specific areas. There's no nerve that supplies both your hands, chest and lungs. I think the pinched nerve hypothesis doesn't explain your symptoms. Instead, perhaps you should be fully evaluated. A chest x-ray, ekg, blood work and other tests as needed would provide a lot of information. ...Read more

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What can cause breathing problems, chest pain, hypokalemia and clubbing nails? No help from doctors...

What can cause breathing problems, chest pain, hypokalemia and clubbing nails? No help from doctors...

Really clubbing?: If you really have clubbing, the differential diagnosis consists of lung cancer (most common cause), cyanotic heart defects since birth, bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, lung abscess, endocarditis, interstitial lung disease, celiac disease, cirrhosis, Grave's disease and non-hodgekin's lymphoma. I hope you don't really have clubbing. Please see my attached photo: ...Read more

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Will an enlarged thymus gland attached to chest wall and causing breathing problems and weakness need to be removed?

Will an enlarged thymus gland attached to chest wall and causing breathing problems and weakness need to be removed?

Yes: As much as possible, thymus tumor should be removed. For any residual thymus that cannot be removed, radiotherapy or chemotherapy has to be considered. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Difficulty Breathing (Definition)

If you are having difficulty breathing, you feel as though you are able to get enough air in, or get air out. Your oxygen ...Read more


Dr. Govind Sharma
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Breathing Difficulty (Definition)

= alteration of the normal perception of the ease of breathing, e.g. increased labor of breathing, pain when ...Read more