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GI problem seem cause my sore throat, throat clearing, feeling of lump in throat, difficulty breathing & swallow. Can it cause severe chest pain too?

GI problem seem cause my sore throat, throat clearing, feeling of lump in throat, difficulty breathing & swallow. Can it cause severe chest pain too?

Yes, reflux can: Cause significant chest pain. In fact that is the origin of the term heartburn. On the other hand, not all chest pain in people with GERD is GI in origin. If in doubt, go to ER or an urgent care, if this is unlike anything you've experienced before and is accompanied by shortness of breath, cardiac issues need to be checked for and ruled out. ...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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What's it mean for a guy to have difficulty breathing when lying flat?

What's it mean for a guy to have difficulty breathing when lying flat?

Serious: It could be a heart or lung symptom so a medical examination is very important. ...Read more

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Overcoming Bad Breath (Checklist)

See doctor to check: post-nasal drip, acid reflux, dry mouth
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If you can't find cause, ask your dentist for oral bacteria DNA test
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What's the best treatment to get rid of difficulty breathing?

What's the best treatment to get rid of difficulty breathing?

Difficulty breathing: It depends very much on the cause. Get to your doctor. ...Read more

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How to prevent difficulty breathing while running?

How to prevent difficulty breathing while running?

Get checked up.: Usually start by walking and go up from there. If your exercise tolerance is below your expectations, check with your doctor to perform a workup for heart, lung, depending on your symptoms. Exercise-induced asthma may be a hidden cause that causes shortness of breath while running for example. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Sudden severe difficulty breathing?

What is the definition or description of: Sudden severe difficulty breathing?

Emergency: Sudden severe difficulty breathing is an emergency. In most cases the right thing to do is to summon emergency personnel to the scene. ...Read more

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I have severe difficulty breathing/swallowing?

I have severe difficulty breathing/swallowing?

Go to nearest ER: Go to the nearest E.R. Difficulty breathing, especially when severe, is not something to mess around with. ...Read more

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Can you get sudden onset of severe difficulty of breathing then fainting after from a person who has mvp with progressive low hemoglobin?

Can you get sudden onset of severe difficulty of breathing then fainting after from a person who has mvp with progressive low hemoglobin?

Anxiety: Anxiety attacks are common in people with mvp. It is important to control your breathing and try to calm down, xanax (alprazolam) is a good medication for anxiety. See your doctor and discuss treatments. ...Read more

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I am experiencing difficulty breathing (severity: severe) (worsened by: after exercise) (quality: noisy) (time frame: sudden).

I am experiencing difficulty breathing (severity: severe) (worsened by: after exercise) (quality: noisy) (time frame: sudden).

Breathing: Please see a physician asap since your breathing difficulty is severe. A good history and physical examination is needed for appropriate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a sudden onset of a headache which is very severe (one of the worst ever experienced) as well as nausea and difficulty breathing?

I have a sudden onset of a headache which is very severe (one of the worst ever experienced) as well as nausea and difficulty breathing?

Go to doctor: The worst headache of your life can be due to a serious condition. You should be evaluated to rule out serious problems and get proper treatment. An urgent care center may be best choice if you cannot get in to see your regular doctor. It could be a migraine. For info on migraine see: http://understandingmigraine. Blogspot. Com/ ...Read more

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My 21-month-old child has a severe cough, mostly during night when she's asleep, sometimes difficulty breathing at the end. What could be the problem?

My 21-month-old child has a severe cough, mostly during night when she's asleep, sometimes difficulty breathing at the end. What could be the problem?

New or chronic: If this is a chronic problem, she could have asthma or reflux or a number of other respiratory conditions. If it is new and she is making a sharp inhaling sound after a cough bout she could have pertussis or a pertussis like illness. Has she been vaccinated? If her breathing difficulty is not a characteristic sharp inhale with a whoop, she may, again have cough variant asthma, bronchitis, or a viral respiratory illness that needs to run it’s course. Use cool humidified air for comfort, allow her to drink a warm juice with honey to help suppress the cough, smash some cough drops and let her suck on small pieces, and if she is not better in a few days bring her in to her doctor. ...Read more

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I have all flu symptoms in addition to difficulty breathing and severe back pain. Is this normal for the flu?

Difficulty breathing: Acute difficulty breathing requires an urgent visit to the doc. This could indeed be the flu but if it has progressed to this stage it certainly needs evaluation. ...Read more

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Can facet ligamentoushhypertrophy mid an lower spine in 15yo cause severe Chest pain. Quick onset, popping sound, difficulty breathing?

Can facet ligamentoushhypertrophy mid an lower spine in 15yo cause severe Chest pain. Quick onset, popping sound, difficulty breathing?

Nope: Facet problems should only cause back pain. If you are having chest pain and difficulty breathing, you should proceed to the closest emergency department for evaluation. Don't delay! Feel better soon! ...Read more

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Why when I have sex after I'm done I feel severe chest pain with a lot of shortness of breath or difficulty breathing and very fast HR for few minuts?

Why when I have sex after I'm done I feel severe chest pain with a lot of shortness of breath or difficulty breathing and very fast HR for few minuts?

Angina: Until proven otherwise. In the above mentioned circumstances your symptoms should be treated seriously. I see that you already had a heart cath and I wonder what the results are. Other possibilities are arrhythmias or exercise induced asthma, among others. Definitely worth discussing your symptoms with your cardiologist. ...Read more

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Had 3 severe allergic reactions in last few yrs (swollen face + difficulty breathing).Allergist couldn't identify allergen. I carry an epi pen. Ideas?

Had 3 severe allergic reactions in last few yrs (swollen face + difficulty breathing).Allergist couldn't identify allergen. I carry an epi pen. Ideas?

Be alert: Try to identify any potential allergens, keep a list of things that do not bother you and potential culprits. Keep the Epipen (epinephrine) with you at all times. ...Read more

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I am experiencing diarrhea (quality: severe), fatigue, difficulty walking and leg pain. The following also describe me: Difficulty breathing, Vom...

I am experiencing diarrhea (quality: severe), fatigue, difficulty walking and leg pain. The following also describe me: Difficulty breathing, Vom...

Get checked asap: With your symptoms of severe diarrhea, fatigue, difficulty in walking and leg pain. And on top of that difficulty in breathing and vomiting needs to be checked asap. Go to ER as you might need IV Fluids and other treatment. So don't waste time on this site go straight to ER ...Read more

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I am experiencing headache (severity: severe), fatigue, cough (quality: barky, hoarse, or hacking sounds, chronic cough), difficulty breathing (...

I am experiencing headache (severity: severe), fatigue, cough (quality: barky, hoarse, or hacking sounds, chronic cough), difficulty breathing (...

Respiratory infectio: The most likely cause of your symptoms is a viral respiratory tract infection which generally runs its course in several days to a week. Treatment consists of rest, good fluid intake, Tylenol and cough syrup. Worrisome signs would include persistent fever, sweats, chills, chest pain, wheezing and worsening cough with purulent sputum. See your physician if you're not showing gradual improvement. ...Read more

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What could cause severe muscle weakness with degeneration, and pain. Weight loss, extreme fatigue, especially with exertion, difficulty breathing?

What could cause severe muscle weakness with degeneration, and pain. Weight loss, extreme fatigue, especially with exertion, difficulty breathing?

There are metabolic: Issues (low potassium) as well as vitamin deficiencies, hormonal imbalances and toxins or poisons that could all produce the symptoms you are expressing. You need to see a health care provider for a thorough physical examination and laboratory testing. ...Read more

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I am experiencing wheezing and difficulty breathing (severity: severe) (worsened by: lying flat) (quality: noisy) (time frame: gradual onset). I was told it was Candida Overgrowth in my lungs. An x-ray a year ago showed nothing. Sugar makes It bad!

I am experiencing wheezing and difficulty breathing (severity: severe) (worsened by: lying flat) (quality: noisy) (time frame: gradual onset). I was told it was Candida Overgrowth in my lungs. An x-ray a year ago showed nothing. Sugar makes It bad!

NeedToBeChecked: You are having severe difficulty in breathing. You should go to ER and get checked asap. This is an emergency and I don't know what you are doing on this site with your symptoms.Candida Pnumonia needs to be treated as it is a serious infection, if it is. You need an examination and xray of your chest. Don't waste time and go to the neaest ER or call 911 ...Read more

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I have form of mds-refractory anemia. Let's get into that later. Have extreme drug reactions when using a new drug-siezures difficulty breathing etc. Dr want to do pristiq/imitrex istead of pristiq/fiorocet. I'm scared of severe reaction (always low hct)

I have form of mds-refractory anemia. Let's get into that later. Have extreme drug reactions when using a new drug-siezures difficulty breathing etc. Dr want to do pristiq/imitrex istead of pristiq/fiorocet. I'm scared of severe reaction (always low hct)

Drug reaction: Refractory anemia has no impact on your question. The medications you mention usually used for migraine. any medications in the world have side effects to small percentage of the patients and the majority usually benefit from the medications. If you are afraid of the side effects, you may not be able to use any medications at all ...Read more

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GI problem seem cause my sore throat, throat clearing, feeling of lump in throat, difficulty breathing & swallow. Can it cause severe chest pain too?

Yes, reflux can: Cause significant chest pain. In fact that is the origin of the term heartburn. On the other hand, not all chest pain in people with GERD is GI in origin. If in doubt, go to ER or an urgent care, if this is unlike anything you've experienced before and is accompanied by shortness of breath, cardiac issues need to be checked for and ruled out. ...Read more

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What can cause extreme difficulty breathing?

What can cause extreme difficulty breathing?

Several: Heart (congestive heart failure, blockage of arteries)
Kidneys (fluid overload)
Lungs (COPD/ emphysema, bronchitis)
Hypertension
Anemia
Anxiety and panic attacks
Alcohol to excess and drugs of any kind.
SMOKING!!!
and also complete lack of physical fitness (being out of shape)
and several more!!! ...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. 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