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Going for a pulmonary test- am having some breathing problems. When ativan (lorazepam) peaks at 2 hours thats when it occurs.Could i be aggravating asthma ?

Going for a pulmonary test- am having some breathing problems. When ativan (lorazepam) peaks at 2 hours thats when it occurs.Could i be aggravating asthma ?

Yes, it could be: Benzodiazepines, including lorazepam, may depress central nervous system respiratory drive and are contraindicated in severe respiratory failure. An example would be the inappropriate use to relieve anxiety associated with acute severe asthma. www.wikipedia.com before taking ativan, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have: asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseor other breathing problems.Www. Drugs.Com. ...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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My sister had a heart surgery the outcame was good but now she has fluids in her lungs. And also breathing problems?

My sister had a heart surgery the outcame was good but now she has fluids in her lungs. And also breathing problems?

See surgeon: How long ago? What operation? Valve may have failed- coronary graft may have obstructed other complications are possible but frequently fixable! ...Read more

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I have weird itching sensations in my lungs (not on my skin) and a bad dry cough, but no sinus or breathing problems. Never had allergies or asthma.

I have weird itching sensations in my lungs (not on my skin) and a bad dry cough, but no sinus or breathing problems. Never had allergies or asthma.

You need to be: examined/have your chest listened to. It sounds like you could be wheezing. Even without a history of asthma or allergies, it is possible to have them now. It also could be a sign of bronchitis or pneumonia, so please call your doctor and get checked. ...Read more

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Will TB scars cause breathing problems? Is oxygen therapy needed? In future when i conceive will it effect my lungs?

Will TB scars cause breathing problems? Is oxygen therapy needed? In future when i conceive will it effect my lungs?

Lung scars: While lung scars do decrease the alveolar total space and cause fibrosis, their effect is still dependent on the lung function. If you have an adequate lung function as seen in pft and dlco, you should not have much problem. ...Read more

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What is meant by my pulmonar doctor telling me my chest tightness and lung pain and breathing problems is due to ischemia of the lung?

What is meant by my pulmonar doctor telling me my chest tightness and lung pain and breathing problems  is due to ischemia of the lung?

Shrinking lungs : Your lungs are shrivelling up. If you're still smoking stop if not don't start again. Go have another chest x-ray and see your lung dr about solutions to make you comfortable. ...Read more

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How do I know if breathing difficulty means having a heart problem or respiratory problem?

How do I know if breathing difficulty means having a heart problem or respiratory problem?

This can be: Difficult for expert internists to discern, and may require testing of pulmonary and cardiovascular systems. First step is history and physical. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Sometimes I get pains in my lungs and have difficulty breathing in bed, but am fine when up, what could it be?

Sometimes I get pains in my lungs and have difficulty breathing in bed, but am fine when up, what could it be?

Should be evaluated: It is necessary for such symptoms to be evaluated in clinic; a full history and a physical exam and any testing as needed should provide an answer in your specific case. In general, some of the most important reasons for shortness of breath while lying down at night include congestive heart failure and obstructive sleep apnea. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Difficulty Breathing (Definition)

Chest dyspnea is a feeling of being short of breath, a feeling of not being able to fully expand the chest wall, such as due to pain after a ...Read more


Dr. Govind Sharma
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Breathing Difficulty (Definition)

Breathing difficulty can be caused by problems anywhere within the airways, from the bottom of the lungs to problems at ...Read more