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Unable To Take Deep Breaths
Unable to take deep breath or drink liquids by straw i have breathlessness on minimal exertion ctscan Pft normal is it due to lpr reflux and why?
Mgt/workup: Your symptoms warrant a further workup which may include an EKG, Cardiac Echo and 6 walk test. Your PFTs should include a total lung volumes and DLCO. If you have trouble swallowing a swallowing study with speech therapy can be performed, you may be aspirating. Other screening tests include an autoimmune workup. ...Read more
I am unable to take in deep breaths unless I try really hard. Seem to lost the function. Are my lungs damaged. Any.Other possibility?
Need full lung eval: Most of the time when you cannot take a deep breath it is because a discomfort (mainly pain) prevents you from taking a deep breath - a muscle strain, rib contusion, lung problem or gastrointestinal issues can cause this. In the absence of such issues it is rare but possible that pure motor weakness can cause you to feel this way - you need a full evaluation at a doctor's office/. ...Read more
May not be related: While possible, it's very rare that an ablation leaves a patient with any lasting symptoms afterwards. The microscopic area of heart tissue destroyed is generally far too small to be felt. In very rare cases, it's possible the procedure could initiate inflammation in the space lining the outside of the heart, which might cause pain on deep breathing or breathlessness. Again, this is very rare. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am suffering from acid reflux from past two weeks.I am unable to take a long deep breath nd chest pain, I am taking lexuride nd nexpro 40.Plz help.
I am not so sure: What the medication you mentioned are . Do you mean lexapro. Medication like Lexapro can upset stomach and causes some distress in the initial stage but will ease up later on . You may try over the counter Omeprazole , peptobismol . If symptoms persist , please see your doc. ...Read more
Sitting down my spo2 is usually at 94% but will go up if I take deep breaths or move around ie 96% , 8 months off smoke , will improve or problem ?
Not a problem...: If you are sitting down, you are not likely taking a very deep breath, especially if you are overweight. You oxygen level improves with a deep breath so you do not likely have any problems. If you have symptoms of shortness-of-breath you should get an exam by your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Oxygenation: Respiration will oxygenate your blood.Get a more detailed answer ›
Within the past few weeks, I've constantly felt the need to take deep breaths every 20-30 seconds. Is this ok?
I have a really horrible cough. And when have a coughing fit i can't breath I have to try and take deep breaths. This started after a cold.
I feel like I need to keep taking deep breaths..It happens more when I become aware. Almost like I want to yawn but take deep breaths inside - why ?
Anxiety and self-: consciousness about automatic bodily processes can temporarily interfere w/them. Please see your doc to rule out medical conditions. Yawning is similar to deep breathing in that both create a larger intake of oxygen. A clinical psychologist can help w/stress management. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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