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Can shortness of breath occur from a muscle strain in my ribcage from weight-lifting?

Can shortness of breath occur from a muscle strain in my ribcage from weight-lifting?

Yes: If it hurts to breathe, we become much more aware of our breathing and this translates into a feeling of shortness of breath. Try some ibuprofen. If the pain improves and if you become distracted, the sensation should disappear. If it doesn't, you should be examined for other causes - eg collapsed lung (which is rare but does happen sometimes). ...Read more

Weight Lifting (Definition)

Weight lifting refers to the activity of lifting weights, or using resistance bands, pulley systems, or similar resistance apparatus to increase muscle mass or to tone the body. This can either be done competitively or as a ...Read more


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Dr Jon Michel, thanks & I have had symptoms of shortness of breath with exertion (weightlifting) usually recover @ 30 min. Cannot get HR past 132. Y?

Dr Jon Michel, thanks & I have had symptoms of shortness of breath with exertion (weightlifting) usually recover @ 30 min. Cannot get HR past 132. Y?

Shortness of breath: Shortness of breath, which persists for 30 minutes is a symptom of cardiac exertion. If you are in good condition and you cannot get your heart rate above 132 with this presentation, I advise that you discontinue weight lifting until you have had a full cardiac evaluation. You can continue exercise without lifting as long as you do not become short of breath, keeping your pulse under 120. ...Read more

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) can a mild weight gain cause mild shortness of breath?

) can a mild weight gain cause mild shortness of breath?

Yes: Weight gain is a common cause of shortness of breath. Moreover, we often gain weight when we're more sedentary. Just a couple of weeks of reduced activity will impair our physical conditioning so that previously tolerated exercise now makes us winded until we work back into shape. ...Read more

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When I lift weights and squeeze and focus I get shortness of breath after my set. Takes a while to catch my breath. I'm in shape. Possible causes?

When I lift weights and squeeze and focus I get shortness of breath after my set. Takes a while to catch my breath. I'm in shape. Possible causes?

Sevral possibilities: Try using a rescue inhaler after your workout (albuterol) to see if that helps. If not, testing for anemia and arrhythmia (holter monitoring) are indicated. You list echo and stress echo - I presume they're normal? Pulmonary function testing might reveal the problem. Have you had a chest x-ray? ...Read more

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Can LPR reflux cause shortness of breath on mild exertion echo. Xray pft CBP thyroid are normal weight is ideal no asthama?

Can LPR reflux cause shortness of breath on mild exertion echo. Xray pft CBP thyroid are normal weight is ideal no asthama?

GERD?: Gastroesophageal reflux or GERD (is that what you mean by lpr reflux?) can cause aspiration and bronchospasm. The refluxing acid can trickle down the airways (aspiration) & cause them to spasm. You can then get shortness of breath, wheezing & cough. If you are having these symptoms, then do discuss this with your primary medical provider or specialist because help is available. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Bending over causes shortness of breath?

Yes it can: Because it changes the mechanics of your chest cavity. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What causes shortness of breath while singing besides high chest breathing?

What causes shortness of breath while singing besides high chest breathing?

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

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What causes shortness of breath during c-section?

What causes shortness of breath during c-section?

Could be many reaso: Reasons, many not serious, some more serious what did your OB say you need to ask your OB as your OB knows you, your situation and your medical history. ...Read more

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What causes shortness of breath the day after drinking alcohol?

What causes shortness of breath the day after drinking alcohol?

Sob: Many possibilities some depend on how much alcohol you drank the day before and what your general physical and cardiovascular condition is. Did you aspirate? ...Read more

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If LPR don't cause asthma like symptoms? Thn why it causes shortness of breath

If LPR don't cause asthma like symptoms? Thn why it causes shortness of breath

Something else: I had already mentioned vocal cord dysfunction from lpr as a potential cause. But you need to rule out other factors too and getting a lung function test would be the least you can do. ...Read more

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Could smoking weed causes shortness of breath?

Yes: Yes, both short term and long term use can do this. Especially if you have asthma or COPD (emphysema). Just don't do it if you get short of breath when you do it. Chronically, (no pun intended) it can cause other problems as well. ...Read more

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What causes shortness of breath and elevated pulse rate, but blood oxygen is ok?

What causes shortness of breath and elevated pulse rate, but blood oxygen is ok?

SOB: Shortness of breath is a physical sensation of increased work of breathing, it can happen with normal po2, pulse goes up with exercise, it isn't unusual for both things to happen together when exercising. ...Read more

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For the past 5 years I've had silicone-like balls productve cough. My lungs feel heavy. Laughin or cardio provokes it and causes shortness of breath.

For the past 5 years I've had silicone-like balls productve cough. My lungs feel heavy. Laughin or cardio provokes it and causes shortness of breath.

Please follow up: This may be caused by a number of conditions. I would suggest a chest radiograph and a review of your asthma. A virtual appt is available online Healthtap. Com/DosanjhMD Code : NCYHPZ ...Read more

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Asthma bothers me during exercise, even the least activity causes shortness of breath and tightness in my chest, not just cardio exercises.

Asthma bothers me during exercise, even the least activity causes shortness of breath and tightness in my chest, not just cardio exercises.

Uncontrolled asthma: We don't know what type of asthma you have? At any rate you are still suffering, you need to be evaluated by an allergist/immunologist for better asthma control, meanwhile, if you exercise regularly you need to take a bronchodilator inhaler right before exercise, albuterol (ventolin), call this no in Cairo for an appointment with an allergist/immunologist if you wish, 0122-279-6437, good luck ...Read more

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Causes shortness of breath and heavy/difficulty breathing? No heart or any health problems, had anxiety but I don't feel anxious, been going to therapi

Causes shortness of breath and heavy/difficulty breathing? No heart or any health problems, had anxiety but I don't feel anxious, been going to therapi

If your doc has: Ruled out or is treating medical conditions you can focus on treating the anxiety. Take a look at www. Relaxationresponse. Org It provides simple techniques to help. Concern about breathing and having enough air is fairly common w/anxiety. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Smoker with anxiety symptoms. Cough mucus short of breath. Heard quitting causes shortness of breath. I ALREADY can't breathe. Nervous to try.

Smoker with anxiety symptoms. Cough mucus short of breath. Heard quitting causes shortness of breath. I ALREADY can't breathe. Nervous to try.

You can quit: There's a rarely mentioned fact I know: The smoking breath pattern - In, Hold, Exhale (fully, slowly) thru lips - is very, very good for you. That pattern alone can lower BP (for awhile) and makes you feel really good. When smokers quit, they lose this advantage. Some of the distress is due to this. You can win by continuing to do the breath pattern w/out the cigarette! 'Smoke' w/out cigarettes! ...Read more

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Dysautonomia causes shortness of breath at rest, lungs n heart healthy. Is it worth trying oxygen?

Dysautonomia causes shortness of breath at rest, lungs n heart healthy. Is it worth trying oxygen?

Oxygen?: I would discuss this with your team. Firs question is does oxygen in blood get low during SOB. If not then O2 will not likely help. ...Read more

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Shortness Of Breath (Definition)

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