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What causes heavy feeling lungs and shortness of breath?

What causes heavy feeling lungs and shortness of breath?

Shortness of breath: This is a symptom of not getting enough air. It can be caused by many things. If the person is normal but there isn't enough oxygen, if the person over exerts. If there isn't enough red blood cells in the blood. If the lungs don't work well, heart dysfunction, abnormal respiratory mechanics. ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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For the last 3 days Dull and sharp pain as well as heavy feeling in pelvis n lower back. Heavy feeling in lungs n shortness of breath. What is it?

For the last 3 days Dull and sharp pain as well as heavy feeling in pelvis n lower back. Heavy feeling in lungs n shortness of breath. What is it?

Needs evaluation: Your symptoms could have a number of causes, many of them warranting urgent attention. I suggest you see your doctor today or go to the emergency room for evaluation. ...Read more

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I woke up today not feeling good. Here is the symptoms. Coughing, Weight in lungs, shortness of breath, chunky dry bloody phlegm, sinus drainage, muscle ache, lethargy, lightheaded, mirgraine, and fever. Any suggestions?

I woke up today not feeling good. Here is the symptoms. Coughing, Weight in lungs, shortness of breath, chunky dry bloody phlegm, sinus drainage, muscle ache, lethargy, lightheaded, mirgraine, and fever. Any suggestions?

SEE DOCTOR ASAP: It seems you are pretty sick and may have a lower respiratory infection like Acute Bronchitis or Pnumonia and need to see your Doctor asap.If can not see Doctor go to the ER Meanwhile Drink plenty of fluids and take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen if youbdo not have allergy to it or have a stomach ulcer. You need examination and also may need Chest Xray and treatment with Antibiotics if Bacterial infection. ...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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Went to my doc for shortness of breath, and congestion feeling, she told me my lungs were clear. Any idea's. Have appt with cardio. I do have copd?

Went to my doc for shortness of breath, and congestion feeling, she told me my lungs were clear. Any idea's. Have appt with cardio. I do have  copd?

Short of breath: There are lots of possibilities and a history and physical exam and possibly other work up might be needed. From out here can't say anything specific. Be sure to talk about it and get clarity from the cardiologist. ...Read more

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Can a partially dead lung cause shortness of breath & a headache?

Can a partially dead lung cause shortness of breath & a headache?

Yes: Not sure what you mean by dead lung, but if part of it does not work for any cause, shortness of breath can result. ...Read more

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I've had a sudden shortness of breath for the past few days. I have take deep breaths but I feel like the air doesn't reach my lungs. Causes?

Many causes: check with your PCP. if no cause is found and symptoms persist think about allergy and treat the cause. To learn how treat the cause visit us at www.ehacstl.com ...Read more

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Dr says probably LPR. I have shortness of breath at times. How can I tell if LPR has caused acid in my lungs? Is this life threatening ? I'm worried

Dr says probably LPR.  I have shortness of breath at times. How can I tell if LPR has caused acid in my lungs?  Is this life threatening ? I'm worried

LPR: Treatment includes inclining the torso when sleeping, avoiding chocolate, mint, caffeine, alcohol and large meals prior to bedtime. Acid reducing drugs such as Prilosec reduce scarring. Pulmonary, ENT or GI specialist consultations may be necessary if symptoms are intractable. ...Read more

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My lungs feel heavy when breathing but no shortness of breath also i have dry cough. is this a normal sickness or should i be worried?

My lungs feel heavy when breathing but no shortness of breath also i have dry cough. is this a normal sickness or should i be worried?

See physician: Asthma can present like this, rather than with wheezing. A number of lung problems can have only a dry cough as you do. See your physician. An evaluation, including breathing tests and a chest X-ray can get to the root of the problem and proper treatment. ...Read more

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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