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What Does Shortness Of Breath Feel Like
Elephant on chest: To paraphrase supreme court potter stewart, you'll know it when you feel it. Some people describe shortness of breath as not being able to inhale deep (or deeply enough). Others describe it as if an elephant were sitting on their chest so they couldn't breathe, like someone squeezing you too tightly. You may or may not wheeze when short of breath. Go see your family doc for pulmonary function test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4 nights of extreme anxiety and insomnia. Head pain chest pain and shortness of breath. Feel like I'm going to die. Could it be impending anuerysm ?
Shotness of breath: If you are having shortness of breath due to respiratory infection, you should seek medical help asap. ...Read more
Normal: The normal limiting factor for all mammals when exercising is they reach the limit of their heart's ability to increase the supply of oxygenated blood delivered to the muscles performing exercise. As we approach this normal physiologic limit, our tissues switch from aerobic to anaerobic metabolism producing an oxygen debt which must be repaid and causes the sensation of shortness of breath. ...Read more
Yes it might: Shortness of breath has many causes, from benign - out of shape- to more severe - asthma, emphysema, congestive heart failure, etc. If a smoker who has smoked more than 1-2 packs a day for 20 yrs starts experiencing shortness of breath - should see md for exam, xray and pulmonary function tests... But ultimately stop smoking... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sob: Shortness of breath walking up hills certainly can frequently mean the person is out of shape. It can also be an early symptom of health problems. ...Read more
symptoms: Those symptoms denote you should go see the doctor and find out what's going on. ...Read more
Since some of the: Vessels that take blood to the lungs (for the blood to get more oxygen and release wastes) are blocked, the body is getting less oxygen. Whenever the body's oxygen demand increases, since there is less capacity availability in pe the body compensates by increasing the drive to breathe. We do not notice it usually, but even getting out of bed or walking a little bit requires more oxygen. ...Read more
I keep getting shortness of breath, feel faint, light headed and sharp chest pain with popping feeling (especially when leaning forward or back)?
Important symptoms: The symptoms you describe could be a pneumothorax. That is probably the worst thing it could be. It is worth it to get checked out. You should see a doctor about these symptoms soon, in the next day or so max. If your out of breath gets worse and worse, you should be seen right away. ...Read more
Can a chonditritus cause shortness of breath? Feel not really pain but pressure in upper middle chest. Ekg fine. Holter monitor fine. Blood test fine.
Yes, in a way: Costochondritis is an inflammation of the cartilage that attaches the ribs and to the breastbone. The ribs are used in the breathing process and move every time you breath. When inflamed, a person may take shorter breaths due to the pain and thus get "sob." if this persists, you may be at risk for developing a pneumonia etc, so be sure if you do not get better to see a dr. Good luck. ...Read more
Pain on my left side after I eat near rib cage, shortness of breath, feel pressure under breasts, soreness in back. Bowel movements abnormal?
No uterus, have both ovaries. Severe PMS symptoms x1wk: tender breasts then bloating, fatigue, diarrhea, shortness of breath, feel ill. What will help?
As above: Try to see u pcp for evaluation and work up. ...Read more
Jaw pain, whiplash, anxiety, arm numbness, muscle weakness, shortness of breath, feel really weak/fatigued, lack of motivation, feel faint, pleasehelp?
Wow, too complex: Mentioning whiplash suggests u had an injury? Whiplash is graded based upon the extent of "systemic symptoms". These (dizzy/faint, nausea, headaches, etc) result from unbalance sympathetic nervous system response to the "shock" of the injury. More serious injuries need to be ruled out however. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Difficulty breathing: You will feel hungry for air and as of you need more air and can't get enough. ...Read more
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
Sob: Improving symptoms depends on what is causing them. Some things can be quick some slow. The cause of the symptom dictates the response. ...Read more
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