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Dr. Luis Villaplana
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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


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Can you tell me is shortness of breath a sign of chest congestion?

Can you tell me is shortness of breath a sign of chest congestion?

Many causes: There are many possible causes of shortness of breath, e.g. Lung disease, heart disease, anemia, etc. History, physical exam, labs, x-ray and other imaging would help differentiate the cause. You should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Is shortness of breath an early HIV sign? I always use a condom to have sex.

Is shortness of breath an early HIV sign? I always use a condom to have sex.

HIV Infection: Nope. Absolutely not. Hiv infection is like getting the worst flu of your life...Muscle aches, fatigue and maybe a pale red body rash. But, remember many people do not feel anything out of sorts when they get infected with hiv. If there is an accident or a high risk exposure remember that infection can be prevented in many cases. One must act within 72 hours of an exposure to prevent infection. ...Read more

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Can shortness of breath be a sign of serious problem?

Can shortness of breath be a sign of serious problem?

Yes: It can...Either lung or heart or both...Recommend a discussion with a physician who can take a complete history & physical & hopefully improve or eliminate your symptoms. ...Read more

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I was just diagnosed with Pseudonormalization but show no signs of shortness of breath etc. my BP was 140;s over 90's is that the cause? im 49.

Probably : Psudonoalisation of mitral inflow pattern refers to changes in LV relaxation physiology most likely secondary to excess BP. At your age, BP control is treatment of choice... Either lifestyle changes and/or medication. Findings can normalize over time with BP control. ...Read more

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Can shortness of breath be a sign of pregnancy?

Can shortness of breath be a sign of pregnancy?

Pregnancy: sometimes extra progesterone can cause shortness of breath as well as fluid retention and eventually the abdomen putting pressure on the lungs can all cause shortness of breath. Anemia can do it as well. ...Read more

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Is it necessarily a bad sign if I have shortness of breath during exercise?

Not a bad sign: No shortness of breath in an otherwise healthy individual would be related to level of fitness as you get into better condition you will likely be able to exercise longer and at a higher intensity than before without getting short of breath. ...Read more

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Itchy skin, shortness of breath signs of anxiety?

Itchy skin, shortness of breath signs of anxiety?

Anxiety: Anxiety, stress can cause somatic, immunologic symptoms such as itchy skin, rash, shortness of breath, but please rule out medical causes first. ...Read more

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My daughter complains of shortness of breath and dizziness but, ?Subsides when she sits down could this be a sign of asthma, how can I have her tested

My daughter complains of shortness of breath and dizziness but, ?Subsides when she sits down could this be a sign of asthma, how can I have her tested

Short of breath: An allergy and immunologist or a pediatric pulmonologist could do testing. Pft's along with the history and physical could diagnose any possible asthma. Best wishes. ...Read more