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What is the best way to manage a cancer patient who is experiencing shortness of breath while sitting upright?

What is the best way to manage a cancer patient who is experiencing shortness of breath while sitting upright?

Complicated: There needs to be more detail to answer this. What type of cancer, coexisting diseases. If shortness of breath is worse sitting up than lying flat, this suggests liver disease. This is best answered by seeing a doctor and having a full medical exam. ...Read more

Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more


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What is the best treatment for difficulty moving ajoint?

What is the best treatment for difficulty moving ajoint?

Joint movement: Lack of motion can come from tight capsule, loose bodies, internal tears, joint effusion from arthritis or synovitis. Also inadequate muscle function from a stroke, neuromuscular disorder, nerve problems, fracture, dislocation, or injury should be entertained. Spinal problems can caused referred limb weakness. Tailor the treatment after you find the specific cause. Stretch & pt can help. ...Read more

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What is the best remedy for shortness of breath/difficulty breathing?

Check-up: If you're having true shortness of breath and not just anxiety, then a check-up is needed to find the cause. Some causes are lung problems, heart problems, poor conditioning or anemia. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat wheezing and trouble breathing that occur after a nasty cold?

What is the best way to treat wheezing and trouble breathing that occur after a nasty cold?

Wheezing with cold : If you have asthma and are wheezing you need to use your rescue inhaler. Some viral infections, however can cause reactive airways and may cause you to wheeze even if you do not have asthma, in that case you need t o see your doctor to give you a bronchodilator. You may aslo trya steam vaporiser and soem liquid vicks in the vaporiser to make your breathing easier. ...Read more

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When the sun sets, taking my breath becomes very difficult, due to lock in the airway in my nose, what are the causes and what is the treatment?

When the sun sets, taking my breath becomes very difficult, due to lock in the airway in my nose, what are the causes and what is the treatment?

Nasal allergies: You may have nasal allergies and they tend to get worse at night, especially if they are indoor allergies. Get tested by an allergist to find the cause. ...Read more

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What can explain pain in the epigastrum that is worst after lying down for a while, e.g. after a sleep? Is it IBS?

What can explain pain in the epigastrum that is worst after lying down for a while, e.g. after a sleep? Is it IBS?

GERD: It sounds more like gastroesophageal reflux. Try taking a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) like nexium, (esomeprazole) zantac or prevacid. Take it once a day at night and also see your doctor for more information and an evaluation. ...Read more

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Sir, when I go to sleep or take rest I feel like legs are pulling or uncomfortable. What is the reason for this & what is the remedy?

Sir, when I go to sleep or take rest I feel like legs are pulling or uncomfortable.  What is the reason for this & what is the remedy?

Restless leg: You may have Restless Leg Syndrome. It can be treated with medication. If you notice that moving your legs relieve the feeling or it gets better when you get up and move around. You most likely have this problem. Most people notice the feeling starts in the evenings when they are trying to res or sleep. You should see your health care provider. ...Read more

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What is the possible problem and what solution for his case? 2y/o sweating while sleeping/nap back is cold to touch.

What is the possible problem and what solution for his case? 2y/o sweating while sleeping/nap back is cold to touch.

Night sweat?: If your child is sickly, coughs a lot and sweats at night, you should take him to the doctor and get checked for tuberculosis. However, if he is well otherwise, has no other symptoms and is growing normally, has normal activities, he may be sweating during his sleep because he is dressed too warmly, moves around a lot in his sleep, so he would be sweating from the activity. No problem then. ...Read more

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What is it called when the veins and muscles in your neck stand out because having severe trouble breathing?

What is it called when  the veins and muscles in your neck stand out because  having severe trouble breathing?

Dyspnea: Distended neck veins and muscles denote struggling to get breaths in and such respiratory distress needs evaluation by a physician as soon as possible. If this dyspnea goes on too long, fatigue and respiratory failure develop. ...Read more

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There is a tightness of the chest when i try to sleep and when awake. Please help?

There is a tightness of the chest when i try to sleep and when awake. Please help?

Please seek prompt: Medical evaluation for these symptoms. This is an issue that can't be managed over the internet. Take care. ...Read more

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What is best treatment for difficulty rising from chair?

What is best treatment for difficulty rising from chair?

Rising: Difficulty rising from a chair may be the result of many different problems. It may be the result of weakness in your legs weakness in your back, or upper extremity weakness. More specifics would be helpful. Do you have pain and do you have a specific area that is preventing you from rising from the chair? Apart from weakness pain may also cause difficulty in allowing you to rise from a chair. ...Read more

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When taking a deep breath or yawning, the intake's not satisfying. This isn't the case when just waking up, after relaxing, or lying on side. Why?

You've answered: You experience "air hunger" only when aware. If really worried get a finger "pulse ox" which measures the amount of oxygen at any moment.Bet yours is normal. ...Read more

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My asthma is particularly bad this time of year, and makes it hard to sleep. What is the best position to sleep in to reduce coughing and wheezing?

My asthma is particularly bad this time of year, and makes it hard to sleep. What is the best position to sleep in to reduce coughing and wheezing?

Uncontrolled asthma: if you have difficulty sleeping in any position and you are asthmatic, you need to be evaluated, it might not be your lungs though, at any rate, elevating your head would help some, but that's not the way to deal with your uncontrolled asthma, see your doctor, good luck ...Read more

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What is the best sleeping position for babies with cold and cough?

What is the best sleeping position for babies with cold and cough?

On their back: Sleeping on the back with the head slightly elevated. You can use a folded towel underneath the head end of the mattress (not directly under the baby's head like a pillow.). ...Read more

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Pain inbetween the chest and im breastfeeding its causing difficulty to sleep sideways only option is to face down?

Pain inbetween the chest and im breastfeeding its causing difficulty to sleep sideways only option is to face down?

Chest pain need dr : I am worried about this pain. No fever or chills. No redness on the brest itself? You need to see a doctor for unexplained chest pain can be a problem. It is most likely chest wall pain in the absence of other symptoms but you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment to?Prevent from sleeping talking and sleep walking?

What is the best treatment to?Prevent from sleeping talking and sleep walking?

Yes: Sleepwalking is usually harmless. However, people can get into trouble by wandering out of their home, falling, running into things. If disturbed during the incident, individuals can become agitated. Sometimes, an underlying sleep problem like sleep apnea or leg twitches (periodic limb movements) can trigger the events. There are behavioral methods in addition to medication. See a doctor. ...Read more

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What is the permanent treatment of breath problem. Breath problem cause when caught cold, going up in stairs, running or any kind of heavy work.

What is the permanent treatment of breath problem. Breath problem cause when caught cold, going up in stairs, running or any kind of heavy work.

Likely none: There is no such things as permanent. Cause of breathing problems may arise from lung, heart or other organs. The symptoms may be controlled with treatment, but there is no permanent fix. Good luck! ...Read more

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What might be the cause of the rapid breathing and profuse perspiration when I stand a long time?

What might be the cause of the rapid breathing and profuse perspiration when I stand a long time?

Is it very hot?: If you are not out standing in high heat or humidity then that warrants a trip to the doctor. You should be able to stand without sweating and having to breath rapidly. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Difficulty Breathing (Definition)

If you are having difficulty breathing, you feel as though you are able to get enough air in, or get air out. Your oxygen ...Read more


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