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Doctor insights on: What Is The Best Treatment For Progressive Shortness Of Breath

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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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Treatment for shortness of breath in end stage copd?

Treatment for shortness of breath in end stage copd?

Wow: You should see a lung specialist. Usually an inhaled steroid, an anticholinergic, a long acting beta agonist and a short acting beta agonist should help. But there are many other things such as rehabilitation and prednisone. See a lung specialist.to have it fine tuned. ...Read more

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I climbed Mt.Fuji. I experienced headache and shortness of breath on the climb. Symptoms resolved after the climb. Do I currently need any treatment?

I climbed Mt.Fuji. I experienced headache and shortness of breath on the climb. Symptoms resolved after the climb. Do I currently need any treatment?

AMS: You describe acute mountain sickness which is common on when climbing mountains. Your symptoms appear to have been mild and currently resolved. If you have to climb again,pls follow all instructions given to reduce the incidence of re occurrence. If symptomatic, seek immediate medical care ...Read more

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First aid treatment for patients with haemodialysis when there is shortness of breath?

First aid treatment for patients with haemodialysis when there is shortness of breath?

Need evaluation: There might be component of coronary disease need evaluation may be BP related or arrhythmia any way need further work up. ...Read more

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Do you still have GERD after treatment? Can chest pain and shortness of breath be a symptom that your med is not working?

Do you still have GERD after treatment? Can chest pain and shortness of breath be a symptom that your med is not working?

Gerd: We don't cure gerd. Symptoms can recur or get worse. The symptoms are not specific and be those you mention. ...Read more

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Is Myxomatous of the mitral valve with minimal insuficiency, is this dangerous? Whats the treatment? Os this related to anxietyand shortness of breath

Mitral valve : Myxomatosis mitral valve is fairly commonly diagnosed with the improvement of Eco technology. Inthe present of no or minimal regurgitation the risk is small. We do know valves degenerate and care should be taken to reassess the patient from time to time. Anxiety does not effect function and shortness of breath here is usually from some other cause ...Read more

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How bad is the shortness of breath caused by pulmonary embolism? Is it so bad it needs immediate treatment?

Generally yes: There are some that are repeat and small and may cause minimal or no symptoms. Major DVT and embolism can cause sudden death with severe lung vessel obstruction and heart failure. ...Read more

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What are other alternative treatment for lung cancer with extreme shortness of breath if the oxygen treatment is not effective as it used to be?

What are other alternative treatment for lung cancer with extreme shortness of breath if the oxygen treatment is not effective as it used to be?

MORPHINE: Ask your treating oncologist or palliative care specialist for morphine. This medication can help with the sensation of shortness of breath (dyspnea). There is a liquid formulary, easier to take, absord faster. I hope this information is helpful. ...Read more

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