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What To Do When You Have Shortness Of Breath
What does it mean when you have shortness of breath, fast heart rate, and a side ache when trying to get fit at 58?
Slow down: It means you're not in shape! start slowly and build yourself up slowly over weeks to months. Rome wasn't built in a day! congratulations for taking proactive steps towards better health. ...Read more
Difficulty breathing: You will feel hungry for air and as of you need more air and can't get enough. ...Read more
There are many cause: You are twenty years old and having shortness of breath.We can not tell you on this site what is causing your symptoms you need to be checked with detailed history and physical examination and some other tests including blood;urine, and if indicated xray chest, ekg and pulmonary function tests it may be from anemia, pulmonary condition like asthma;others and heart problem so make an appt and get chec. ...Read more
Short of breath: Go see a doctor and get evaluated...... ...Read more
COPD: If you smoke, particles of partially burned paper and tobacco leaves (tars) & carbon monoxide build up in your lungs. Over time, the breathing tubes & the alveolae thicken and fill with gooey fluid, decreasing the efficiency of gas exchange. So one becomes short of breath with minor activities since there's not much oxygen available to the blood. The best time to stop smoking is now. ...Read more
Maybe asthma or copd: Healthy folks should not have shortness of breath from a common cold, but those with underlying disease such as asthma and/or chronic-obstructive-pulmonary disease (COPD) can experience shortness of breath. Significant pneumonia or blood clot can do so as well, or even heart disease/failure can do too. Being 57, please consult doc for eval as it is not normal. Good luck. ...Read more
Asthma, allergies?: Shortness of breath in the morning time only could be related to allergies and asthma, specifically allergy induced asthma. Pollen is more prominent in the morning hours. Could be related to indoor allergens in you home if you are exposed at that time. Could be exercise induced if you tend to exercise in the AM. Could be due to many causes, so please see MD. ...Read more
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