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What types of things cause shortness of breath in nonasthmatic teen?

What types of things cause shortness of breath in nonasthmatic teen?

Normal or not?: Since everybody becomes short of breath with exertion, it should first be determined if this is normal. Valvular and congenital heart disease, and various non-asthmatic lung diseases cause pathological breathlessness. Specific cardiac examples include: rheumatic heart disease (mitral stenosis), dilated or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and a large variety of congenital defects. ...Read more

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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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What are the causes of shortness of breath?

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

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What are the possible causes of shortness of breath?

Many possibilities: You're taking albuterol so asthma & copd/emphysema come to mind. Pleural effusion & pulmonary embolism, too. Bronchitis & pneumonia. Heart attack & heart failure. Abnormal heart rhythm. Pneumothorax. If that's not enough, check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/shortness-of-breath/my00119/dsection=causes. Check w/your doc for thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the causes of asthma? Can GERD contribute to? I'm often short of breathe.

What are the causes of asthma? Can GERD contribute to? I'm often short of breathe.

Multiple: There are several possible causes of asthma symptoms, including infection, allergy, and exercise. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) can certainly trigger asthma symptoms as well. ...Read more

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What is the most common cause of clubbing nails with shortness of breath, chest pain, high heart rate?

What is the most common cause of clubbing nails with shortness of breath, chest pain, high heart rate?

Clubbing: describes the bulbous, clublike deformation of the distal portion of the fingers and toes resulting from connective-tissue proliferation.Clubbing may be hereditary , ie, primary hypertrophic osteoarthropathy, but, more often, it is acquired and is associated with a number of infectious, inflammatory, neoplastic, and vascular disorders. it may occur with several lung diseases . Ref:Medscape ...Read more

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What are three respiratory diseases that cause shorteness of breath?

What are three respiratory diseases that cause shorteness of breath?

Multiple: This is a question that has a long answer. Common causes include but are not limited to are COPD ( chronic bronchitis, emphysema) asthma, bronchiectasis, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension and list goes on. Secondary causes of dyspnea include congestive heart failure, anemia, hiatal hernia, musculoskeletal weakness from neuropathy or myopathy, diaphragm dysfunction or paralysis etc. ...Read more

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What type of cancer could cause hip,back,body aches,short of breath and fatigue?

What type of cancer could cause hip,back,body aches,short of breath and fatigue?

Not Cancer: It is highly unlikely that those symptoms are related to any type of cancer. I suggest a general examination and getting a general blood test including a Western Blot test for Lyme. Often our physical symptoms are related to other stresses in our life, as well, so it would be a good opportunity to assess those. ...Read more

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What is cause of shortness of breath?

Many causes: Shortness of breath has many potential causes, many benign but some serious. If associated with other symptoms or progressive, professional medical assessment is prudent. Blood tests (looking for anemia, etc.), cardiac and pulmonary abnormalities can be sorted out fairly easily. Then the underlying causes for those abnormalities can be sought. Psychological causes can be responsible as well. ...Read more

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What kinds of diseases can cause shortness of breath, besides heart related and blood clot issues?

What kinds of diseases can cause shortness of breath, besides heart related and blood clot issues?

Many: Shortness of breath (sob) can be a symptom of many conditions other than heart and blood clot issues. Pulmonary conditions are a major example, ...Asthma, reactive airway disease, copd, bronchitis, pneumonia, etc, anxiety can even cause sob. If you're sob, see a dr. For an eval and work up. (if you smoke, stop). Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of breathlessness in a non smoker if asthma and COPD ruled out?

What are the possible causes of breathlessness in a non smoker if asthma and COPD ruled out?

Breathless: If your handle means you are 53yo think about your heart or how in shape you are; if breathlessness continues see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the different signs of bronchitis and pneumonia in toddlers?

What are the different signs of bronchitis and pneumonia in toddlers?

Bronchitis is viral: Bacterial bronchitis really nonexistent in kids. Bronchitis is just a way of saying chest cold. Same virus that causes a cold, but it involves upper airway between lungs & vocal cords. Treated the same way: rest & patience. Pneumonia is also usually viral in kids, but can also be bacterial. Warning signs: prolonged high fever, labored breathing, marked inactivity. Type of cough is unimportant. ...Read more

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What kinda lung dieses cause shortness of breath besides lung cancer. No other sytoms but shortness of and some chest pain can this be inflammtion?

Sure: Many lung conditions can cause shortness of breath, for example asthma, reactive airway disease, bronchitis, various respiratory infections, pneumonia, etc. At your age, inflammation and a possible viral or bacterial infection would be statistically most likely, nut get an evaluation to be safe and properly diagnosed. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are some of the bad causes of severe GERD (acid reflux) in teens?!

What are some of the bad causes of severe GERD (acid reflux) in teens?!

TYPES OF FOOD YOU AR: Maybe due to excessive amounts acidic or spicey foods. ...Read more

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Constant shortness of breath all day and tightness in chest for 4 to 5 without any history of lung and heart disease. anxiety cause all day dyspnea?

Constant shortness of breath all day and tightness in chest   for 4 to 5 without any history of lung and heart disease. anxiety cause all day dyspnea?

Dyspnea d/t anxiety: While anxiety can certainly cause shortness of breath, and you point out you've had no cardiac or pulmonary problems in the past, but do have a history of anxiety -- it's also important to remember that anxiety is a diagnosis of exclusion. See your primary, esp if you have any assoc sxs like cough, fever. With medical causes ruled out, it would be time to pursue a more robust anxiety treatment. ...Read more