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Doctor insights on: Why Am I Short Of Breath All The Time

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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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Why am i so achy all of the time?

Why am i so achy all of the time?

More info needed: I am sorry but this is a very general symptom and there are no other details. Can't provide a helpful response with the information available. Consider re-asking the question with pertinent info or consulting with your physician. Take care. ...Read more

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Why am i all of a sudden horny all the time?

What changed? : The way you describe it, it sounds like it's out of the blue. There are normal ups and downs in terms of physical libido. Did something in your life change emotionally? The possibilities are endless, in terms of why you are experiencing a spike in your libido from a psychological perspective. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why am i so short tempered & nasty all of the time? What can I do to change this?

Why am i so short tempered & nasty all of the time? What can I do to change this?

Jue Yin: Not sure. Intraditional chinese medicine people can be described using various categories called strucutral biopsychotypes. This sounds much like jue yin. Are you like a snarling dog if you don't get exercise? If the answer is yes- then it is important that you get aerobic activity every day. This will help to keep you in balance & bring out your positives rather than your negatives. ...Read more

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What does in mean when u get short of breath and ur right hand goes tingles? Not evertime i get short of breath just almost every time

What does in mean when u get short of breath and ur right hand goes tingles? Not evertime i get short of breath just almost every time

Probably not serious: Not likely to mean any significant cardiopulmonary issues. May be as simple as hyperventilation syndrome, but if it's progressive and associated with being lightheaded, talk to your physician just to cover the bases. Suspect you're fine and will do well with reassurance. ...Read more

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Why am i short of breath while on oxygen?

Various: If you have an active infection or other inflammatory process in your lungs, you may still be short of breath. If your oxygen saturation while wearing oxygen is below 90%, you may need higher flow or a different delivery system. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have asthma why do I feel short of breath in the morning and night before i go to bed and during the day is it because i'm not taking my controller?

I have asthma why do I feel short of breath in the morning and night before i go to  bed and during the day is it because i'm not taking my controller?

Possibly: If you have been diagnosid with persistent asthma and you are not taking your controller, this can definietly be a cause. Tghere may some allergen trigger in your bedroom or house (cat or dog?) or where you work or go to school in the day? Look into it and if you were prescribed a controller- use it! ...Read more

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I am really tired and weak mostly all of the time. What can cause this constant fatigue?

I am really tired and weak mostly all of the time. What can cause this constant fatigue?

Fatigue: Several, from central causes such as mental stress or lack of sleep or boredom, anemias, vitamin deficiencies, depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, substance abuse, fibromyalgia, infections, to name a few. Recommend workup by your pcp. ...Read more

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I feel shortness of breath all day. I get out of breath when I do almost anything. Is this anxiety?

I feel shortness of breath all day. I get out of breath when I do almost anything. Is this anxiety?

Possible, but you..: It is certainly possible that significant anxiety can make you feel as though you are out of breath, but you look into this further. Ther are other causes such as asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulm disease, emphysema etc..It seems that your sob is interfering with your daily activities and so i suggest you consult your doc for an evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi I have a lot of shortness of breath followed by a pumping head, nausea and headaches. Im tired all the time do you know the cause of this please?

Hi I have a lot of shortness of breath followed by a pumping head, nausea and headaches. Im tired all the time do you know the cause of this please?

Many causes: The causes are too numerous to count. You could have anything from anemia, renal disease, chronic infection, collagen vascular disease, fibromyalgia, tension headache, migraine, and on and on. We need much more information and some selective tests. I urge you to see your regular doctor to begin the process. ...Read more

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Why am I short of breath when third trimester?

Short of breath: There are several reasons but primarily the growing fetus is putting pressure on your diaphragm so it sometimes feels difficult to take a deep breath. You are also carrying more weight than usual so it takes more work. Finally the expanded blood volume makes your heart have to work harder pumping the extra volume. ...Read more

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Dear Doctor, I feel tired every day despite of long hours of sleep I take. I feel headaches and sleepy during the time of working. What is the cause ?

Dear Doctor,

I feel tired every day despite of long hours of sleep I take. I feel headaches and sleepy during the time of working. What is the cause ?

Fatigue: If you are getting plenty of sleep and are still tired you need to find out the reason for that. You MAY be anemic or need better nutrition. Please see your doctor. He/she may do some blood tests to help you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I am getting bad breath during the day and especially towards the end. What can I expect?

I am getting bad breath during the day and especially towards the end. What can I expect?

Easy Fix: See a dentist. A proper diagnosis is the key to a successful treatment. See your dentist for Halimeter test, diagnosis and bad breath treatment that depends on its cause. Good luck. ...Read more

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27F and 240lbs. I have a warm feeling in the left side of chest and feeling of short of breathe. What should I do I just came from er?

27F and 240lbs. I have a warm feeling in the left side of chest and feeling of short of breathe. What should I do I just came from er?

Uncertain it could b: i'm uncertain it could be abdominal. In your abdomen you have intestines, but there are other organs near to it. There is also a problem with gas in your large intestine that can cause I assume the emergency room did not find any heart problems. You need to go into this fully with your physician and look for things on the left side of the chest and abdomen that may be causing this type of problem. ...Read more

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What to do when am having short of breath n chest pain?

What to do when am having short of breath n chest pain?

Local doctor or ER: It is hard to give you advise when we don't know your age, risk factor, and examination. Shortness of breath and chest pain can go together as in heart failure or heart attack. It can be two separate diseases that happens to go together in your case as in asthma, COPD together with a reflux disease. If chest pain is severe, go to the ER. ...Read more

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Why am I experiencing shortness of breath just walking around the block today, when I don't have problems before?

Why am I experiencing shortness of breath just walking around the block today, when I don't have problems before?

Complex answer: You could be overexerting yourself for your present physical condition, or you could have new onset of heart or lung disease, such as coronary artery disease, asthma, copd, or heart failure. You could also have a respiratory infection. Go see your doctor. ...Read more