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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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Short of breath all the time, when reading aloud to my children I get puffed. I am 32 years old. wheezing at night?

Short of breath all the time, when reading aloud to my children I get puffed. I am 32 years old. wheezing at night?

Could be asthma: Or reactive airway disease for whatever cause such viral infection, overwieght/obesity can add to the problem, but need to rule out asthma first, check with your doctor, wish you wellness ...Read more

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I feel short of breath, specially at night, spaced out and tired all the time.?

Nocturnal dyspnea: Becoming short of breath at night is certainly not normal. It can be, among other things, a symptom of congestive heart failure which would certainly make you feel tired. Another possibility is allergic asthma triggered by your home/carpet/pet/curtains etc. Chest x-ray and breathing tests would sort out the causes. ...Read more

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Why do I feel short of breath every time I drink coffee?

Why do I feel short of breath every time I drink coffee?

Hard to : Say if it is psychological or you have some sensitivity to coffee. Stop drinking coffee. Do you wheeze when you drink coffee ...Read more

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Since 3 weeks ago I started having dizziness and a little short of breath like 6-8 times a day. I don't really know why I have this.

Could be lots of dx': can be a sign of hypertension and or heart disease could be asthma if you are a smoker could be above or emphysema could be sign of blood clots travelling to lungs could be sign of lung tumor need to see a pulmonary doctor for testing and a chest xray possible CT of the chest more benign problems like GERD can do this also ...Read more

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HR will be at 190 then in one beat drop to 170 then rise back up. Keeps happening a few times in exercise.short of breath, extreme pounding. ?

HR will be at 190 then in one beat drop to 170 then rise back up. Keeps happening a few times in exercise.short of breath, extreme pounding. ?

Don't rely on HR: monitor. These are not accurate enough to determine the rate just on beat to beat variation. If you are however experiencing extreme pounding in your chest, and are short of breath, ESPECIALLY if you feel at all woozy or weak, you should get medical attention. At 17 probably not worrisome, but never can be sure. Avoid extreme exercise until this is done. And don't diet. ...Read more

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I would like to know what kind of energy drinks I can take to help me with my jogging.I smoke too.And some times I run short of breath.?

I would like to know what kind of energy drinks I can take to help me with my jogging.I smoke too.And some times I run short of breath.?

Caffeine: Has a small increase in short term performance. However, this is likely counteracted by the negative effects of smoking. Your single greatest improvement will likely come from smoking cessation as will your best risk reduction. ...Read more

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