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Why Am I So Tired And Short Of Breath Just Walking A Short Distance
On walking short distances I tend to get short breathed and feels like my heart is pounding. is this some thing I should worry about?
Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more
Smoke 6menthols a day for 10yrs. Been getting really short of breath lately. Even if im standing still. Short of breath and chest pain! what's wrong?
I am tired, out of breath, irritable and thirsty, what might this be? I get a little winded with simple moving, like up 1 flight of stairs, i feel burning in my quads walking short distances as if i were skiing alot. I seem to get more thirsty near the e
Your : Your symptoms could be indicative of many issues.The shortness of breath with simple moving and exertion is a worrisome sign of a cardiac issue or respiratory issue ( i.e. Heart disease and asthma). The burning in your quads can be a sign of dehyration or Lactic Acid build up; and the increased thirst can be a sign of diabetes. The bottom line here is to have a complete physical, and appropriate diagnostic testing as deemed necessary by your doctor. I hope you find answers soon. Best of luck. ...Read more
Medical eval pronto: If this is new, do not wait - seek medical evaluation. Extreme fatigue and shortness of breath could be related to a cardiac or other serious medical condition. ...Read more
Why when i move for a short time i get tired and i start brathing fast as if am running from a long time?
While doing nothing, or just talking I feel short of breath. However, when I exercise I have plenty of oxygen, why?
Shortness of breath: Shortness of breath at rest, but improved with activity is often due to anxiety. You absolutely need to see a physician to rule out any major medical issues, but if all appears normal on physical examination, often times anxiety is found to be the culprit. You need to discuss this with your primary care physician as soon as possible. ...Read more
My heart feel so weak and tired that when i talk for few minutes i get tired and run short of breath and sometimes i fail to walk and sometimes i fal?
Shortness of breath: Shortness of breath with mild exertion could be due to Anemia, heart or lung disease. Given your age and gender, anemia is likely, but you need to be evaluated as soon as possible. I recommend you go to the nearest ER unless your primary doctor can see you right away. ...Read more
Deconditioned?: Or a medical problem, if not improving seek help from your doc. ...Read more
Why am i still having trouble breathing about 2 hours after my run? The run felt pretty good. Chest is tight and having a hard time taking deep breath
I have a cough, not constant, and sometimes I get short of breath and light headed with the cough. I get tired quickly when doing something?
Complicated dyspnea: Shortness of breath relates to the work of breathing as well as oxygenation. COPD when severe enough to need oxygen likely is associated with significant increase in the work of moving air into and out of the lungs. If still short of breath on oxygen there may still low oxygen in the blood stream or the work of getting enough into the blood stream may be causing the shortness of breath. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Being fit runner, for last 2wks i get short of breath and wheezing early in every run; have to walk. No symptoms resting. Should i give it time?
Sometimes I feel as if my heart is skipping a beat, itll feel really shallow for a second and I feel short of breath. Is this normal?
See your doctor: I would recommend seeing your physician.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have POTS and Lupus how come I can now run 2 miles on a jog but I still get short of breath going up flights of stairs?
It's your POTS: Your ability to run 2 miles suggests that SLE is not affecting your heart or lungs. POTS often presents with shortness of breath &/or palpitations, more common at the beginning of exercise. You require a more lengthly warm-up, hard to provide when going up the stairs. If this symptom is excessively bothersome, you may benefit from low to moderate dose beta blocker such as metoprolol or nadolol ...Read more
After a bad throat inf. When bending down, or hoovering i get very dizzy, short of breath and have feeling of faint.I am on distonocalm and atarax (hydroxyzine)?
Dehydration: Possible causes of these symptoms include dehydration and sedation. To check ones state of hydration, take blood pressure sitting and standing; if BP falls to less that 100 systolic upon standing, dehydration is more likely. Sedating medications could also cause these symptoms. ...Read more
I've been feeling short of breath latley but when i run and take long walks i feel fine. I've checked my pulse and its normal even when i'm breathless?
Here and there I feel faint just standing up cooking I'm 23 weeks and I'm also getting short of breath when walking up the steps why is this happening?
May just be pregnant: Assuming that the 23 week refers to your gestational status, the symptoms you describe may be related to the enlarging uterus impeding blood return to your heart when changing positions, thus creating the symptoms you describe. It would be important to make sure that your BP is OK and that you are not gaining excessive weight with the pregnancy. Talk to your ob-gyn or primary care MD about this. ...Read more
I get winded very easily by walking up stairs or walking fast I am pretty fit and I am healthy weight but I do have asthma how can I make the shortened of breath go away?
Asthma control: Your shortness of breath may be a sign of uncontrolled asthma. If you are not already taking a daily medication, it may be time for one. If the asthma is well controlled and you continue to experience shortness of breath, other causes should be investigated by your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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