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Why do I have shortness of breath if I don't have asthma?

Why do I have shortness of breath if I don't have asthma?

Short of breath: Pulmonary disease is very common, obstructive pulmonary disease is a common cause, weakness of respiratory muscles and interstitial lung disease all do the same as well as a bunch of other things; the heart is just one of many causes of sob, anemia can do it too. ...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 to do if I have shortness of breath with a cold?

What to do if I have shortness of breath with a cold?

Needs to be checked: Any time you have shortness of breath with a cold it needs to be checked as it may be complication of viral uri, like bronchitis or pnumonia and if you are asthmatic it may be an acute exacerbation of bronchial asthma. ...Read more

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Why do I still have shortness of breath after pneumonia?

Why do I still have shortness of breath after pneumonia?

Pneumonia: There is a condition called post pneumonic asthenia which can take months to resolve after pneumonia. However you should see your Doc to be checked to be sure that something else isn't going on. ...Read more

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What can I do if I have anxiety and chronic shortness of breath?

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What can I do if I have anxiety and chronic shortness of breath?

Anxiety: First, see your pcp to rule out medical causes for shortness of breath, and who can treat or refer for tx of anxiety. ...Read more

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If I have shortness of breath after short exercises do I have bronchitis?

If I have shortness of breath after short exercises do I have bronchitis?

Not necessarily...: Acute bronchitis is caused by an infection of the airways and you would have symptoms of infection. Chronic bronchitis is a form of COPD and is usually due to cigarette smoking. This, too, would have other symptoms and not just decreased exercise tolerance. See your doctor to evaluate your decreased exercise tolerance, if present. ...Read more

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I have shortness of breath and frequent yawning, what to do?

Your your PCP: I am not sure about yawning but you definitely need to see your doctor for evaluation of shortness of breath. ...Read more

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I'm having shortness of breath but only when I think about it, and I have to yawn a lot. No other symptoms but I do have a heart murmur. Related?

I'm having shortness of breath but only when I think about it, and I have to yawn a lot. No other symptoms but I do have a heart murmur. Related?

Unlikely: Symptoms of shortness of breath when you think about it, and need for yawning is unlikely to be a significant problem. I would focus upon good rest and exercise and reassess. Heart murmurs are wide and varied, and if related to shortness of breath is usually activity related. If you do have activity related shortness of breath , then you should have this reviewed with a cardiologist. ...Read more

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I have shortness of breath but my generalist, pulmonary doc, and cardiologist see nothing wrong. I have extreme stress that i cannot get rid of.. Help?

I have shortness of breath but my generalist, pulmonary doc, and cardiologist see nothing wrong. I have extreme stress that i cannot get rid of.. Help?

Anxiety: It is quite possible that it is from anxiety. If you have had a pulmonary evaluation from your lung doctor and a full check up by cardiologist and your blood count and thyroid are fine and you are not overweight and exercising, then you may have anxiety. ...Read more

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I have shortness of breath at night. Do I have asthma?

I have shortness of breath at night. Do I have asthma?

Shortness of breath: It could be cardiac or pulmonic. It could be asthma. You need to see your physician and for physical and work-up. ...Read more

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What test should I have for shortness of breath and lightheadedness?

What test should I have for shortness of breath and lightheadedness?

See doctor : Tests will depend on findings after a detailed history and physical. You should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why do I always have shortness of breathe and tied neck?

Why do I always have shortness of breathe and tied neck?

Loosen tie: If that doesn't help, get checked for reasons your windpipe might be constricted: swollen glands, allergic reactions, infection, enlarged thyroid, etc. ...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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I want to run, but I have problems with shortness of breath. Any advice?

I want to run, but I have problems with shortness of breath. Any advice?

Training: get evaluated by your doc to be sure running is ok. If cleared be sure to start gradually with walking mixed with running and gradually build up. ...Read more

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I have shortness of breath. I do not smoke. I do havr hypothyroidism. Can it be related?

Not likely related: It is not likely to be related to hypothyroidism.You need to get checked by your doctor or a pulmonary specialist, you will need examination and if indicated pulmonary function test and/or xrays etc to make a diagnosis.There can be pulmonary and cardiac causes of shortness of breath even in non smokers.If no cause is found in lungs than get a cardiovascular evaluation and tests including ekg/echoca. ...Read more

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I have chest pain, shortness of breath fainting. I mean they are sytoms then what, any suggestions?

I have chest pain, shortness of breath fainting. I mean they are sytoms then what, any suggestions?

Chest pain: You are having a lot of significant symptoms and i would recommend going to the emergency room for a cardiac workup. ...Read more

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Should I be worried if I have shortness of breath and chest pain but don't have asthma?

Should I be worried if I have shortness of breath and chest pain but don't have asthma?

Yes: Yes, and you should consult your doctor. Many other things can give you those symptoms, like reflux disease, heart disease, allergies, cancer. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I have chest pain and shortness of breath 16 year old girl?

M.D. visit: If you have shortness of breath and chest pain, you should check with your doctor. The doctor will exam you for possible causes such as asthma, infections or cardiac problems. ...Read more

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