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Why Do I Have A Shortness Of Breath
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
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?
See doctor : Tests will depend on findings after a detailed history and physical. You should see your doctor. ...Read more
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
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
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
I have chest/back pain and shortness of breath. I have a history of PE. I'm concerned that I have them again but don't really want to go to the ER?
Go to ER: Go anyway. You dont want to risk missing the correct diagnosis if you have a recurrent PE. ...Read more
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