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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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Why do I have shortness of breath on minimal exertion not cardiac related?

Why do I have shortness of breath on minimal exertion not cardiac related?

Short of breath: Lung disease and breathing mechanics can do this discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Why do I have shortness of breath while taking flecainide for an irregular heartbeat?

Why do I have shortness of breath while taking flecainide for an irregular heartbeat?

Side effects, see dr: Flecainide has many side effects, shortness of breath is one of them. Suggest a visit to a cardiologist to verify that the heart is doing well. Just because something is a known side effect, doesn't mean it should be ignored or not be investigated. ...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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Why do I always have shortness of breath after eating, in mid night and when overly tired? I have no asthma..

Why do I always have shortness of breath after eating, in mid night and when overly tired? I have no asthma..

Reflux: The most likely cause of your breathing problem is gastro-esophageal reflux or what is common.Y called heartburn. Going to bed with a full stomach increases the likely-hood that acid from the stomach can leak into the esophagus and cause chest symptoms including cough, chest tightness and voice change. Treatment includes antacids, h-2 blockers and protein-pump inhibitors. ...Read more

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Why do I have constant shortness of breath? And could this be cured? I have digestion problem and heartburns and also tend to have anxiety at times.

Why do I have constant shortness of breath? And could this be cured? I have digestion problem and heartburns and also tend to have anxiety at times.

SOB: For shortness of breath we have first to rule out lung disease , if u don't have it and have no medical problem that can impact u lung than u have anxiety. U need to see u physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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Why do I have dizziness shortness of breath headaches and palpitation with hb of 11.5, 4 days after heavy periods while other people show no symptoms?

Why do I have dizziness shortness of breath headaches and palpitation with hb of 11.5, 4 days after  heavy periods while other people show no symptoms?

Dizziness: You obviously had blood work to determine that your hemoglobin was good i would make sure that you are well hydrated and eat plenty of green leafy vegetables to make sure it is not a nutritional issue. If this does not work have an ENT check you or a neurologist. I know the ENT can do balance tests to further check this. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why do I feel like im having shortness of breath constantlybut im breathing i feel like im not enough maybe pressure to. Just had kidney stn surg 2 wk?

Why do I feel like im having shortness of breath constantlybut im breathing i feel like im not enough maybe pressure to. Just had kidney stn surg 2 wk?

Needs Evaluation: You need to be evaluated by your doctor or a pulmonologist asap as there may be something serious.It is not normal to have shortness of breath, after kidney stone surgery. ...Read more

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What does it feel like to have shortness of breath?

Difficulty breathing: You will feel hungry for air and as of you need more air and can't get enough. ...Read more

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I'm 20 and have shortness of breath what could be causing it ?

I'm 20 and have shortness of breath what could be causing it ?

There are many cause: You are twenty years old and having shortness of breath.We can not tell you on this site what is causing your symptoms you need to be checked with detailed history and physical examination and some other tests including blood;urine, and if indicated xray chest, ekg and pulmonary function tests it may be from anemia, pulmonary condition like asthma;others and heart problem so make an appt and get chec. ...Read more