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Why Do I Have Trouble Breathing Sometimes
Sleep apnea: Obstructive sleep apnea is a major cause of difficulty breathing at night. This can contribute to a host of other medical conditions, so it is best to follow with a doctor who can evaluate your specific situation. A sleep study may be ordered to better help assess your problem. ...Read more
Many possibilities. : Shortness of breath with exercise can be caused by many things. Heart disease, as well as simple (asthma) and more complex pulmonary (lung) problems should be sought. This assumes you are not simply deconditioned (aka out of shape) relative to the intensity of exercise you're doing. See a good doctor and describe your symptoms. I'd need at least that and a physical exam to help you more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Post prandial SOB: Many possibilities you'd have to be checked out to work through them.........unless you are eating mass quantities and you are short of breath because of abdominal distension, I assume this isn't what you're asking though ...Read more
Orthopnea: Orthopnea is shortness of breath which occurs while laying flat. It is most commonly seen with congestive heart failure but can also be seen with certain pulmonary disorders or even abdominal obesity. Sleeping propped up in a bed or sitting up in a chair often helps. Please follow up with your doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Orthodeoxia: Have your doctor rule out orthodeoxia. It's very rare, but you're describing the symptom. Simple pulse oximetry done in the office can rule it out without any needles! ...Read more
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