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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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Can caffeine cause shortness of breath?

Can caffeine cause shortness of breath?

Not usually: Caffeine however is a stimulant, and can cause anxiety and the rate of breathing may go up - breathing faster and more deeply. This may result in low carbon dioxide levels, which mimic feeling short of breath. Cut WAY back in your caffeine use if this is happening to you. You may need to do a gradual taper, because rapid cessation may cause severe headaches and other withdrawal symptoms. ...Read more

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Can caffeine withdrawal cause shortness of breath?

Can caffeine withdrawal cause shortness of breath?

Caffeine withdrawal: Caffeine withdrawal can often lead to feelings of sluggishness, headache, aches and pains like the flu, difficulty concentrating, etc. Also it can lead to anxiety, which can cause sensations of being short of breath. Caffeine is legal, but is still a habituating drug -- meaning it does cause a withdrawal syndrome when stopped suddenly. Http://tinyurl. Com/cdeupo. ...Read more

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Can caffeine cause shortness of breath? (like 2 starbucks coffees is the morning.....all tests fine)

Can caffeine cause shortness of breath? (like 2 starbucks coffees is the morning.....all tests fine)

Don't think So: Two cup of coffee is unlikely to cause SOB. Need to rule out any other cause. ...Read more

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Shortness of breath caused by anemia, worse with caffeine, what should I do?

Shortness of breath caused by anemia, worse with caffeine, what should I do?

See doctor: If your shortness of breath is truly from anemia then that means your blood level is pretty low, and you should be evaluated by a doctor and you might need a blood transfusion. Shortness of breath could be due to other reasons even if u have anemia. Anxiety, fast heart rate (from caffeine) etc. ...Read more

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Woke up at 4am with chest pain & shortness of breath. Went to ER & all the tests were neg. I drink a lot of caffeine, could it be that? 1st time ever.

Woke up at 4am with chest pain & shortness of breath. Went to ER & all the tests were neg. I drink a lot of caffeine, could it be that? 1st time ever.

It could be: The good news is the cardiac work-up was negative n the ed. Now you need to follow-up with your pcp to figure out what the probable cause is. Decreasing your excessive caffeine intake can be the first step in a healthier future. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What does it mean:shortness of breath poking needle feeling, arm pressure, fast heart beat while hiking? I'm 28 female I don't smoke or drink caffeine

Out of Shape: It means you are exercising beyond your current physical capacity. Your body is over worked or stressed. It means you need to keep exercising and getting your heart and lungs back to ideal health so you can continue this very good and healthy activity. ...Read more

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I experience 2-3 heart palpations a day. They only last a second or two. Is this unhealthy? I can feel my heart race momentarily and I become short of breath. It is very brief, though. I do not consume much caffiene (about 4 cups of coffee weekly or l

I experience 2-3 heart palpations a day. They only last a second or two. Is this unhealthy? I can feel my heart race momentarily and I become short of breath. It is very brief, though. I do not consume much caffiene (about 4 cups of coffee weekly or l

There: There are many causes of heart palpitations. It sounds like caffeine is not the cause since you consume so little. Even though you are young and are in good physical health this is not normal and should be investigated right away by your doctor.

Try not to worry, there could be a simple explanation such as stress, an electrolyte abnormality, dehydration, or even anemia, all of which can be treated.

Some other conditions/factors that cause palpitations are thyroid disorder, alcohol, street drugs like marijuana, cocaine, and pcp.

In addition to these things heart abnormalities, i.e. An abnormality in your heart valves, can cause palpitations.

So as you see it is very important for you to schedule an appointment with your primary care provider. ...Read more

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If ferrous gluconate and ferrous fumarate make me short of breath should I try ferrous sulfate?

If ferrous gluconate and ferrous fumarate make me short of breath should I try ferrous sulfate?

Iron: I am not aware of shortness of breath as an adverse reaction to iron supplements. Shortness of breath may be caused by severe anemia though. You should discuss with your doctor before starting any other irons supplements if your reaction is truly related to these medications. ...Read more

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Short of breath with activity but sats ok, why?

Many: There are many reasons why someone could get short of breath. Shortness of breath is not always associated with drop in oxygen saturation. You should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Can someone explain to me how come would I be short of breath?

Can someone explain to me how come would I be short of breath?

Shortness of breath: There are so many cardiac, pulmonary and other causes for causing shortness of breath. You need to see a physician for full physical and work-up to get correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the significance of being short of breath in the shower?

What is the significance of being short of breath in the shower?

Tachycardia: Mist likely cause is reactive tachycardia secondary to vasodilation....This would be worsened by dehydration. ...Read more

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Canh hernia make you short of breath?

Canh hernia make you short of breath?

Only if hiatal: Hernis is so large that it causes lung compression, or if you have regurgitation and aspiration causing pneumonitis. Both conditions are quite rare, so I would encourage you to look for other causes of shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Could anxiety cause you to feel short of breath while eating?

Could anxiety cause you to feel short of breath while eating?

Yes, this often the: Case, especially if eating out in a restaurant. Your doc can check you out first. Then, strategies like clinical hypnosis and meditation can help. Please see a clinical psychologist or other mental health professional. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Copd short of breath but musinex aeems to help?

Copd short of breath but musinex aeems to help?

See below: mucinex should not help shortness of breath. It can help break up mucous to help cough it up. Do you have COPD or are you asking could this be COPD? ...Read more

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Why am I short of breath when third trimester?

Short of breath: There are several reasons but primarily the growing fetus is putting pressure on your diaphragm so it sometimes feels difficult to take a deep breath. You are also carrying more weight than usual so it takes more work. Finally the expanded blood volume makes your heart have to work harder pumping the extra volume. ...Read more

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Could indigestion cause you to feel short of breath?

Could be a problem: Sometimes indigestion and shortness of breath can be caused by blood flow problems to the heart and warn of an impending problem. You should talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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Fatigued and heartburn. Short of breath....?

This very little: Info to go on. But to be conservative - would recommend urgent eval. You would be young for an MI. Heart attack symptoms can include: chest pressure, pain or tightness that can radiate to arms, neck, jaw or back; nausea, shortness of breath, sweating, lightheadedness, dizziness, fatigue, anxiety or a sense of impending doom. ...Read more

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What could cause me to feel short of breath?

Potentially: Many things from cardiopulmonary causes to deconditioning. See your doctor to get it sorted out. ...Read more

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Short of breath when laying what's cause of it?

Short of breath: If your abdomen isn't impairing diaphragmatic motion when you lie down, you should see a doctor to evaluate why you are short of breath. ...Read more

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Why am I so short of breath and how can I fix it?

Why am I so short of breath and how can I fix it?

Potentially: Many reasons. You need to see your doctor asap. More serious causes including cardiac and or pulmonary need to be evaluated and treated. Do not waste time. ...Read more

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I get short of breath on exertion how can I exercise?

See your MD: Of course you breathe faster with exercise but if you become very short of breath with a little exercise say climbing a few steps or getting dressed your doctor needs to determine why now! If this is very serious exercize might be unsafe or require a very long time to build up under supervision. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be short of breath while bending over?

Is it normal to be short of breath while bending over?

See below: That is not normal, but a common complaint especially with almost all of my COPD patients. ...Read more

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Why might someone get short of breath very frequently?

SOB: Possibilities include anxiety, heart disease, lung disease, mechanical breathing apparatus dysfunction, anemia and a number of other problems including just being out of aerobic shape. ...Read more

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What medicine is good for coughing, short of breath?

What medicine is good for coughing, short of breath?

Depends: 3 most common causes of cough are acid reflux, post nasal drip, and asthma. So there is not a magic bullet medication that treats all cough. You have to know what the reason for the cough is. Best way to do that, if you don't know why you have it, is to see your doctor and have the cough and shortness of breath evaluated. ...Read more

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I've been getting short of breath easily lately. What could be happening?

Tough to tell: There are several possibilities. It can be a lung problem, a heart related issue, or simply deconditioning (out of shape). With more info about your symptoms your doc could probably figure out what is most likely. Some noninvasive testing could get you an answer for sure. ...Read more

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Why am I short of breath while on oxygen?

Various: If you have an active infection or other inflammatory process in your lungs, you may still be short of breath. If your oxygen saturation while wearing oxygen is below 90%, you may need higher flow or a different delivery system. Check with your doctor. ...Read more