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Shortness of breath on mild activity and sleeping on chest side cxr echo pft normal thyroid cbp normal my weight is ideal wt to do now?

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Dr. David Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: You may simply need

better physical conditioning through exercise, diet and weight loss -- but if you have further concerns check w/your PCP.

In brief: You may simply need

better physical conditioning through exercise, diet and weight loss -- but if you have further concerns check w/your PCP.
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Dr. Vijay Thamman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Dyspnea on exertion

shortness of breath on mild exertion & sleeping on left side of chest may be caused by congestive heart failure,copd,cad,cardiomyopathy,hypertension,thyroid disorder,anxiety neurosis,pleuritis,pe,anemia,sleep apnea.
Diagnosed by physical exam,X-ray chest,echo,pft, stress echo,ct of chest with pe protocol,cvc,sma24,tshTreat the cause.

In brief: Dyspnea on exertion

shortness of breath on mild exertion & sleeping on left side of chest may be caused by congestive heart failure,copd,cad,cardiomyopathy,hypertension,thyroid disorder,anxiety neurosis,pleuritis,pe,anemia,sleep apnea.
Diagnosed by physical exam,X-ray chest,echo,pft, stress echo,ct of chest with pe protocol,cvc,sma24,tshTreat the cause.
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Expectations?

Next: get a stress test, d-dimer, and b-type natriuretic peptide.
Understand: you may just be physically deconditioned. IF that's the case, you can gradually improve your exercise capacity by simply beginning a gradually increasing exercise program over the next 3-6 months. You're in your 30s now, but your expectations may be based on activities you could do in your 20s.

In brief: Expectations?

Next: get a stress test, d-dimer, and b-type natriuretic peptide.
Understand: you may just be physically deconditioned. IF that's the case, you can gradually improve your exercise capacity by simply beginning a gradually increasing exercise program over the next 3-6 months. You're in your 30s now, but your expectations may be based on activities you could do in your 20s.
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