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What might cause a person with asthma to have shortness of breath but a consistently high peak flow (750+), and all of their cardio tests checked out fine?

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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics
7 doctors agree

In brief: Anxiety

In my experience, when someone has a subjective feeling of shortness of breath, palpitations, chest tightness etc.
, but all the objective measures are checking out ok, what you may actually be dealing with is an anxiety problem. But first you rule out the physical stuff.

In brief: Anxiety

In my experience, when someone has a subjective feeling of shortness of breath, palpitations, chest tightness etc.
, but all the objective measures are checking out ok, what you may actually be dealing with is an anxiety problem. But first you rule out the physical stuff.
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Many possibilities..

There are many disorders, besides asthma, which can cause shortness of breath.
You need to see your doctor asap because shortness of breath can be due to a life-threatening condition. Go to the er if your doctor cannot see you readily. You may need some testing, like blood gas analysis, pulmonary function testing, chest x-ray, ct scan etc. In order for the diagnosis to be made and treatment given.

In brief: Many possibilities..

There are many disorders, besides asthma, which can cause shortness of breath.
You need to see your doctor asap because shortness of breath can be due to a life-threatening condition. Go to the er if your doctor cannot see you readily. You may need some testing, like blood gas analysis, pulmonary function testing, chest x-ray, ct scan etc. In order for the diagnosis to be made and treatment given.
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