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When I eat, I get shortness of breath. Is this an allergic reaction or is something wrong with my lungs?
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Dr. Eric Toloza
Surgery - Thoracic
2 doctors agree
In brief: Could be either
Shortness of breath can be caused by either an allergic reaction to something you ate, or could be something wrong with your lungs or even your heart.
Could be due to a hiatal hernia or even simple over-eating. Consult with your doctor.

In brief: Could be either
Shortness of breath can be caused by either an allergic reaction to something you ate, or could be something wrong with your lungs or even your heart.
Could be due to a hiatal hernia or even simple over-eating. Consult with your doctor.
Dr. Eric Toloza
Dr. Eric Toloza
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Doctor can evaluate
If a person gets shortness of breath (sob) after eating different types of foods, it is unlikely to be an allergy because one is probably not allergic to so many foods.
Sob can be due to lung problems or heart problems. It needs to be evaluated by a primary care doctor, and perhaps a cardiologist (heart dr.). A gastroenterologist (stomach dr.) can help decide if the sob is related to digestion.

In brief: Doctor can evaluate
If a person gets shortness of breath (sob) after eating different types of foods, it is unlikely to be an allergy because one is probably not allergic to so many foods.
Sob can be due to lung problems or heart problems. It needs to be evaluated by a primary care doctor, and perhaps a cardiologist (heart dr.). A gastroenterologist (stomach dr.) can help decide if the sob is related to digestion.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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