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I keep having shortness of breath and feeling dizzy. I am 21and in good shape. Do I let this pass?

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Dr. Alon Gitig
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Best to get checked

People <30 yrs old with no risk factors at all (smoking, family history of heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes) are at extremely low risk for acquired heart disease.
However other things can cause these symptoms, including anemia, high blood sugar and thyroid problems. So best thing is to have a comprehensive check-up with your physician.

In brief: Best to get checked

People <30 yrs old with no risk factors at all (smoking, family history of heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes) are at extremely low risk for acquired heart disease.
However other things can cause these symptoms, including anemia, high blood sugar and thyroid problems. So best thing is to have a comprehensive check-up with your physician.
Dr. Alon Gitig
Dr. Alon Gitig
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Dr. Thomas Klein
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: No

Shortness of breath and dizziness is not normal.
This is the flu season and a viral infection quickly comes to mind as a cause in someone your age. Get checked by your doctor. Anemia, asthma and heart conditions could do this too.

In brief: No

Shortness of breath and dizziness is not normal.
This is the flu season and a viral infection quickly comes to mind as a cause in someone your age. Get checked by your doctor. Anemia, asthma and heart conditions could do this too.
Dr. Thomas Klein
Dr. Thomas Klein
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