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I have shortness of breath when I gain a pound or two or when I exercise less. Is this normal? 
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Dr. Thomas Klein
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: Possibly
De-conditioning occurs when one exercises less and less and then shortness of breath can kick in as muscles have to work harder to accomplish the same work load.
A extra pound or two should not cause significant shortness of breath but if you weigh around 100 lbs then 2 pounds of extra weight will have more of an impact vs. Someone who weighs 250 lbs.

In brief: Possibly
De-conditioning occurs when one exercises less and less and then shortness of breath can kick in as muscles have to work harder to accomplish the same work load.
A extra pound or two should not cause significant shortness of breath but if you weigh around 100 lbs then 2 pounds of extra weight will have more of an impact vs. Someone who weighs 250 lbs.
Dr. Thomas Klein
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Dr. Arthur Davida
Family Medicine
In brief: Aortic Regurgitation
Slowly developing aortic regurg can present w/ new onset dyspnea on exercise.
Get an echo.

In brief: Aortic Regurgitation
Slowly developing aortic regurg can present w/ new onset dyspnea on exercise.
Get an echo.
Dr. Arthur Davida
Dr. Arthur Davida
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