Related Questions

I wake up gasping for air, feel short of breath often, have persistent light chest congestion, and am occasionally disoriented. I'm 27, 145 lbs, rarely exercise. It's been a year, worse lately. Ideas?

?asthma. Awakening with shortness of breath or coughing or wheezing is often due to nocturnal asthma. It's best to discuss this symptom with your physician who will order the appropriate tests and treatment. The symptoms may be brought on by changes in temperature or barometric pressure or by dust mites or dust collectors in your bedroom. Read more...

Can you tell me is shortness of breath a sign of chest congestion?

Many causes. There are many possible causes of shortness of breath, e.g. Lung disease, heart disease, anemia, etc. History, physical exam, labs, x-ray and other imaging would help differentiate the cause. You should be evaluated by your doctor. Read more...