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Hi doctor im primigravida of 26weeks of amenorrhoea.Im getting mild difficulty in breathing.What is the cause of it.Tell exercises that can bedone.

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine

In brief: Shortness of breath

Is common as pregnancy advances: the enlarging uterus pushes upwards against the diaphragm preventing its full range of motion.
Relatively rapid weight gain also taxes your system. Experts recommend continuing to exercise (walk, ride bike, swim); just pause when too short of breath. Exercise seems to help breathing mechanisms work more efficiently.

In brief: Shortness of breath

Is common as pregnancy advances: the enlarging uterus pushes upwards against the diaphragm preventing its full range of motion.
Relatively rapid weight gain also taxes your system. Experts recommend continuing to exercise (walk, ride bike, swim); just pause when too short of breath. Exercise seems to help breathing mechanisms work more efficiently.
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