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I have shortness of breath when I bend down to tie shoelaces?

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Dr. Samir Dabbous
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Not too alarming

It is usually present in overweight people or those who are sedentary .
It could also indicate heart failure, and it should be checked by your dr.

In brief: Not too alarming

It is usually present in overweight people or those who are sedentary .
It could also indicate heart failure, and it should be checked by your dr.
Dr. Samir Dabbous
Dr. Samir Dabbous
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Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine
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In brief: Weight?

Shortness of breath with bending over usually is from excessive truncal obesity.
As you lean forward the abdominal fat compresses your abdomen up into the diaphram which hinders your ability to breath. Also hiaal hernias can give a similar symptom. Weight loss will help all of these things.

In brief: Weight?

Shortness of breath with bending over usually is from excessive truncal obesity.
As you lean forward the abdominal fat compresses your abdomen up into the diaphram which hinders your ability to breath. Also hiaal hernias can give a similar symptom. Weight loss will help all of these things.
Dr. David Hicks
Dr. David Hicks
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