Breathing Problems

If you feel discomfort while breathing and cannot draw a complete breath, you have breathing problems. As you are unable to breathe properly, the carbon dioxide in the body cannot be exchanged with oxygen in the air you breathe efficiently, resulting in a lack of oxygen. The conditions that can cause breathing problems are asthma, pneumonia, bronchitis, COPD, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, etc.

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Can bronchoscopy help in lung collapse caused due to pneumonia?

Query: Hi doctor, My uncle has been admitted to a hospital, after a week of high-grade fever along with a cough, which gradually increased. They took a chest x-ray and blood tests and confirmed that it is pneumonia, and my uncle was on O2. He was also suspected for swine flu, and we waited for the reports,...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshuman Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen all the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) This history seems to be of acute viral pneumonitis, probably due to a new unknown strain or H1N1. Sometimes, cultures may be negative while he can still harbor it. The CT scan is suggestive of ...  Read Full »

Does a breathing problem persisting for a year indicate ILD?

Query: Hi doctor, A patient is having a breathing problem. I want to know whether it is a curable or autoimmune disease. She previously had a migraine headache. I am sending her reports. For one year, she is having this problem. Kindly give your opinion.  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Reddy Keesari

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). It looks like ILD (interstitial lung disease). It is an irreversible condition. I suggest starting on tablet Wysolone (Prednisolone) 10 mg twice daily for two weeks, followed by...  Read Full »

Why do my symptoms recur when I stop taking Prednisone?

Query: Hi doctor,I have taken Prednisone for over 10 years now, and the side effects are high on me with more weight gain. I started taking this drug 15 years back after I had surgery on my nasal cavity for growth in my nose. This drug helps me when I am having a breathing problem, nasal conjure, and cough...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Long-term intake of tablet Prednisolone is not advisable as it has many side effects. First, consult with your physician to confirm the problem. It may be turbinate hypertrophy or seasonal asthma or allergic bronchitis or lower respiratory tract infection, etc. Unti...  Read Full »

What can cause weakness and breathing trouble?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 45 years old. She is having trouble breathing. Every move exhausts her. She is weak and needs assistance while walking. She always sits in front of a fan or air-conditioner every day while having trouble breathing. It is episodic and she gets attacks while she feels tired. I...  Read Full »

Dr. Ahmed Goha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Your mother is having dyspnea. Due to it, heart failure occurs. It is the inability of the heart to pump a sufficient amount of blood needed for the body. This can also occur due to previous heart problems which can be either rheumatic valvula...  Read Full »

Is disc herniation the cause of my symptoms?

Query: Hi doctor,I think that I have a pinched nerve or herniated disc in my back right next to my left shoulder blade. It makes me hard to breathe. Before two days, my face, hands, and feet became numb and my eyes got twitching while driving. When I breathed out, it was wheezy. When I inhaled, I had a cou...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to All the nerves in the body originate from the brain and it goes to all over the body through the spinal cord. You have mentioned the presence of a herniated disc and pinched nerve in the shoulder. When this happens, nerve pathways below the herniated site get distur...  Read Full »

What can cause headaches, cold sweats, and breathing difficulty?

Query: Hi doctor,Last week, I felt like I had a heart attack. I was nauseous, and I had migraines, diarrhea, cold sweats. It was hard to breathe. I went to the emergency room, and they could not find anything with 3 CT scans. They said they believed I had a stomach ulcer. Yesterday, I went to a urologist b...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can imagine you must be disturbed because of this. Well, it is very unusual to have such sort of symptoms with stomach ulcers. The pain of stomach ulcers is often localized and point towards the stomach and not otherwise. Suppose it were any gross abnormality that ...  Read Full »

Why do I have difficulty breathing along with a headache almost every day?

Query: Hi doctor, I have difficulty in breathing along with headaches every day.   Read Full »

Dr. Prathish Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your medical history and CBC (complete blood count) report) (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your CBC does not show any significant abnormal values. Slight deviations are seen and they are insignificant. Regarding breathing diffi...  Read Full »

Why am I recovering very slowly from COVID-19?

Query: Hi doctor,I have mild asthma with a cough for two weeks. I am a COVID-19 patient. Currently, I am taking Benzo 200 mg, Famotidine 20 mg, and Albuterol as needed.   Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. According to your statement, you are suffering from a cough that is dry in nature and you are a COVID-19 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) patient. You have a past history of mild asthma and anxiety. Your treatment depends ...  Read Full »

How to get rid of thick mucus in the chest that has made breathing difficult?

Query: Hi doctor,I have too much mucus on my chest, not allowing me to breathe. I could not get rid of this by coughing or medicine, or nebulizers. I have GERD, seasonally catches a cold, and thus uses Montek LC regularly. Last two months, I was gradually getting this breathing difficulty. Sometimes before...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to According to the statement, you were quite fine on your current medications, but it is very difficult to remove the mucus out in the last two months, which irritates your coughing reflex and keeps you sleepless. Again your history of allergic rhinitis, acid reflux a...  Read Full »

What are the causes of breathing problems?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having difficulty breathing for the last four months. My CT scan, pulmonary function test, and x-ray reports are normal. My immunoglobulin E value is very high. I am smoking from starting of this year. My breathing problem is deteriorating. There is no sneezing, neither any cold nor...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As you mentioned, your reports were normal. This could be allergies like dust or pollen, or smoke. So when we get in contact, it triggers asthma, and breathing difficulties occur. Sir, are you still smoking? If yes, then quit it as soon as possible. Is there a famil...  Read Full »

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