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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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I am extremely worried about my breathing problem and cough. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24 year old female. I have been facing breathing problem for the past five days. The first time it happened for a few minutes after I had finished my dinner and after that I smoked. I am not a heavy smoker and this has also not happened before. The problem is that I am breathing...  Read Full »


Dr. Amol Kumar Wasudeorao Diwan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you said, you are suffering from cough with expectoration and breathing difficulty, it is quite possible that you can have acute bronchitis. You have a history of smoking even though not regularly. Smoking is an aggravating factor for cough. Also, there is difficul...  Read Full »

I have difficulty in breathing with burps and vomiting. Kindly advise.

Query: Hello doctor,I am facing a problem for one week and I am unable to breathe properly and I am getting lots of burps. I am vomiting white floaty water on each burp.  Read Full »


Dr. Abeer

Answer: Hi, Welcome to iclinq.com. Most probably you have upper gastroenteritis. Do you have a fever? Avoid eating spicy and fatty food. Take saline one liter per day for five days. Take Domperidone one tablet three times daily for vomiting. Eat a banana, white rice boiled, and yogurt for five days.  Read Full »

What can cause breathing and sleep problems in a 86 year old patient?

Query: Hi doctor, My grandmother is 86 years old. She is having a cold for the last 10 days that gets controlled with medicines. But, in the last four days, she has had breathing problems and is unable to sleep well. She has given her blood for testing. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Amol Kumar Wasudeorao Diwan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing to this platform. As you said, your grandmother initially had a cold and is now suffering from breathing difficulty. It is advised to shift her to any nearby hospital and do achest X-rayto rule out any infectious cause. And also to rule out any un...  Read Full »

What could cause breathing difficulty with dizziness and pale?

Query: Hello doctor, I cannot breathe properly and I burp every few minutes. And I am always dizzy and pale. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You might be suffering from low hemoglobin. The causes are many, but to start I want you to get some tests to help diagnose the problem. The possibilities are celiac disease, H pylori infections, food allergies, giardiasis, and autoimmune enteropathy. You also look...  Read Full »

I did exercise and started having breathing issues. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old and never had any medical issue. Three days ago, after running and skipping I am having breathing problem, earlier I was facing shortness of breathe (like I was breathing forcefully) then I visited a doctor they did electrocardiogram (ECG) (which is perfectly normal)...  Read Full »


Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Does it hurt anywhere in your chest when you take a deep breath? If yes, it could be that you may have strained a muscle in your chest. Give it some time, and it should go away. However if there is anyone in your immediate family who has asthma or if you were ever dia...  Read Full »

Does my daughter have sleep apnea? Please review.

Query: Hello doctor, I just am wondering if someone can look at the X-rays of my daughter for free and explain it to me and tell me if this is sleep apnea or normal. She wakes up at night unable to breathe and her nose seems to get stuffy and I just cannot read this and they never explained it and I am won...  Read Full »


Dr. Chitrangada Jitendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Considering the clinical complaints that your daughter has and also with the nose getting stuffy, I suspect adenoid enlargement rather than chest abnormality. This can be checked by a simple nasopharynx X-ray. However, the chest radiograph that you have attached is ...  Read Full »

I am 18 years old and had anxiety last year. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am 18 years old and had anxiety last year, and one day I cried hard and the next morning onwards I could not take deep breaths. My heart rate is also in the 80s, and my blood pressure is 122. I feel like the anxiety is the reason. My family does not have a blood pressure history. Plea...  Read Full »


Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com Thank you for your query. Your heart rate and blood pressure are in normal range. Kindly do a self-rating test of anxiety disorder like Zung's self-rating anxiety scale which you can easily find online and if it is indicative of anxiety disorder consult a psychiatris...  Read Full »

How to confirm the symptoms of Coronavirus?

Query: Hello doctor, Last night I was getting chills, feeling more cold than usual and lightheaded and a lot of burping. Maybe like every 30 minutes or less or so feel more chills running down my body and chest feeling bit weird like I am starting having trouble breathing then goes back to normal and repe...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please answer the following: Any travel history in the last one month? Any use of airports? Any fever, have you checked the temperature? Any cough? Any mucus or phlegm? How is your sleep? Is there any malaise or body aches or weakness?  Read Full »

I was not able to breathe while on train journey. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 61 years old. While on a train journey, I was not able to breathe.  Read Full »


Dr. Chandra Shekhar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It may be a sleep disorder. Kindly go for spirometry and sleep study.   Read Full »

I had breathlessness and suffered from left arm and neck pain. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been suffering from bronchiectasis for the past many years. I also have an undoubtful history of cervical spondylosis. I suffer from breathlessness on exertion. I had neck pain and was not able to move my neck along with left arm pain a month ago. Why so?Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Yash Kathuria

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understood your concern. Breathlessness can be explained by the history of bronchiectasis. But cardiac cause should always be ruled out. Have you ever felt chest pain? I suggest doing a stress echo test. Hope this helps Thanks and regards.   Read Full »

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