Breathlessness, otherwise called shortness of breath or dyspnea, is when a person finds it difficult to breathe. Some home remedies to treat breathlessness are deep breathing, inhaling steam, losing weight, exercising regularly, quitting smoking, and avoiding allergens.

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Are breathlessness with chest pain and fatigue signs of severe illness?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 50-year-old male, six feet tall, weighs about 100 kg. I feel breathlessness on exertion (even during simple walking, bending, etc.) and fatigued. I also face night-time breathing issues (OSA). I am not able to use CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure). I also suffer from freq...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from breathlessness on exertion, fatigue, chest pain. Your HRCT (high-resolution computed tomography) of the chest (attachment removed to protect patient iden...  Read Full »

Can a slight pain on the right side of the belly be due to fatty liver?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 40-year-old male who is 5.7 feet tall and weighs 78 kg. This week I have done my routine blood test were in a few places; there were ups and downs. I have attached my laboratory reports. Currently, I am taking Apxenta 10 for mild psoriasis once a day for the past seven months. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There are mild derangements in your reports. The vitamin B1 and vitamin D are low, mild derangements in lipid profile. There is slightly more ALT (Alanine Aminotransferase), which is probably related to the fatty liver due to being overweight. So it would help if yo...  Read Full »

What does diastolic dysfunction grade 1 mean?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been dealing with many heart-related symptoms for a long time, primarily a pressure like severe crushing chest discomfort, tightness, suffocation spread around the chest, throat, left arm, left hand with fingers accompanied with fatigue, dizziness, palpitations, and very low exerc...  Read Full »

Dr. Rishi Lohiya


Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through all your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and history. In my opinion, the pain you are perceiving is less likely a cardiac pain. 1. About your query relating to an echocardiogram, some dimensions variability is known from ...  Read Full »

Why do I feel dizzy, weak, and short of breath?

Query: Hi doctor, Since a few months, I am feeling dizzy and weak with vomiting sensation and blurred vision. For the past two weeks, I have been feeling shortness of breath and constant headache. I also feel cold in my legs and hands. Sometime, I feel more blood flowing in my head. I am 24 years old. My h...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshuman Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your hemoglobin is slightly less. Although, it is normal for women, but if you had a normal hemoglobin before and now it has fallen, then it can cause the symptoms of breathlessness as ment...  Read Full »

Is lung biopsy needed to diagnose bronchiectasis?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been referred to a pulmonologist based on the following CT scan report¬†for chronic cough and fatigue. Mild cylindrical bronchiectasis to the lower lung fields with evidence of bronchial wall thickening and mild dilatation. Additionally, ill defined airspace opacities of the extre...  Read Full »

Dr. Amolkumar W Diwan

Allergy Specialist, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your CT scan report is suggestive of cylindrical bronchiectasis with some infective foci. Usually, the diagnosis of bronchiectasis is made on the HRCT thorax (high-resolution computed tomography) and there is no need of any lung biopsy. Bronchiectasis is due to some ol...  Read Full »

Please suggest a cure for breathlessness while sleeping.

Query: Hello doctor,My nephew 16 years old is getting breathlessness for 10 to 15 seconds while sleeping for the last 20 days. Our doctor prescribed a course of antibiotics and it is finished. The problem is still the same. Our house is located just beside a busy and dusty road. Please help and give your v...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abelrahman Abouibrahim

Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concerns. From what you mentioned, most likely your nephew has sleep terror disorder in which he experiences attacks of racing heart eats, rapid breathing, and may be sweating. It is important that he has no memory of it and he is difficult to be a...  Read Full »

Why do I have chest pains that increase on smoking?

Query: Ive been having chest pains for a couple of months now which recently have gotten much more constant (all time thing now). I am a 20 year old, 140 pound female. The pain gets worse when i eat. The pain is always in a different spot on the chest; sometimes left side or right side breast, or on my rib...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi Welcome to icliniq Thank you fore brief history and I understand your concern. Actually the risk main risk factor is smoking so first of all I would suggest you to quit smoking. Other thing is pain at different sites and bloating can be due to acidity or gas in simple words. But as you mention...  Read Full »

Why does my erythrocyte level remain low?

Query: Hi doctor, I suffer chronic debilitating fatigue, weakness, breathless, and extreme hair loss. My blood works are normal. However, I see my erythrocytes are always under the lowest range. My thrombocytes and hemoglobin are also on the lowest. My vitamin B12 was too low but now fine with inje...  Read Full »

Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your attached report is not in the English language (attachment removed to protect patient identity). However, as I understand, hemoglobin and hematocrit values seem to be low. Low hemoglobin level is called anemia in which oxygenation to the organs can get affected ...  Read Full »

Is it normal to feel tightness in the stomach and finding it hard to breathe?

Query: I am 21 years old. So I don't know what is going on with me but ever since I freaked out about an exam a month ago I have been having this tightness in my stomach which makes it hard to breathe sometimes. If I'm doing something or hanging out with friends I don't notice it, or it doesn't feel tight....  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj Patil

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi. Looks like you have anxiety. when you have anxiety attacks you will feel racing of heart, sweaty, bloating sensation etc. Normally it do not stay for long. Alternate possibility is paroxismal atrial fibrillation in which you feel your heart is racing in irregular fashion. Looks like you are anem...  Read Full »

Why do I feel heaviness in stomach, nausea and weakness all the time in first trimester?

Query: Hello doctor, I am in the first trimester of my pregnancy, it got confirmed almost a week ago when I did the urine pregnancy test at home. After that, I went to a gynecologist who prescribed me a couple of medicines and a few blood and urine tests. My problem is that I have been feeling very une...  Read Full »

Dr. Keeranmayee Mishra

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I will try to give as much information as possible. Your EDD (estimated due date) if periods were regular previously is 16.03.2021. All symptoms you have mentioned can be normal in pregnancy. All medications are correct. I insist on doing a scan for the baby and you...  Read Full »

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