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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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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 uneasy ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mishra Keeranmayee Mihirkumar

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 your d...  Read Full »

I have been consistently experiencing symptoms of bloating and breathlessness on a daily basis. What could be the cause?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been consistently experiencing symptoms of bloating and breathlessness on a daily basis. In the past, these symptoms were associated with consuming excessive oily food. In the last few months, this has become a daily occurrence following any meal. I am particularly noticing a se...  Read Full »

Dr. Muntaqa Butt

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. The symptoms that you are experiencing are likely due to a condition called dyspepsia, which is characterized by disrupted stomach acid secretion. To address this, I recommend you take the prescribed medications consistently for at least ...  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 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 »

I have weakness, dizziness, chest discomfort and tremors? Why?

Query: Hello doctor, It started with loose motions 15 days ago and a slight fever for a few minutes, followed by severe sweating. Loose motions were controlled with some medications. After five days, suddenly, I had whole-body flushing where the whole body felt hot from inside. It started from the head, ch...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Deshwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to All complaints except allergic rhinitis appear to be related to anxiety and depression. Just relax. You are normal as far as your body is concerned. You can continue your depression medications. I suggest taking Fluticasone (Fluticasone propionate) nasal spray, one...  Read Full »

I have high BNP levels, fatigue, and breathlessness. Advise.

Query: Hi doctor,I have had several ECHOs, and I am confused. I was diagnosed with mild cardiomyopathy, LVF systolic, and diastolic dysfunction for 16 years. Though I was told it is mild, symptoms are severe, and my BNP went up to 664 pg/mL (normal is less than 50 pg/mL). In the recent few weeks, I feel br...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. Your echocardiography (ECHO) tests are normal. You should not be worried about that. Moreover, answer the following questions accurately along with tests I suggest and followup in the coming days so that you m...  Read Full »

I have mild left chest pain, no sweating with normal pulse. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am currently having some mild chest pain in my upper left chest (close to the armpit). It has been going on for about 30 minutes. I do not see any symptoms of a heart attack (no sweating or breathlessness, and pulse rate is also normal). I just want to make sure this is just heartbur...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. I need to know more about the symptoms, like precipitating factors, and factors that increase pain. It can be a gastritis and reflux disease. Do you have upper abdominal pain, nausea, bloating, burping, increase in p...  Read Full »

I am reinfected with COVID-19 with symptoms. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I had COVID-19 two years ago, which left me with pleurisy, and now again infected with COVID-19 four weeks ago. I have noticed shortness of breath, especially since I have a cold. I am struggling to breathe normally and do daily activities. In addition, I am feeling dizzy and extreme ex...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Following is my opinion on your question. You are having a shortness of breath problem. If you have it after doing exercise, then no need to worry. As in COVID-19, it is common to have it for a few days. But if you feel breathless without any exertion, then further ...  Read Full »

I am experiencing symptoms of breathlessness, cough, and heartburn due to OCD. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32-year-old man who is 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 165 pounds. I feel like I am going to die at times because I cannot breathe. I have been suffering from OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) for eight years and ever since I was too terrified. I have been taking Fluoxetine an...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like to test you for a few things like thyroid. I want to know your hemoglobin, liver function test, and kidney function test. If possible please do these tests and get back to me with your report. Meanwhile, for shortness of breath, and breathing difficulty, I...  Read Full »

What should my friend do to overcome anxiety and panic attacks?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a best friend who suffers from anxiety and I saw her almost dying today because of a panic attack she had. All her life she thought she had a problem with her heart but she went to see a doctor and he said she is in perfect health. She starts shaking and cannot breathe. I was re...  Read Full »

Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Panic attacks related to anxiety can be a scary experience. But remember it is not a life-threatening experience. You can encourage your friend to seek professional support to manage her panic attacks and anxiety. She will need a complete assessment following which ta...  Read Full »

Why does my 21-year-old cousin feels breathless after climbing the stairs?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a 21 year old cousin, who is 181 cm tall and weighs 120 kg. He has slight breathlessness when he climbs stairs. He does not have any other health complaints and does regular health checkup. Please take a look at the attached test reports and kindly let us know what has to be done.  Read Full »

Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to have reviewed his reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and identified several noteworthy issues. Firstly, his weight of 120 kgs results in a BMI (body mass index) of around 37, indicating severe obesity. In his lipid profile, his HDL (high-density li...  Read Full »

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