Breathlessness

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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Kindly review my father's report and give a suitable treatment plan for his symptoms.

Query: Hello doctor, My father has a distended abdomen, fatigue, and occasional breathlessness on walking. I have attached the reports of my father. Kindly review his report and give us a suitable treatment plan. Thanks.  Read Full »


Dr. Bn Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw his reports (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). His liver function test, thyroid function test, and complete hemogram are all normal. There is a slight increase in his serum creatinine, and the rest of his kidney function test is within t...  Read Full »

I have chest pain at 25 weeks of pregnancy. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20 year old female, who weighs approximately 150 lbs, and I am 25 weeks pregnant with my third child. I went to the ER two days ago due to severe chest pains. They did an EKG, which they said came back slightly abnormal, but they did not explain. They hooked me up to all kinds o...  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand what you are going through. During the course of pregnancy, it is normal to have various changes in different systems of the body, especially the cardiovascular system. You are having tachycardia, which is very common alongside hypertension during pregnanc...  Read Full »

Why does my father suffocate and become tired in the middle of the night?

Query: Hi doctor, My father has some breathing problems for the last few days. He is breathless in the middle of the night. He is tired and has suffocated. We got an echocardiogram test and several other tests done yesterday. I am attaching the prescription and reports. We want your suggestion for the furt...  Read Full »


Dr. Tanmai Yermal (jain)

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and have reviewed all your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity).The echocardiogram is suggestive of severe left ventricular dysfunction with low ejection fraction meaning inadequate heart pumping. That is the reason f...  Read Full »

Is shortness of breath a sign of underlying heart disease?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 35-year-old male. My weight is 86 kg. I have slight breathlessness for the last three days and pain and congestion on the left side. I do not have a fever or cough. Yesterday I felt some sensation in my left eye and left side of the body. When I touched my left hand, I found decre...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your triglycerides and LDL (low-density lipoprotein) levels are high, and the platelet count is in the lower standard limit (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) Here are my suggestions for your problems, 1. Overweight- Do exercise, take a Medi...  Read Full »

Can COVID-19 pneumonia cause long-term effects and affect the respiratory tract?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is a non-smoker with no previous lung injuries. His height is 5.6, and his weight is 58 kilograms. He was admitted to a hospital for COVID-19 pneumonia on 17 th of last month. At the time of admitting his chest computed tomography scan reading was 9, and CRP (C-reactive pr...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, your father has been suffering from COVID-19 pneumonia, and he has its associated complications or consequences since the last month. According to the CT (computed tomography) chest report (attachment re...  Read Full »

Do people with a generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) tremble, shake or show signs of sweating?

Query: Hi doctor, How do you diagnose someone with a generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)? How does it start and differ from person to person? What are the physical symptoms? Can people with GAD go to work? Do these people tremble, shake or show signs of sweating? How much are they stressed, and what is the...  Read Full »


Dr. Siva Anoop Yella

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am glad to help you out. Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) can occur to anyone depending on their various life instances and stress factors. These patients have excessive worry about self and future, sometimes breathlessness, sweating, decreased confidence to face...  Read Full »

Kindly go through my wife's health issues along with the attached echo report.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 23 years old, I am a married female and has one kid. My symptoms are shortness of breath (since a year), severe chest pain a month ago, numbness in the left arm since one month and fatigue with little exertion. There is no previous history of the same issue. Kindly explain the attach...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Pillai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is an atrial septal defect (attachment removed to protect patient identity), which needs closure as it is causing symptoms of breathlessness and fatigue. According to the echocardiogram, there is also right heart enlargement. As advised in the echo report, she shoul...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21-year-old female. I do not know what is going on with me. Before a month, I had my exams and I got freaked out due to it. I have tightness in my stomach and it makes me hard to breathe. While I am spending time with my friends, I do not notice it or it does not feel tight. But...  Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj Patil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to have anxiety. During anxiety attacks, you can have racing of heart, sweaty and bloating sensation. Normally it does not stay for a long time. You can have another possibility of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. In this, your heart seems to be racing in an...  Read Full »

What is the cause for my chest pain, heart congestion, and breathlessness?

Query: Hello doctor, For the past two years, I have been experiencing on and off chest pains and discomfort. There are times when I will just be sitting down and my heart just feels congested with dull pain. Especially when trying to exercise, even fairly mild exercising, I have had episodes of what see...  Read Full »


Dr. Tanmai Yermal (jain)

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query. It seems that you have had multiple episodes of chest pain and discomfort in the past couple of years. I need to know some more details about your complaints. First of all, I would like to know your age. What all cardiac risk facto...  Read Full »

Why do I have chest pains that increase on smoking?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 20-year-old female with a weight of 63 kilograms. I have chest pain for a couple of months and it became constant now. Pain gets worse when I eat. I have pain in different spots. Sometimes it is present on the right side or left side or on my ribs. Sometimes, I seem to have swollen ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The main risk factor is smoking and try to quit smoking. Pain at different sites and bloating can be due to acidity or gas. You have mentioned about swollen ribs. It is unusual to have it because ribs are bones and they do not show swelling. Y...  Read Full »

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