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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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

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

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

Psychiatrist

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

Cardiologist

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

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

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)

Internal Medicine Physician, Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician

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

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

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 »

Is it advisable to use a Morphine nebulizer in end-stage COPD?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 68-year-old male. I have lung emphysema, end-stage COPD diagnosed as stage III. I had a heart operation (stent) the previous year, and heart failure signs for four months. My symptoms are breathlessness on lying down supine, particularly at night. When waking up at night, it i...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from breathlessness while lying down supine, particularly at night. Dyspnea resulting from complications due to endstage diseases like endstage COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disea...  Read Full »

My son is suffering from asthma.He is using asthalin inhaler.Do you suggest any other medicines?

Query: Hello doctor,My son is 13 years old. We are based in Greater Noida which is in the outskirts of Delhi.Since he was five years old he as been suffering from asthma whenever there is season change during March/April and October during which he generally starts getting allergic cold. I used to earlier...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems your son is suffering from bronchial asthma. It is known to aggravate with seasonal changes. You need to understand that by nebulizing him regularly, he will get dependent on nebulizers. In my opinion, he should be nebulized with the doses you are alr...  Read Full »

Can I have RHD at 30 years of age after pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30-year-old female without a history of fever or other illness. Before three months, I was blessed with a baby girl. it was a normal delivery. After three days of delivery, I got sudden breathlessness. My echocardiography reports showed it as RHD with moderate MS and mild MR. PML ...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your medicines are fine. Instead of taking Pentids (Penicillin G) twice a day, you can take an injection of Benzathine penicillin 1.2 million units intramuscularly every month. Yes, you can do all the household works. If you want to become pregnant, it is good to have v...  Read Full »

I have symptoms of breathlessness even after having a pacemaker. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have done ECG strip analysis. I have symptoms of breathlessness on climbing stairs. I am having a DDDR-CLS rate-responsive dual-chamber pacemaker. I have type diabetes, hypertension, hypothyroidism, and Parkinson's syndrome.   Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your ECG (electrocardiogram) seems to be normal (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your rate, rhythm, axis, and everything are within the range. Please mention the reason for having DDDR (dual chamber rate-adaptive pacemaker) implantation and when you did...  Read Full »

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