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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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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. Yermal Tanmai Deelip

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 factors d...  Read Full »

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 220.46 lb. 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 fr...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 identity) h...  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 icliniq.com. 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 t...  Read Full »

I feel anxiety, breathlessness, shaking of legs, closing of fists, quietness, and raising of left hand involuntarily while walking. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I experience symptoms such as anxiety, breathlessness, shaking of legs, closing of fists, quietness, and raising of left hand involuntary while walking. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. As per your symptoms, you may have a major depressive disorder. There is non-pharmacological management for depression, for which I suggest you follow the below guidelines to deal with it: 1. Exercises daily for 30-45 minutes, like at ...  Read Full »

I have difficulty in breathing. Is it due to my heart condition?

Query: Hello doctor, I am taking medicines for the heart. Now, I have difficulty in breathing. So, I decided to see cardiologists. Here are the findings: the study is done using standard transthoracic 2D echocardiographic views. Normal left ventricular internal diameter with left ventricular mass index (LV...  Read Full »


Dr. Talapatra Ritendra Nath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. By reviewing your clinical symptoms and medical records (attachment removed to protect patient identity), here are the salient findings with explanations. In your echo report, you are having concentric LVH (left ventricular hypertrophy), means you are hypertensive fo...  Read Full »

My baby with an egg white allergy ate egg. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,My 2 year 9 months old daughter was tested and she has an egg white allergy. She ate scrambled eggs accidentally. Should I worry? Is it a problem if the egg is scrambled? Please, can you advise?  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry. However, please watch for symptoms of allergy like hives and severe itching and in worst case scenario breathlessness. If breathlessness occurs, it is best to rush the child to the nearest hospital. The other symptoms are mostly controlled by syrup Allegra...  Read Full »

Shortness of breath and chest pain after breathing in steam. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26 year old male weighing in 185 Ibs and 5'9". I do not take any medications. I am worried if I am at risk of any complications after having breathed in some steam/air at about 350 F. I was covering a pot roast I had just taken out of the oven when I accidentally took a breath o...  Read Full »


Dr. Ritesh Kumar Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on the history, at times, though not very common, steam/air inhalation can cause inflammation of the airway leading to respiratory symptoms and even pulmonary edema. So, keep an eye on symptoms like development of hoarseness of voice, wheezing, stridor, breathless...  Read Full »

I have persistent cough, breathlessness, chest tightness, and fever. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been unwell recently, experiencing a persistent cough, difficulty in breathing, tightness in my chest, fatigue, and a mild fever. A blood test revealed an elevated eosinophil count and white blood cell count. I am somewhat concerned about these results and am contemplating which...  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understood your concern. Based on your symptoms and blood test results, it is possible that you may have an inflammatory condition affecting your lungs, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or a lung infection. Some test...  Read Full »

Are the streaky opacities in lungs seen in chest x-ray cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, There are streaky opacities seen on my chest X-ray. I would like to know more about the meaning of these findings. Are streaky opacities associated with malignancy? My key symptom is shortness of breath. I have no coughing, no fever, no sputum, and no hemoptysis. Also, I am an ex-smok...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your query in detail. Please find my observations below. Streaky opacities scattered in both lung fields means that there might be small straight lung shadows along the air passages on your X-ray on both the sides. These prominent airways in the lun...  Read Full »

Will Z-Pak relieve my fever, coughs, and runny nose?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22-year-old male with ulcerative colitis since the age of 9. I woke up with a nasty fever, mucus filled coughs, and runny nose. I was curious how a Z-pack would affect me.  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. The possibility of respiratory tract infection is more likely. You should definitely take Z pack (Azithromycin), no need to worry about this. Along with Z pack also, do warm water gargles and steam inhalation 4 to 5 times a day. If it does...  Read Full »

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