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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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 »

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 »

How to handle breathlessness occurring after Covid recovery?

Query: Was having Covid 10 days back. Three days I was having sore throat, feverish, sweating,tiredness,dysentry, stomach ache. Then all right from 4 th day till now. Today on 10th day feeling slight problem in breathing without any cough or like that as I took azithromycin for last five days also. Took mo...  Read Full »


Dr. Nasir

Pain Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Good day to you Sir I can totally understand your problem. Covid is a very strange disease , the manifestations of which we are still understanding. one of the lung manifestations of covid is fibrosis. the Lung and it's covering called pleura undergo thickening in the part which was affected. This ...  Read Full »

What is the best treatment followed to cure breathlessness presenting with pneumonitis?

Query: hi doc, i'm a female, age 26, 5' in height, 48 kg (last time i checked but I might have gained 2kg now. I've been experiencing difficulty breathing for the past couple of months but the worst was last month something because it happened as I was about to sleep. I suddenly felt like the air was not ...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello Dear how many months you took DOTS therapy? Is there any cough?? Is there sputum production??When you took treatment for pneumonitis?Possible causes are may be 1. Anxiety neurosis. 2. Panic attacks. 3. Bronchial asthma. 4. Treatment default for tuberculosis. 5. Acid reflux with asthmati...  Read Full »

Why am I feeling breathless and fatigue even after a month of COVID-19 infection?

Query: Hi doctor, I am recovering from COVID-19, and I am on day 26 since the symptoms started. After day 11, I spent two nights in the hospital where I had some oxygen, and a chest x-ray showed viral pneumonia or typical COVID-19 changes. I was discharged after oxygen levels stabilized. After a funny tur...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

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

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 and squeaky noise on inspiration after recovering from COVID-19. This noisy sound may be wheezing, which is high pitched whistling sound during ...  Read Full »

Can mini-stroke cause stabbing chest pain and breathlessness?

Query: Hi doctor, A good friend of mine was headed to work one morning. He got a stabbing pain in his chest and his vision went blurry. The pain went down his left arm and hand. It eased up, but the numbness stayed in his hand for about a week. He ignored it. A few nights later, he woke up gasping as if he...  Read Full »


Dr. Rishu

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am really sorry to hear about it. Chest pain with radiation to arms associated with breathing difficulty and blurry vision points towards classical angina. According to the symptoms, a cardiac event is more likely than a stroke. As per the history mentioned by...  Read Full »

Can anxiety cause breathlessness?

Query: Hello doctor, Three years ago, on Christmas Eve, I was traveling to my sister's home about 45 minutes from my home. My grandmother gave me a peppermint and as I swallowed it felt as if a piece got stuck in my throat. I got a strong sensation that I could not breathe. When I reached my sister's home,...  Read Full »


Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have the following recommendations to you. If you really want to help yourself, then start immediately. Quit smoking immediately. Follow a healthy diet and start losing weight. Initially, start with a 10 minute physical exercise and increase it gradually. By that,...  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 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 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...  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 icliniq.com. 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

Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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