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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Does breathlessness and chest pain after a viral infection shows suggest any cardiac problem?

Query: Hello, Two months back, I got a viral infection (cold), followed by fatigue, shortness of breath, and intermittent chest pain on the left side after activities and even at rest. I had regular episodes of fatigue, shortness of breath, and chest pain after viral infections during the last few years al...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for reaching out to us. I read your query and understand your concern. Please do not worry. You will be fine. I went through the results you attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), and I did not see any abnormality. Your symptoms are ...  Read Full »

Why do I experience weakness, dizziness, shortness of breath, chest discomfort, eye pain, and tremors?

Query: Hello doctor, It started with loose motions 15 days ago and slight fever for 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, cheeks,...  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 nasal spray, one spray in each nostril 12 hou...  Read Full »

What does a non-significant Holter test mean?

Query: Hi doctor,If my cardiologist suggested a Holter test and a stress test on a treadmill for me and the results are non-significant, does it mean most likely my arteries are not blocked? Why did my doctor not order a test to check my arteries? I feel easily breathless, and I feel dizzy every day. I had...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello,Welcome to for the query.I understand your concern. There are three things in these tests either positive or negative or non-diagnostic. Positive and negative are self-explanatory but non-diagnostic means that you have to be tested further to reach a diagnosis. Non-diagnosti...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my mother's breathlessness and pain in the left arm, legs, and chest?

Query: Hello doctor, This is concerning my mother, who has been having pain in her left hand and leg at times. She also has pain in her chest and breathlessness. We were concerned about this and decided to take her to a doctor. An echo was done, and the doctor found some abnormalities in the report. Howeve...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for providing all the test reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I have gone through the test results. She has grade 1 diastolic dysfunction. I normally do not recommend treatment for grade 1 diastolic dysfunction, as it occurs normally due t...  Read Full »

I have been taking TB medicines for three months and now have breathing problems and cough. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have tuberculosis and have been taking medicines for three and half months.  Now, I have a breathing problem and cough.  Read Full »

Dr. Shitla Prasad Upadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The breathlessness and cough are due to a broncho constriction that is associated with TB (tuberculosis). You can take the following tests: CBC (complete blood count). HRCT (high-resolution computed tomography) thorax. Sputum for AFB (acid-fast bacillus) repeat. I sugg...  Read Full »

What is the reason for the abnormal blood test reports?

Query: Hi doctor, I have RA and I do the blood tests every three months. The last few CBCs with differential counts are slightly abnormal. When I asked my doctor, they said it was not anything in particular and did not explain clearly. I have mild to moderate sensorineural hearing loss in the left ear at ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mubashir Razzaq Khan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The word leukemia means white blood cell cancer in peripheral blood. Leukemia is a relatively old term. Nowadays, it is called hematopoietic and lymphoid neoplasm. A good share of circulating white cells comes from lymphoid tissues such as lymph nodes, spleen, t...  Read Full »

How to get cured of breathlessness and pain in the chest?

Query: Hi doctor, I had breathlessness a few months back. I visited a doctor, and he had done a CT scan which showed some air around my heart, and he gave me some medicines. But sometimes I feel pain in my chest and sometimes pain in my shoulder. But still, I am facing breathing problems. I did not have s...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your ECG (electrocardiogram) reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) shows the persistence of S waves in lateral precordial leads, which may be due to heart chamber enlargement or lead misplacement. Please consult a pulmonologist for pneumome...  Read Full »

What is the reason for chest pain that exaggerates standing up from a lying position for the past four days?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 44 year old female. From the last four days, I have a pain when I breathe in. It is felt just above my left breast, not exacerbated by lifting, but when I stand up from a lying or sitting position, it gets worse. I also have a slight ache in the left shoulder and on the top of m...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. Let me tell you few important things about chest pain. Any chest pain which is increased by a movement is from the chest wall and not from the heart. A chest pain which is exaggerated by coughing, sneezing, and deep breathing is due to a prob...  Read Full »

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. We are quite concerned seeing his low eGFR (estimated glomerular filtration rate), pre-diabetes values, cholesterol, etc. Please guide us on the best course ...  Read Full »

Dr. Bn Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 with...  Read Full »

Can tuberculosis infect organs other than the lungs?

Query: Hello doctor, My recent chest x-ray showed some suspicious infiltrates in the lung. I am currently under thyroid cancer treatment. I got two CT scans done for both neck and chest. I have attached both reports here. Please help me in clarifying few terms which I did not follow. I would like to know, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Amolkumar W Diwan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to  I went through both your CT scan reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). According to your CT report, there is no defect in the lungs. It only shows collapse in certain parts. As you have mentioned you are currently under treatment for thyroid canc...  Read Full »

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