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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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My dad is suffering from breathlessness. What could be the cause of it?

Query: Hi doctor,My dad is 84-years-old. He is healthy. He is on Telma H, Ecospirin 75 milligrams, Stator 10 milligrams. He is pre- diabetic. He walks regularly for 20 to25 minutes. Today, I found mild breathlessness. I checked spO2 it was 90 (average remains 96 to 97) and pulse 140. Normal BP remains 140/...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq. I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries. I understand your concern and will try to help you with it. First of all, check the oxygen probe. Have you attached it correctly? Please share his electrocardiograph (ECG) and echocardiography. Also, tell wh...  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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 high BNP levels, fatigue, and breathlessness. Advise.

Query: Hi doctor,I have had several ECHOs, and I am confused. I was diagnosed with mild cardiomyopathy, LVF systolic, and diastolic dysfunction for 16 years. Though I was told it is mild, symptoms are severe, and my BNP went up to 664 pg/mL (normal is less than 50 pg/mL). In the recent few weeks, I feel br...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. Your echocardiography (ECHO) tests are normal. You should not be worried about that. Moreover, answer the following questions accurately along with tests I suggest and followup in the coming days so that you m...  Read Full »

Are my symptoms of chest pain, breathlessness, and palpitations due to a heart problem?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 24 years old. Sometimes, I have chest pain, pain in my left arm, breathlessness, and palpitations. I have got my ECG done twice six months ago. Also, I had got my blood tests done. All the test reports were normal. Also, I had taken the tablet Etizolam for ten days. I felt better ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and will surely help you out. An unusual awareness of our heartbeat is called palpitation. It can occur due to various reasons like: Fast heart rate, slow heart rate, irregular heart rate, being overcautious about heartbeats, and thin, lean ...  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 ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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-diagnostic is common in ex...  Read Full »

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