Difficulty In Breathing

The inability to draw a complete breath is called difficulty in breathing. Various conditions can result in difficulty breathing, such as lunch conditions (asthma, pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, and hypertension), heart problems (coronary artery disease, congenital heart disease, congestive heart failure), allergies, hiatal hernia, etc.

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What are the triggering factors responsible for the seasonal attack of asthma?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 41-year-old, and I live in a European nation. In my childhood, I had atopic asthma, which was treated with tablet Zaditen. I had a difficult time breathing this week with clearly heard wheezing, especially at night. We had lots of pollen last week here. The shortness of breath wok...  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 childhood bronchial asthma and now from allergic rhinitis. Some triggering factors like pollen, dust, smoke, animal dander and climate changes can aggravate asthma. It is a sea...  Read Full »

How long will a person have troubled breathing after testing COVID-positive?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother has a breathing issue, high CRP, and D-dimer. She was tested COVID-positive 20 days before. She also has a low SPO2 level. She is 61 years old and a sugar patient. She does not have any allergic reactions to medicines. She is comfortable eating and talking. Her fever has gone d...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. COVID-19 causes lung damage which can cause breathlessness. Please have a chest X-ray done and send me her X-ray. After recovery of cough and fever, shortness of breath may take some time to settle. But if oxygen saturation drops below 90%, this is concerning. Regarding...  Read Full »

Is a blood oxygen level of 92 percent normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I have difficulty in breathing, and my oxygen level is 92 percent.  Read Full »


Dr. N Ashok Viswanath

Infectious Diseases Specialist, Microbiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is better to start with a steroid if SpO2 goes less than 90%. For now, we will start with anti-inflammatory, multivitamin, and antiviral drugs. 1. Tablet Combiflam (Ibuprofen + Paracetamol) 1 tablet in the morning, afternoon, and night (after food). 2. Tablet Li...  Read Full »

What can cause weakness and breathing trouble?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 45 years old. She is having trouble breathing. Every move exhausts her. She is weak and needs assistance while walking. She always sits in front of a fan or air-conditioner every day while having trouble breathing. It is episodic and she gets attacks while she feels tired. I...  Read Full »


Dr. Ahmed Goha

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Your mother is having dyspnea. Due to it, heart failure occurs. It is the inability of the heart to pump a sufficient amount of blood needed for the body. This can also occur due to previous heart problems which can be either rheumatic valvula...  Read Full »

Why do I have difficulty breathing along with a headache almost every day?

Query: Hi doctor, I have difficulty in breathing along with headaches every day.   Read Full »


Dr. Prathish Kumar

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your medical history and CBC (complete blood count) report) (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your CBC does not show any significant abnormal values. Slight deviations are seen and they are insignificant. Regarding breathing diffi...  Read Full »

Why am I having difficulty breathing through the nose even after using Symbicort Rapihaler?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old female. My height is 167 cm, and my weight is 50 kg. I have asthma, and I am using Symbicort Rapihaler for my maintenance (two times a day) and emergency inhalation. I have recently been feeling more tired than usual, and I have chest and back pain. I also have dry ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. Yes, in such a case, you can use a nebulizer. You can use a nebulizer with Symbicort. It will help you more, and I can see according to your symptoms, it seems that you have got a common infection as well. So you ha...  Read Full »

What causes epigastric pain and bloating?

Query: Hi doctor, I had upper abdominal swelling for months, along with tight chest or asthma-like symptoms, which is more difficult to breathe out. Ventolin does not make much of a difference. I am taking Pantoprazole for GERD, which does not make a difference if I take it or not. Small meals seem to mak...  Read Full »


Dr. Arbab Muhammad Kashif Khan

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How is your sleep, and at what time do you feel such symptoms? Do you have any symptoms of anxiety-like increased heartbeat, headache, dryness of mouth? Do you have any pain in the epigastrium? Have you tried any other medication with Pantoprazole (Pronotix)? Please ...  Read Full »

Can back pain cause difficulty in breathing?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old. My height is 5'4, and my weight is 43. I am experiencing upper right back pain, and sometimes I am having difficulty breathing since it is painful when I inhale. For almost a year, I tried having a massage hoping it will be better, but I still experience it until no...  Read Full »


Dr. Jay Indravadan Patel

Physiotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for providing the brief history. As per your query, it can be either of the things in the mind, but I would like to know if you are using more of a computer, or having any respiratory problems in the past, or did you have a fall? If there are no respirator...  Read Full »

Can chemical allergy cause permanent damage to the respiratory system?

Query: Hi doctor,I have breathing difficulties, a fast heartbeat, and chest pain. All the lab tests taken were normal, so doctors said nothing is wrong with me. But it has been two months but still I experience difficulty in breathing with other symptoms. The symptoms are noticeable when I am at rest, but ...  Read Full »


Dr. Arul Amuthan

Ayurveda Specialist, Naturopathy Specialist, Pharmacologist, Siddha Medicine Specialist, Toxicologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you feel difficulty breathing during rest, but it disappears during physical activity, that indicates there may not be any problem with your body. The higher possibility is the exposure to new chemicals (paints). So, it is strongly suggested to go away from that loca...  Read Full »

Why do I have heaviness in my chest and heart with heavy breathing?

Query: Hi doctor,I am taking medicine for the last five months. I have heaviness in my chest and heart. I feel very weak. My breathing is heavy. What to do?  Read Full »


Dr. Malay Shukla

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It appears that you have chest heaviness and breathing difficulty for the past five months now. You have mentioned your one HbA1c (hemoglobin A1c) value of 7.5 percent. It seems that you have type 2 diabetes. You have not mentioned the medications taken by you. You have...  Read Full »

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