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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The breathing difficulty I have had for two years keeps worsening, although my test reports are all normal. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been having breathing difficulty for more than two years. It is as though something is blocking me from inhaling or exhaling. I have taken ECG, sugar test, thyroid test, chest X-ray, and heart ultrasound sound scan, and everything seems normal. But my problem keeps worsening, and e...  Read Full »


Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and sorry for such discomfort. I would like you to follow up with chat consultation to assess your medical condition properly. I need to ask few follow up questions so that I can tailor diagnosis based on your medical history of symptoms. I ho...  Read Full »

My 3-weeks-old son has chest congestion and a blocked nose. What is the treatment for the same?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a boy who is 3 weeks old. He has chest congestion, and his nose is blocked. He had somewhat difficulty breathing today. I want to know the best and safest way to treat my son. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Prakashchandra Nagar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. As your baby is just three weeks old and having some breathing difficulty, you need to closely watch him for his breathing. If he is otherwise active and feeding well, I suggest Normal Saline nasal drops, two drops in e...  Read Full »

I am under medication for asthma and hypertension. How do I overcome the breathing difficulty I am facing?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been an asthmatic for 15 years. Right now, I have been using Foracort 400 mg for three years. I am also hypertensive and using Telma-AM. For the past six days, I have been facing uneasiness in breathing, and because of that, my BP may have shot up for six days. Last week before all...  Read Full »


Dr. Rohit Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I want to go through all the reports first. Please send me all the tests you have done and the chest X-ray. Also, please mention your age, your family history of cardiac diseases, and your habits, such as smoking, alcohol, etc. I have allowed...  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. Ritendra Nath Talapatra

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 f...  Read Full »

Why do I find it difficult to take a deep breath the entire day?

Query: Hi doctor, I take deep breaths while inhalation. It happens for a month now. I have normal breathing but deep breathing causes an issue. I have a mild cough in the morning. I do not have any breathing issues while sleeping. I noticed increased burping after taking meals or drinking water. I took Pa...  Read Full »


Dr. Alexander Davis

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please take a test for COVID-19 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2). These symptoms match with a diagnosis of mild COVID-19 infection affecting a young individual. Stop taking Pantop and Acinil syrup. You can take Gaviscon liquid (sodium alginate with sodi...  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

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 »

What is causing my kid to wake up at night unable to breathe?

Query: Hello doctor, I just am wondering if someone can look at the X-rays of my daughter for free and explain it to me and tell me if this is sleep apnea or normal. She wakes up at night unable to breathe and her nose seems to get stuffy and I just cannot read this and they never explained it and I am won...  Read Full »


Dr. Chitrangada

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Considering the clinical complaints that your daughter has and also with the nose getting stuffy, I suspect adenoid enlargement rather than chest abnormality. This can be checked by a simple nasopharynx X-ray. However, the chest radiograph that you have attached is ...  Read Full »

I contacted asbestos at work.Would it pose any health risk?

Query: Hello doctor, I had some concerns regarding asbestosis. Approximately 10-11 years ago, I worked on a building site. I was asked to remove some insulation off a water pipe in an attic. At that time, I asked the site manager if the insulation was asbestos and he said it was not. I also took a sample o...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi Welcome to icliniq.com. I want to assure you not to worry as everything is looking normal to me. I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine concerns regarding asbestosis, mesothelioma and other risks you may be having being exposed to insulation a decade ago. ...  Read Full »

Is it safe to stop feeding and start oxygen support in my baby who had breathing difficulty?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby is a preterm boy. His actual age is 7.5 months and corrected age is 4.5 months. Birth weight was 960 gm and his current weight is 5.60 kg, drinking man-pro around 100 ml, 5 to 6 times a day. Since last 10 days, he has also been started on semisolid food. He had breathing diffic...  Read Full »


Dr. Bhaisara Baraturam Bhagrati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Your concern is whether oxygen was necessary. Whenever the baby is having wheezing and respiratory distress, giving Oxygen is necessary to avoid impending ventilation-perfusion mismatch. It is considered as supportive therapy even though the m...  Read Full »

Can PPI cause stomach pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I have multiple problems with my stomach, it all began two years ago after taking pills which I was allergic to. My stomach became inflamed with a lot of acids, chronic antrum gastritis, and acid reflux. My stool was too soft, and I did not take any pill because my doctor did not give...  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. All the problems can be explained by dyspepsia. Although there are certain issues like normal endoscopy and absence of inflammation. And on endoscopy reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), there is no obvious granulation tissue seen. There may be som...  Read Full »

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