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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I am a 35-year-old COVID-positive male with a chest infection and difficulty breathing. Please help.

Query: Hello, I am a 35-year-old male with a height of 173 cm and a weight of 74 kg. I am tested COVID positive today. I had a fever, shivering, body pain, and throat infection for two days. I have taken Fevadol 500 mg tablet. I do not have a fever now. However, I am facing a chest infection, throat infect...  Read Full »


Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. You should isolate yourself as you have tested COVID-19 positive. Follow the isolation guidelines as per the local health advisory. Please answer a few questions- 1. Do you still have a cough? If yes, is it dry or wet? 2. A...  Read Full »

Could you help me understand the ECG report of my father, who has shortness of breath and difficulty swallowing?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to discuss the ECG report of my father. He has shortness of breath and has difficulty swallowing food. His CT scan and Endoscopy were done today, but we are still waiting for his reports. Could you please help us to understand his ECG report? Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Electrocardiogram (ECG) is normal, but the diagnosis depends upon symptoms, signs, and other known diseases. An electrocardiogram is always interpreted in the context of clinical history. Does your father have any known cardiac issues? Is he diabetic, hypertensive, o...  Read Full »

Why is my mother having breathing difficulties while walking and doing daily chores?

Query: Hi doctor,I am consulting for my mother.She had brain aneurysm surgery, almost six to seven years back. She also has some lung problem. She used to have asthama earlier, but recently she has problem in breathing while walking and doing daily chores. She has headache and her whole body aches. She is ...  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. I have gone through the reports you have attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). She might be having tuberculosis in the past, because her CT (computed tomography) scan is suggestive of a fibrotic lung. This mean...  Read Full »

Does irritable bowel syndrome cause difficulty in breathing?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29-year-old male. My height is 5'7, and my weight is 70 kg. I have had the following symptoms for the last eight months- difficulty in deep breathing. It feels very tight in the middle of my chest when I try to take a deep breath, sometimes along with tightness in my upper nose (I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. After studying your case scenario, it looks you are suffering from one of the following conditions- 1. Irritable bowel syndrome. 2. Obstructive sleep apnea. 3. Anxiety neurosis. I am sure these diagnoses have been put...  Read Full »

Why do I have breathing difficulty soon after urinating?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been suffering from asthma since childhood. For the last 3 to 5 years, I have felt breathing difficulty after urinating. It seems like a full bladder emptying and perhaps waking up empty. I usually need Albuterol inhaler to breathe smoothly to get back to sleep.Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Ramakrishnan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your history you have been suffereing from asthma. Kindly answer the below-mentioned questions so that I could guide you better. 1. Do you have high blood pressure? 2. Do you feel giddiness while or after passing urine? 3. For how long do you feel this difficult...  Read Full »

Is my breathing difficulty and exhaustion due to hay fever?

Query: Hello,I have been suffering from dizziness or vertigo for the past two months. I am taking tablet Betahistine 8 mg thrice daily for more than two weeks. I am experiencing sneezing all day and having a feel of being out of breath and physically tired. I was diagnosed with hay fever last year. Could t...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com.Tablet Betahistine may act on H1 and H3 receptors and act as a anti-allergic agents in few patients. So possibly the present symptoms may not be due to this drug. For hay fever symptoms you may use tablet Levocetirizine and Montelukast once a day for a week. If there is...  Read Full »

Will diabetes cause difficulty in breathing?

Query: Hi doctor, This is for my dad, and we found out that he has diabetes. He became very worried which made him difficult to breathe, and cannot get enough sleep and rest at night. He had a stomachache and he used to skip meals, and drink coffee and soft drinks. After a blood test, we found that he has ...  Read Full »


Dr. Aleph

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Perhaps your father has misperceptions about the disease and that is causing his anxieties and worries. It is unfortunate he developed but it does not mean it is the end for him. As long as he takes his medications, does his routine laboratory workups and checks with...  Read Full »

Can bronchoscopy help in lung collapse caused due to pneumonia?

Query: Hi doctor, My uncle has been admitted to a hospital, after a week of high-grade fever along with a cough, which gradually increased. They took a chest x-ray and blood tests and confirmed that it is pneumonia, and my uncle was on O2. He was also suspected for swine flu, and we waited for the reports,...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshuman Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen all the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) This history seems to be of acute viral pneumonitis, probably due to a new unknown strain or H1N1. Sometimes, cultures may be negative while he can still harbor it. The CT scan is suggest...  Read Full »

What are the treatments available for wheezing in my seven-year-old daughter?

Query: Hello doctor, My 7 year old daughter has wheezing. Her doctor advised me to use an inhaler. But, I am afraid of using it. Is inhaler the only solution for wheezing? Can I stop using it after she recovers or is it to be continued for life long?  Read Full »


Dr. Preeti Puranik

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The inhaler is the only effective solution for wheezing.  The duration of the treatment varies from three to nine months based on the severity of the problem and the child's response. There is nothing to be scared about as it is just a method of delivering the medicin...  Read Full »

Would you please interpret the sleep apnea test results?

Query: Hi doctor, I have difficulty breathing on the left side of my nose, and I also have difficulty breathing with a mask. I am unable to have a long night's sleep. I have high cholesterol, which doctors say is not related to food, but stress. I have done a sleep apnea test wearing a breather and a wra...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from difficulty breathing in the left side of the nose, difficulty breathing with the mask, and inability to have a long night's sleep. You have recently done a sleep apnea test. The ...  Read Full »

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