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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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Are waking up at night, gasping for air, and tingling in extremities signs of sleep apnea?

Query: Hi doctor, I wake up in the night feeling like I am gasping for air with my heart racing. I also experience tingling in my arms or legs at the same time with ringing in my ears. This happens on average once a week. I have to find a light switch quickly to calm down and realize what is going on. The...  Read Full »


Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and will help you regarding it. Sleep apnea is possible with the symptoms you have mentioned, but a polysomnogram (sleep study) is required for an appropriate diagnosis. This test comprises multiple components that electronically send and ...  Read Full »

Why is there pain and swelling in the stomach?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 35-year-old male with a weight of 198.4 lbs and a height of 5.10 feet. I have an issue with swelling in the stomach for the past two days and have pain on the sides. I am not able to breathe smoothly. I also get pain while pressing it so that I cannot stand and sit properly. I curr...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, it seems to be due to gastritis. Given your weight and use of Nexpro (Esomeprazole), a proton pump inhibitor tends to cause bacterial overgrowth in the small bowel and gaseous symptoms. You can try, Tablet Itopride SR 150 mg (gastro prokinetic) half an hour b...  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 34.29 oz and his current weight is 12.35 lbs, drinking man-pro around 3.33 oz, 5 to 6 times a day. Since the last 10 days, he has also started on semisolid food. He had breathing dif...  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 »

I have bipolar disorder, I recently had a cold, and my breathing disrupted my sleep. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have bipolar disorder, and I am on Lithium ER and lamotrigine. I also use an inhaler four times a day. I recently had a cold, and my breathing disrupted my sleep, and I did not know what to do. I keep all electronic devices off before bed and do not consume alcohol, drugs, or caffei...  Read Full »


Dr. Surender Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. The cold you suffer from might be the reason for poor sleep, as nasal blockage or respiratory problems always hamper sleep. Bipolar disorder also leads to a decrease in the need for sleep or disrupts sleep, but I thi...  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 »

I have difficulty in breathing during orgasm. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21-year-old. My question is whenever I have an orgasm, the muscles and veins on my chest goes down, my arms get weaker and give difficulties breathing at night. I am always spitting out bloody snorts and having trouble in swallowing properly for few days, or sometimes even few w...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, I feel that there is some problem in either your lungs, heart, or blood. Weakness with difficulty in breathing after orgasm indicates that your stamina is less. The cause for low stamina can be some problem in your blood or lungs or heart. Spitting ou...  Read Full »

I am having difficulty taking deep breaths. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28 year old female. I weigh 55 kg, and my height is 168 cm. I have been having difficulty taking a deep breath for over a year now. I got it suddenly one day while riding my bike. It feels like my breath is not completed or like I am missing some air. Some days it does not occu...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am thinking it might be coming from your lungs, or it could be anemia. Have you been a smoker? Do you have a history of childhood asthma? Have you had any breathing test or blood work done recently? Revert with more information to an internal medicine physician onli...  Read Full »

Why is there breathing difficulty in a person with deviated nasal septum?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a deviated nasal septum on the right side of my nose. I also have difficulty in breathing although I have deviated right-side septum still, I face breathing problems on the left side. I also sometimes feel pain in my face but my major problem is that if I use nasal sprays, I get ...  Read Full »


Dr. Syed Peerzada Tehmid Ul Haque

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Having read through your query, I can understand your concern. Patients with DNS (deviated nasal septum) can have nasal obstruction on both sides. First, because the septum can deviate in an S-shape giving rise to obstruction on both sides. Second, on the side opposi...  Read Full »

I have sore ribs, difficulty breathing, continued coughing, expelling mucus, and numbness. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I recently had a cold (got tested to make sure it was not COVID-19, and it came back negative) and have been experiencing prolonged symptoms. I have sore ribs, continued coughing, expelling mucous, and numbness. For about four days now, I have had difficulty breathing, pain on my left sid...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing and I understand your concern. Actually this all can be due to chest infection, though covid is negative but still there are other infections which can cause such symptoms. So further testing is required. The fingertip are usually numb due to defi...  Read Full »

I get acid reflux during sleep after a heavy meal. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I get acid -reflux during sleep after taking heavy meals late at night. I eat between 8 pm and 9 pm. It wakes me up and I find it difficult even to breathe until it settles down. But last night I had a light meal by 6 pm. I used a sleeping drop and placed 10 or 11 drops under my tongue t...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Kumar Bansari

Answer: Hi, We welcome you to the icliniq family. I appreciate the confidence you place in me for your healthcare consultation. Your symptoms are suggestive of GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). It was not the sleep drops, but your reflux that made you wake up at night. I hope this information will...  Read Full »

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