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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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 i... Read Full »
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 mea... Read Full »
I have difficulty breathing at night, and I also feel that the cough is stuck in my throat with an itchy nose. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, I have difficulty breathing at night during sleeping hours, and a strange moaning sound comes as a cough always stuck in my throat with an itchy feeling in my nose. Coughing and sneezing have been happening for a long time. Recent blood tests show that I have high eosinophils. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. By your history and description possibility of allergic rhinitis with allergic bronchitis is more likely. So start Allegra (Montelukast and Fexofenadine) and Duonase nasal spray. I hope this information will help. Read Full »
I have been having difficulty breathing for almost two months, which started after I smoked cigarettes. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18-year-old, and I have been having a problem breathing for almost two months. I have a voluntary cough that sounds wet, sometimes coughing up mucus. I have also had a very little chest pain that comes and goes but does not bothers me. This started after I smoked cigarettes for... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the history you have given. Since smoking exposure is very less the possibility of acute bronchitis, psychological breathing problem is more likely to occur. I want to know a few more things. Please let me know. 1. How many days did you smoke? And i... Read Full »
My aunt who has cardiac problem, had breathing difficulties and developed pulmonary disease recently. Can pulmonary disease be diagnosed on an ECG?
Query: Hi doctor, My aunt has a cardiac problem, and I took her to the ER last week because she was having breathing difficulties. The doctor suggested an ECG and a few tests. However, the doctor later told her that she had some pulmonary disease and she needed to take treatment for the same. Can pulmonary... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for contacting us. This is strange. To diagnose pulmonary disease, you must get a chest X-ray, CT (computed tomography) thorax, and pulmonary function test. It will be of great help if you can send me pictures of her ECG (electrocardiogram). I will be happy to... Read Full »