Shortness Of Breath

Shortness of breath is also known as dyspnea. It is the feeling that one has when there is not enough air in the lungs. It is a symptom of asthma, pneumonia, heart attack, heart failure, panic attack, choking, etc.

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Why do I feel difficulty breathing?

Query: Hello doctor, I feel difficulty breathing and take long deep breaths nowadays. Please recommend me some medicine.   Read Full »

Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Shortness of breath has many causes, like anemia (low hemoglobin) and diseases of the heart, lungs, and kidneys. I need more information to help you out. Is there chest pain and cough during shortness of breath? ...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest the physical changes seen in the acute transformation of myelodysplastic disorder.

Query: Hi doctor,An elderly family member was diagnosed with overlap myeloproliferative or myelodysplastic disorder two years back. He is being treated by a hematologist who arranges regular blood tests and he is said to be "hematological stable". However, I understand that there can be an acute transforma...  Read Full »

Dr. Mubashir Razzaq Khan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Hope you are doing well in the pandemic. The acute transformation has clinical signs and symptoms of acute leukemia, such as recurring fever not responding to antibiotics, pallor, dyspnoea, shortness of breath due to low hemoglobin, bruising and bleeding due to low plat...  Read Full »

Why do I have back pain, neck pain, and shortness of breath for the past two days?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had back pain, neck pain, and shortness of breath for two days. I breathe through my mouth and feel tired. Please help as I am getting anxious.  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and am sorry for such discomfort. Please answer the following questions. Do you have a runny nose? Any upper respiratory tract infection or symptoms like dry cough, blocked nose, or facial pain at present? Have you measured your blood pressu...  Read Full »

Why do I experience weakness, dizziness, shortness of breath, chest discomfort, eye pain, and tremors?

Query: Hello doctor, It started with loose motions 15 days ago and a slight fever for a few minutes, followed by severe sweating. Loose motions were controlled with some medications. After five days, suddenly, I had whole-body flushing where the whole body felt hot from inside. It started from the head, ch...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Deshwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to All complaints except allergic rhinitis appear to be related to anxiety and depression. Just relax. You are normal as far as your body is concerned. You can continue your depression medications. I suggest taking Fluticasone (Fluticasone propionate) nasal spray, one...  Read Full »

How long will it take for pneumothorax to heal, and what can be done to improve healing?

Query: Hello doctor,I was diagnosed with pneumothorax three months back, and I was admitted to the hospital for treatment for a week. My current medications are Faronem, Seroflo Rotacap, Neucleofit, and Tramadol. I still have chest and throat pain, occasional shortness of breath, hand tremors, sometimes ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from chest and throat pain, shortness of breath, hand tremors, chest heaviness, pain in the underarm, hand, upper back, and shoulders. You were diagnosed with pn...  Read Full »

Shortness of breath and chest pain after breathing in steam

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26 year old male weighing in 185 and 5'9". I do not take any medications. I am worried if I am at risk of any complications after having breathed in some steam/air at about 350 F. I was covering a pot roast I had just taken out of the oven when I accidentally took a breath of it...  Read Full »

Dr. Ritesh Kumar Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Based on the history, at times, though not very common, steam/air inhalation can cause inflammation of the airway leading to respiratory symptoms and even pulmonary edema. So, keep an eye on the following symptoms : If you develop hoarseness of voice, wheezing, strido...  Read Full »

What are the typical symptoms of asthma?

Query: Hello doctor, A couple of months ago, I started feeling tightness in chest, shortness of breath, and overall fatigue. I went to a walk-in clinic, they did an EKG, and everything was fine. They asked me to follow-up with a physician. The nurse conducted a complete blood test and a chest x-ray, and ev...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to My impression about your illness is gastritis and reflux disease, which is leading to reflux of acid into the lungs causing bronchoconstriction. This bronchoconstriction leads to shortness of breath and asthma-like pattern on the pulmonary function test (PFT). The pr...  Read Full »

My 7-year-old daughter has shortness of breath and makes sounds while sleeping. Please suggest a treatment for the same.

Query: Hello doctor, My 7-year-old daughter has a severe cough and shortness of breath. Her breath rate is 60 breaths per minute. She vomited twice in the morning and afternoon. She had mild cough ten days back and subsided after we treated her with steam inhalation and tulsi leaves. Now it has become seve...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Considering the breathlessness, I would suggest getting the child evaluated physically by a pediatrician and getting complete blood count (CBC) and C-reactive protein tests. The benefits of physical examination outweigh the risks involved in the current scenario. Hen...  Read Full »

I am suffering from shortness of breath and tightening of throat while sleeping. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have a problem. I have shortness of breath, and my throat feels like it is tightening. As a result, I cannot breathe whenever I lay down or try to sleep.  Read Full »

Dr. C. Elanchezhian

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Do not take dinner heavily and avoid oily and spicy food at dinner. Immediately after dinner, do not go to bed; relax for 30 minutes. I would suggest you take the following medications for five days - Tablet Pan D ((Domperidone 30 mg and Pantoprazole 40 mg) once a day ...  Read Full »

Do I have interstitial lung disease (ILD) based on my X-ray reports?

Query: Hello doctor, I am sharing my chest X-ray report, PA (posteroanterior), and lateral views of the chest obtained in two images. Cardiomediastinal silhouette and vessels are normal in size. There is borderline central interstitial thickening—faint haziness within the right infrahilar region, probabl...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for the query. I understand your concern. According to your radiological interpretation, you are probably suffering from interstitial lung disease. Interstitial thickening means the repair process of the body gets hampered. The tissue around air sacs or alveoli ...  Read Full »

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