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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What does left shoulder pain indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, My mom has undergone an ECG test, and we would like to get the ECG graph interpreted by a cardiologist and would also like to understand whether her heart is healthy functioning well or there is any problem. I noticed from the past few days. She is also complaining about a slight pain ...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana


Answer: Hello, Welcome to Sorry to hear about your mom's pain. I have gone through the result you attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The result is within the normal limits. There is nothing in the result if that is off-limits. Does the pain cause her to have s...  Read Full »

Is CAG necessary for ST depression with shortness of breath?

Query: Hello doctor, My cousin has shortness of breath while climbing stairs for three months. We got a lipid profile where LDL is 210 and triglycerides were 320. He has elevated homocysteine levels as well. EKG showed sinus tachycardia and ST depression in 2, 3, AVF. 2D echo showed aortic sclerosis, norm...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to All the prescribed medicines are fine. Shortness of breath is not due to systolic heart failure as LVEF (left ventricular ejection fraction) is normal. Yes, there may be diastolic heart failure. Please send me a full echocardiography report so that I may comment on it. ...  Read Full »

Does my ECG report reveal cardiomyopathy?

Query: Hi doctor, I recently had an ECG as I have been short of breathe on exertion and occasionally I have palpitations and dizziness. The 12 lead ECG said sinus rhythm. QRS (T) contour abnormality. Consider anterolateral myocardial damage. HR 95 minutes. Intervals: RR 632 ms. P 96 ms. PR 116...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your ECG (electrocardiography) is normal. The symptoms you described do not seem to be related to the heart. In your case, palpitations and shortness of breath on exertion may be due to anxiety, anemia, thyroid disorder, and sedentary lifestyle leading to deconditionin...  Read Full »

I am having shortness of breath and puffy nose with GERD. What is the cause?

Query: Hi Doctor, i am a 19 year old male and i have been struggling with gastroesophagel reflux disease earlier in the past few months. Sometimes there's a pain in my upper chest, rib cage, arms and back. And i also experience shortness of breath which doesn't go away if proton pump inhibitors are not use...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello welcome you to icliniq. It may be GERD since it is a common condition to happen. However there are certain other things namely Eosinophilic esophagitis EoE since you have complain of stuffy nose and possible allergies. This is basically an allergy of the esophagus to certain foods. Or it can...  Read Full »

Can Prednisone cause shortness of breath and chest pain?

Query: Hello doctor,My son has blurry before a few months for which the concerned doctor gave him an injection in his eye and prescribed Prednisone, with which he picked up shortness of breath and, at times, chest pain. The doctors there did a few tests, including ECG and 24-hours Holter test. Initially, t...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Now to comment on whether his current treatment course is accurate or not, I need to know the diagnosis made there for the blurriness because there are many reasons for the blurriness in vision. So please attach if you have his clinical notes or discharge summar...  Read Full »

Does my mother's CT scan show the cause of weakness?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother's present complaint is weakness. She is also suffering from diabetes, blood pressure, CKD and heart problem. We have done the CT scan. The CT scan shows shortness of breath in the lung. I am sending the report of a CT scan and other prescriptions. Please advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Amolkumar W Diwan

Allergy Specialist, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read all the reports attached here (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your mother is a known case of diabetes mellitus, chronic kidney disease and blood pressure. Her CT chest is suggestive of left upper lobe density. Here the question is whether it ...  Read Full »

What is the reason for having shortness of breath when lying on the left side of the body?

Query: Shortness of breathing whenever I lay on bed on my left side. Panicking when I think of some problem followed by shortness of breathing.  Read Full »

Dr. Sosela Rrusho

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and I wish you are doing well. To give you a more accurate answer I need to know more about your complaints. Do you have any chest pain or other complains? The symptoms that you describe can come from different causes: 1. Cardiac conditio...  Read Full »

What causes palpitation and shortness of breath?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been having palpations for many years. This includes the fast, pounding heart, PVCs, PACs, bigeminy, and other weird heart movements daily. Additionally, I have body and chest tension every day, which gives me some shortness of breath, but I do not have that when I exercise. Attache...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for the query. Your five days of Holter monitoring is normal. Your symptoms do not correlate with ectopic beats. I think there is an element of anxiety. Moreover, those with mitral valve prolapse have such weird type of symptoms. MVP (mitral valve prolapse) is us...  Read Full »

I have shortness of breath with x-ray showing mild interstitial prominence. Please explain my condition.

Query: Hello doctor, I recently went to the ER because of the worst shortness of breathe within seconds while lying down. I have never had this in my life, and it lasted several minutes before it started to go away gradually. I felt like I was suffocating and came close to losing consciousness. When they ...  Read Full »

Dr. Amit Jauhari

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a serious, progressive, chronic group of lung disease, which occurs in patients who usually have underlying chronic diseases like diabetes, thyroid issues, arthritis, etc. First of all, none of the medications prescribed to you ...  Read Full »

How serious is bilateral bronchiectasis with chest pain and breathing difficulty?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19-year-old female. I have suffered from bilateral bronchiectasis for the past five months, and I have not received any treatment yet due to the pandemic situation. Currently, I often get regular chest pain and shortness of breath. I also did a blood split two years ago. My sto...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen the CT scan report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have had bilateral bronchiectasis. You have also been suffering from chest pain and shortness of breath. Bronchi...  Read Full »

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