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 could be the reason for my chest pain and tightness with shortness of breath?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having chest pain and discomfort for four years now. I feel tightness, sometimes shortness of breath, and slight pain. It hurts the most when I lift something heavy. I have done ANA test, ECG, and blood work.  Read Full »


Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Normally, RNP (ribonuclear protein) levels below 20 units on ELISA is negative. But if it is more than 26 units suggest positive. It is suggesting multiple connective tissue disorders like myositis, scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis, etc. PM-scl also suggest that sc...  Read Full »

How to know whether my cold, cough and breathlessness are common illness or COVID-19?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a cold and a dry cough. Sometimes I feel that I am short of breath. It is going on for like four days now. What should I do? I am currently taking Neozep for my cold and Solmux for my cough.   Read Full »


Dr. Ama Siddiqui

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This ongoing pandemic is confusing to rule out any upper respiratory symptoms to be doubtful for any non-COVID respiratory infections. Unless, there is any physical contact with any COVID positive person, and if no physical distancing was followed or if someone is no...  Read Full »

How to prevent episodes of partial seizures?

Query: Partial seizures. Sudden scream at night while asleep, funny smell, shortness of breath, jerking of hands and legs. Same symptoms since 12 years ago after the death of my father. I currently take Tegretol cr 400mg in the morning,600mg at night Folic acid 1 daily. Started taking the drugs 5years ago ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Psychiatrist

Answer: thank you for taking help from a psychiatrist. You are one of the best medication for partial seizure. You must continue it. You should also follow below guideline to prevent seizure episode. 1) you must not miss dose your medication. 2)you should take enough sleep, do not keep awake late at night. ...  Read Full »

My father has severe fatigue with occasional headache and shortness of breath. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My father has extreme fatigue for the last 10 days. He has headaches and shortness of breath sometimes not very heavy. No other symptoms like fever, etc. When we visited a doctor 10 days back, he asked to get COVID-19 tested, which we did by HRCT scan but negative. With that report...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your father's concern. Following is my opinion for your asked question. In the attached report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) hemoglobin, RBC (red blood count) and HCT (hematocrit) are borderline low. So do not worry about that. Noted...  Read Full »

What does low ejection fraction mean?

Query: Hello doctor, I have shortness of breath. I have done transthoracic echo complete with Doppler interpretation. I have attached the report. Kindly suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have thoroughly gone through your echo investigation (attachment removed to protect patient identity), most of the parameters were noted to be within normal range with the exception of ejection fraction. The ejection fraction was noted to be 50% which is slight...  Read Full »

Are chills, shortness of breath, and low lymphocyte count symptoms of COVID-19?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 39-year-old male, non-smoker. My lymphocytes count is dropping during the last three months. It used to be stable during last year. Mysterious COVID-19 like symptoms stated by March chills, SOB, etc. Chest CT clear. CRP 0.5, ESR 2. But my Neutrophil / lymph ratio is increasing. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Following is my opinion on your asked question. In COVID-19 infection usually, CRP (C-reactive protein) is high which is an inflammatory marker. Your CRP normal. So COVID-19 is less likely. Moreover, you had symptoms since March. COVID-19 usually does not last for such...  Read Full »

Are symptoms like chest pain, fast heart beat and shortness of breathe concerning cardiac issue?

Query: Hello doctor, I have left chest pain above my breast and pain in my left arm. I also have shortness of breath and fast heartbeat. This does not happen all the time. It comes and goes. I have it for about three years I guess. I am not on medications currently.  Read Full »


Dr. Ahmed Goha

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Most common cause for this is costochondritis which is an inflammation of the cartilage in the rib cage or anxiety. However other causes need to be excluded. More information about chest pain is needed like character, duration, radiation, what brings it and how do...  Read Full »

Will deviated nasal septum cause shortness of breath?

Query: Hello doctor, I have shortness of breath since a month, and it usually normalizes within an hour. I am suffering from deviated nasal septum and diabetes. My IgE level is 468. Please help. I am currently on Metformin, Suslisent, Diamicron, Serta 25 mg, Zapiz for depression and Montek LC for devia...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from sudden shortness of breath for one month and chest tightness. You are a diagnosed patient of DM (diabetes mellitus) with DNS (deviated nasal septum) and your serum IgE level is 468 ...  Read Full »

How to diagnose the cause of shortness of breath and extreme fatigue?

Query: Hi doctor, My mom, who is 76 years old, has a transferritin saturation level of 17. She has been scheduled for iron infusion therapy. She feels extremely fatigued, short of breath and arthritic pain. She cannot tolerate oral Iron. She has had iron infusions before, but do not last long. What to do? ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am trying to understand whether she has iron deficiency anemia or anemia of chronic disease or myelodysplastic syndrome. Did she ever get a bone marrow biopsy or hemoglobin electrophoresis? Can you share her latest complete blood count (CBC) before and after the inf...  Read Full »

I feel sudden chest discomfort and breathlessness. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a girl of 20. My height is 167 cm and weight is 75 kg. Over the past one week, I am having high discomfort and pain in my right chest when I breathe. The pain radiates to the right shoulder and right arm too. When I sneeze or blow my nose up, the pain is severe. I cannot explain this...  Read Full »


Dr. Kartik Sood

Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you have a history of frequent chest infections in the past, which were associated with wheezing, secretions and fever as well, I would suggest you to consult a pulmonologist or a chest physician in person. Your symptom of chest pain, which increases on deep respiratio...  Read Full »

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