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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Does my father require another angiography?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is 63 years old. He had an angioplasty before four years. From the last few days, he complained about shortness of breath. I took him to a cardiologist and the doctor just took the BP and suggested to admit my father. He said that previous angioplasty is of no use and he will...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Reading his case scenario and the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I would suggest to initially carry on with the medical management. If it fails and he is still symptomatic, then I would recommend CT angiography instead of traditional invasive a...  Read Full »

Why do I have shortness of breath while exercising?

Query: Hi doctor, My problem started three years back for the first time when I started taking dumbbells for exercise. As I did not know from how much weight should I start, I took 20 kg (10 kg in each hands). Within a week of exercise I felt shortness of breath and so I stopped doing it and visited a doct...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for consulting me at this platform. I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concerns. I think you need to carry out taking the same medication as this is a mandatory medication. Exercise induced asthma may also cause sho...  Read Full »

Can iron deficiency anemia cause shortness of breath?

Query: Hi doctor, My age is 26 and having iron deficiency anemia. My Hb level is 11 but ferritin 18. Sometimes, I felt shortness of breath. Now, I am taking Iron medicine but when I quit taking iron tablets, my situation gets worse with time.  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You can complete the course of iron medication for two to three months according to your doctor's prescription. It is not advisable to take iron tablet randomly. Usually, at 11 gm Hb level, dyspnea does not occur. For your breathlessness, I suggest you investigate w...  Read Full »

Are tingling tongue and itchy mouth after eating kiwi a sign of allergy?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 17-year-old female. I had one kiwi, and it makes my mouth hurt, but it was not too bad, and I liked the flavor. I just managed it. I decided to have two kiwis yesterday, and then my mouth and tongue were tingly and itchy. My stomach was disturbed, and there was a kind of shortnes...  Read Full »

Dr. Amol Kumar Wasudeorao Diwan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are right the symptoms you perceived could be because of kiwi allergy. This is called oral allergy syndrome or pollen food syndrome. The raw proteins in fruit or peel of the fruit cause allergic symptoms. It may occur with certain other fruits, also like peaches,...  Read Full »

My brother has experienced difficulty breathing at times. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to get a consultation on the CT scan reports of my brother. He has experienced difficulty breathing at times. Why so? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. I went through the reports (the attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). It seems your brother has been suffering from upper back pain and breathing difficulties occasionally for the past few month...  Read Full »

During working out, I had an unexpected, acute pain in my left chest, and it worsened when I sat, laid down, or drank coffee. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I recently went for a run and experienced severe chest discomfort for a few minutes. My heart rate continued to increase for an hour or two after that. After doing an ECG (electrocardiogram) and determining that my heart was healthy, the doctor said that it was common for persons my ag...  Read Full »

Dr. Yash Kathuria

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please follow the suggestions listed below. Chest pain with palpitations may happen due to various causes like anxiety, thyroid disorder, excess smoking, alcohol, tea, and coffee intake. Chest pain due to the cardiac condition may occur due to: Pericarditis. Pain h...  Read Full »

Kindly sugget a remedy for short of breathe and chest tightness in postural orthostatic tachycardia.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been recently diagnosed with postural orthostatic tachycardia by my family doctor. I have been experiencing lightheadedness, fainted a few times after standing. My BP is really high 186/102 mmHg on average with a normal pulse while lying down, then as soon as I sit or stand up ...  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Valecha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is postural orthostatic hypotension, i.e. a significant drop of blood pressure which is causing fainting and giddy kind of symptoms. To prevent this avoid sudden movements like while getting up from the bed, sit with the legs hanging on the side for a while then get ...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing pain while urination, irritation in the nose, and shortness of breath. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am having symptoms like pain while urination, irritation in the nose, and shortness of breath. I have a negative HIV test result after possible sexual exposure which was seven years ago. Is this symptom related to HIV? Or my tests results are conclusive?  Read Full »

Dr. Darshan Kanani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. It is unlikely that your symptoms are related to HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) if you had a negative HIV test after a possible sexual exposure that occurred seven years ago. HIV tests are highly accurate, and a negative result from a reput...  Read Full »

I have shortness of breath in a cold environment. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had shortness of breath two months back. It was terribly cold at that time. I am not fond of cold at all. I consulted many doctors but in vain. They did my ECG, and it was fine. But the shortness of breath continued. I consulted a gastroenterologist. He examined my stomach and told m...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. It sounds like you have been through a thorough medical evaluation, and it is positive that your tests have all come back to normal. However, your symptoms of shortness of breath, particularly in cold environments, are still concerning. It ...  Read Full »

I have a terrible headache, tightness in my chest, and shortness of breath with a high BP. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 50-year-old and weigh 245 kg. I have a terrible headache, tightness in my chest, and shortness of breath. My blood pressure was 176/132 mmHg the last time I checked. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I suggest you follow the following measures to control blood pressure, 1. Avoid smoking and other addictions. 2. Reduce salt intake in the diet. 3. Reduce fatty foods, junk foods, and saturated fats. 4. Avoid stress and anxiety. 5. Do regular moderate-intensity ...  Read Full »

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