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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 »

I have itchiness in my throat and shortness of breath. Is it due to Coronavirus?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old man. I have anxiety and depression but no immunodeficiency disorders or chronic diseases. First, I wanna know if my immune system is weakened and how likely am I to die of Coronavirus. Second, I have itchiness in my throat and shortness of breath. I always have it ...  Read Full »

Dr. Parth Nagda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Anxiety can manifest itself in physical or psychological symptoms or both. The irritation sensation you are experiencing is a part of your anxiety. Also please do not believe the hype about covid. It has a low mortality rate, of 2-3 percent, that too mortality is ver...  Read Full »

Kindly advise on my arterial blood gas level report.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing ongoing shortness of breath, initially considered anxiety or hyperventilation, persisting for a few days. I am seeking assistance with arterial blood gas: pH: 7.546. PCO2: 30.4 mmHg. PO2: 101.9 mmHg. HCO3: 26.6 mEq/L. TCO2: 27.5 mmol/L. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. I will download the file you have attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) and get back to you shortly. Thank you.   Read Full »

My 37-year-old friend has shortness of breath in winter. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My friend is 37 years old. He has been suffering from shortness of breath due to winter here. Could you please provide the common symptoms associated with asthma? I would like to know the primary causes of asthma and the common triggers for asthma attacks. It would be beneficial if both p...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I can provide you with information about asthma, its symptoms, causes, triggers, and management options. Common symptoms of asthma: Shortness of breath. Wheezing (a whistling sound when breathing). Chest tightness. Coughing, particular...  Read Full »

Will throat pain cause slight breathing problem in asthmatic patients?

Query: Hello doctor, I have throat pain for the last seven days. Doctor gave me Opox 200 and Hifenac P felt better at first but my condition is not improving. There is also a slight problem in breathing as I am asthmatic for the last 10 years. I am currently on Foracort 400 Rotacap, Duonase nasal spray.  Read Full »

Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Can you send me a picture of your throat? For how many days did you take antibiotics?  Read Full »

Apart from Albuterol, what can I do to cure chronic bronchitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I get sick every two-three months. My doctor diagnosed me with chronic bronchitis about a year ago. I get the same symptoms every time the illness flairs up again. The symptoms consist of a snotty nose, fever, shaking, weak, shortness of breath and a persistent horrible cough. I also ...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In many cases of chronic bronchitis, acute symptoms appear due to infection. So, I would advise in such a scenario to get a hemogram with ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) and chest x-ray done. If the chest x-ray and these blood investigations show no sign of infect...  Read Full »

I have Sjogren's syndrome with shortness of breath and increased heart rate. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor,According to my doctor, I have Sjogren's syndrome. My big issue is that at times I have shortness of breath and it comes and goes. It used to happen not too often years ago, but now it happens every other month. Last year, I had to be hospitalized due to my racing heart which went to 18...  Read Full »

Dr. Amol Kumar Wasudeorao Diwan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From your description, it is clear that you have confirmed Sjogren's syndrome. Unfortunately, it is a chronic autoimmune disorder and treatment options are very limited. The treatment is only symptomatic and supportive in the sense that whatever symptoms you have w...  Read Full »

What can be done for constant shortness of breath and muscle weakness?

Query: Hello doctor, I have shortness of breath on exertion and episodic mild muscle weakness for about one year. It worsens with fatigue and particularly ptosis. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I saw the chest x-ray posteroanterior and lateral views (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The findings are, 1. There are mildly prominent lung markings in the bilateral mid and lower zones. The upper zones are clear bilaterally. 2. There is no pleur...  Read Full »

I have shortness of breath. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have shortness of breath along with tightness in my chest, and discomfort in my back. I consulted a cardiologist, who took an EKG, ultrasound, and CT scan with contrast. Everything appeared to be normal. Why could this be? Please help. Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Amol Kumar Wasudeorao Diwan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. From your query, it seems that you are suffering from Bronchial asthma. The past history of allergies also supports this diagnosis. As you said, even after multiple tests, everything is normal, most probably it is asthma tha...  Read Full »

I am diagnosed with a flattened diaphragm. Is it serious?

Query: Hello doctor,I was recently admitted to the hospital for three days with chest pain along with severe shortness of breath. I had a 2D echo and a CT of my heart done. The results revealed a flattened diaphragm and hyperinflated lungs, but the cardiac tests have not yet arrived. How serious is a flatt...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your post. The flattened diaphragm is due to excess inflation of the lung which pushes the diaphragm down so it looks flat. The primary problem is in the lung and it is due to COPD (chronic obstructive lung disease). This is usually seen in smoker...  Read Full »

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