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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Can breastfeeding affect the physical health of the baby?

Query: Hi doctor,I am presented with a 3-month-old male baby exhibiting shortness of breath, becoming tired while breastfeeding, and not gaining weight well. Skin becomes slightly cyanotic when he is distressed and crying. Physical exam findings reveal temperature- 98.9 degrees rectally, eyes, ears, nose, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. Echocardiography shows a large-sized VSD (ventricular septal defect) with a left to right shunt, probably because the picture is black and white and color Doppler findings are not adequately visible (attachments removed to protect the patient's ide...  Read Full »

Is shortness of breath a sign of underlying heart disease?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 35-year-old male. My weight is 86 kg. I have slight breathlessness for the last three days and pain and congestion on the left side. I do not have a fever or cough. Yesterday I felt some sensation in my left eye and left side of the body. When I touched my left hand, I found decre...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your triglycerides and LDL (low-density lipoprotein) levels are high, and the platelet count is in the lower standard limit (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) Here are my suggestions for your problems, 1. Overweight- Do exercise, take a Medi...  Read Full »

Do shortness of breath and chest pain occur due to anxiety?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a female on Prednisone 40 mg and Vitamin C 2.5 g since the past five days. I have just woken up feeling short of breath and chest pain. I checked my blood pressure, and it was 120/80 mmHg and my heart rate was in 50s. My blood pressure will be usually 110/65 mmHg, and my heart rate i...  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I see no reason for you to worry. For your weight, heart rate in the range of 50s and blood pressure of 90/60 mmHg is not much of a concern, except if it begins to drop below this or you start to feel like fainting. I think your biggest problem is psychological instab...  Read Full »

I have a shifting sensation in my chest. Is it due to pneumothorax?

Query: Hi doctor, Before five years, I had surgery for a spontaneous pneumothorax. I am having the same sensation in my chest again where it feels like when I bend down my lung is shifting. It does not hurt, but it is very uncomfortable. I had the same feeling two years ago and went to the ER. They said th...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. No, it is highly unlikely to have pneumothorax with shifting sensation and normal reports. It is possible that you may have very minimal pneumothorax which cannot be picked up on x-ray, but this will certainly will not cause this symptom.  Also, it will not be signifi...  Read Full »

What are the long term effects of COVID-19 on the lungs?

Query: Hello doctor,I had COVID-19, and I would like for a pulmonologist to see my x-ray and tell me if I have some problems. Also, I would like to know which parts of my lungs are not good because of COVID.  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you had a history of COVID-19 infection. According to your x-ray films that are provided here, it seems to be normal to me. Your x-ray film shows bilaterally vascular enlargement or vascular markings are pro...  Read Full »

What are the causes of chest pain with shortness of breath?

Query: Hi doctor,I have extreme shortness of breath and pain in my chest and back. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. Such clinical features may result from anxiety, stress, acid reflux, allergic reactions, anemia, respiratory diseases like pneumonia, pneumothorax, pulmonary embolism, asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (...  Read Full »

Can a history of heart stunts cause frequent illness to the body?

Query: Hello doctor,I am usually getting a fever, and a couple of years back, I had three heart stunts done.  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from a fever for few days, and you have a history of 3 heart stunts. The duration of fever is important with associated features like cough, shortness of breath, abdominal pain, nause...  Read Full »

Can you still have a heart attack after bypass surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, Based on the reports I have uploaded, I want to know what your recommendation is. Does my dad need to go through an open heart triple bypass surgery, or can it be fixed by a stent angioplasty?  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If the surgeon agrees on bypass, this is the best strategy. If the surgeon says that bypass is not possible due to diffuse disease or small vessels, then angioplasty should be done. Such cases are usually discussed in the meeting of specialist doctors team comprising...  Read Full »

Why am I having heart palpitations, shortness of breath, and fatigue for four weeks?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 33 years old. For the past four weeks, I have heart palpitations, shortness of breath, and fatigue. It becomes worse after eating foods with carbohydrates. After eating, my symptoms last for an hour. I can do exercise without any issue. These symptoms never happened to me before. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Faster heart rate can occur due to fever. It can also occur due to vagal atrial fibrillation and it is uncommon to occur in young individuals. This is an irregular fast heartbeat that occurs in bouts after eating and during rest. Please mention in detail regarding t...  Read Full »

Are increased heart rate and anxiety side effects of Z-pack?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34-year-old female who is a smoker. My doctor prescribed Z-pack for me yesterday. I have shortness of breath and chest tightness, I also had wheezing, but he did not hear it when he listened to my breathing. I am really worried about taking this antibiotic because even though I...  Read Full »


Dr. Gauri Gadge

Pulmonologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand that you are worried about the side effect of the prescribed drug. In my opinion, Azithromycin is one of the safe drugs, so do take medicine without any doubt. Secondly, I would like to know your history in detail. And last but not least, in my opinion,...  Read Full »

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