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shortness of breath

By Anonymous March 4, 2012 - 5:12am
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I had been experiencing shortness of breath, so i went to have a pulmonary test and the results were positive. However, the tech did state there are certain triggers that causes one as an adult to get onset asthma. Still experiencing this especially when i walk long distance. had a stress test, was short of breath and rested. My blood pressure dropped because i felt dizzy. Later i was better. Now I am experiencing increase heart rate when i do a little around the apartment and have to rest. Which my blood pressure went up to 148/89 pulse 108, Pulse rate down now but blood pressure is 137/89. Not bad but the norm is 116/62. I rather talk to a female doctor because my experience is that male doctors like to say it is stress. If you live long enough, you will be under stress thats the norm. Doctors are still trying to find out what it is. What do you think. I have been to the ER, the clinic and they cannot figure it out yet. What i know is that i need to take it slow because too much activity exhaust me.

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Hi Anonymous,

Thank you for your question and I am sorry that you are going through this. Stress is a common cause for rapid heartbeat and shortness of breath so I am not surprised that your doctor may have mentioned this to you.

Are you overweight? This is another common reason for shortness of breath. Smoker? There is also a hormonal asthma....the symptom of shortness of breath is a very broad. This could be heart related also. You may want to keep following up with your doctor so they can do more testing.

Can you keep us posted?


March 4, 2012 - 9:43am
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