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breathlessness with even tiny exertion, especially stairs or elevation

By Anonymous May 31, 2013 - 4:15pm
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low thyroid replacement hormone (complete thyroidectomy)
heart is fine (treadmill test. etc. recently)
blood oxygen is normal levels
have limited schleroderma
recovery after several minutes of deep breathing

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Hello Anonymous,

How long have you been experiencing this? If I may ask, what is your weight and height? Have you spoken with your physician about this?

Being overweight can cause a person to experience shortness of breath with even minimal exertion. A blockage of the air passages in your nose, mouth, or throat may lead to breathlessness.

More serious medical conditions, such as congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, can cause breathlessness.

You must be evaluated by your physician to rule out a potentially serious medical condition that may be the culprit.


May 31, 2013 - 4:46pm
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