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shortness of breath

By February 14, 2012 - 9:32pm
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Recently, I have been feeling a little shortness of breath. I found myself breathing a little harder when I was on the bus today. It was an unusual feeling, which I never had before. Last month there was a gas leak and CO in the furnace, but it is out of my system. However, the residue under the lid of the stove still had residue of CO, so maintenance cleaned it up.. What causes this and what should I do. I don’t want to go to the emergency room again, is there something I can do to relieve this feeling?

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Hi carame11,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Carbon Monoxide poisoning can be very serious. Your symptom might be due to any residue left from it. The only way to know indeed what is wrong with your breathing is to see you doctor and get imaging test of your chest done. Here is a list of other causes for Shortness of Breath                 



Diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2)

Heart Attack

Kidney Failure


Occupational Asthma

Pulmonary Edema

Pulmonary Fibrosis

Pulmonary Hypertension and many other conditions.

I've also included a link that might be helpful





February 15, 2012 - 4:29am
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