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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i am facing problem in breathing sometimes, this happens sometimes now always
and then i have to take deep breaths to cover up
Doctor :   hello
User :   Hi
User :   i am facing problem in breathing
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender please ?
User :   i am 28, male
Doctor :   since when are you having these problem ?
User :   last 3-4 month
Doctor :   do you have anyother medical problem ?
User :   negative
User :   no other problems
Doctor :   are you over weight ?
User :   my height is 5'7 weight is around 77kgs, i do regular workouts, weight trainings etc
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how much can you walk before you need to stop and catch your breath ?
User :   sorry could'nt understand your point
Doctor :   does this breathlessness increases when you walk ? or you have it even at rest ?
User :   it happens at wen i rest, i dont feel this wen i do cardio etc
Doctor :   any fever recently ?
User :   no not in last one year
User :   earlier i was smoking but before last three months i quit it completely
Doctor :   ok thats good
Doctor :   now the thing is that you need to get a chest X ray done as the first step
User :   ok doctor
Doctor :   we want to rule out any lung problems
Doctor :   also there is a test called as SPIROMETRY
Doctor :   that should be done too
User :   ok i would get it done tomorrow
User :   ok i would get it done tomorrow
Doctor :   thats good
User :   after tests what to do , how to proceed
Doctor :   dont worry once the tests are done , we will be able to pinpoint the cause and then you can be treated accordingly
Doctor :   but in your age dont worry it doesn't sound anything serious
User :   ok doctor sure
User :   will catch you once tests are done thanks a lot, have good time
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