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Are frequent yawning, shortness of breath, tight chest symptoms of adult-onset asthma?

Jan 2013
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Are my frequent yawning, shortness of breath, tight chest all symptoms of adult-onset asthma?
Posted Fri, 29 Mar 2013 in Lung and Chest disorders
Answered by Dr. Mayank Bhargava 42 minutes later
Welcome to XXXXXXX forum.

At what time are you feeling tightness of chest and shortness of breath?

With the available described symptoms, there could be possibility of asthma.
Exact cause of yawning has not been defined, it is assumed to be a maneuver by which carbon dioxide is removed from our body and proper oxygenation of blood takes place in lungs.
Excessive yawning has been defined as a feature of asthma.
Rest of your symptoms could be a feature of underlying asthma.

You should consult with XXXXXXX medicine specialist/ chest physician and should go for thorough check up.
You should go for chest x XXXXXXX complete blood count, erythrocyte sedimentation rate and spirometry.
Clinical examination is mandatory for diagnosis of asthma.

Sometimes patient makes complaints of tightness of chest and shortness of breath while clinical examination and relevant investigations are normal; such cases are labelled as cough variant asthma.

Treatment depends on exact diagnosis.

Hope that helps.
Let me know your other query.
Take care,
Dr. Mayank Bhargava
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