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Feel a little breathless and start breathing heavily while travelling. Underlying cause? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 24-Jul-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Lung and Chest disorders
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Doctor:How can I help you today?
User:I wanted some help
Doctor:Go ahead
User:during office hours generlly or while travelling I feel a little breathless and start breathing heavily
User:i do smoke
User:and occasionally
User:also a social drinker
User:i have red meat
User:i do not have a bad medical history
User:so what could this be
Doctor:It seems to be respiratory tract contriction
Doctor:But I need more details about your symptoms to be able to narrow down to a diagnosis
User:ok so could
User:ask me questions and i will answer them
Doctor:What other symptoms do you have?
User:well disturbed sleep
Doctor:Why is sleep disturbed?
User:not sure and hence want to know if these are connected
Doctor:Do you get the breathless feeling while sleeping?
Doctor:As if gasping for breath
User:yes some times
Doctor:Is coughing present?
Doctor:Any mucous production?
User:yes some one told me that if you feel uneasy or breather heavy
User:cough loudly
Doctor:Not really
Doctor:I think that would be harmful in absence of mucous
Doctor:That is beneficial only to bring out mucous
Doctor:Or if something stuck in your throat
Doctor:Do you get fever?
Doctor:Do you get wheezing sound while breathing?
User:the person next to me
User:hears a sound
User:and asks often if i am ok
Doctor:When was the last time you got blood tests done?
User:1 year ago
Doctor:Did something come up on it?
User:slightly high on cholestrol
User:and sugar
Doctor:Is your sugar controlled now?
User:i need to do a test is it
User:ok what else do i need to do to ensure i breather
Doctor:You get flare-ups of respiratory obstruction
User:ok doctor thank you for your time
Doctor:There are three conditions that fall under this category
User:i will surely do a test and get back
User:yes and what about thye other 2
Doctor:You also need to be an inhaler to breathe
Doctor:Chronic bronchitis
Doctor:For all three smoking is a risk factor
User:what is emphysema
User:ok doctor thanks again
User:i will take care gotta go
Doctor:Emphysema is a destructive disease of the lung in which the alveoli (small sacs) that promote oxygen exchange between the air and the bloodstream are destroyed.
Doctor:Take care
User:hey thank u
User:ok doctor
User:see you
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