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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Lung and Chest disorders
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
User :   I feel shortness of breath usually in evening after dinner
User :   or after I eat something
Doctor :   How old are you?
User :   I am 24
Doctor :   Do you have any medical problems?
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you get shortness of breath when you walk?
Doctor :   Do you walk after dinner?
User :   no
User :   after food
Doctor :   What were you doing when you get short of breath?
Doctor :   Immediately after food?
User :   afer few minutes of food
Doctor :   Can i know your height and weight?
User :   5.7 and 62 kg
Doctor :   That is normal
Doctor :   Do you get short of breath after lunch?
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you have any stoamch pain?
User :   no
Doctor :   8stoamch
User :   no
Doctor :   *stoamch
Doctor :   sorry again error
Doctor :   How long you have this problem?
User :   few days
Doctor :   Do you get any cough after eating?
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you get cough in morning?
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you have palpitations?
Doctor :   heart beating fast and irregular?
User :   no
User :   breathing does not happen naturally I feel like I have to make it just like when we take deep breath intentionaly
Doctor :   ok
User :   this is what I mean shortness of breath
Doctor :   But there is some inconvenience of breathing
Doctor :   I understand
Doctor :   it could be from following reasons: Doctor :   1Excessive Intake of food
User :   I dont eat much
Doctor :   So if you do so eat small portions
Doctor :   2. Indigestion
Doctor :   Shortness of breath is also caused by indigestion. That's the reason why eating spicy food or high fat content food can cause this reaction, as spicy and fatty foods are not easy to digested
Doctor :   Avoid spices and fatty foods
User :   I dont eat them even after eating roti and curry I feel this
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   3Due to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or acid reflux disease, the stomach acid flows into the esophagus and the larynx. In order to prevent the acids from entering the lungs, the body starts to breathe rapidly. This results in shortness of breath after eating
Doctor :   So take 1 tab of Pantop 40 mg daily and watch the symptoms
Doctor :   pantop reduces acid
Doctor :   The last 2 things
Doctor :   Asthma and heart diseases
Doctor :   Food intake , allergy, are associated with Asthma
Doctor :   So get the Pulmonary function tests
Doctor :   So that you will make sure you have no Asthma
Doctor :   Shortness of breath is also caused by heart problems
User :   I dont think so its related with asthma
User :   I did not feel this anytime before
Doctor :   ok
User :   may be its acidity
Doctor :   then try Pantop
Doctor :  
I recommend ECHOCARDIOGRAM if you still face problem 1 month after taking Pantop
User :   how about omeprazole?
Doctor :   same action
Doctor :   Pantop and Omez are same kind of drugs
User :   which is better?
Doctor :   Both same
Doctor :   Walk after you eat
Doctor :   Eat 2 hrs before you go to bed
Doctor :   Take Pantop for 15 days
Doctor :   If you still feel same get examined by doctor and get the tests
Doctor :   Did I resolve the query?
User :   15 days? is it necessary?
User :   ?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   it does not hurt you
Doctor :   To see the effect you need to take it
User :   it wont have any side effects right?
Doctor :   no side effects
User :   how many tablets per day?
Doctor :   No you are experimenting that drug will relieve the symptoms
Doctor :   If the drug fails to relieve think of other reasons!
Doctor :   one tab a day
User :   ok
User :   I am scared now you told about asthma tell me if I am patient of asthma I would have experience it earlier in my life I am 24 now is there any logic it would happen now
Doctor :   It can happen at your age
Doctor :   I am not telling you have it
Doctor :   I am telling get the test done and rule it out if the pills does not work.
Doctor :   Do you follow logic?\
User :   yes
User :   few days back
User :   I had little pain in chest between two lungs and I was also experiencing same shortness of breath so I went to doctor he told me its acidity I took tablets but did not finish course chest pain gone but sometines I feel shortness of breath after food intake
Doctor :   symptoms are from acidity
Doctor :   That is why take min 15 -30 days
User :   Is there any natural remedy for this?
Doctor :   smalll portion sizes
Doctor :   avoid spicy food
Doctor :   avoid stress
Doctor :   use 2 pillows
User :   small portion size? what is it?
Doctor :   eat more curd
Doctor :   portion is quantity of food we eat
Doctor :   drink milk
Doctor :   do yoga
Doctor :   these are some some natural remedies
User :   I go to gym regularly. Is yoga necessary?
Doctor :   What ever you prefer sir
Doctor :   Yoga has affect on mind
Doctor :   and reduce sstress
User :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have any questions?
User :   no thank you
Doctor :   thank you for consulting
Doctor :   Take care
Doctor :   Bye
User :   thank you bye
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