I suffer from shortness of breath permanently I also have
I would explain as follows:
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I understand your concern and would like to explain that a hiatal hernia may be source of several disturbances including shortness of breath. But, this is more common when hernia volume is larger and exerts a compression effect on adjacent structures including heart and lungs.
This may be confirmed by several imagine test like echo, thoracic CT, chest X ray study.
In addition, I recommend checking some medical tests just to be sure that any concomitant health disorder isn't present:
- complete blood count (for anemia),
- thyroid gland ultrasound (for thyroid goiter with compressive symptoms),
- pulmonary function tests (for primary pulmonary dysfunction),
- cardiac ultrasound (primary heart disorder)
You need to discuss with your attending physician on the above mentioned issues.
Hope to have been helpful to you!
In case of any further questions, feel free to ask me again!