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Suggest treatment for recurring breathing difficulty

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Posted on Mon, 11 May 2015
Question: Hello Doctor,
Recently I am facing breathing trouble frequently, as in I have to breathe from mouth when not consciously breathing from nose, and that breathing from mouth takes lot of efforts which leads to a situation of breathlessness which then makes it hard to explain people around, without knowing the reason for the same.
I cycle 8 km one way to office on cycle, I am skeptical if it is the pollution or dust, but I get this trouble mostly when I am at home, and not always when there is physical exertion.
I am going for Mountain biking Trip in Himalayas in 10 days, organized by Youth Hostel Association of XXXXXXX and I want to ask if there are any precautions to be taken or I will be able to do it without much trouble.
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (42 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Better to consult ENT doctor first

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on HCM.
I can understand your situation and problem.
Since you are physically active, I don't think you will face any trouble during mountain trip to himalayas.
But better to rule out nasal causes first.
So consult ENT doctor and get done nasal endoscopic examination to rule out polyp or other causes, if at all present.
If this is normal then no need to worry much for your symptoms.
And keep otrivin nasal spray with you during mountain trip.
Hope I have solved your query.
I will be happy to help you further.
Wish you good health.
Thanks.
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Brief Answer: Better to consult ENT doctor first Detailed Answer: Thanks for your question on HCM. I can understand your situation and problem. Since you are physically active, I don't think you will face any trouble during mountain trip to himalayas. But better to rule out nasal causes first. So consult ENT doctor and get done nasal endoscopic examination to rule out polyp or other causes, if at all present. If this is normal then no need to worry much for your symptoms. And keep otrivin nasal spray with you during mountain trip. Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.