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Posted on Thu, 26 May 2016 in General Health
Question: Since all my current issues began two years ago. I noticed that I no longer breath as I used to in my upper area of lungs. I know it's best to belly breath but did anxiety play a part in the change or maybe asthma. I feel as if there is mild air trapping. Is this part of the inflammation process you were describing
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
No, asthma is not causing this.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Health Care Magic.
I can understand your concern.
I don't think it is due to asthma.
Asthma is generalized disease of lung. It is not localized disease. It can not only affect upper part of lung, leaving behind lower part unaffected.
So I don't think it is asthma.
Possibility of anxiety related symptoms is more.
Anxiety actually gives you false belief that your upper chest is not expanding.
So don't worry too much.
Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 24 minutes later
I just sent you the full pft, i will check in later giving you time to review

I have had an attack this morning, i can go into more detail later. I used my time to use the rational side of my brain to convince the irrational that its not respiratory related.

I would like to give you details to it so you can analyze. I will also send to psychiatrist. It had a whole different perspective when convincing yourself its only panic.
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Have you ever undergone 2d echo?

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Health Care Magic.
I can understand your concern.
I have gone through the PFT report and Chest x ray.
Your PFT report is suggestive of small airway obstruction.
Your x ray report is suggestive of mild Pulmonary hypertension.
So to confirm this, we need 2d echo.
So please let me know
1. Have you ever undergone ecg?
2. Have you ever undergone 2 d echo?
Please reply me answers of above asked questions, so that I can guide you better. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 1 hour later
I just reread the pft and I read your text, You mention Pulmonary HYPERTENSION.
The PFT has mild pulmonary HYPERINFLATION, did you misread, Please say yes

Thanks

Im glad i can skim by and see one thing but write another.
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 6 hours later
Brief Answer:
I am extremely sorry for this.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Health Care Magic.
I can understand your.
I am extremely sorry for this typing error.
So so so sorry.
Actually I was sleepy while replying and this might have caused typing error.
So sorry for this. I assure you that this won't happen again.
I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 7 hours later
It is understandable and yes you will continue to help me. I still have to get that info together for your opinion
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 6 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Thanks for your understanding.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Health Care Magic.
And thanks a lot for your understanding.
I am truly obliged.
We are now friends. Aren't we?
And you are talking about which information?
I am always happy to help you. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 11 minutes later
Yes of course friends,

The information would be in regards to my PFTs show normal in that I have no copd . So my issues must be stress/anxiety and or any of mild asthma, lack of adequate exercise and aging of the respiratory system.

So in a stress response what hormones does the body release to cause these reactions and on constant anxiety or panic how long does it take to get these to go away. Do I recall you saying recovery can take some time even a few months.

I am using rational thinking to blame this on anxiety and get and understanding on time to recover
You mentioned anti oxidants. what do you think of the anti oxidant usefulness of Curcumen/Tumeric? I used to take it and bought some again.

I also added D3 back to my diet should add some vitamin b also.


I was thinking an interesting thought. IF, i was to have mild copd or mild asthma, what would be the noticeable symptoms and what later stage symptoms of these diseases would I probably not have yet.

I will admit that my Genralized anxiety disorder has caused me to read way more than i should on these diseases and because i see stage progressions, i look to see if I have any. so the above question would help to know that I do not have any.

I talked to my psychiatrist some time back and we noticed that when all my events of Dsypnea began with some type of anxiety and panic. this was amplified with stressfull events. then with lack of exercise and my initial naieve understanding of lung disorders, I let them amplify and to have my mother die from COPD and observing each stage she went through, I have waited for those to begin in me. I have 7 Pfts over 15 years. Not one has been identical but close enough to not reflect on noticeable changes other than FEF 25/75 You mention that can be reflective of anxiety and stress interactivity.

So with all this, I hope to start a new program that focus on not the physical changes but the mental and see if i can rewire the thoughts that have a grasp on my better health. And I know that too much stress is harmfull to heart and other parts. Heck you mentioned that GERD LPR are affected by it and I wonder if that is what causes my stomach to press against the diaphragm.

Well I wish you a wonder full day in your part of the world, I would love to visit sometime. Most people in the USA do not realize how big XXXXXXX is and how technologically advanced you are. I would love to see but again visiting a strange country has always stressed me because of my life desire for safe travels.

Thanks for listening to me, I need your ear, thoughts and help. Please stay with me regardless of our both mistakes in communication. I trust you greatly.

May your god bless you for all you do. I thank mine for you.
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Yest, you can add vitamin b, d 3 along with other anti oxidants.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Health Care Magic.
I can understand your concern.
And I am always ready and delighted to help you.
Thanks for having faith in me.
We are now more than patient, doctor. We are long distance friends.
Right?
And yes, your though is very eye opening.
We should definitely look for other symptoms of COPD and asthma.
Other symptoms are
1. Cough with expectoration.
2. Chest pain
3. Wheezing
4. Sneezing
So please let me know if you have these symptoms or not.
My friend, I am always happy to help you further.
Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 3 minutes later
No cough
No wheezing
No sneezing
No chest pain, just mild chest tightness
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 3 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Chest tightness is due to stress and anxiety related GERD.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Health Care Magic.
So you are not having any other symptoms of COPD or asthma. And this suggests and gives big NO to COPD and asthma in you.
So my friend, relax and calm.
Enjoy your life.
I am waiting for you in XXXXXXX Ha ha ha.
Don't worry, you will be alright.
Hope I have solved your query. If you are not having further queries, then please close the conversation and rate my answer.
You can ask me directly on bit.ly/askdrkaushalbhavsar.
Wish you good health from me and my God.
Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 4 minutes later
Well I am very serious of visiting XXXXXXX Someday, tell me where I would find the most interesting and i guess I better know how long i need to stay, 1 week, 2 weeks, 1 month.

If Egypt was not such a rough place for anyone that is not muslim, I would love to visit up and down the Pharonic Nile areas. I love Ancient Egyptian History. Its so mysterious. 4,000 years is along time to exist as one of the great places of the world under the type of rule it had. It intrigues me.

Have a great day,oops its night for you get to bed
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 3 minutes later
Brief Answer:
You will need atleast 1 month to visit XXXXXXX fully.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Health Care Magic.
I will be your tour guide my friend. Ha ha.
You need atleast 1 month for XXXXXXX
And it's not night in XXXXXXX It's evening.
You must be having day time. Right?
Where do you live my friend?

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 6 minutes later
I share residences in between neighboring states in central USA I am in Nebraska and I own a residence in South XXXXXXX At this moment is is 7:40 Am, Evening, would be what time for you.
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 3 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Here time is 6.20 pm.

Detailed Answer:
Hi buddy. Here time is 6.20 pm.
Actually my real sister also stays in US. New XXXXXXX
I am planning to apply for visa in next year. And hopefully will travel to US in 2017 or 2018.
Will you be my guide? Ha ha. Just kidding.
So you sounds loving traveling. Do you?
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 2 minutes later
Yes it do but I am hesitant to go to places of unrest or high crime. I love beauty of gods planet and the magnificent things people have done and created. Architecture, lifestyles, art, food, etc.etc.etc.
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 35 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Then you will find difficulty in XXXXXXX

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your reply.
If you like to travel in peaceful area without much crime then XXXXXXX is not place for you.
Here in XXXXXXX crime rate is very high. And you can hardly find peace. It's over crowded almost XXXXXXX the time.
But don't worry, you will feel comfortable with me. Ha ha ha.
It's always nice talking to you.
Hope I have solved your query. If you are not having further queries then please close the conversation and rate my answer.
You can ask me directly on bit.ly/askdrkaushalbhavsar.
Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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