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What Causes Severe Shortness Of Breath, Wheezing And Cough?

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Posted on Wed, 28 Jun 2017
Question: severe shortness of breath wheezing coughing have ruled out cardiac issues blood work came back normal at least no red flags so to speakPulmonary function test done in sure of results.Have a hard time even walking up 5 stairs very tired all the time.Usually not an irritable person but turning into one
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Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Advise to undergo evaluation to look for pulmonary cause for symptoms

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thank you for trusting HealthcareMagic

Since cardiac issues have been ruled out, the next important thing is to look for pulmonary cause for your symptoms.
Chronic Obstructive pulmonary disease, Pulmonary fibrosis,pneumonia (usually associated with fever) ,lung tumors can all present with shortness of breath and wheezing.
physical examination, Cheat Xray and Pulmonary function tests are required at this point as initial screening.
I would also like to add that quitting smoking is important, if you do so.
It will also be helpful to check complete blood count and Hemohlobin levels, as anemia can present with shortness of breath.

Hope this answers your question
Pleaseaddress further questions here
Regards
Dr.Lekshmi
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What Causes Severe Shortness Of Breath, Wheezing And Cough?

Brief Answer: Advise to undergo evaluation to look for pulmonary cause for symptoms Detailed Answer: Hello, Thank you for trusting HealthcareMagic Since cardiac issues have been ruled out, the next important thing is to look for pulmonary cause for your symptoms. Chronic Obstructive pulmonary disease, Pulmonary fibrosis,pneumonia (usually associated with fever) ,lung tumors can all present with shortness of breath and wheezing. physical examination, Cheat Xray and Pulmonary function tests are required at this point as initial screening. I would also like to add that quitting smoking is important, if you do so. It will also be helpful to check complete blood count and Hemohlobin levels, as anemia can present with shortness of breath. Hope this answers your question Pleaseaddress further questions here Regards Dr.Lekshmi