What causes shortness of breath while laughing or singing?

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Posted on Mon, 8 Jun 2015 in General Health
Question: Sometimes I felt like I loose my breath. When laughing, singing or sometimes just lay down. Spo2% 100. That makes me scared
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Answered by Dr. Heera Lal Poonia 35 minutes later
Brief Answer:
please provide more details

Detailed Answer:
Dear XXXX, welcome to HCM and thanks for choosing us.

I share your concerns about your illness. However the details you have provided is very little to guide you. Please mention the age, sex, duration of symptoms, history of smoking, alcohol or any drug addiction, any family history of similar illness, visit to doctor and treatment taken, your job etc.

I would wait for the details. Thanks
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Follow up: Dr. Heera Lal Poonia 50 minutes later
37 female. No smoking. Drink occasionally. No drugs. No mayor family history. Mild MVP with regurgitation the only illness present
Duration? Just seconds. When excersise near the 180 bpm I feel it, laughing, singing.
Pulmonary function test done without any concerns on November
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Answered by Dr. Heera Lal Poonia 14 minutes later
Brief Answer:
visit your cardiologist. avoid severe exertion till you visit your doctor

Detailed Answer:
Dear XXXX, welcome again. Thanks for the details.

After going through your details, only reason behind your symptoms I could think is MVP (Mitral valve prolapse) with regurgitation. You need to go for reevaluation of your cardiac status. You might have moved from mild to little higher category. Meantime please avoid severe exertion.

Visit your cardiac specialist. Get echocardiogram and other investigations done to assess your heart status.

Ihope my reply will help you. Please write to us for follow up queries. I wish you good health. Kindly rate this reply. Thanks
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