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What does breathlessness indicate despite having clear lungs?

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Posted on Mon, 27 Aug 2018
Question: I have RA,Chrones,MS I’ve had two heart attacks,My stomac has a clear MRI, Lungs clear with slight rattle.Breathing is hard oxygen reads 96 etc on average.Problem is moat prominent when I. Bend over or don’ sit straight.What do you think at this point ?
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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
I would explain as follows:

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

I passed carefully through your concern and would explain that your clinical smptomatology (aggravated especially while bending over or not sitting straight) seems to be related with a musculoskeletal disorder, most probably a backbone spine degenerative process due to rheumatoid arthritis.

An acute pulmonary inflammation/infection should be sought as well.

Coming to this point, I recommend discussing with your attending doctor on the opportunity of investigating backbone spine structure by means of any imagine tests like: backbone CT or MRI.

In addition, other lab tests should be reviewed as well:

- complete blood count,
- PCR & ESR,
- rheumatoid factor,
- complement titer,
- AST & ALT,
- LDH,
- CPK,
- chest X-ray study

A therapy optimization (especially for rheumatoid arthritis) would be advisable.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Dr. Iliri
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What does breathlessness indicate despite having clear lungs?

Brief Answer: I would explain as follows: Detailed Answer: Hi, I passed carefully through your concern and would explain that your clinical smptomatology (aggravated especially while bending over or not sitting straight) seems to be related with a musculoskeletal disorder, most probably a backbone spine degenerative process due to rheumatoid arthritis. An acute pulmonary inflammation/infection should be sought as well. Coming to this point, I recommend discussing with your attending doctor on the opportunity of investigating backbone spine structure by means of any imagine tests like: backbone CT or MRI. In addition, other lab tests should be reviewed as well: - complete blood count, - PCR & ESR, - rheumatoid factor, - complement titer, - AST & ALT, - LDH, - CPK, - chest X-ray study A therapy optimization (especially for rheumatoid arthritis) would be advisable. Hope I have answered your query. Take care Dr. Iliri