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What causes fatigue and shortness of breath in a degenerative arthritis patient?

I am elderly .... yesterday became very fatigued and satruggled with shortness of breath. These was no fluid in my lungs. ( my daughter is a nurse and she tested. ) other than degenerative arthritis I am healthy. What caused this onset of fatigue which caused me to fall?

Fri, 28 Aug 2015
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Hello,

I have studied your case.

Difficulty in breathing can be due to thoracic nerve involvement.
You may need investigate like HRCT, MRI spine, EMG-NCV [nerve conduction study] AND PULMONARY FUNCTION TEST.
I will advise to consult orthopaedic surgeon for clinical examination and further investigation.

For these symptoms BRONCHODIALATOR and neurotropic medication can be started consulting your doctor.

I will advise to check your vit B12 and vit D3 level.

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.

Wishing you good health.

Take care.
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