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What causes shortness of breath?

For about a month I feel like I am not getting enough air. I feel the need to take deep breaths to get enough air but when I do my right lung will fill to capacity, but my left lung does not. I can t feel it expanding like the right side. I m getting worried because I am constantly trying to breathe deep to catch my air , but I can t.
Tue, 27 Nov 2018
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi,

In case you have high blood pressure, compressive pain behind chest bone along with short breaths.

You need a heart specialist's help. If not go to a chest physician for consultation, investigations &needful specific treatment; the earliest.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Vasudha Jayant Athavale, General & Family Physician
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