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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What causes shortness of breath?

Shortness of breath for 2 weeks now.. nothing specific brings it on.. tightness in middle chest between rib cage. EKG And lung X-ray and blood work show no heart problems. Dr put me on 40mg Nexium. But not helping . Upper GI is being scheduled . But this gasping for air and pain is awful
Fri, 27 Jul 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

As per my clinical experience, the shortness of breath seems more likely to be anxiety or stress related when heart and lungs are not at fault. Still I would suggest you to meet me personally by appointment for further evaluation with your reports.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
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What causes shortness of breath?

Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. As per my clinical experience, the shortness of breath seems more likely to be anxiety or stress related when heart and lungs are not at fault. Still I would suggest you to meet me personally by appointment for further evaluation with your reports. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.