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What causes shortness of breath?

hi,i'm Dr.Rasel(MBBS),27yrs of age,from BD.my ht is 5' 9'' & wt 82kg.i'm hypothyroid for last 10yrs..taking thyroxin 100mcg daily.my pblm is shortness of breath or dyspnea or chest tightness with speech pblm.i guess i've no chest infections.pls help..thanx
Fri, 27 May 2016
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Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Shortness of breath is commonly seen with asthma and bronchitis.
So better to consult pulmonologist and get done
1. Clinical examination of respiratory system
2. PFT (pulmonary function test).
PFT will not only diagnose them but it will also tell you about severity of the disease and treatment is based on severity only.
You may need inhaled bronchodilator (formoterol or salmeterol) and inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) (budesonide or fluticasone).
If PFT is normal then sometimes, stress and anxiety can also cause similar symptoms.
So consult psychiatrist and get done counselling sessions. Try to identify stressor in your life and start working on it's solution. You may need anxiolytic drugs too. Don't worry, you will be alright.
First rule out asthma and bronchitis.
Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
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What causes shortness of breath?

Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic. I can understand your concern. Shortness of breath is commonly seen with asthma and bronchitis. So better to consult pulmonologist and get done 1. Clinical examination of respiratory system 2. PFT (pulmonary function test). PFT will not only diagnose them but it will also tell you about severity of the disease and treatment is based on severity only. You may need inhaled bronchodilator (formoterol or salmeterol) and inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) (budesonide or fluticasone). If PFT is normal then sometimes, stress and anxiety can also cause similar symptoms. So consult psychiatrist and get done counselling sessions. Try to identify stressor in your life and start working on it s solution. You may need anxiolytic drugs too. Don t worry, you will be alright. First rule out asthma and bronchitis. Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.