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What is the treatment for shortness of breath?

I am 56 yr old male 6'3" 210 lbs . I work out an hour and a half 3to4 times a week and have done so for the last 25 yrs. I take no medications except an antacid on occasion for heart burn. Other than that I have been in excellent health with no past health issues other than some heart palpitations which I had checked out and was fine. I recently moved to Colorado Springs 4 months ago from N Carolina and started having breathing problems (shortness of breath). I started noticing it more at night and sometimes during the day. I dont feel it at all during my exercise routines, walking or sometimes running, other than normal breathing patterns. I was at first thinking it was just the altitude change. I went to the emergency room about a month ago and they did an ekg, chest xray, blood work and everything came back normal. The doc said there was nothing wrong and sent me on my way. I still have the same symptoms even when Im sitting sometimes, they come and go from day to day. I am somewhat concerned and reading different posts thinking it might be something worse that was overlooked. Do you have any suggestions on what my next step should be? Thanks, and God Bless you all that you do for others.
Johan
Fri, 28 Apr 2017
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Respected Johan, hi I evaluated your query thoroughly.
*This is related to Bronchospasm induced by the atmospheric humidity in
which your lung bronchi & alveoli shrink in response to give you above said
all symptoms in presence of normal EKG, X-ray & blood tests.
*In our clinic we evaluate the patient in terms of Pulmonary function test to
evaluate for the Lung Capacity & other parameters to find the exact
problem along with necessary molecules to eliminate the issue fairly.
*Till then my suggestions for you are :
- avoid exposure to excess cold / pollen containing atmospheres
- maintain your hydration by plenty of liquids
- have nutritious diet with proteins, iron , fiber , vitamins , minerals , anti-
oxidants to combat against any external atmospheric insult
- apart from your walking, jogging, do regularly Deep Breathing Exercises
with YOGA for 30 min . daily without failure
- protect your chest properly when going out in cold / snow fall
- avoid smoking / alcohol / any abuse substances if used
- when resting prefer semi-reclining position ( keeping back at 30-40 degree
angle )
- have adequate sound sleep of 8 hours
- avoid stress / anxiety
- keep your Haemoglobin , BP , Blood sugar, Cholesterol levels , weight
under control
- can evaluate yourself at home your lung capacity by simple measure of
Spirometer in which you will get exercise of the lung with daily evaluation
of results in terms of improvement of lung functioning
- tincture benzoin / Karvol capsules inhalations in leukwarm water with
towel covered over head with deep breathings for 10-10 min. 3 times a
day helps a lot.
- specific molecules as Bronchodilators may be required in selected cases for
which you have to consult your Physician for prescription.
Hope this clears your query.
Thanks for using Health Care Magic & giving us opportunity to serve you.
Wishing you a very happy healthy life ahead.
Feel free to ask any further health related queries in future.
Regards dear take care.
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What is the treatment for shortness of breath?

Respected Johan, hi I evaluated your query thoroughly. *This is related to Bronchospasm induced by the atmospheric humidity in which your lung bronchi & alveoli shrink in response to give you above said all symptoms in presence of normal EKG, X-ray & blood tests. *In our clinic we evaluate the patient in terms of Pulmonary function test to evaluate for the Lung Capacity & other parameters to find the exact problem along with necessary molecules to eliminate the issue fairly. *Till then my suggestions for you are : - avoid exposure to excess cold / pollen containing atmospheres - maintain your hydration by plenty of liquids - have nutritious diet with proteins, iron , fiber , vitamins , minerals , anti- oxidants to combat against any external atmospheric insult - apart from your walking, jogging, do regularly Deep Breathing Exercises with YOGA for 30 min . daily without failure - protect your chest properly when going out in cold / snow fall - avoid smoking / alcohol / any abuse substances if used - when resting prefer semi-reclining position ( keeping back at 30-40 degree angle ) - have adequate sound sleep of 8 hours - avoid stress / anxiety - keep your Haemoglobin , BP , Blood sugar, Cholesterol levels , weight under control - can evaluate yourself at home your lung capacity by simple measure of Spirometer in which you will get exercise of the lung with daily evaluation of results in terms of improvement of lung functioning - tincture benzoin / Karvol capsules inhalations in leukwarm water with towel covered over head with deep breathings for 10-10 min. 3 times a day helps a lot. - specific molecules as Bronchodilators may be required in selected cases for which you have to consult your Physician for prescription. Hope this clears your query. Thanks for using Health Care Magic & giving us opportunity to serve you. Wishing you a very happy healthy life ahead. Feel free to ask any further health related queries in future. Regards dear take care.