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 Doesoverweighit cause shortness of breath?

 How do I get rid of my cold fast?
I just got a cold and I dont want it for Christmas. What can I do? No medicines, I can ONLY take tynenol. I just rested, had soup, Airborne (for school)....

 Kid with asthma?
My son got dianogsed with asthma a year ago and now he is six. Well he is on 4 meds every day...Sungular, Clariatan, Nasonax and Pulmicort. He went to the doctor yesterday and had to get 2 breathing ...

 Is hospital negligent?
A elderly female<hx of COPD> develops severe chest pain and sees her PMD> PMD immediately admits her to hospital and leaves on vacation<pt brought to second floor> placed on oxygen and ...

 I may have sleep apnea I see my doc in 2 days-If I go on a cpap?
how soon do you get relief from day drowsiness?...

 Why is this getting worse?
My friend's party had a lot of weed and smoking. i didn't smoke anything,but now my chest is REALLY starting to hurt. And my throat is feeling scratchy and getting hard to swallow. What do ...

 Panic attacks?
i had one the other day i really thought i was dying i have seen my gp he would not give me nothing because i have astma i never had nothing like this and i never whant this again i have read many ...

 I have been wheezing for 8 weeks. Went to MD. Still sick. Go back?
This is the 8th week that I have had wheezing, shortness of breath, adventitious breath sounds. I went to the MD and got an albuterol neb, an inhaler, and antibiotics. Just finished the antibiotics ...

 What is a good home remedy for expelling a Cheerio from one's lung?
I feel as though a Cheerio is stuck in my lung, but I don't know if that's my real problem; eating breakfast can be a complex task for me....

 How can youget rid of congestion without having to use a product?
whats a home ...

 My son was prescribed Albuterol (liquid form). Does this mean he has asthma? (Dr. didn't say)?
I am in the process of switching my sons Dr. because I always leave wondering. So Im asking to see if he was prescribed this albuterol because he has asthma and the dr. didnt tell me, or is this ...

 Is sodium cloride solution (0.9% irrigation,USP )poisonous. My 90 year old mom took some thinking it water?
Are there any Drs who can address this or nurses??
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That's what I thought. Thank you everyone. It pays to be sure. She is such a sweet heart and I don't ...

 Is salt and water best for a sore throat?
hi i have had a sore throat and been feeling sort of fluey for the past several days, my left tonsil is enlarged and hurts when i swallow. this is a recurring problem. there's no point seeing ...

 What's it called when you can't sleep?

 What is the best stethoscope?

 My left ear has been clogged up for about 2 days now...?
And I'm scared to try and pop it because I'm getting over a cold and EVERY time I try to pop the ear it clogs up even more. It usually pops though while I'm yawning or something a few ...

 Is there a nasal spray that helps kill virus's?

 My 6yr. old daughter has been having fevers for 5 days now. her Dr. says a virus can last up to 7 days of fev
Has anyone else experienced this. She's had 2 examinations within the last 5 days and they say it's just a virus called anednovirus. Please help!...

 Ways to stop my husband snoring!!!!!?

 I fill the toiet with blood when i **** its real bad why?

Does anyone have any information or experience of having blackouts during a coughing attack?
I'm very concerned about an uncle of mine (he is an ex-smoker and has been for about nearly a year) who has suspected bronchitis but it hasn't been confirmed and probably won't be until he sees a specialist. He has been experiencing blackouts when he coughs. His doctor (who can't interpret x-ray results....seriously i am not kidding!) has given him an inhaler which is quite pointless as he cannot use it whilst having a coughing fit so it doesn't prevent him from blacking out. Has anyone experienced what i have described or have any knowledge about it. I've been searching for information on the net but haven't found anything useful.

La-z Ike
I recently had a cold with cough and it gave me terrible headaches. never used to. must be an age thing. i think your uncle is supposed to use the inhaler often enough to keep the muscus in a more elastic form and therefore easier to cough up. with me it was the really hard coughing that bothered. come to think of it i do remember coming close to blacking out. so much so that if i started coughing when i was driving i had better prepare for that (slow way down).

jim b
this happend to a friend of mine, after loads of tests they fitted him with a pacemaker......now he is fine.

My husband did the same thing, he was diagnosed with cough variant asthsma .While this is not a quick acting inhaler it will help he uses advair.

geoff d
agree with byron above. i suffer with C.O.P.D. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, and used to pass out when having severe coughing bouts. have actually spent time in hospital through these symptoms as well . but unfortunately nothing much can be done about it as C.O.P.D. is a progressive illness and you have to learn to adjust your lifestyle and live with the symptoms

probably needs to see a specialist, this is not right

unless your on drugs or drunk,then you really need to see a doctor.

My guess that he has COPD, Have his Dr recommend your dad to a pulmanologist.

'Maybe' he needs a fast acting inhaler like albuterol. But if he won't use it when he feels the attack coming on I don't know what to tell you.

Part of getting adjusted to COPD is knowing when you need an inhaler or oxygen or do some pursed lip breathing.

my husband had a similar experience, its when u cough so much that the oxygen cant get to your brain and your bodies natural res ponce is to black out and so your breathing then returns to normal and so does your oxygen supply to the brain. that's how the doc explained it to us. id change my GP if i was him!!!

nealo d
I used to suffer chronic bronchitis, and suffered this effect more than once. On on occasion I even passed out in the street and fell flat on my face. It's a simple matter of coughing all the air out of your lungs. I did a lot of deep breathing exercises, and took up singing (now my profession) and and have thankfully been untroubled for years. Maybe your uncle should be using the inhaler regularly, to reduce irritation/sensitivity rather than waiting for an attack. But I do recommend slow deep breaths to gradually strengthen the muscles that do the breathing and get lung capacity up to speed.

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