I have chronic shortness of breath?

Hi,
I have chronic shortness of breath. I usually feel a tightness in the chest area at the same time, and I have to stop mid sentence to take a deep breath sometimes after every word or every second word. But then sometimes when I really try hard to relax it is better. I have had the condition for about four years and I can remember a few occasions when it was not there, so that I could have a normal conversation.
I have a history of anemia and iron deficiency, high cholesterol ( but not high enough to be needing medication ), and narrow veins ( at least in the arms, the nurses always take a few minutes to decide which arm to take the blood from ).
I’m 43 years old, female and of normal weight.


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Dr Ahmed Fawzy
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Dr Ahmed Fawzy

In my opinion you simply suffer from anemia , you need iron supplrment

Good Luck

Dr Mahaveer
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Dr Mahaveer

hi
this can be due to onset of bronchial asthma.
get a spirometry and a chest xray done.
take bronchodilators.
deep breathing exercises will be helpful.
thanks

shw12
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shw12

HI
THIS MAY BE DUE TO LONG STANDING IRON DEFICIENCY ANEMIA ALONG WITH CALCIUM AND VITAMIN DEFICIENCY.
TAKE IRON AND CALCIUM VITAMIN SUPPLEMENTS.
EAT IRON RICH FOOD.

Dr. Ayman Darrag
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Dr. Ayman Darrag

For me your symptoms suggest anxiety disorder ..
Anaemia also can be an assisting cause.
Yoga and deep breathing .
Iron supplement .
Regular exercises.

mrsshalini14
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mrsshalini14

hello there
iron deficiency anemia can cause such shortened and weakened breath.
but other respiratory related conditions need to be ruled out by a physician before labelling it as simply anemia

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