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  BiositeĀ® Inc. Web Site -- Profiler Shortness of Breath
Profiler Shortness of Breath Panel provides rapid risk assessment and differential diagnosis of patients presenting to the emergency department with shortness of breath and risk assessment of patients with acute coronary syndromes.
Shortness of breath is a subjective symptom of a variety of different diseases and disorders, commonly associated with diseases of the heart or lungs.
Shortness of breath is a common symptom and is one of the top 10 reasons patients visit hospital emergency departments in the United States.
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 ACP Home Care Guide - Shortness of Breath
Shortness of breath, which is sometimes called dyspnea, can be a significant problem for people with advanced cancer.
Shortness of breath can be caused by inability of the lungs to get enough oxygen and of the heart to send out that oxygen through the body.
The person with advanced cancer who is having trouble breathing generally starts by using a "nasal cannula." This is a small tube that goes from the oxygen source to the person's nose, dispensing oxygen into the nose and, therefore, into the lungs.
www.acponline.org /public/h_care/4-short.htm   (1772 words)

  
 Shortness of Breath Can be Beaten.
SOB is largely a matter of degree and individual susceptibility.
The most important aspects from a health standpoint are the chronic types of shortness of breath that reduce lung volume, increase breath rate, hinder breathing coordination and invite unneeded effort to breathe.
Anything that habitually and repeatedly reduces a natural breathing volume, strength and coordination is setting the stage for appearances of varying forms of shortness of breath.
www.breathing.com /articles/shortness-of-breath-2.htm   (951 words)

  
 Shortness Of Breath | AHealthyMe.com
Patients describe dyspnea variously as unpleasant shortness of breath, a feeling of increased effort or tiredness in moving the chest muscles, a panicky feeling of being smothered, or a sense of tightness or cramping in the chest wall.
If the patient is hyperventilating, he or she may be asked to breathe into a paper bag to normalize breathing rhythm and the oxygen level of the blood.
For shortness of breath with an underlying physical cause like asthma, anaphylactic shock, or pneumonia, the physical condition should be treated.
www.ahealthyme.com /topic/topic100587469   (1532 words)

  
 Shortness of breath can be a serious cardiac symptom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Authors of a study published in the November 3 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine reported that shortness of breath was a significant predictor of death from cardiac causes, as well as death from any cause.
One possibility is that shortness of breath in the patients sent for testing is related to ischemia--to little blood flow to the heart muscle.
Marwick also noted that in the patients with shortness of breath, the study results showed that the myocardial perfusion test was effective in distinguishing the degree of risk of cardiac death--the risk was more than five times as high in the patients with very abnormal scans than in the patients with normal scans.
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 Shortness of breath may signal heart disease   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
But in many patients we think the shortness of breath should be thought of as being an equivalent to having chest discomfort with exertion," Dr. Berman said.
It is the unexplained shortness of breath that might be a sign of heart disease, Dr. Berman said.
In the next one to five years, those with shortness of breath and no history of heart disease had four times the risk of death from heart problems than those without any symptoms (2 percent versus 0.5 percent per year) and twice the risk of those with typical chest pain (2 percent versus 1 percent).
www.post-gazette.com /pg/05313/602698.stm   (507 words)

  
 Health and Medical Information produced by doctors - MedicineNet.com
Shortness of breath has many causes affecting either the breathing passages and lungs or the heart or blood vessels.
Shortness of breath is also referred to as dyspnea.
Chronic shortness of breath, even at rest, is characteristic of emphysema.
www.medicinenet.com /script/main/forum.asp?articlekey=34434   (507 words)

  
 Dyspnea (Shortness of Breath)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Dyspnea is a condition where you are experiencing shortness of breath, or breathlessness.
People who have an outbreak of severe shortness of breath and airway inflammation may be ordered a steroid pill, such as prednisone, for a short period of time.
Shortness of breath, chest pain or discomfort; swelling of your lips or throat should be evaluated immediately
www.chemocare.com /MANAGING/dyspnea.asp   (2399 words)

  
 Caregiver Resources: Shortness of Breath   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Shortness of breath can also be called dyspnea, breathlessness, or air hunger.
Shortness of breath may occur when you are active or when you are resting.
Shortness of breath may also cause feelings of fear, nervousness, sadness, helplessness, anger, frustration or sadness.
www.thehospice.org /shortbreath.htm   (521 words)

  
 Lungs OnLine - Shortness of Breath
Shortness of breath can be a very uncomfortable and distressing thing to suffer through.
People suffering from shortness of breath related to emphysema and/or COPD will find this page especially useful because there is very little treatment available for these diseases.
During an episode of shortness of breath, the brain tells the body to move as much air in and out of the lungs as possible.
www.lungsonline.com /sob.html   (586 words)

  
 Handbook for Mortals : Managing Other Symptoms
If you have mild, persistent shortness of breath that can't be treated directly, you may breathe easier with a regular, low dose of opioids.
Shortness of breath is a common symptom for people who are dying.
If you are likely to experience severe shortness of breath at the end of your life, make sure that your doctors and nurses will treat your shortness of breath aggressively, even if it may lead to unconsciousness.
www.growthhouse.org /educate/flash/mortals/mor08001.html   (903 words)

  
 Respiratory Problems: Shortness of Breath
Shortness of breath is the feeling of difficult or uncomfortable breathing.
Shortness of breath happens when the body's needs exceed the ability of the lungs and chest muscles to deliver oxygen.
Shortness of breath can also be caused by heart disease or heart failure.
www.baptistonline.org /health/library/resp4936.asp   (258 words)

  
 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Breathing difficulty
Breathing difficulties involve a sensation of difficult or uncomfortable breathing or a feeling of not getting enough air.
Breathing difficulty, whether sudden or long term, should always be taken seriously.
High doses of supplemental oxygen may be hazardous for some patients, however, and is not necessary in all cases of shortness of breath.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/003075.htm   (770 words)

  
 Shortness of Breath & VP Cheney - Heart Disease and other cardiovascular conditions on MedicineNet.com
Shortness of breath, medically known as dyspnea, is an important symptom but there is no standard definition for it.
It is a common cause of shortness of breath.
Numerous diseases of muscles and the nervous system can lead to shortness of breath by weakening the body's capacity for opening the lungs up for respiration.
www.medicinenet.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=40581   (489 words)

  
 Shortness of breath may indicate heart disease - Heart Health - MSNBC.com
They found that the patients who reported being short of breath had a higher rate of death from heart trouble or any other cause.
But in many patients we think the shortness of breath should be thought of as being an equivalent to having chest discomfort with exertion," Berman said.
It is the unexplained shortness of breath that might be a sign of heart disease, Berman said.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/9902997   (695 words)

  
 Shortness of breath - WrongDiagnosis.com
Causes of Shortness of breath (Disease Database) Shortness of breath (82 conditions)
shortness of breath (dyspnea) with physical activity, shortness of breath at rest
Breathing difficulties (202), Shortness of breath from exercise (111), Exercise symptoms (117)
www.wrongdiagnosis.com /sym/shortness_of_breath.htm   (1157 words)

  
 Shortness Of Breath: Health Topics: University of Iowa Health Care
Shortness of breath is the feeling of having difficulty breathing or uncomfortable breathing.
Shortness of breath occurs when the body needs more oxygen than the lungs and chest muscles are able to deliver.
Shortness of breath can also be caused by heart disease.
www.uihealthcare.com /topics/respiratoryproblems/resp4936.html   (262 words)

  
 Shortness of Breath
I have long been advocating the heightened awareness of shortness of breath as a sign of possible heart condition.
Shortness of breath causes or worsens heart troubles.
I have told my youngest daughter about the Tibetan Caffeine (#130 Better Breathing Exercise #2), and she too will be doing the healing breathing exercises herself.
www.aboutbreathing.com /articles/shortness-of-breath-3.htm   (2296 words)

  
 Shortness of Breath Can Be Beaten
Shortness of breath can stem directly and indirectly from many sources.
Shortness of breath is much like soil erosion.
Breathing feels like a series of events instead of one smooth internally coordinated, continuous flow?.
www.aboutbreathing.com /articles/shortness-of-breath-2.htm   (951 words)

  
 Shortness of Breath?
Blocked nasal passages may also lead to difficult breathing, and while this is unpleasant and should be treated, is not a cause for immediate concern.
Shortness of breath can be associated with early sign of CHF.
Shortness of breath caused by heart disease is a sign that the heart can no longer pump enough blood to meet the oxygen needs of the muscles and organs of the body, first during exercise, but later even at rest.
www.ocheart.org /shortness-of-breath.htm   (512 words)

  
 Breathing Problems: Shortness of Breath -- familydoctor.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
When you are short of breath, you may feel like you can't catch your breath or your chest may feel tight.
If you are short of breath with a cough and/or fever, you may have a chest infection or pneumonia (say: "new-moan-yuh").
Less common causes of breathing problems are lung cancer, a blood clot in the lungs, air leakage around the lungs and scarring of the lung tissue.
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 shortness of breath
From Mike: I have long been advocating the heightened awareness of shortness of breath as a sign of possible heart condition.
Shortness of breath is a significant indicator of possible heart trouble.
Today, I do breathing almost the entire day, mostly subconsciously be causing the breathing exercises is part of my daily routine.
www.breathing.com /articles/shortness-of-breath-3.htm   (2373 words)

  
 Shortness of Breath
It is certainly possible for anxiety to cause shortness of breath.
Your statement that you don’t notice the shortness of breath as much when you are busy supports this.
This is the most efficient way to breathe and may make your shortness of breath go away.
www.medhelp.org /forums/RespiratoryDisorders/messages/1369.html   (481 words)

  
 Shortness of breath   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism may cause shortness of breath, and so may gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
Dyspnea that is worse when the patient is lying down is called orthopnea, and is associated with heart disease or paralysis of the diaphragm.
Patients who are seen in emergency rooms are given a chest x ray and electrocardiogram (ECG) to assist the doctor in evaluating abnormalities of the chest wall, also to determine the position of the diaphragm, possible rib fractures or pneumothorax, irregular heartbeat, or the adequacy of the supply of blood to the heart muscle.
webess25.micromedex.com /content/DiseaseDex/001229.htm   (1523 words)

  
 Shortness of Breath - Page 1
Although shortness of breath is a natural response to situations such as exercise or
Therefore, anyone who regularly experiences shortness of breath for no apparent reason, or shortness of breath with less strenuous activity or at rest, is encouraged to see a physician to determine the cause.
Shortness of breath cannot be treated until the underlying condition is known.
heart.healthcentersonline.com /signssymptoms/shortnessofbreath.cfm   (295 words)

  
 Shortness of breath   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Such severe shortness of breath can be a sign of a failing heart.
Breathing can be especially difficult when lying flat and may be eased when you sit up.
If the shortness of breath worsens suddenly and is accompanied by sweating and chest pain, seek medical attention immediately.
www.harthosp.org /HealthInfo/scripts/scr0233.htm   (258 words)

  
 Shortness Of Breath Can Be Emotional Or Medical
Shortness of breath is a symptom related to a mental condition such as anxiety or panic disorder or a medical condition such as heart or lung disease.
Sometimes shortness of breath is accompanied by chest pain.
If you experience shortness of breath and suffer from both medical and emotional conditions, you may benefit from developing positive and relaxed awareness for the medical as well the emotional cues.
www.mindpub.com /art501.htm   (830 words)

  
 Shortness of Breath -- familydoctor.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Shortness of Breath in a Child or Infant
Your shortness of breath may be from ASTHMA or an INFECTION that causes narrowing of the bronchial tubes.
Your immune system may be damaging your lungs and causing your shortness of breath.
familydoctor.org /flowcharts/521.html   (669 words)

  
 Shortness of Breath in a Child or Infant -- familydoctor.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Shortness of Breath in a Child or Infant -- familydoctor.org
Does your child seem to be short of breath after he or she may have choked or swallowed a toy or coin?
Short episodes of stopping breathing may be normal, while longer episodes may be a warning sign of SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME (SIDS).
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 Shortness of Breath
For nearly two years I am having episodes of shortness of breath that typically occur between 9:00 and 10:00AM.
With lying down episode of shortness of breath goes away within 20 minutes.
The occurrence of these episodes of shortness of breath, only during a specific one-hour period, is very peculiar.
www.medhelp.org /forums/RespiratoryDisorders/messages/2259.html   (429 words)

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