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Respiratory Problems - Know Forms Of It!

Dr. C. E Prasad 91% (1028 ratings)
M.D - Respiratory Medicine
Pulmonologist, Hyderabad
Respiratory Problems - Know Forms Of It!

The respiratory system, through which air enters the body, is prone to disorders, and most of them are infections. Micro-organisms thrive in the air around us and can gain easy access to the system through the air that we inhale. Therefore, respiratory issues are very common, but also not always a cause for concern. Most respiratory disorders would have common symptoms including coughing, chest pain, sputum production with varying features, shortness of breath, wheezing, etc.

Read on to know the symptoms of common respiratory disorders, so you are equipped to handle them.

  1. Asthma: Asthma is one of the most common respiratory issues. The trigger could be extreme cold, excessive pollen in the air, stress, etc.
  2. Common cold: This is a common disorder of the upper respiratory tract. This could be due to allergy or infection. There is difficulty breathing, labored breathing, runny nose, and extreme lethargy. The throat is also sore and there is a scratchy, itchy feeling at the back of the throat.
  3. Bronchitis: The bronchi are the further branches through which air flows, and these when inflamed cause bronchitis. Often caused as an infection, this produces a cough that can throw up a lot of sputum.
  4. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: This often occurs with ageing and also due to smoking. This produces chronic coughing, difficulty to throw out air easily without effort. There could also be phlegm, which can be colorless (unlike an infection)
  5. Tuberculosis: This is a bacterial infection of the lung tissue, and there is shortness of breath, a cough which persists for more than 5 weeks, and greenish-yellowish sputum. The person also would have very low energy levels, and sometimes blood in the sputum too.
  6. Pneumonia: Pneumonia again is an infection of the lung and can be caused by bacteria or virus. This again causes chest pain, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, and greenish sputum.
  7. Lung cancer: With smoking and environmental pollution on the rise, the instances of lung cancer have also been on the rise. This is usually diagnosed in the later stages as the symptoms are confused with any common respiratory disorders and ignored. Chest pain, chronic cough, difficulty breathing, and voice changes are some common symptoms of cancer.
  8. Emphysema: Caused predominantly by smoking, this causes breathing difficulties and reduces the amount of air available for exchange in the lungs. There is no cure, but quitting smoking can reduce the severity of the condition.

Know that prolonged problems with respiratory tract require further investigation and should not be ignored as just another attack of cold and cough.

1029 people found this helpful

Hey. I want to ask about one of my friend. As she is having some problem with her breathing. Everyday she is having a problem that even when she is on rest doing nothing her heart beat get faster and she is not able to catchup with her breath and she is not able to breath properly. She had to take deeper breath many time and then she is able to breath. This is happening with her from long. But before it was not that bad like now. These days she is getting this more.

Dr. Prakhar Singh 93% (3064 ratings)
MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
Tachycardia is a common type of heart rhythm disorder (arrhythmia) in which the heart beats faster than normal while at rest. But we have to look into the details of the problem. Let's have a detailed discussion to Ensure proper treatment.
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My vitamin b12 is 1608 what to do feeling very dizzy shortness of breath anxiety issues.

Dr. Sajeev Kumar 91% (38624 ratings)
C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
My vitamin b12 is 1608 what to do
feeling very dizzy shortness of breath
anxiety issues.
The normal level of vitamin b12 in your bloodstream is generally between 190 and 950 picograms per millilitre (pg/ml). And you need not worry. You seem to have anxiety issues and need to relax the mind by meditation and yoga.
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Hi I am facing breathing problem from past 3 months and have done my lungs function test can any one suggest good doctor in delhi so I can visit or send reports on email.

Dr. Meenu Kalra 89% (10 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS, Special Course in Predictive
Homeopathy Doctor, Faridabad
There are many different causes due to which a person can have breathing problem. You should go for homoeopathic treatment to get long term benefit.
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Last october in was admitted for pneumonia. I had symptoms of shortness of breath, wheezing ,coughing and upper back pain. Doctors treated me hydrocortisone and solution of magnesium and nebulizer after discharge they prescribed me erythromycin and penicillin v and prednisolone. Everything started with symptoms of cold and flu. Now I starting to feel the same, why is that?

Dr. Avya Bansal 90% (77 ratings)
MBBS, MD (Respiratory Medicine), DNB (Respiratory diseases)
Pulmonologist, Mumbai
Dear lybrate-user, it could be seasonal variation with underlying allergy and asthma kindly visit a chest physician get a xray chest, lung function test, cbc and ige level steam inhalation will help till the time you visit a chest physician regards.
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Madam, I have recently diagnosed with ild (uip pattern) in Nov 19. Having cough and shortness of breath. But before 3 to 4 months I was almost ok only complain was cough. Presently taking pirfemax 200 tid esiflo inhaler, lumenac 600 tid.

Dr. Amit Kumar Poddar 92% (607 ratings)
MBBS, MD TUBERCULOSIS AND CHEST DISEASES, Diploma in Tuberculosis & Chest Diseases, Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Pulmonologist, Kolkata
Madam, I have recently diagnosed with ild (uip pattern) in Nov 19. Having cough and shortness of breath. But before 3...
your treatment is at right direction. The role of MMF is questionable
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I am 28 years old. 10 years breathing problems. I want to relief this disease. Please find me right way.& right suggest me no 1 palmonologist. Thanks.

Dr. Prakhar Singh 93% (3064 ratings)
MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
Most people take breathing for granted. People with certain illnesses may have breathing problems that they deal with on a regular basis. Keeping it untreated for such a long time may lead to some sever respiratory issue, you should discuss your complete medical history in detail. Let's connect over a call for further detailed consultation.
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I am 48 years old male. I had pace maker installed one and half years back. Now I am feeling breathlessness while climbing stairs and sometimes while walking even. Feeling sleepy also sometimes, what's need to be done?

Dr. Jyoti Singh 90% (1068 ratings)
BHMS, MA Psychology & Traning Counselling
Homeopathy Doctor, Delhi
I am 48 years old male. I had pace maker installed one and half years back. Now I am feeling breathlessness while cli...
this is very obvious in case of pace maker patients, that why you need do exercise slowly start not to harsh even walk slowly. but you have to do a physical exercise anyhow. but in a very slow manner.
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Hi Sir, Maine full cardiac test karaya ecg normal, sinus rythm aaya echo 2d normal, tmt test normal, chest xray normal, bp normal, no sugar, hemoglobin is low 12.80. mujhe breathing me difficult hoti hai, mai khul ke saans nai le pata hu, mujhe weakness hota hai, blurred vision ho gaya hai, kabhi right nose block ho jata hai to kabhi left nose block ho jata hai, kabhi dono, stomach full rehta hai, neck stiffness hai, fatigue hai. Kyu ho raha hai. Please meri madad kijiye ise thik karne me.

Dr. Prakhar Singh 93% (3064 ratings)
MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
Hi Sir, Maine full cardiac test karaya ecg normal, sinus rythm aaya echo 2d normal, tmt test normal, chest xray norma...
There are many causes of breathing problems. These common breathing problems include chronic sinusitis, allergies, and asthma. These problems can cause a host of symptoms such as nasal congestion, runny nose, itchy or watery eyes, blurred vision, chest congestion, cough, wheezing, labored breathing, and shallow breathing. Let's have a detailed discussion to ensure proper treatment.
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When I sleep flat I suddenly snore and wake up and feel fast heartbeat. While walking fast and climbing steps I feel shortness of breath. Why?

Dr. Prakhar Singh 93% (3064 ratings)
MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
Shortness of breath is one of the hallmark symptoms of asthma, along with wheezing, coughing, and chest tightness. There could be some other reasons also and need to identify in order to identify the effective treatment. We can discuss your issue in more detail for better understanding.
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