Do You Experience Breathlessness?

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    Jan 11, 2016 5:51 PM GMT
    NYT: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, an incurable lung disease, often takes two years to be diagnosed correctly, but drugs have been shown to help slow the loss of lung function.

    http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/01/11/i-p-f-not-aging-could-be-causing-breathlessness/?ref=health
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    Jan 11, 2016 7:37 PM GMT
    Shortness of breath, especially when it's unusual, should definitely solicit a trip to the doctor. I speak from experience. That article is pretty good info!
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    May 09, 2016 2:38 PM GMT
    Every time I see my boyfriend...


    But seriously, yes, talk to your doctor about it.
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    May 09, 2016 3:28 PM GMT
    Becoming breathless can be heart related, and that requires urgent attention. Or indicate some pulmonary problem.

    But the situation causing this condition needs to be considered. Breathless after taking a single flight of stairs? Or after running a marathon?

    I'm dealing with this right now. My husband is showing signs of becoming breathless in ordinary walking. He did previously some years ago, that was remedied with a heart bypass operation. (That I personally ordered be done. We both having mutual legal arrangements that give us full medical authority over each other) Now those previous symptoms may be returning.

    Naturally I had him do a heart-stress test at his cardiologist's right after we returned from his older brother's Boston funeral 3 weeks ago, and we'll be getting those results shortly. You have to stay on top of these things if you wanna stay alive.

    So yeah, becoming breathless is a real attention getter. Are you overweight? Sedentary? Young or older? Is this a recent change? Lots of variables & questions. See a doctor!