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Is there a condition which causes inability to breathe deeply

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Is there a condition which causes inability to breathe deeply enough? The only releif is yawning.

Mysticdoc :

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Hi there,


I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.


I am here to help you with your concerns.

Mysticdoc :

Sorry to hear that.

Mysticdoc :

There can be some other possibilities.

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Neurological conditions can cause weakness of the breathing muscles and the diaphragm.

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Phrenic nerve palsy is one such condition.

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Also Myesthenia gravis can cause the respiratory muscle weakness.

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Hence a consultation with a neurologist will be appropriate.

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Also di you get any heart test done like echocardiogram, stress test?

Mysticdoc :

If you did not, then these tests should be considered as well to rule out any heart failure.

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Also, pulmonary embolism or blood clot in the lungs is another condition that should be ruled out with a CT scan with contrast or pulmonary angiogram.

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