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Over the past couple of weeks Ive been experiencing an occasional

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Over the past couple of weeks I've been experiencing an occasional feeling of heaviness in my lungs, which doesn't seem to restrict my breathing, but it is bothersome. It is not a feeling of tightness or wheeziness, and I have never been diagnosed with asthma. The sensation comes on when I feel anxious or worried, and as I am quite an anxious personality type anyway, it's happened a few times. I would like to know: is it likely to be an asthma symptom, an anxiety symptom, or a combination of the two?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr S.A.Alam replied 8 months ago.

Dr S.A.Alam :

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Dr S.A.Alam :

Do you feel short of breath when you have these symptoms ?

Dr S.A.Alam :

Do you also have feeling of rapid heart rate when this happens ?

Customer:

No shortness of breath, just the slight heaviness. And yes, sometimes.

Dr S.A.Alam :

Does it goes away by itself ?

Customer:

Yes.

Dr S.A.Alam :

or you have to take medicine for this ?

Customer:

I don't need to take any medicine, it just goes away after a while.

Dr S.A.Alam :

how long it stays ?

Customer:

A few minutes.

Dr S.A.Alam :

Do you get cough during this ?

Customer:

No.

Dr S.A.Alam :

Do you have any problems with shortness of breath when you exercise ?

Customer:

No.

Dr S.A.Alam :

Sputum or phlegm ?

Customer:

No

Dr S.A.Alam :

Ok, thank you for your replies.

Dr S.A.Alam :

These symptoms you have are very typical of anxiety or stress

Dr S.A.Alam :

There are several measures to make this go away....

Dr S.A.Alam :

You have to learn relaxation techniques

Dr S.A.Alam :

like deep breathing... yoga

Customer:

Ok. Thank you for the advice. So you don't think it's likely that I have asthma?

Dr S.A.Alam :

participating in sports can also help.

Dr S.A.Alam :

No...

Dr S.A.Alam :

it is not asthma

Dr S.A.Alam :

because i have asked all the questions that excludes asthma

Dr S.A.Alam :

and you have no such symptoms

Dr S.A.Alam :

asthma attack does not go away in such small time

Customer:

Ok. Thank you very much for your help.

Dr S.A.Alam :

by itself

Dr S.A.Alam :

You are welcome.

Dr S.A.Alam :

Come back if you need more assistance.

Dr S.A.Alam :

Have a nice day.

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Expert:  Dr S.A.Alam replied 8 months ago.
Fleurie, Thank you for your visit.

Have a nice day.

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