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what are the causes of shortness of breath, heart palpitations

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what are the causes of shortness of breath, heart palpitations and increased heart rate? over a long period of time

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at your age, most common it is from increased anxiety and excessive

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do you have a history of increased anxiety or panic symptoms?

Customer:

Hi Dr.David

Dr. David :

hello.

Customer:

No i do not have history of that

Dr. David :

how fast is your heart rate?

Customer:

i dont have a monitor but i cheaked it from my neck and it was around 80-85 beats per minute

Dr. David :

high thyroid hormone function can cause fast heart rate and heart palpitations

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but usually high thyroid hormone levels do not cause shortness of breath

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you are 19 years old?

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usually at your age, heart problems are not common.

Customer:

yeah 19 and i smoke maybe the shortness of breath it coming from that

Dr. David :

most likely not.

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usually you have to smoke for years and years and decades for smoking to cause shortness of breath.

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I don't think you have been smoking for that long.

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you should see a doctor and get blood testing to check for thyroid hormone levels

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and see if that is elevated.

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and see if you have excessive anxiety

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or possible panic attacks.

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do you have any other questions?

Customer:

okay i will do that right away

Customer:

and also little effort makes my heart increase like walking up stairs

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I see.

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