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I am badly short of breath. Is it serious, and should I be

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I am badly short of breath. Is it serious, and should I be doing anything about it?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.

Hi. I need more information first please

How old are you and do you have any medical conditions or take any medications?

How long have you been short of breath and please tell me in more detail about the problem?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I am 91. I have no medical conditions. Been short of breath for a number of years.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.

OK--but can you describe more fully this shortness of breath and is it constant?

Has your doctor evaluated it with any tests or studies?

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
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