Causes Of Frequent Shortness Of Breath Such As No Oxygen?

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, I am 17 years old. I often feel shortness of breath like no oxygen is being inhaled even though sometimes it happens when I am in an open space. I also often experience this when I’m in the car, especially when it’s dark (night) and the room is closed. This shortness of breath is sometimes accompanied by headaches and weakness as if you want to pass out. I’ve been feeling this for 1-2 years. And in the last year or so I’ve fainted about 3-4 times. Is there any disease that I suffer from, previously I asked during a checkup, the doctor’s answer at that time was due to fatigue and stress. However, I am still not satisfied with the answer. I hope the doctor can read and answer, how this can happen and why. Thank you.

1 Answer:

Good afternoon, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Shortness of breath is a condition in which a person feels that there is not enough air to be inhaled, causing the appearance of rapid and short breathing. This condition can be based on physical or mental disorders. Physical abnormalities that play a role in the emergence of symptoms of shortness of breath can come from disorders of the respiratory system such as viral and bacterial infections, heart problems such as heart failure, blood disorders such as anemia or anemia, and digestive system disorders such as stomach acid.


Meanwhile, when associated with mental disorders, shortness of breath can appear in people who have a phobia (excessive fear of certain things) of narrow spaces, phobia of heights, panic attacks, phobia of crowds, and so on. This condition can occur because there are certain circuits or pathways in the body that show the connection between physical and mental symptoms. An easy example is someone who beats when they are afraid or tense, the feeling of fear or tension stimulates the heart to beat faster.


So to determine which of these two things actually causes symptoms of shortness of breath in a person, usually the doctor will first examine physical abnormalities. The doctor will check each system that we have presented above, then when no abnormalities are found, it is likely that it will fall into a certain mental condition.


In your case, if indeed you have passed various examinations and were declared normal by your doctor, then maybe you can start consulting a psychiatrist by conveying the symptoms you have been experiencing and that your doctor previously stated that there were no abnormalities in your body. If indeed your psychiatrist detects a certain mental disorder in you, then he will begin to provide several treatment options such as CBT, hypnotherapy, or the consumption of certain drugs which you can ask your psychiatrist for more details.


Meanwhile, you can start practicing breathing by inhaling deeply through your nose and slowly exhaling through your mouth. Do this whenever you feel short of breath, and stop whatever you are doing. If you're driving, pull over first to calm yourself down. In addition, get plenty of rest and avoid excessive stress or anxiety. I hope you and your family are always healthy.


That's all, hope it helps.


dr. Amadeo D Basfiansa

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