Difficulty Breathing With Relief And Chest Feels Heavy?
Hello, I want to ask. From 4 days ago I felt uncomfortable in my chest. My breath feels short and my chest feels heavy, especially during sleep so I can’t breathe easily. I also sometimes feel dizzy and feel a little pain in the body, sometimes also a mild cough. When breathing feels like a lot of dust that enters the lungs. The first and second days are still rather better, but the 3rd and 4th days are more difficult .. Please explain … Thank you in advance 🙂
Hello Hafizah, thank you for asking to HealthReplies.com.
Let me introduce myself, Dr. Rio will answer your question.
Previous complaints that you mentioned, too general and very diverse, and limited information such as your age, previous medical history, etc. so that makes it difficult for me to estimate the diagnosis that happened to you. Shortness of breath itself has a difference in understanding between one person and another. Sometimes a person feels himself short of breath while in fact the person is still able to move normally, etc. Shortness of breath is a difficulty for someone to get air, thus causing a rise in the frequency of one's breathing. Normally breathing frequency in adults is 12-20 times per minute.
Some possible diseases or disorders that you experience include:
Heart problems, especially if you are> 40 years old. Bronchial asthma. Pneumonia. Allergic reaction. Common cold, and influenza. Disturbances in the stomach such as gastritis, GERD, peptic ulcers sometimes cause pressure in the chest causing patients such as difficulty breathing (sneezing). Somatoform disorders. To ascertain what happened to you, it is very necessary to complete the information, a more detailed history, physical examination, and supporting examinations in accordance with the indications that the doctor found when checking directly. Therefore you should consult a doctor if your complaint feels more severe.
Right now what you can do is:
Get enough rest, sleep 6-8 hours per day. Avoid stress because in some cases this condition can cause physical complaints. Immediately to the doctor, for this considering that Indonesia is currently horrendous with the outbreak of covid-19 infection, you should first go to a general practitioner at the nearest clinic or health center, and do not need to go to the hospital if it is not an emergency. Eat and drink enough. Exercise regularly and regularly. That's all the answers I can give, thank you very much :)