Shortness Of Breath, Weakness, The Heart Seems To Stop Suddenly During Sleep?

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asslamu’alaikum r nI am 16 years old, sorry beforehand if my explanation is not clear. There’s a complaint tonight. I slept at 10 past and woke up in the middle of the night (around 12 o’clock), I woke up because I felt my breath was short, my body became weak, and my heart felt like it had stopped and when I tried to sleep something similar happened (shortness of breath, weakness, heart stopped feeling). then around 1.30 the soles of the feet are cold (but not until dry dry). If you look at the diseases I have had, gastritis, low blood pressure, anemia, and sometimes an irregular heartbeat. What do you think happened and how is it handled? thank you

1 Answer:

Wa alaikumsalam, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. Shortness of breath can occur because there are disorders in several systems, including:

Disorders of the heart, be it rhythm, muscle strength, holes in the septum and so on
Disorders of the lungs, can be infection or inflammation

Anemia or lack of red blood cells, because red blood cells are the ones that play a role in oxygen exchange
Acid reflux or GERD


In your case, even though you are still a teenager, we think it never hurts to rule out heart problems as the main possibility due to complaints of irregular heartbeats. Check with a heart specialist to check your heart for problems. Your doctor will explore your medical history by asking questions about smoking habits, diet, and family history of heart problems. Followed by physical examination and support in the form of a heart record or EKG, and a stress test. If no abnormalities are found, then you can think of less dangerous causes such as stomach acid and so on.


Meanwhile, avoid eating too much at one time, avoid eating close to bedtime, consume more water and avoid spicy, oily / fatty, and acidic foods. We wish you and your family good health.


That's all, hope it helps.


dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa

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