Dr. Jairam Patil (General Practice (Ayurveda)) needs a second opinion on this medical case.
Cause of BREATHLESSNESS 1.Acute a)Cardiovascular -Acute Pulmonary Oedema b)Respiratory -Acute Severe Asthma -acute exacerbation of COPD -Pneumothorax -Pulmonary Embolism -ARDS -Pneumonia -Inhaled foreign body -Lobar collapse -Laryngeal oedema( eg Anaphylaxis) C)Other -Metabolic Acidosis(DKA,Lactic acidosis,Salicylate poisoning,Renal failure- acute or chronic, ethylene glycol poisoning,Massive rhabdomyolysis,Toluene & paraldehyde toxicity)in all anion gap will be increased except AK failure . in CKD , it can be either increased or normal. -Psychogenic hyperventilation( anxiety or panic related) 2)CHRONIC DOE a)Cardiovascular -Chronic Heart Failure -Myocardial ischaemia( angina equivalent) B)Respiratory -COPD -Chronic asthma -Bronchial carcinoma -ILD(sarcoidosis, Fibrosing alveolitis,Extrinsic allergic alveolitis,Pneumoconiosis ) -Chronic Pulmonary Embolism -Lymphatic carcinomatosis -Large Pleural effusion C) other -Severe anaemia -Obesity
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