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Shortness of breath when rasing arms or yelling....??
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Shortness of breath when rasing arms or yelling....??

Hello there, I have a question about shortness of breath. I am 22 yrs old and I have been realizing lately every time I put my arms up for more than a minute, I get dizzy and start to feel as though I am out of breath. This is also something that happens when I am angery or mad and I yell out loud. Why is this? I have no medical history. Please reply. I want to get some insight from someone who might know a thing or two about whats probably going on with my body.
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That this happens both with arms up and expressing your anger suggests that you may, unconsciously, be committing what is called a Valsalva maneuver, which raises the pressure in your chest and reduces blood flow from your heart.  You should try to reproduce these 2 circumstances in your doctor's examining room.  This is probably just a normal, but somewhat exaggerated, response to both these situations.
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have you had your blood pressure checked lately?
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