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shortness of breathe with bowel movement

i am a 72 year old man and after i have a bowel movement i get sort of an anxiety attact ( shortnes of breath and palpitations of the heart and i really believe this is it, goodbye world, that thought adds to the temporary conditions it seems to last forever but i think four or five minutes to tell the truth i am in somewhat of a shock mode and dont really know one minute from eternity when this is going on i am on three litters of oxygen 24x7 what can cause this to happen and is there some thing i can take prior to a movement i have tried alprazolam but to no avail. Is this a life threatening situation? i also have a G-tube, due to swallowin dificultys(esophageal spasms) e-mal add. ***@****
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Dear Tom,

It is difficult to determine the cause of this sensation.  Your miedical history is quite complex.  I would suggest that you discuss this condition with your physician.  You might ask them to consider a holter monitor to determine if this is an arrythmia or a change in your heart rate with straining during a bowel movement.  

I hope this has been useful. I wish you the best of luck. Feel free to write back.

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     address your cardiac problem.
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