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Short breathing-Respiratory Disorder

Dear Doctor,
I am at 75.My chest X-ray is normal and ERG is also normal.However I am having short breathing.
when i do some work and even after coming from a walk,i need to breathe thro' mouth.
Physician opined that nothing is wrong and by habit i express immediately what i want to talk.He advised,to sit down quietly for a while & then talk.
Other physician told that some pressure come on heart on ageing (aging) and I needn't worry.I am just taking it easy,without any anxiety,but my wife has some imaginary feelings and whether, I need to go to cardiologist.Sir,my blood/urine reports are normal and have no other health issue.
My BP is controlled at 145/85mm.Hg, using Amlodipine-2.5mg & Atenolol-25mg once/day in the morning,as it was 160/95mm.Hg on random checks.Physician was concerned about lower- value of 95mmHg as at times it could be 100 or above if remaining unnoticed.Hence I do take mild drugs since sept.2011.
Kindly review and advise,if i am heading for serious heart problem.
warm regards,
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Hello and hope you are doing well.

You can consult a cardiologist, as with long standing hypertension, there is an entity called diastolic dysfunction and this cannot be picked up by an ECG. You may need an ECHO to detect this. Breathlessness on exertion can also be due to decreased lung function. Lung function tests could further help in evaluation. Certain systemic disorders like anemia, diabetes, vitamin deficiencies and thyroid disorders can also cause these symptoms. So, don't worry and discuss these options with your doctor.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
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Hello and hope you are doing well.

You can consult a cardiologist, as with long standing hypertension, there is an entity called diastolic dysfunction and this cannot be picked up by an ECG. You may need an ECHO to detect this. Breathlessness on exertion can also be due to decreased lung function. Lung function tests could further help in evaluation. Certain systemic disorders like anemia, diabetes, vitamin deficiencies and thyroid disorders can also cause these symptoms. So, don't worry and discuss these options with your doctor.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
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Thank you for your response.No test indicates any abnormality with respect to anemia,diabetes,vit.deficiency and thyroid disorder as per Lipid test.

My BP on 25th.was 130/70mmhg and physician doesn't expect any serious issue.However I would discuss and do needful.

Thanks a lot,once again for your guidance.
with warm regards,
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