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Cant catch a good deep breath
lately i have had trouble taking in deep, full breathes, it feels like theres a small section not filling up and its driving me crazy. i have to reallllly concentrate and pratcie to get a full breath.
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Hi LadyJustice!

Whenever your breathing feels like it is being restricted in some way, it's time to talk to a doctor. It may be nothing, but why take that risk?  It's likely to be asthma, or even just a slight chest cold.  But firstly, someone needs to listen to your lungs with a stethoscope. They'll need to know what they are listening for, so a doctor's visit is for the best.

If your breath sounds are diminished or adventitious, then the doctor may need to run some tests.  It might very well just be a slight chest cold, or it could be asthma.

Good luck and keep us posted!
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I agree.  It's definitely time to seek medical help.  You could have something minimal, but you could also have something as fatal as a pulmonary embolism (blood clot in your lungs).  Have you recently been on a plane or took a long trip in the car?  How sedentary is your lifestyle?  Have you had breathing problems before?  Do you smoke?  Have you recently given birth?
There is a whole list of possible causes.  My advice as a seasoned critical care nurse is to go get help SOON.  Breathing is imperative to living so don't take your chances!

Good luck and keep us posted!
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