i am 15 and am having some problems breathing and i get dizzy and light headed it just started a week ago and it has been stopping me from doing things i always do like i have been ridding horses sense i was 4 years old and now i can hardly ride my horse for long because i get so short of breat i have not told anyone about it yet. it is making me worry and im just hoping i can get some good advice
Welcome to the forum!
The commonest causes of breathing problems, light headedness and dizziness at your age are anemia and hypoglycemia or low blood sugar due to poor eating habits generally. These can be known by simple blood tests. Disturbed sleep patterns and stress are the two other causes.
Heart problems like mitral valve prolapsed is another cause.
Other causes are claustrophobia, GERD, cervical nerve compression, inner ear problem, postural hypotension or blood pressure falling with change of position, and some endocrine problems such as an underactive thyroid (called hypothyroidism), overactive thyroid (called hyperthyroidism), adrenal insufficiency (called Addison's disease), and in some cases, diabetes, may lead to hypotension and hence lightheadedness and an off balance feeling.
There are many causes of dizziness, lightheadedness, passing out, blackouts etc. It is difficult to comment without examination. Possible causes have been enumerated for you. You can discuss this with your doctor and get yourself examined.
Hope this helps. Do let me know if there is any thing else and keep me posted. Take care!
Copyright 1994-2017MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.