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Feeling uncomfortable with breathing

Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli

Last Updated: June 6, 2021 12:01 PM
Anonymous 47 days

I am a woman in my 20’s. Starting from Monday, i feel a bit difficult in breathing (somehow like you get cold or when nervous) but I have no fever and cough. So i am not sure if i should do a swab test or if I am facing any health issue?

Thank you.

Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli 47 days
General Practitioner

Hi, thank you for reaching out to us.

We understand your concern that you are having difficulty in breathing and this could cause interference in your daily activities. Do not worry as we will try our best to help you.

For your information, the symptom of difficulty in breathing can be caused by various factors such as respiratory, heart, psychological, gastrointestinal and other causes.

Some of the common causes of difficulty in breathing are:

  • Heart failure
  • Asthma exacerbation or acute asthma attack
  • Lung infection
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Inflammation of the ribs (costochondritis)
  • COVID-19 infection

However, more information is needed and you will need to be assessed by a doctor to find out the cause. You are also encouraged to answer this quiz on Risk Assessment for COVID-19 to evaluate your health status in regards to this disease and further instructions will be given at the end of the quiz.

We suggest that you speak to our doctors online so that we can help you better with the issues you are facing.

We hope that our answer helps. Thank you.

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Last Updated: Sun Jun 06 2021 12:01:07 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time)
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