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54 yr old male, 6’ 230#, smoker, great bp... In the morning I am very short of breath. If I eat a sizeable meal I can breathe fine, no shortness. Inhaler no change. Xray was clear. Had appendix burst 2 years ago (surgery). Stomach breather. Had the flu with pneumonia (some scarring on xray) 30 days ago. Why does eating relieve my shortness of breath?? Sitting erect can also trigger shortness of breath.


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replied February 15th, 2018
Lungs and Respiratory Disorders Answer A63163
Hello and welcome to EHF !

I went through your query and i believe its high blood pressure with likely heart failure. You need to lose weight too. Get evaluated for heart pump functions, blood pressure and try to lose weight. Reduce caloric intake and and exercise more.


Take care.


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