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Breathing is Difficult and feels like my Lungs are Burning..

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I am a 48 year old male I workout 5 times a week mostly cario but started a couple weeks ago with weights. Over the last couple weeks I have been having a problem taking a full breath. I went to the emergency room and they did a chest xray, ekg and blood work everything was fine. I do have very mild mitro valve reguritation, not medicated, and about 7 years ago I was diagnosed with mild pulmonary hypertension...After exhausrtive tests over 2 years they decided it was just me and that is the way I was built, no cause except I am a former smoker. I also notice that whn I sit and take a deep breath I feel a pop under might right ribs near the sternum area. I am taking zoloft and prilosec otc. Also have noticed my hands sweating alot and sweating around my head and neck when I sleep at night. I do have to say that since taking the zoloft, I have bee more obsessive about my health. Can yo help me figure this out? One other note sometimes when I get this breathing thing it almost feels like my lungs are burnining. I dont know wether this is related but i have had a couple times in the past 6 weeks where i have awakend in the middle of the night and would have sworn I smelled cigarette smoke.


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replied April 18th, 2006
Anxiety & Stress Answer A781
You can request a coronary stress test in order to to exclude angina pectoris as the potential cause for your symptoms. You can also look into taking a spirometry to test the capacity and functionality of the lungs. Mitral valve regurgitation causes blood stagnation in the lungs. Blood stasis in the lungs then causes pulmonary hypertension. If this condition exists for a long time, pulmonary hypertension can damage the heart’s right chamber. You can consult a cardio-surgeon to decide if you need a mitral valve protesis or to be treated with medication.
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