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Old 10-11-2011, 04:47 AM   #1
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SOB while bending over

Hi all. I have both Asthma (Cough variant) and GERD. My asthma is caused by a lifetime of environmental allergies (64 YO). I have also been diagnosed with "silent" GERD.

When I have to bend over for any reason I get short of breath. No dizziness, but I have to take a break between tying each shoe. I am slightly over weight (5' 6" and 175) but otherwise fit.

Does anyone else out there have this problem.

Thanks in advance.

 
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Re: SOB while bending over

It could be that bending over compresses your chest and gives your lungs next space.

Or, it could be that bending over allows acid to run up your esophagus and irritate your throat and lungs.

Or it could be something else.

 
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Re: SOB while bending over

I second everything Jane said.

The GERD/Asthma combination can form a viscious cycle sometimes.
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Re: SOB while bending over

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... When I have to bend over for any reason I get short of breath.
Another thing to rule out would be a heart condition. When you bend over, you put pressure on your heart, which could cause breathing problems.
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Re: SOB while bending over

I've had the same shortness of breath when bending over. For me, this is often an early indicator that my asthma is getting out of control - it can take several minutes just to put on shoes, and trying to pick something off the floor can be very challenging. Walking upstairs knocks the wind out of me. Other asthma symptoms such as constant difficulty breathing and coughing may not begin for days or weeks after the bending symptoms. I also have acid reflux & I'm close in age & physical condition to you. My asthma doctor told me each patient may experience different asthma symptoms (or combinations of symptoms) & the sooner you can recognize them occurring the sooner you can begin appropriate treatment to prevent or minimize an asthma attack. I had extensive tests of heart, lungs, blood, etc which ruled out other causes so my doctor felt positive my symptoms were asthma related.

Is your shortness of breath when bending over relatively new or have you experienced this for a long time? Please discuss this with your doctor if you haven't already done so because your shortness of breath needs proper diagnosis/treatment. It's taken time and frequent medication/dosage changes to find what works best for me on treating asthma, but it's now reasonably well under control and I'm quick to alert my doctor if my symptoms begin to flare up.

 
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