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Posted by: Girlie | 2009/09/22

Shortness of breath

Hi Doc,
My mother is 59, and got high blood pressure. lately she complains that everyday she gets shortness of breath, gets weak as if she is going to collapse, and when she gets fresh air or starts getting busy it goes away. She says its very scary. what could it be?

Tx

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Hallo Girlie
Your mum must see a doctor to check her heart for heart failure, especially if she has swelling feet. Other causes could be lung problems like Asthma or anxiousness.
dr Bets

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