Cause of BREATHLESSNESS 1.Acute a)Cardiovascular -Acute Pulmonary Oedema b)Respiratory -Acute Severe Asthma -acute exacerbation of COPD -Pneumothorax -Pulmonary Embolism -ARDS -Pneumonia -Inhaled foreign body -Lobar collapse -Laryngeal oedema( eg Anaphylaxis) C)Other -Metabolic Acidosis(DKA,Lactic acidosis,Salicylate poisoning,Renal failure- acute or chronic, ethylene glycol poisoning,Massive rhabdomyolysis,Toluene & paraldehyde toxicity)in all anion gap will be increased except AK failure . in CKD , it can be either increased or normal. -Psychogenic hyperventilation( anxiety or panic related) 2)CHRONIC DOE a)Cardiovascular -Chronic Heart Failure -Myocardial ischaemia( angina equivalent) B)Respiratory -COPD -Chronic asthma -Bronchial carcinoma -ILD(sarcoidosis, Fibrosing alveolitis,Extrinsic allergic alveolitis,Pneumoconiosis ) -Chronic Pulmonary Embolism -Lymphatic carcinomatosis -Large Pleural effusion C) other -Severe anaemia -Obesity

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Thanks for sharing the wonderful post Dr Jairam patil. All causes of both acute and chronic breathlessness are well narrated. Very much useful to students .

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Thanks again dear Jairam for a wonderful post. Causes of breathlessness nicely categorized and summarized. I should save and share the post too.

thanks sir again. your words motivates a lot
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100/100. ..causes for breathlessness explained Dr. jairam patil sir. ..simply superb sir. ..

What an amazing appreciation
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Left axis deviation lbbb stemi lateral wall ischemia confirm by tropi 2 decho

Good summary, thank u.

welcome sir
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Thank u doctor.. Nice summary

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tnx Dr. quite good,,helpful

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sorry ECG attached by mistake

Thank you doctor

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mast.. refreshing causes of doe... kundu was best in clinical medicine

right sir
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