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Question: 39 year old male, fatigued & increasing shortness of breath


 bbkoack - Tue Jan 01, 2008 8:42 pm

I am a 39 year old male. For the past month, I have become more and more fatigued. Not fatigued like lack of sleep for a couple of days, something different I can’t put my finger on. I have also noticed that I am constantly short of breath. I am an active person and this has never happened to me before. Finally, during this month, have been waking up at night and my arms or sometimes legs have “fallen asleep (get tingly from lack of circulation I guess)” on me while I was sleeping. Just wondered if these items might be related.
 Theresa Jones, RN - Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:43 am

User avatar Hi bbkoack,
Many conditions may produce symptoms of fatigue and shortness of breath from lung disorders, i.e.,asthma, COPD, emphysema, cardiac disorders, hematologic conditions, i.e. anemia, endocrine dysfunction, etc. Taking into consideration your age, and normal activity level, an that this is a new onset change, I would strongly encourage you to have an evaluation by your physician. Diagnostics, for example, labs, chest xray, etc. to identify the causative factor would likely be completed at that time as well. An update would be very much appreciate when your time permits. Best wishes.
Sincerely,
Theresa Jones, RN

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