health conditions


Question by  ejt5 (39)

Why do I have shortness of breath after meals?

I have shortness of breath after meals.


Answer by  bubbyboy (9929)

Many things can cause this condition. The most common is overeating because a stomach that is too full can press on the diaphragm and cause this sensation. Indigestion and food allergies may also be the culprit.


Answer by  Amanda65 (1220)

Shortness of breath after meals is caused by your body's inability to work properly when eating and breathing. This can be due to lung or heart problem. It can be serious or due to a simple cold. This is something that I recommend you speak to your doctor about.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

It could be a number of different things it could either be that you are eating to fast or it could be that your diaphram isn't working properly.


Answer by  NurseB (513)

Shortness of breath after meals can be attributed to many factors. Be sure not to lay down after meals, this can cause incomplete digestion of food. Resulting in a feeling of fullness. Test blood sugar levels a spike or drop in glucose can result in shortness of breath.


Answer by  Taran (716)

Pressure ulcer or feeling that the food is backing up into my throat, Throat swab culture. The occurence of shortness of breath, with eating is not uncommon in persons with COPD with or without GERD. There is increases in ventilation that sensed by a person as shortness of breath.

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