Shortness of breath when bending over?

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I've read that bending over and getting shortness of breath after is a sign of heart failure. My heart has been checked and was normal, so why is this happening? I mean it's not noticeable most of the time. Just sometimes. What's going on?

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    I get this when bending if I stand back up my chest goes tight and it's hard to catch my breathe I've just had a baby and read up about heat failure after birth I had a ecg done after he was born but I haven't had any tests on my heart since so I'm a nervous wreck now I constantly feel like I'm going down a rollercoster like that thrill/scared feeling all over my body constantly
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      My anxiety also started after the birth of my second. It sucks because I couldn't enjoy him from 2-6 months because my anxiety was so bad I was never around him. I'm finally getting back to normal though. A new normal I guess. I would get checked, if you have had an ecg done Its probably nothing but maybe you can get on meds for postpartum depression and anxiety if you haven't already? I never thought I would have ppd. Sucks doesn't it?
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      Also it could be from your chest being tight because you now have to carry a baby constantly and your chest muscles aren't used to basically being worked out 24/7. Trust me if it was heart failure something would've shown up.
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      It really does I'm starting cbt soon I'm thinking I have pots I have just finally found something with all my symtoms also taking my pulse from sitting to standing is a massive difference which may explain alot as my feet always go purple too and legs have you tried cbt ? Xx
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    You have been checked you are fine accepting the fact you have anxiety is very hard but you have to do it or it will drive you crazy.

    Dont google stuff if you have a problem go and see a doctorredface

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    that isn't necessarily true.  If you are obese then shortness of breath is normal.   The  best course  is  to do more  exercise.
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