Why Is She So Short of Breath?
Over-the-counter drugs can be risky
The Emergency Room patient’s voice was as fragile and breathless as a Southern belle’s: “I know you will make me well, doctor,” she said. “But how could I be so weak? This isn’t me.”
The monitor registered a slightly low blood pressure, 98/65; a normal pulse, 76; and a robust blood oxygen level.
“I’m not worried about you,” I said. “Your vital signs are fine. But I’m still not sure what’s causing this.”
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