Breathing difficulties

Patient : Hi i am a 20 year old male student and lately i have been having difficulty breathing and very minor heart palpitations, i have noticed that the symptoms seem to be occurring when i am sat down and at rest. however i have also noticed that when i take my shoes and preferably socks off the symptoms seem to almost go away and do not bother me anymore. i am not on anny current medication. i exerciser regularly and would consider my self quite fit. i am however a thalasemia carrier. could you please tell me what and why i am experiencing these symptoms? thank you
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