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SHORTNESS OF BREATH
The disability to comfortable breathe or get enough air is called Shortness of Breath. It is popularly known as Dyspnea. Anxiety, anemia, congestive cardiac failure, weak diaphragm, acute bronchitis and various other factors can be the probable causes for it. The most common symptoms include fever, night sweats, chills, breathlessness during lying down or relaxation, wheezing and increased heartbeat.
HOW IS SHORTNESS OF BREATH DIAGNOSED?
A general physician may conduct a physical examination to identify underlying health conditions. Evaluating medical history is essential along with imaging tests such as CT scan and MRI that may indicate a blockage in the lungs. If the patient has a history of cardiovascular disease, an immediate ECG may be performed.
HOW IS SHORTNESS OF BREATH TREATED?
Treatment again depends on the diagnosis. In case of lung infections, antibiotics and recommended measures are undertaken. If the patient has respiratory issues like asthma then relevant support devices along with medications are started.
DID YOU KNOW?
Obesity is also one of the major causes for shortness of breath as the extra weight in the abdomen & chest increases pressure on the breathing muscles.