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SHORTNESS OF BREATH
Shortness of breath or dyspnea is a worrisome condition. It can be acute or chronic and could be due to a variety of causes. In most cases, shortness of breath that is acute is a temporary thing that may occur after a severely exhaustive physical activity. Chronic shortness of breath may indicate an underlying illness that may require medical intervention. Pain attack, anxiety, infection in the lung or heart problems are common causes of shortness of breath.
HOW IS SHORTNESS OF BREATH DIAGNOSED?
The pulmonologist may base his diagnosis from the results obtained from chest X-rays, oxygen saturation tests, electrocardiography, lung function tests and blood examinations. The doctors also conduct physical examination and maximum inspiratory test.
HOW IS SHORTNESS OF BREATH TREATED?
Treatment of Shortness of Breath depends on the underlying cause. Any air blockages need to be resolved immediately. For other conditions appropriate treatment methods are followed.
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.