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?
A number of laboratory tests are helpful in determining the cause of Shortness of Breath such as Chest X-ray and other tests.
HOW IS SHORTNESS OF BREATH TREATED?
Treatment is based on the cause of the condition. Medications and physical therapy helps. Surgery may be needed in case of severe issues with the heart or lungs.