Shortness Of Breath
Shortness of breath, also called dyspnea, is when a person struggles to breathe and feels tightness in their chest. While shortness of breath is normal after exercise or exhaustion, if it occurs in everyday activities, it's often a sign of an underlying condition. Visit nearby Carbon Health if you are unable to breathe or experience chest pain with dyspnea.
- Shortness of breath, also known as dyspnea, can be caused by a variety of conditions, ranging from minor to serious. The most common cause of shortness of breath is exercise or physical exertion, which can cause a temporary increase in breathing rate and heart rate. Other common causes of shortness of breath include anxiety, stress, or panic attacks, allergies, asthma, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
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