We breathe thirty thousand times a day, this is done involuntarily, meaning we do not think about our breathing at all and do not notice our breathing.

This condition is called shortness of breath if there is a condition where we can not fill our lungs with air like normal.

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Various causes that cause shortness of breath

 if you have shortness of breath:
know that there are several causes for shortness of breath. Shortness of breath of primary pulmonary origin: Asthma Pneumonia Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (abstract coronary pulmonary edema) Lung cancer Pulmonary hypertension Pulmonary edema Interstitial lung disease

Sleep apnea: Central sleep apnea Obstructive sleep apnea Combined sleep apnea Acute respiratory distress syndrome Pleural effusion Bronchitis Pulmonary infections COVID19 Pulmonary embolism Pneumothorax

Ischemic heart disease
Congestive heart failure
Cardiogenic pulmonary edema
Cardiac tamponade
Heart valve failure
heart attack
Coronary heart disease
Shortness of breath due to anemia
Shortness of breath at heights
Obesity and shortness of breath
Anxiety and shortness of breath
Ambient temperature too high or too low

When should we see a doctor?

As you can see, shortness of breath is just a symptom that informs the patient and the doctor about the existence of the disease and disorder, and in each case, depending on the cause, requires appropriate treatment.

If you have shortness of breath, it is necessary to see a specialist to determine the cause of shortness of breath.

Severe shortness of breath that occurs suddenly and prevents you from continuing your activity requires immediate referral and emergency measures.

How do patients express shortness of breath?

I can not breath
I’m short of breath
I get tired while walking
My breath does not rise

Shortness of breath is when you notice your involuntary breathing and you have a great thirst to swallow oxygen.


Classification of shortness of breath based on the duration of rest

Acute and subacute shortness of breath 1
Chronic shortness of breath 2

A few weeks to a few days have passed since its inception.

Asthma attack
Lung infections
Accumulation of fluid in the pleural space

heart attack

It has been more than a few weeks since the onset of shortness of breath.

Heart failure
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Pulmonary fibrosis
Severe obesity

In what cases does the feeling of shortness of breath wake the patient?

In the following three diseases, shortness of breath wakes the patient:

Heart failure
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

In most cases, shortness of breath occurs during exercise. Sometimes the patient avoids activity for fear of shortness of breath.
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