Dyspnea can also referred to as “shortness of breath” of the Lungs.

The individuals have difficult or painful breathing.

Very common symptoms seen in individuals with a variety of conditions

Four Different Categories

1.)   Ortopnea

-    Difficulty breathing although the individual is in normal/good respiratory condition

2.)   Resting Dyspnea

-    Difficulty breathing at rest

3.)  Talking Dyspnea

-    Difficulty breathing while talking

4,)  Dyspnea on exertion

-    Difficulty breathing that worsens with physical activity


Important causes to be noted are the following:

•      Asthma
•      Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
•      Congestive Heart Failure
•      Obesity
•      Emphysema
•      Chronic Respiratory Failure
•      Panic attacks
•      Pneumothorax
•      and many others

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