Shortness of breath or dyspnea is the episode of breathlessness and is the major symptom of COPD exacerbation. Shortness of breath also occurs with asthma , pneumonia, co poisoning, heart attack and pulmonary embolism etc. it can be associated with fainting, cough, chestpain, wheezing and bloody sputum etc.
Causes of shortness of breath include asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, pneumothorax, anemia, lung cancer, inhalation injury, pulmonary embolism, high altitude with lower oxygen levels, congestive heart failure, allergic reaction, anaphylaxis, subglottic stenosis, interstitial lung disease, obesity, tuberculosis, emphysema, pulmonary artery hypertension, rib fracture, and aerobic exercise.
Related Journals of Shortness of breath
Journal of Asthma & Bronchitis, Journal of Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine, Journal of Nursing & Care, Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Research, Allergy and Asthma Proceedings, Current Allergy and Asthma Reports, Journal of Asthma, Journal of Asthma and Allergy Educators, Asthma in General Practice, The Journal of asthma research.
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