Shortness of breath
The painful feeling of not breathing in enough air is known as shortness of breath or dyspnea. Walking, climbing stairs, running, or remaining motionless can cause this. It may start quickly or gradually develop over several weeks to months. Although it sometimes can be significant, shortness of breath may not be anything to worry about, and you should seek medical attention.
Shortness of breath symptoms
- Breathing difficulty or abrupt shortness of breath.
- Your arms, back, neck, and jaw hurt.
- The chest feels heavy or tight.
- Feeling or acting unwell.
When to seek professional aid?
It’s critical to seek medical guidance to confirm that there is nothing severe going on.
Seek a doctor if;
- Experiencing breathlessness, and it continues for more than a month.
- Coughing for three weeks or longer and having swollen ankles worsens after being active and worsens when laying down.
- It’s critical to seek medical guidance to confirm that there is nothing severe going on.
Lifestyle changes for a better breathing
Changing one’s lifestyle can help a person avoid triggers and reduce symptoms.
These modifications include:
- Reducing weight.
- Exercising to increase fitness.
- Avoiding smoke or giving up smoking.
- Staying on a treatment schedule for any underlying. conditions while avoiding allergens and pollution.
Reviewed by – Dr. Priyanka, MBBS MD Microbiology
Page last reviewed: 16 JULY 2022