Question by  anil (62)

Why do I have extreme shortness of breath?


Answer by  liblue (683)

shortness of breath that has no obvious reason should be checked immediately by medical personnel. This problem will receive priority monitoring over other medical patients. Lack of oxygen from many possible causes is a serious possiblility and can deccelerate at an alarming pace. Asthma problems can cause lack of oxygen sometimes. Even if oxygen levels are normal asthma is serious.


Answer by  Michelle27 (103)

You probably have asthma. Asthma causes pain in the chest and to trouble getting deep breaths. You will either need some medication to take daily or when needed or to go on a diet if it is being caused by a weight issue. Either way you need see a doctor.


Answer by  cindy (1484)

Cardiovascular disease and pulmonary disease both cause shortness of breath. In lung disease, the relationship is obvious. The heart leads to this when ineffective pumping drowns the lungs in fluid.


Answer by  msal (70)

This could be due to a variety of conditions. There could be lung disease such as chronic bronchitis or asthma, severe allergic reaction or cardiac failure due to heart disease.It can also be due to a collapsed lung or clot in the blood vessels of the lung called pulmonary embolism.


Answer by  fredericksgalgmailcom (10)

It is possibly because you either have asthma or are maybe suffering from decongestive heart failure. An examination of your lung capacity would reveal whether the asthmatic aspect is relevant. Checking the rate of your pulse and taking your blood pressure would reveal the possibility of the heart being involved


Answer by  smithjen1498 (192)

There are many medical problems that can cause this. Some of them include asthma, pneumonia or a collapsed lung. It can also be caused by many different heart problems such as heart attack or congestive heart failure. These are just a few of the reasons.


Answer by  Tib (73)

You need to see a doctor and get an expert opinion. It could be bronchitis to a cold to asthma or allergies or it could be something much much more serious. Please go see a doctor because there could be something very fixable - ie an inhaler or medicine or it could be serious.


Answer by  dryuha (735)

There are many reason for this. Obesity will lead to this. However, you will need to rule out any possible heart or lung disease. Someone who has low haemoglobin can have shortness of breath as well. You should consult your doctor to rule out any serious illness.


Answer by  fancbiz (952)

IF you have a problem with your weight or you could be stressed. It is important you first do some exercises to help your body stretch and avoid any possible looming heart condition.Shortness of breath can also indicate a need to review your way of life and the way you work out for health.


Answer by  craig24 (48)

It is possible that you are physically unfit, due to a lack of exercise for an extended period of time, or perhaps you are a heavy smoker and your lungs have been too polluted to function optimally.

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