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What is considered shortness is breath? how does 1 measure it, and what is normal? i'm asking because of covid19.

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
SOB: SOB or dyspnea is associated with labored breathing. Most people feel this when they run. Respiratory rate would be one way to measure dyspnea. Normal resting respiratory rate for adults is 12 to 20 breaths per minute.

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