What can cause shortness of breath (dyspnea)?

SOB. Depending on your age, heart and lung causes need to be looked at. Also one would look at other symptoms ie. Chest pain, cough, sinus symptoms.

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What can cause shortness of breath?

Many things. There are many causes of shortness of breath. The easiest way is to compartmentalize into three categories. 1. Any problems with the heart – heart failure, enlargement of the heart, or valve disease of the heart. 2. Any problem with the lungs – asthma, COPD, fluid around the lungs, fluid in the lungs, or lung scarring to name a few. 3. Everything else – deconditioning or knee/hip pain for example. Read more...

Will this cause shortness of breath?

Shortness of breath. It hasn't made me short of breath yet. If you're referring to sinus infection or uri, they can but usually at most very mild. Your question isn't clear as to what 'this' is. As bill clinton said, it all depends on what this is. Read more...

What would cause shortness of breath?

Big list. Shortness of breath is due to a demand for oxygen by your body in excess of your capacity to deliver it. This can be due to anemia, heart dysfunction, lung disease or airway problems. These will all be aggravated by exercise and if severe can cause a problem going up stairs or even walking. This needs evaluation by your doctor as soon as possible. Read more...

Can histatussin cause shortness of breath?

Histatussin. Histatussin, which is not available in the USA, contains chlorpheniramine, a well tolerated short acting anti-histamine, ammonium chloride, used as an expectorant, and ephedrine for nasal congestion. AC can cause metabolic acidosis which would make you feel short of breath. Ephedrine can cause tachyarrhythmias which would make you feel S.O. B. so the answer is...yes, it's possible. Read more...

What disease would cause shortness of breath?

Short of breath. there are many diseases that cause shortness of breath from anemia, lung disease, or heart disease, or just deconditioning. You need a doctor evaluation to find out the cause. Read more...

Could some of my meds cause shortness of breath?

Yes but... Shortness of breath is a serious symptom and could be a sign of a big problem. If you are still having the symptom when you read this, go see your doctor or call 911 if the symptoms are severe! Read more...

What could cause shortness of breath while exercising?

Many things. Shortness of breath needs to be evaluated by your physician. It can be due to heart problems, lung problems (smoking related, asthma, etc), deconditioning, irregular heart rhythms, vocal cord or upper airway problems. See your doctor, ask if getting a stress test is appropriate due to your age. This is not something one should sit on. Read more...

Can not excercising really cause shortness of breath over time?

Not really. Inactivity can contribute to obesity, but by itself it will not cause shortness of breath unless you have some other coexisting condition. Read more...