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Does breathing difficulty cause anxiety , ie;breathlessness caused by asthma, or bronchiectasis?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Distress

The natural response to severe shortness of breath can reach panic level.
I find that using anxiety to describe this reaction is extremely dangerous since it significantly downplays the urgency of the situation and may lead to administration of anxiolytics which could be detrimental.

In brief: Distress

The natural response to severe shortness of breath can reach panic level.
I find that using anxiety to describe this reaction is extremely dangerous since it significantly downplays the urgency of the situation and may lead to administration of anxiolytics which could be detrimental.
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