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How much should I worry about shortness of breath?

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Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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Shortness of breath (dyspnea) can be a normal sensation for people who are doing new activity, or increasing the intensity of a familiar activity.
Dyspnea is a difficult symptom to measure (unlike pain or fever) but like any symptom, if its worsening or acute, its best to see an md. You won't get a good answer online. Most patient questions related to symptoms need to be addressed face to face.

In brief: No one answer here

Shortness of breath (dyspnea) can be a normal sensation for people who are doing new activity, or increasing the intensity of a familiar activity.
Dyspnea is a difficult symptom to measure (unlike pain or fever) but like any symptom, if its worsening or acute, its best to see an md. You won't get a good answer online. Most patient questions related to symptoms need to be addressed face to face.
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