Healthy people can get short of breath from extreme temperatures, exercise, obesity, and altitude. Shortness of breath outside these examples may indicate a medical issue. Here we look at its causes and when to call our home GP emergency in Sotogrande.
The majority of cases of shortness of breath are caused by conditions affecting either the heart or the lungs. Problems with either of these processes can affect your ability to take deep breaths because they both involve your heart and lungs. Your lungs are responsible for removing carbon dioxide from your blood, while your heart delivers oxygen to your tissues.
The sudden onset of shortness of breath, also known as acute shortness of breath, can have a few different causes.
Chronic shortness of breath, also known as persistent or persistent shortness of breath, can be caused by a number of factors, the most common of which are as follows:
There are a variety of other medical conditions that can make it challenging to take in sufficient air. These include:
If you experience severe shortness of breath that comes on suddenly and interferes with your ability to function, call our home GP emergency in Sotogrande or the emergency number in your area, or have someone drive you to the nearest emergency room. If you have shortness of breath that is accompanied by chest pain, fainting, nausea, a bluish tinge to your lips or nails, or a change in mental alertness, you should seek emergency medical care as soon as possible because these symptoms may indicate that you are having a heart attack or a pulmonary embolism.
Call our home GP emergency in Sotogrande if any of the following symptoms accompany your shortness of breath: