Shortness of Breath: Why do we feel shortness of breath at times

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What are the various causes of shortness of breath

Heart-related diseases and asthma might lead to shortness of breath.

Shortness of Breath: Most of us must have encountered the situation wherein we all feel that we are unable to breathe properly. There are many reasons behind the difficulty in breathing and feeling short of breath. When we exercise heavily, do a lot of laborious tasks, we often feel short of breath. For some time we feel that we are unable to get the proper supply of oxygen and there is no cause of worry. But without doing anything, if we feel short of breath, then you must not ignore this sign. One must try to figure out the reason behind this. Let’s discuss why do we feel short of breath. (Also read: Chest Infection: Effective Home Remedies For Chest Infection)

Shortness of breath: What are the causes of feeling shortness of breath?

  • Asthma
  • Anaemia
  • Suffocation
  • Pneumonia
  • Heart-related diseases

Asthma
Shortness of breath is one of the most common signs of the problem of asthma. Besides this, asthma can lead to uneasiness, coughing, tightening of chest etc. This occurs due to narrow airways.

Anaemia
The red blood cells help to provide and supply oxygen in the body. Thus, we need iron. Deficiency of iron can cause anaemia and the body fails to get proper oxygen. Eventually, we fail shortness of breath.

Suffocation
When some food or any foreign particle stuck in our throat, we often feel choked. It might take away even your life. One finds difficult to breathe during this time.

Pneumonia
Pneumonia is the infection caused in the lungs. This is of two types- viral and bacterial. During viral pneumonia, one feels short of breath.

Heart-related diseases

What are the causes of feeling short of breath
Causes of short breath: Improper functioning of the heart may lead to shortness of breath.

Heart and lungs are related to each other. They help to pump blood into the heat and when the lungs are unable to pump blood to the heart, we face trouble breathing. Heart attack, heart enlargement etc. causes shortness of breath.

Don’t miss to read: What are the probable reasons that our heart is beating fast

These are some of the most common causes of feeling out of breath or shortness of breath. You can read this article in Hindi as well.

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