SHORTNESS OF BREATH
Shortness of Breath
Few sensations are more terrifying than not being able to breathe. Shortness of breath, also known as dyspnoea in medical terms, is commonly described as a tightening in the chest, trouble breathing, breathlessness, or a feeling of suffocation.
Shortness of breath, or feeling “winded,” can make taking a full breath difficult. You might feel as if you’ve just completed a sprint, a flight of stairs, or an aerobics workout. These sensations may be familiar if you exercise regularly, but they might be disconcerting when they occur outside of that environment. Shortness of breath can be a sign of a number of medical problems, including heart and lung problems. Continue reading to find out more about how the shortness of breath feels and what can cause it.