Breathing difficulty

Alternative Names

Shortness of breath; Breathlessness; Difficulty breathing; Dyspnea

Definition of Breathing difficulty

Breathing difficulty involves a sensation of difficult or uncomfortable breathing or a feeling of not getting enough air.

Review

David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 6/12/2009

Lungs
Emphysema

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