Causes and prevention of shortness of breath
Shortness of breath is one of the most common physical problems in human life. However, shortness of breath does not mean disease, it is a symptom of the disease.
If you run a little or work hard, everyone’s breathing becomes faster. But if you have difficulty breathing, it is a symptom of a disease. Many people feel asthma when they have shortness of breath and start traditional treatment. Asthma causes shortness of breath, but not all shortness of breath is asthma. Lung asthma is a special type of shortness of breath.
It starts suddenly and after the onset of shortness of breath there is a whistling sound inside the chest. At the same time coughing and shortness of breath are felt in the chest.
When the left side of the heart becomes useless, severe shortness of breath begins, which is called coronary asthma. Asthma is a disease of both the lungs and the heart. The doctor can easily tell by the patient’s age, symptoms and chest examination what kind of asthma the patient is suffering from.
It can also cause shortness of breath due to kidney failure. Shortness of breath may occur due to disability or problems in various organs. Although there is shortness of breath in these cases, the medical system is different because the cause is different.
Since we breathe with the help of the lungs, any kind of lung problem or disease causes shortness of breath. Pneumonia is a well-known disease.
This disease can be due to various reasons. Whatever the reason, the main symptom of pneumonia is shortness of breath. Depending on how much of the lungs are affected, shortness of breath will be more pronounced.
Many people know the name of chronic bronchitis. Among the various causes of this disease are excessive smoking, dusty and smoky environment and in some cases hereditary causes.
Externally, there are many similarities between chronic bronchitis and asthma, although these two diseases are of completely different types and natures. With this disease, shortness of breath increases day by day and many patients consider themselves as asthma patients.
People suffer from shortness of breath for various other reasons. The number of respiratory patients is increasing in our country. However, there is a possibility of getting better if you take proper and proper treatment.
Author: Assistant Professor and Resident Physician, National Chest Disease Institute & Hospital, Mohakhali, Dhaka
Chamber: Life Care Medical Center
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