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Shortness of Breath

Being short of breath can cause a tightness in your chest or make you huff and puff. It can also be a sign of any number of health issues, including anxiety, asthma, and heart conditions.

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Shortness of breath, also known as dyspnea, when climbing a flight of stairs can be caused by a respiratory condition like COPD or asthma. Cardiac conditions can also cause a fast heartbeat with shortness of breath. Read now for more information on causes and treatment options.

Shortness of breath when lying down, also known as orthopnea, can affect individuals when sleeping or awake. When experiencing difficulty breathing or wheezing when lying down, you may also have a cough or heart palpitations. Causes of shortness of breath at night when lying down include heart-related conditions like congestive heart failure, lung-related conditions like bronchitis, or mental health issues that can cause hyperventilation. Read below for more information on causes and treatment options.

Struggling to breathe is a frightening experience. Symptoms of shortness of breath (dyspnea) vary in severity, but it helps to know the top 10 causes.