Shortness of Breath
Learn About Shortness of Breath
Being breathless is sometimes described as feeling "short of breath," "tightness in my chest" or "not getting enough air." It is an uncomfortable feeling that should be treated cautiously, as it may be the sign of a medical problem.
Diagnosing and Treating Shortness of Breath
Depending on the cause, shortness of breath can usually be controlled by medication, breathing techniques, exercise and supplemental oxygen. You may need to consult a pulmonologist to learn how to manage your symptoms.