Dyspnea, also known as breathlessness, is a state in which a person is unable to get enough air. Dyspnea may be acute, such as after an injury affecting the lungs or a panic attack, or it may be chronic in nature. Causes of chronic dyspnea include such conditions as heart disease, arrhythmias, asthma, COPD, bronchiectasis, and obesity.
Date Published - Mar 2, 2016
Date Modified - Mar 31, 2016