When you’re short of breath, it can be both hard or uncomfortable for you to take in the oxygen that your body needs. You may feel as if you’re not getting enough air. There are times that you may have mild breathing problems because of a stuffy nose or intense exercise. However, shortness of breath can also be a sign of a serious disease.
A lot of conditions can make you feel short of breath, these include:
- Lung conditions such as asthma, emphysema or pneumonia.
- Problems with your trachea or bronchi, which are part of your airway system.
- Heart disease can make you feel breathless if your heart can’t pump enough blood to supply oxygen to your body
- Anxiety and panic attacks
If you often have problems breathing, it’s important to find out the root cause.