Shortness of breath can be a sign of a serious disease.
If you often have trouble breathing, it’s important to find out why. A stuffy nose or hard exercise may result in mild breathing problems, but shortness of breath also can be a sign of a serious disease.
What causes breathing problems?
Many conditions can cause breathing difficulties:
- Lung diseases such as asthma, emphysema or pneumonia
- Problems with your trachea or bronchi, part of your airway system
- Heart disease, which can make it hard for you to pump enough blood to supply oxygen to your body
- Stress caused by anxiety
Why choose Ohio State for treatment of your breathing problems?
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, recognized by U.S.News & World Report as one of the nation’s best hospitals in pulmonology, has the only comprehensive lung and pulmonary center in central Ohio.