DYSPNEA (SHORTNESS OF BREATH)

What Causes Dyspnea?

Dyspnea (shortness of breath) can be caused by:​

  • Diseases of the heart​:

  • Disease of the lungs​:

  • Systemic disorders​:

  • Blood

  • Bone marrow

  • Thyroid

  • Immune system

  • Deconditioning

What are the Signs/Symptoms of Dyspnea?

Shortness of breath includes difficulty breathing at rest, with activity, while trying to lie flat, and/or waking up short of breath; symptoms can be gradual or sudden in onset.

How is Dyspnea Diagnosed?

Testing for dyspnea includes:​

What are the Treatments for Dyspnea?

Treatment for shortness of breath depends on managing the underlying cause which may including medication, procedures, diet/lifestyle modification, exercise, and sometimes oxygen.

HeartPlace Plano West has the best cardiologist in Plano, TX. We also offer electrophysiogy services for Plano, TX.

HEARTPLACE PLANO WEST

6124 West Parker Road
Medical Building 3, Suite 536
Plano, Texas 75093

Phone: 972-378-9560

Fax: 844-290-4363

Location Hours: 

8:00 am - 5:00 pm (M-F)

HEARTPLACE ALLEN

1105 Central Expressway North
Medical Building 2, 3rd Floor, Suite 2330

Allen, Texas 75013

Phone: 972-649-6511

Fax: 844-290-4360

Location Hours: 

8:00 am - 5:00 pm (M-F)

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