5 Reasons you feel Shortness of Breath

Dr. Amarjeet Bhatia    28-04-2020 Consult

There are many reasons behind the difficulty in breathing and feeling short of breath. When we exercise heavily, do a lot of laborious tasks, we often feel short of breath. For some time we feel that we are unable to get the proper supply of oxygen and there is no cause of worry. But without doing anything, if we feel short of breath, then you must not ignore this sign. Here are five reasons why we feel short of breath. 

1. Asthma
Shortness of breath is one of the most common signs of the problem of asthma. Besides this, asthma can lead to uneasiness, coughing, tightening of the chest, etc. This occurs due to narrow airways.

2. Anemia
The red blood cells help to provide and supply oxygen in the body. Thus, we need iron. Deficiency of iron can cause anemia and the body fails to get proper oxygen. Eventually, we fail shortness of breath.

3. Suffocation
When some food or any foreign particle stuck in our throat, we often feel choked. It might take away even your life. One finds difficult to breathe during this time.

4. Pneumonia
Pneumonia is the infection caused in the lungs. This is of two types viral and bacterial. During viral pneumonia, one feels short of breath.

5. Heart-related Diseases
Heart and lungs are related to each other. They help to pump blood into the heat and when the lungs are unable to pump blood to the heart, we face trouble breathing. Heart attack, heart enlargement etc. causes shortness of breath.