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Question:

I am short of breath it looks like I've just finished running uphill.
I feel like you can't get enough air or your chest may feel tight.

Allan

Answer:

Dear Allan,

If the shortness of breath is prolonged and persistent, it is likely to be related to a medical condition.

Being short of breath (otherwise known as dyspnea or difficulty breathing) is one of the scariest conditions.

A person could be short of breath because of any number of lung problems.

Is exercise difficult?

If you become short of breath after running a short distance or climbing a flight of stairs, this could be a normal reaction by your body.

Some possible causes of shortness of breath include:

Exercise
Exertion
Poor physical condition
Obesity
Pregnancy
Anxiety
Stress
Tension
Smoking

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