Dyspnea: Causes and Treatment for Shortness of Breath
Shortness of breath is a common complaint amongst patients at doctors’ visits. According to the Cleveland Clinic, 25% of patients who meet with their doctors report at least some shortness of breath. The medical term for this complaint is dyspnea, and it’s important to note that shortness of breath isn’t a standalone condition – it is a side effect. Doctors work to identify what is causing the dyspnea in order to treat the underlying condition.