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What type of breathing problem is dyspnea?

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This is when you feel “short of breath,” like your body can’t get enough air. It’s a common symptom of many heart and lung problems, and it can be a sign of something serious, like an asthma attack or heart attack. Get medical help right away if you’re short of breath very suddenly.

It also can happen if you’re at high altitudes, in poor physical health, or are obese. In those cases, your doctor might recommend special breathing exercises, or he may give you oxygen.

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Whited, Lacey: Abnormal Respirations.

The Cleveland Clinic: “Vital signs,” “Dysnpea.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Vital signs,” “Hyperventilation,” “Transient Tachypnea of Newborn.”

Annals of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology: “ Exercise-induced hyperventilation -- a pseudoasthma syndrome.”

Journal of Behavioral Medicine: “Rebreathing to cope with hyperventilation: experimental tests of the paper bag method.”

International Journal of Psychophysiology: “Hyperventilation in Panic Disorder and Asthma: Empirical Evidence and Clinical Strategies.”

The Mayo Clinic: “Shortness of Breath.”

McGee, Steven. fourth edition. Evidence-Based Physical Diagnosis,

Walker, HK. third edition. Clinical Methods: The History, Physical, and Laboratory Examinations,

Journal of Clinical Medicine: “Platypnea–Orthodeoxia Syndrome.”

Journal of Clinical Investigation: “Bradycardia during sleep apnea, characteristics and mechanism.”

Kansas Health System: “Poison facts – carbon monoxide.”

Respirology: “Effect of increasing respiratory rate on airway resistance and reactance in COPD patients.”

EMDocs: “Approach to Tachypnea in the ED Setting.”

Canadian Respiratory Journal : “Altered respiratory physiology in obesity.”

Basic Research in Cardiology : “Exertional hyperpnea in patients with chronic heart failure is a reversible cause of exercise intolerance.”

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine : “The Mechanism of the Exercise Hyperpnea.”

A.T. Still University: “From systemic inflammatory response syndrome (sirs) to bacterial sepsis with shock.”

Heart and Circulatory Physiology: “Increased vasoconstriction predisposes to hyperpnea and postural faint.”

Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine: “Prevalence and treatment of breathing disorders during sleep in patients with heart failure.”

American Family Physician : “Diabetic Ketoacidosis: What It Is and How to Prevent It.”

Stanford Virtual Labs: “Diabetic ketoacidosis.”

Canadian Medical Association Journal: “Diagnosis and treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis and the hyperglycemic hyperosmolar state.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on May 22, 2018

SOURCES:

Whited, Lacey: Abnormal Respirations.

The Cleveland Clinic: “Vital signs,” “Dysnpea.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Vital signs,” “Hyperventilation,” “Transient Tachypnea of Newborn.”

Annals of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology: “ Exercise-induced hyperventilation -- a pseudoasthma syndrome.”

Journal of Behavioral Medicine: “Rebreathing to cope with hyperventilation: experimental tests of the paper bag method.”

International Journal of Psychophysiology: “Hyperventilation in Panic Disorder and Asthma: Empirical Evidence and Clinical Strategies.”

The Mayo Clinic: “Shortness of Breath.”

McGee, Steven. fourth edition. Evidence-Based Physical Diagnosis,

Walker, HK. third edition. Clinical Methods: The History, Physical, and Laboratory Examinations,

Journal of Clinical Medicine: “Platypnea–Orthodeoxia Syndrome.”

Journal of Clinical Investigation: “Bradycardia during sleep apnea, characteristics and mechanism.”

Kansas Health System: “Poison facts – carbon monoxide.”

Respirology: “Effect of increasing respiratory rate on airway resistance and reactance in COPD patients.”

EMDocs: “Approach to Tachypnea in the ED Setting.”

Canadian Respiratory Journal : “Altered respiratory physiology in obesity.”

Basic Research in Cardiology : “Exertional hyperpnea in patients with chronic heart failure is a reversible cause of exercise intolerance.”

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine : “The Mechanism of the Exercise Hyperpnea.”

A.T. Still University: “From systemic inflammatory response syndrome (sirs) to bacterial sepsis with shock.”

Heart and Circulatory Physiology: “Increased vasoconstriction predisposes to hyperpnea and postural faint.”

Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine: “Prevalence and treatment of breathing disorders during sleep in patients with heart failure.”

American Family Physician : “Diabetic Ketoacidosis: What It Is and How to Prevent It.”

Stanford Virtual Labs: “Diabetic ketoacidosis.”

Canadian Medical Association Journal: “Diagnosis and treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis and the hyperglycemic hyperosmolar state.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on May 22, 2018

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