Shortness of Breath | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

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  • What is the likely cause of my shortness of breath?
  • Do I need any tests to help determine the cause of my shortness of breath?
  • Is shortness of breath a sign of a more serious problem?
  • Is it safe for me to exercise? What kind of exercise can I do?
  • Based on the cause of my shortness of breath, what’s the best treatment option?
  • What lifestyle changes can I make at home to help relieve my symptoms?

Source

Evaluation of Chronic Dyspnea by NG Karnani, GM Reisfield, GR Wilson (American Family Physician April 15, 2005, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20050415/1529.html)

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 04/05

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