Breathing Problem / Breathlessness
Breathlessness (dyspnoea) is a disorder in which a person experiences shortness of breath or find difficulty breathing. Although the symptoms are very common, they can cause anxiety and distress in patients. Breathlessness is usually accompanied by other illnees like cough, chest pain, or fever. Breathlessness can be caused due to varying conditions concerning genetic circulation, heart, or lung.
Extreme level cases may need to be hospitalized and given adequate care. During hospitalization, the patient will be given oxygen and medication to treat breathlessness. Treatment may vary from person to person depending upon the severity and cause.
Despite the cause of breathlessness, some general treatment is used more frequently to assist in ease of symptoms These include:
- Opioid medications administered intravenously can assist in treating a problem with breathing
- Anti-anxiety drugs treat breathlessness by minimizing anxiety and y calming down.
- Many patients get relief from the administration of oxygen, either by mask or nasal prongs, as it helps restores the level of oxygen in the blood. Even though this treatment has been beneficial for many, there are few cases with chronic breathlessness had complications due to an increase in the level of oxygen in the blood.
- Some drugs are effective in patients, as drugs open up the airways and help in smooth breathing.