Dyspnea: Symptoms and Causes

What is Dyspnea
Dyspnea is difficult breathing, forced, panting, sometimes fast and sometimes slow down. Etymologically means "bad breath".

The tachypnea is the acceleration of respiration
Bradypnea is a slowing of respiration.

Causes of Dyspnea
There is a home respiratory dyspnea caused by:
* Acute pulmonary diseases (pulmonary edema, pneumonia, bronchopneumonia, acute miliary tuberculosis, etc.).
* Chronic lung diseases (tuberculosis, chronic pulmonary emphysema, etc.).
* Laryngeal obstructions preventing entry of air into the lungs:
or laryngitis, especially diphtheria
or laryngeal tumors
or foreign bodies in larynx
or spasm of the glottis
or laryngeal edema
* Expansion insufficient breath because of lung liquid
or exudative pleurisy
or empyema
or hemothorax
* Source Dyspnea caused by circulatory diseases cardiovascualares
or myocarditis
or defects of the heart valves
or pericarditis

Types of Dyspnea
According to the phase where most of difficulty breathing can distinguish between inspiratory dyspnea (eg respiratory obstructions) or expiratory dyspnea (eg bronchial asthma).
Regardless of the cause of dyspnea and the way they present, always has the same explanation: insufficient oxygenation of the venous blood level of the pulmonary alveoli and inadequate removal of carbon dioxide from venous blood of breath.

Symptoms of Dyspnea
The symptoms depend on the underlying cause of respiratory distress. Thus, together with difficulty breathing and possible blueness that are typical symptoms can be observed:
* If the cause of dyspnea is asthma than wheezing breath.
* Collapsed lung: pneumothorax (accumulation of air between the membranes of the pleura) and severe pain.
* Obstruction of the trachea: if a piece of food or swallow any object that enters the trachea, can cause asphyxiation, pneumonia and even death.
* If the cause of dyspnoea are heart disease: wake up at night without air can be a symptom of heart failure, chest pains.
* If the cause is emphysema: difficulty passing air that has entered the lungs, a process that makes it difficult for air again.

Treatment of Dyspnea
Since dyspnea is not a disease in itself but a symptom of disease, the mainstay of treatment is to discover the cause and treat the disease that has caused dyspnea.

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