SHORTNESS OF BREATH

SHORTNESS OF BREATH

Shortness of breath can be a frightening symptom and often requires urgent evaluation.  Some common reasons people experience shortness of breath include:
 

  • asthma
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • pneumothorax
  • pneumonia
  • viral illness
  • heart disease
  • congestive heart failure
  • anemia
  • allergies
  • infection
  • pulmonary embolism

SEVERE SYMPTOMS?

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CALL (719) 522-2727

EVALUATION OF YOUR SHORTNESS OF BREATH

After obtaining a complete history and physical, your doctor will determine further workup necessary to determine the cause of your symptoms.  This may include:

Bloodwork:

  • CBC
  • CMP
  • d-dimer
  • troponin
  • lactate

Scans and X-Rays:

  • EKG
  • chest x-ray
  • CT chest
  • US of your leg veins

TREATING YOUR SHORTNESS OF BREATH

Your symptoms and the cause of your shortness of breath will determine which medications are required to improve your symptoms.  Often, we are able to diagnose the cause of your shortness of breath and treat you effectively so you can return home.  If you require admission, we will arrange this at a hospital of your choice.


If you are experiencing symptoms of shortness of breath and you can safely come to ER Specialists, we would love to help you.  If you are alone or have any doubt about getting to our facility safely, or, believe you are experiencing a medical emergency please call 911. 

TROUBLE BREATHING?  CALL WITH QUESTIONS:

(719) 522-2727

Our staff is ready for you Sunday-Thursday from 10:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M. and Friday and Saturday 11:00 A.M.- 11:00 P.M.

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