A to Z: Dyspneaenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgLearn more about difficult or labored breathing.dyspnea, breathing difficulty, breathlessness, shortness of breath, lungs, airway, nasal passages, breathing, respiratory system, obesity, trachea, windpipe, bronchi, respiration, COPD, emphysema, bronchitis, breath less10/26/201203/21/201909/02/2019fc2b3b3d-a193-404a-9ee3-f359e8e9bad3https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-dyspnea.html/<p><em>May also be called: Shortness of Breath; Breathing Difficulty; Breathlessness</em></p> <p>Dyspnea (disp-NEE-uh) is difficult or labored <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/lungs.html/">breathing</a>.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>Many things can trigger an episode of dyspnea, including respiratory tract infections, <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/asthma-basics.html/">asthma</a>, exercise, stress, allergic reactions, higher altitudes, obesity, and certain medications.</p> <p>A small amount of breathing difficulty can be expected from time to time and usually is not a cause for concern.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Dyspnea is a common condition and most episodes of breathing difficulty are brief. If breathing difficulty is severe, persists, or flares up regularly, it could be a sign of a more serious medical condition and should be checked out by a doctor.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
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