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Shortness of breath is when a person has trouble breathing enough air or when a person feels like she or he is having trouble breathing in enough air. Shortness of breath could be a sign of a medical problem.
These symptoms may represent a serious problem that is an emergency. Do not wait to see if the symptoms will go away. Get medical help right away. Call your local emergency services (911 in the U.S.). Do not drive yourself to the hospital.
This information is not intended to replace advice given to you by your health care provider. Make sure you discuss any questions you have with your health care provider.
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