As far as the patients with dyspnea complain of the problems with heart and lungs, it may result in one more symptom, which is coughing. The manner of coughing is rather stable and can be dry. This type of a cough leads to the severe pain in the chest. Sometimes, the patient starts wheezing deeply or feeling swollen extremities as the fluids are formed in the legs. It may warn about the potential heart disease.

The scientists who studied dyspnea in-depth have determined the causes of this illness. If the person has pulmonary diseases, he or she is under the greater risk of facing dyspnea too. Other factors which should be considered while treating dyspnea are the possible heart failure, ischemic heart disease (IHD), hypoxia, problems with metabolism, and different problems with the lungs (e.g. kyphoscoliosis).  The diagnosis should be based on the category of causes.

How can one avoid mistakes when diagnosing dyspnea? It’s not recommended to start the treatment before making sure it is a dyspnea. Conduct X-ray exam, blood test, and ECG to define the problem. The doctor must prescribe the proper therapy or medication only based on the examinations.