shortness of breath

noun phrase

: difficulty breathing

Examples of shortness of breath in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web People may have symptoms like shortness of breath, fatigue, and fluid retention. Alyssa Hui, Verywell Health, 9 July 2024 Hypoxia is low levels of blood oxygen from going to altitude, and just about everyone experiences some effect, such as shortness of breath, pounding heart, and/or trouble sleeping. Alison Osius, Outside Online, 4 July 2024 The chronic respiratory disease causes inflammation in the lungs, leading to a narrowing of the small airways — and symptoms ranging from coughing and wheezing to shortness of breath and tightness in the chest. Joanne Fowler, Peoplemag, 28 June 2024 Aside from cough, babies may experience fever, runny nose, shortness of breath, decreased feeding, changes in behavior, vomiting, diarrhea, or other symptoms. Evan Forster, Parents, 17 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for shortness of breath 

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“Shortness of breath.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

shortness of breath

: difficulty in drawing sufficient breath : labored breathing
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