Share of Cost, Heavy Breathing: The Ten Most Common Causes
Heavy breathing can feel like suffocation, making each breath a struggle. For some people, heavy breathing feels like pressure on the chest, as if an elephant is sitting on them.
These sensations can be terrifying, and the panic they produce can make heavy breathing worse. But heavy breathing does not necessarily point to a serious health problem, so there is no need for panic.
A doctor can make a conclusive diagnosis, but here are the most common causes of heavy breathing.
* Fever or overheating
* Illness or infection
* Cardiovascular health issues
* Lung health issues
* Respiratory system obstruction