Know The Various Causes Of Breathlessness On Exertion

By on June 25, 2014

Shortness of breath on exertion also referred as SOBOE, which is something everyone experiences at one time or another in various thresholds.

There are many possible causes of breathlessness on exertion. Some are dangerous and life threatening and some are less threatening.

However, this article is highlighting a few causes of breathlessness on exertion you did not know till now. Have a look!!

How shortness of breath happens actually, let us know!!!

Causes Of Breathlessness On ExertionIt happens when there is less supply of oxygen to the lungs or less exertion of carbon dioxide from the lungs thus leading to breathlessness on exertion.

Sometimes, you may also experience breathlessness even when you do small or less strenuous activities. It depends on various factors such as gender, age, past medical history and current state of your health.

Breathlessness means you are physically not that much active!!! If you are healthy and experiencing shortness of breath on exertion, here are your causes of breathlessness on exertion:

  • Air passage blockage in nose, throat and mouth
  • Going to high altitudes
  • Poor physical strength
  • Late-stage pregnancy
  • Emotional distress
  • Dissection of aorta
  • Acute bronchitis
  • Ischemic cardiomyopathy
  • Lack of fitness
  • Myocarditis
  • Pulmonary heart disease and many more

Apart from those, we can also expect some other such conditions make you feel breathlessness on exertion. One of those includes obesity!! Yes, being obese is also one of the major reasons for causing shortness of breath on exertion.


Asthma is another condition for your feeling of breathlessness on exertion. Having excessive smoking habits can also put you at higher risk for experiencing breathlessness on exertion. [Ways to Prevent Asthma]

If you are feeling shortness of breath even when you are climbing stairs, then it is the condition you must consider and need immediate medical attention. Know your cause and get early and appropriate treatment as soon as possible to avoid various health conditions.

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