A feeling of not getting enough air can be very uncomfortable and may lead to uncontrolled anxiety or panic. Unfortunately, there is no real standard measurement for determining the cause or level of breathing difficulties. You can become winded climbing a flight of stairs and have no medical condition, or have lung cancer but never feel shortness of breath. Any unexplained condition could be a benign response or may be symptomatic of a more serious medical condition to include:
If your breathing difficulty is severe, you should seek immediate medical attention. Our Stat Lab is fully equipped to provide rapid laboratory results in support of our emergent care as well as walk-in patients seeking examination, diagnosis and treatment for less urgent conditions. Located minutes away from the Jacksonville International Airport, most patients are seen in less than one hour, which is much faster than most overcrowded hospital emergency rooms.
Disclaimer: The information contained on this website is for educational purposes only and is not intended to be medical advice or a guaranty of treatment, outcome or cure. When you have a medical condition, seek the immediate attention of a healthcare provider for professional diagnosis and advice on available treatment options.