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Dyspnea

Definition

Dyspnea is shortness of breath or difficulty in breathing. The victim is usually quite aware of the unusual breathing pattern.

SDS Relevance

Shortness of breath can be an indicator of many physical ailments including simple exertion, a panic attack, a blow to the chest, asthma, cardiac disease, emphysema, as well as exposure to toxic chemicals. The wide variety of possible causes highlights why one should always read the Safety Data Sheet for a material before working with it. That way, you can be on guard for known symptoms of exposure.

If a person is suffering from shortness of breath, evaluate them for additional symptoms and possible exposures. Keep the victim in a sitting position. Remove the victim to fresh air if possible and seek medical attention.

Further Reading

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See also: asthma, bronchitis, emphysema.

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