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Shortness of Breath in Adults

People with persistent shortness of breath from any cause almost always get more winded with physical exertion.

Do you get more short of breath when you walk, go up the stairs or perform similar types of exertion?

Yes, my shortness of breath is worse with exertion.

No, it feels the same no matter what I do.

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