Causes of breathlessness

The causes of breathlessness are related to the mechanisms which induce ventilatory demands, the pathology which produces a decrease in ventilatory capacity, and the alterations which can produce an increase in the subjective sensitivity, the most common of which are listed in Table!. The clinical pathologies most closely associated with breathlessness are caused by diseases of the airway, the lung, the pleura, and the cardiovascular system.

Table 1 Principal mechanisms causing breathlessness

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