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How is shortness of breath (dyspnea) treated?

Treatment of dyspnea (shortness of breath) is determined by its cause. Once the cause of dyspnea is determined, patients can then be treated by the specialist most suitable for their particular condition. Treatment often includes medical therapies that can greatly reduce symptoms. In some cases, surgery may be used to treat underlying causes of dyspnea.

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