How to Handle Anxiety-Related Breathlessness

Everyone gets anxious at some point in life. However, some people experience intense fidgety feelings that even affect their daily functioning. Such a symptom is typical for an anxiety disorder.
Although anxiety symptoms vary from person to person, many people with this medical disorder experience shortness of breath. Patients often attribute breathing problems to physical causes rather than mental issues like anxiety.

So, does anxiety cause shortness of breath? Is it dangerous? And what can be done to manage it? In this post, let’s understand how you tell if shortness of breath is from anxiety and what techniques you can use to relieve such feelings.

Note: Regardless of the cause, if your shortness of breath gets worse or becomes severe, seek emergent medical care.