- If it keeps you from doing your regular activities. you may experience tightness in your chest or a feeling of not being able to catch your breath without reason. You may also notice a blue color around the finger nails or lips.
- Shortness of breath when at rest or lying down.
- If you have a fever, chills or night sweats along with shortness of breath.
You may also notice swelling in the feet or ankles, a cough, wheezing or high pitched noise when breathing.
3 Signs that you should go to the Emergency Room (ER):
- Chest pain
If the shortness of breath comes on suddenly, go to the ER immediately. It could be a sign of a blood clot or more serious condition. Do not think that it will go away on its own.