Can excessive weight lead to Breathing Problems

Usually, when something takes your breath away, it’s a good thing. But what if even basic tasks like walking a block or climbing a flight of stairs leaves you huffing and puffing?

If you’re finding yourself feeling short of breath all the time, your body might be giving you a warning sign that something needs a physician’s attention.

Dr. Jason Fritz, pulmonologist at Penn Medicine, often sees patients who are living with shortness of breath. If you have concerns about shortness of breath and aren’t quite sure where to start, Dr. Fritz shares several insights to help you breathe a little easier.

Usually, when something takes your breath away, it’s a good thing. But what if even basic tasks like walking a block or climbing a flight of stairs leaves you huffing and puffing?

If you’re finding yourself feeling short of breath all the time, your body might be giving you a warning sign that something needs a physician’s attention.

Dr. Jason Fritz, pulmonologist at Penn Medicine, often sees patients who are living with shortness of breath. If you have concerns about shortness of breath and aren’t quite sure where to start, Dr. Fritz shares several insights to help you breathe a little easier.

K RAVI KIRAN

Lungs Specialist

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