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What causes the inability to take deep breaths?

Asthma is a very common lung disease that causes the inflammation and narrowing of airways, notes the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Bronchiolitis is usually the result of a viral infection and causes the swelling and mucus buildup of air passages in the lungs, according to WebMD. Panic attacks result in a shortness of breath when individuals experience intense fear. An allergic reaction to mold, dander or pollen can also affect a person’s breathing because lungs can become clogged. A heart attack is one of the most severe causes of shortness of breath, and in worst cases, it can result in death.

Sources: scripps.org, nhlbi.nih.gov, webmd.com, symptomchecker.webmd.com

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