MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- Sometimes we laugh to the point of gasping, have our breath taken away by a nice surprise or just finish a tough workout and find our body craving more air, all good reasons to be out of breath. However, there are times when shortness of breath is dangerous, and can be a warning sign of a larger medical problem.
If normal daily activities such as getting dressed in the morning, walking up short flights of stairs, and walking to the car leave you with a shortness of breath, something may be amiss. Doctors at Northern Westchester Hospital's Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center can perform pulmonary function testing to see how well you're able to breathe and how effective your lungs are bringing oxygen to the rest of your body.
At NWH, pulmonary rehabilitation specialists are able to assess a variety of symptoms, from shortness of breath to mucus production and coughing, and begin helping patients increase their endurance and improve their quality of life.
To learn which symptoms may warrant a pulmonary rehabilitation, click here .