Doesn’t Have The Flu But Feels Tight, Is It Corona?
Tonight, excuse me I want to ask. I see on the internet and hear the symptoms like flu and shortness of breath. If I feel a little short of breath but not the flu, can I get Corona virus? Thank you
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Basically the 2 main symptoms of corona virus infection are fever and dry cough. Shortness of breath is only experienced by people who have severe infections and usually people who have severe infections will definitely experience a fever and cough. If you only experience a little shortness of breath, chances are that you don't have a corona virus infection.
However, if indeed your shortness of breath is quite heavy, you are certainly still advised to do a doctor's examination to look for further the exact cause of your shortness of breath. Shortness of breath can be caused by many other things such as:
other viral / bacterial infections of the airways (eg pneumonia, tuberculosis) lung disorders such as asthma, COPD, bronchitis, pneumothorax, pleural effusion, pulmonary embolism, pulmonary edema, pulmonary hypertension, lung cancer, etc. disorders of the heart such as heart failure, disorders of the heart heart rhythm, heart attack, cardiomyopathy, coronary heart disease, etc. disorders of the muscles and bones in the chest area, for example broken ribs, costchondritis, respiratory muscle paralysis, etc. other causes, for example allergies, myasthenia gravis, psychological disorders such as anxiety disorders, panic attacks, depression, etc. If you feel shortness of breath that you experience is quite heavy, immediately go to the hospital.
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