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Breathing problems can range in severity. Some breathing problems cause shortness of breath, while others could have you gasping for air. Most breathing problems are medical emergencies. Seek immediate care or call 9-1-1.
At Dignity Health, we are ready to help you, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can find personalized emergency care for breathing problems in the Bay Area at our local emergency centers:
Visit our Online Waiting Room to select your estimated arrival time to one of our ERs.
Breathing problems can have emergency causes, including:
Signs and symptoms of breathing problems include:
Other symptoms that can occur along with breathing problems include:
Your treatment will depend on the underlying cause of your breathing problems. Call 9-1-1 or seek emergency medical care right away for serious breathing problems.
While waiting for medical personnel to arrive, the following first aid techniques can be applied:
If there has been an injury, do not move someone with breathing problems. Also, do not prop up the head or give them any food or drink.
Rely on Dignity Health to deliver fast, effective care during an emergency situation. Reach out to us today.
Dignity Health provides emergency care for breathing problems in San Francisco, Santa Cruz, and Redwood City.