|Treatment of dyspnea depends entirely on the underlying cause. Treatments will also vary depending on whether the dyspnea is acute or chronic.
Acute dyspnea generally has a sudden onset and is usually considered a medical emergency. Most cases of acute dyspnea are related to chest trauma, lung or heart conditions. Individuals suffering from acute dyspnea are given oxygen in an emergency room setting and if the dyspnea is the result of an asthma attack, may be treated with bronchodilator agents such as epinephrine.
The treatment of chronic dyspnea also depends on the cause, and in many cases can be managed successfully with life-style changes, medications and/or herbal and homeopathic remedies, depending on the underlying condition.