No air and no findings

Functional respiratory disorders

"Not everything that whistles is asthma" is a common saying in medicine. Around 10% of the population - according to one estimate - suffers from respiratory disorders for which no physical cause can be found. It is called functional breathing disorder or dysfunctional breathing. These complaints are multifaceted and there is still no "gold standard" for diagnosis. Possibly the feeling of air hunger, shortness of breath, and also difficulty holding one's breath are the closest common denominators. Functional breathing disorders used to be often equated with hyperventilation. But this is only one, albeit the most common form. In fact, however, many more types of complaints belong to it. There is still no generally accepted classification of functional breathing disorders. However, you will find an overview of the most common forms here. In the case of most functional disorders, those affected go through long, frustrating paths until the correct diagnosis is made. The most common misdiagnosis is asthma. It is true that asthmatics often suffer from additional functional respiratory disorders. But unlike true bronchial asthma, no asthma spray helps against these symptoms. In the case of functional breathing disorders, other therapy methods are necessary and we are very relieved that we have been able to develop a therapy concept in recent years.

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