In some circumstances, people who experience shortness of breath after eating may have a medical condition causing their dyspnea.

There are many possible reasons why a person may feel out of breath after eating, and the treatments differ depending on the cause.

Some causes may include:

  1. Food allergies
  2. Aspiration of food particles
  3. Hiatus hernia
  4. GERD-related asthma
  5. COPD