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68 possible causes of "Cough, Shortness of breath"
Symptoms:
  • Stops breathing
  • Blue fingernails
  • Rapid breathing
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Short of breath at night
1. Asthma Overview
Learn about asthma. Explore the types of asthma and read information about their symptoms, causes and treatments. Continue reading!
Symptoms:
  • Pain
  • Cough, productive
  • Pursed-lip breathing
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Swollen feet
2. Emphysema
Emphysema is a disease of the lungs. It occurs most often in smokers. It also occurs in people who regularly breathe in irritants.
Symptoms:
  • Swelling of scrotum
  • Liver enlarged
  • Heart murmurs
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Night sweats
3. Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a chronic condition that affects the chambers of your heart. You have four heart chambers: two atria in the upper half of the heart and two ventricles in the lower half. Th...
Symptoms:
  • Wheezing
  • Mouth irritation
  • Sore throat
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • High-pitched breath sounds
4. Allergic Rhinitis
Allergic rhinitis, also called hay fever, is the group of uncomfortable symptoms that occur when your body is exposed to a specific allergen. An allergen is a typically harmless substance, such as grass or dust, whic...
Symptoms:
  • Tired
  • Respiratory crackles
  • Rapid shallow breathing
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Loss of appetite
5. Pneumonia
Pneumonia is an infection in one or both lungs. The infection may be caused by fungi, bacteria, or viruses. Pneumonia causes inflammation in your lung's air sacs, also referred to as alveoli. The alveoli fill with flui...
Symptoms:
  • Frothy sputum
  • Increase in blood pressure
  • Blood tinged sputum
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Coughing up blood
6. Pulmonary Edema
Pulmonary edema is a condition in which the lungs fill with fluid. When this occurs, the body struggles to get enough oxygen. The most common cause of pulmonary edema is congestive heart failure. Heart failure i...
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
Symptoms:
  • Loss of appetite
  • Pain
  • Unintentional weight loss
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nail problem
7. Lung Cancer Overview
Learn the types of lung cancer, and read information about lung cancer symptoms, causes and treatments. Continue reading!
Symptoms:
  • Fatigue
  • Pain
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pleuritic chest pain
8. Chronic Bronchitis
Your bronchial tubes are responsible for delivering air to your lungs. When these tubes become inflamed, mucus can build up. The coughing and shortness of breath this causes is known as bronchitis. People often develo...
Symptoms:
  • High-pitched breath sounds
  • Peripheral cyanosis
  • Frequent respiratory infections
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Unintentional weight loss
9. Bronchiectasis
Bronchiectasis is a condition where the bronchial tubes of your lungs are permanently damaged and enlarged. These damaged air passages allow bacteria and mucus to build up in your lungs, which result in infections an...
Symptoms:
  • Pain
  • Moist skin
  • Loss of appetite
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Excessive sweating
10. Cold and Flu Overview
Overview Colds (common colds) and the flu (influenza) are contagious infections that affect the respiratory system. Both are airborne illnesses, spread through coughing and sneezing. Colds typically are confined to th...

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Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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