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7 possible causes of "Fast heart rate, Anxiety, Sho..."
Symptoms:
  • Sleep paralysis
  • Rapid shallow breathing
  • Fast heart rate
  • Anxiety
  • Shortness of breath
  • Swallowing problem
1. Panic Disorder
Panic disorder occurs when you live in fear of having a panic attack. You are having a panic attack when you feel sudden, overwhelming terror that has no obvious cause. You may experience physical symptoms such as ...
Symptoms:
  • Headache
  • Deep breathing
  • Fast heart rate
  • Anxiety
  • Shortness of breath
  • Rapid breathing
2. Caffeine Overdose
Caffeine overdose may occur when you ingest more than the recommended amount of caffeine, which is usually 200 to 300 mg per day. However, a safe amount of caffeine is different for everyone, as it depends on weight...
Symptoms:
  • Stops breathing
  • Heart rate altered
  • Fast heart rate
  • Anxiety
  • Shortness of breath
  • Blue fingernails
3. Pneumothorax (Collapsed Lung)
Pneumothorax is the medical term for a collapsed lung. Pneumothorax occurs when air becomes trapped in the space around the lungs-the pleural space. This can cause the lung to collapse and put pressure on the heart. Th...
Symptoms:
  • Wheezing
  • Moist skin
  • Fast heart rate
  • Anxiety
  • Shortness of breath
  • Unable to take deep breaths
4. Pulmonary Embolism
A pulmonary embolism is a blood clot that affects the lungs. Typically, a blood clot travels from another area in the body before becoming lodged in one of the arteries that supply blood to the lungs. A pulmonar...
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
Symptoms:
  • Fatigue
  • Lightheadedness
  • Fast heart rate
  • Anxiety
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest tightness
5. Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia (PSVT)
Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT) is a faster-than-normal heart rate. The term paroxysmal means that it only happens from time to time. In the case of PSVT, the rapid heart rate can last from a few minute...
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
Symptoms:
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Fast heart rate
  • Anxiety
  • Shortness of breath
  • Lethargy
6. Cardiogenic Shock
Cardiogenic shock is a state where the heart has been damaged to the point where it is unable to supply enough blood to the organs of the body. As a result of the failure of the heart to pump enough nutrients to th...
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
Symptoms:
  • Low back pain
  • Abdominal pain
  • Fast heart rate
  • Anxiety
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pain
7. Dissection of the Aorta
The aorta is a large artery that carries blood out of your heart. If you experience a dissection of the aorta, it means that blood has entered the wall of the artery, between the inner and middle layers. This can happe...
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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