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23 possible causes of "Chills, Shortness of breath"
Symptoms:
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Increased appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Chills
  • Shortness of breath
  • Diarrhea
11. Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic fibrosis is a recessive genetic disorder that can lead to serious complications or even put your life at risk. It may cause severe problems in the lungs, pancreas, liver, and intestine. It is an inherite...
Symptoms:
  • Malaise
  • Joint pain
  • Stiff neck
  • Chills
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pain
12. Histoplasmosis
Histoplasmosis is a type of lung infection. It is caused by inhaling Histoplasma capsulatum fungal spores. Spores are found in soil and in the droppings of bats and birds. This fungus mainly grows in the central...
Symptoms:
  • Absent pulse
  • Heart rate altered
  • Low blood pressure
  • Chills
  • Shortness of breath
  • Decreased urine output
13. Septic Shock
Septic shock is what happens as a complication of an infection where toxins can initiate a full-body inflammatory response. It often occurs in people who are elderly or have a weakened immune system. It is thought tha...
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
Symptoms:
  • Rash
  • Blue fingernails
  • Blue lips
  • Chills
  • Shortness of breath
  • Rapid breathing
14. Diphtheria
Diphtheria is a bacterial infection that affects the membranes of the throat and nose. Although it spreads easily, diphtheria can be prevented through the use of vaccines. If left untreated, diphtheria can cause sever...
Symptoms:
  • Respiratory crackles
  • Fatigue
  • Blood tinged sputum
  • Chills
  • Shortness of breath
  • Muscle pain
15. Parrot Fever (Psittacosis)
Parrot fever, also called parrot disease and psittacosis, is very rare. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there have been fewer than 50 confirmed cases per year in the United States sinc...
Symptoms:
  • Painful respiration
  • Feels hot to touch
  • Headache
  • Chills
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pain
16. SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a serious form of viral pneumonia. The disease is relatively new; the virus that causes SARS was first identified in 2003. The World Health Organization (WHO) designated SAR...
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
Symptoms:
  • Loss of appetite
  • Headache
  • Hard to awaken
  • Chills
  • Shortness of breath
  • Blood tinged sputum
17. Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis)
Coccidioidomycosis-also called valley fever-is a fungal infection that starts in the lungs, and in rare cases spreads to the rest of the body. According to the California Department of Health, approximately 150,00...
Symptoms:
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Chills
  • Seizures
  • Diarrhea
18. The Plague
The plague is a serious bacterial infection that can be deadly. Sometimes referred to as the "black plague," the disease is caused by bacteria called Yersinia pestis. This bacteria is found on animal...
Symptoms:
  • High blood pressure
  • Increase in blood pressure
  • Chills
  • Shortness of breath
  • Gasping for breath
  • Fast heart rate
19. Adrenergic Bronchodilators Overdose
An overdose happens when you take too much of a drug. Whether intentional or accidental, drug overdoses can be life threatening. Adrenergic bronchodilators overdose is when a person has taken too much of a certain typ...
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
Symptoms:
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Itching
  • Chills
  • Shortness of breath
  • Hunger
20. Hypothermia
Hypothermia is a condition that occurs when your body temperature drops below 95 degrees Fahrenheit. Major complications can result from this drop in temperature, including death. Hypothermia is particularly dangerou...

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