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42 possible causes of "Headache, Shortness of breath"
Symptoms:
  • Groin lump
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Neck lump
  • Headache
  • Shortness of breath
  • Seizures
11. Infectious Mononucleosis
Infectious mononucleosis, often called "mono," is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). It typically occurs in teenagers, but you can get it at any age. The virus is spread through saliva, which is why some peopl...
Symptoms:
  • Headache
  • Difficulty breathing when lying down
  • Swollen legs
  • Shortness of breath
  • Morning cough
  • Swollen ankle
12. 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:
  • Bedwetting
  • Rapid breathing
  • Shock
  • Headache
  • Shortness of breath
  • Alteration in consciousness
13. 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:
  • Low blood pressure
  • Loss of appetite
  • Difficulty breathing when lying down
  • Headache
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea
14. Diabetic Ketoacidosis
Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a serious complication that stems from diabetes. If you don't have enough insulin to help your body process sugars (glucose), your body will start burning fat to fuel itself. As a result...
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
Symptoms:
  • Strange and inexplicable behavior
  • Shock
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pain
15. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a gas that is both odorless and colorless. It emanates from anything that produces combustion fumes. Common devices that produce these fumes include: heaters fireplaces car mufflers space heater...
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
Symptoms:
  • Abscess of chest wall
  • Fertility problem
  • Unintentional weight loss
  • Headache
  • Shortness of breath
  • Severe headache
16. Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis (TB) is a potentially fatal contagious disease that can affect almost any part of the body but is mainly an infection of the lungs.
Symptoms:
  • Visual disturbance
  • Stuffy nose
  • Headache
  • Shortness of breath
  • Facial swelling
  • Eye redness
17. Sarcoidosis
Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease where granulomas (clumps of immune cells, usually macrophages) form in various organs. This causes organ inflammation. Doctors believe that sarcoidosis may be caused by an abnorma...
Symptoms:
  • Loss of appetite
  • Pain
  • Coughing up blood
  • Headache
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
18. 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:
  • Sleeplessness
  • Abnormal heart rhythms
  • Withdrawn behavior
  • Headache
  • Shortness of breath
  • Heart rate altered
19. Acute Mountain Sickness
Hikers, skiers and adventurers who travel to high altitudes can sometimes develop acute mountain sickness, also referred to as altitude sickness or high altitude pulmonary edema. It typically occurs at about 8,000 fee...
Symptoms:
  • Pain
  • Shortness of breath on exertion
  • Tired
  • Headache
  • Shortness of breath
  • General weakness
20. What You Need to Know About Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) is a rare disorder that causes red blood cells to break down sooner than they should. The results of this premature destruction can lead to symptoms and complications that rang...

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Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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