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181 possible causes of "Shortness of breath"
Symptoms:
  • Pain
  • Pleuritic chest pain
  • Chest pain under breastbone
  • Tired
  • Shortness of breath
  • Feels hot to touch
21. 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:
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Burping
  • Hyperventilation
  • Impatient
  • Shortness of breath
  • Restless sleep
22. Anxiety
What is anxiety? Anxiety often manifests itself as an apprehension about daily life. Learn the basics with this overview of the types of anxiety disorders.
Symptoms:
  • Frequent respiratory infections
  • Gasping for breath
  • Pursed-lip breathing
  • Painful respiration
  • Shortness of breath
  • Grey skin
23. COPD Overview
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the most common lung diseases. Learn about the causes, symptoms & treatments for COPD now. Continue reading!
Symptoms:
  • Blue lips
  • Blue fingernails
  • Peripheral cyanosis
  • Rapid breathing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Croupy breathing
24. RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) Infection
Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, is a common virus that can affect individuals of all ages. It is more common among children and infants than it is among adults. For adults and healthy children, RSV causes symptom...
Symptoms:
  • Sore throat
  • Stridor
  • Hoarseness
  • Abnormal breathing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Labored breathing
25. Croup
Croup is a viral condition that causes swelling around the vocal cords. It is characterized by breathing difficulties and a bad cough that sounds like a barking seal. Many of the viruses responsible for croup also caus...
Symptoms:
  • Excessive sweating
  • Tender lymph node
  • Shortness of breath
  • Moist skin
  • High-pitched breath sounds
  • Pain
26. 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...
Symptoms:
  • Loss of appetite
  • Headache
  • Pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fever
27. The Atypical Facts About Atypical Pneumonia
Atypical pneumonia refers to pneumonia (a long infection) that is not caused by the bacteria that cause the "typical pneumonia." Typical pneumonia tends to be more serious than atypical pneumonia. This type of pneumoni...
Symptoms:
  • Pain
  • Respiratory crackles
  • Peripheral cyanosis
  • Fidgeting
  • Shortness of breath
  • Blue fingernails
28. Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a severe lung condition. It occurs when fluid fills up the air sacs in your lungs. Too much fluid in your lungs lowers the amount of oxygen in your bloodstream. With ARDS...
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
Symptoms:
  • Sleep paralysis
  • Heartburn
  • Unable to take deep breaths
  • Feelings of detachment
  • Shortness of breath
  • Hand tremor
29. 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:
  • Pain
  • High-pitched breath sounds
  • Painful respiration
  • Grey skin
  • Shortness of breath
  • Gagging
30. Swallowed (or Inhaled) Foreign Object
Anyone can swallow a foreign object. However, infants and toddlers are more likely to do so than adults because of their natural curiosity and tendency to put things into their mouths.In many cases, the swallowed objec...
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

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