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Shortness of breath from exercise

Shortness of breath from exercise: Introduction

Breathing difficulty of any kind (or any kind of "shortness of breath") is a potentially life-threatening emergency. It can indicate numerous dangerous causes such as heart attack, pneumonia, or pulmonary embolism. There are other less serious causes, but these highly dangerous conditions need to be considered. Refer to the causes of breathing difficulty or causes of chest pain. These symptoms need to be diagnosed immediately by a medical professional because they can represent a life-threatening emergency....more »

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Causes of Shortness of breath from exercise:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Shortness of breath from exercise. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Shortness of breath from exercise

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Causes of Types of Shortness of breath from exercise:

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Shortness of breath from exercise: Symptom Checker

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Shortness of breath from exercise Treatments

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Stories from Users for Shortness of breath from exercise

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Message Boards for Shortness of breath from exercise

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Diagnostic tests for Shortness of breath from exercise:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Shortness of breath from exercise. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Calculate the Body mass index (BMI) = weight (kg) / height (m2)
    • Obesity is defined as a BMI of 30-40. Morbid obesity is defined as a BMI of over 40. Shortness of breath on moderate exertion is not uncommon due to the combination of obesity and lack of physical fitness
    • Blood pressure, pulse rate, temperature
    • Inspect for blueness of tongue and skin, reduced alertness and distress due to breathing problems
    • Lung examination to listen to breath sound quality, intensity and for added sounds. Crackles suggest congestive heart failure, pneumonia, chronic bronchitis, lung fibrosis or bronchiectasis. Wheezes suggest asthma, chronic bronchitis or emphysema
    • Abdominal examination for enlarged liver which may be a sign of congestive heart failure
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Shortness of breath from exercise: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Shortness of breath from exercise

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Shortness of breath from exercise. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

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Shortness of breath from exercise: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Shortness of breath from exercise

Chronic lung diseases hard to diagnose: Some of the chronic lung diseases are difficult to diagnose. Even the well-knowns conditions such as asthma or lung cancer often fail to be diagnosed early. Some of the chronic lung...read more »

Shortness of breath from exercise: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Shortness of breath from exercise: Related Rare Diseases

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Shortness of breath from exercise: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Detailed list of causes of Shortness of breath from exercise

The list below shows some of the causes of Shortness of breath from exercise mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Shortness of breath from exercise?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Shortness of breath from exercise. Of the 1320 causes of Shortness of breath from exercise that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 12 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 15 causes are "common" diseases
  • 9 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 1 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 28 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 1282 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Shortness of breath from exercise:

The following list of conditions have 'Shortness of breath from exercise' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Shortness of breath from exercise:

The following list of medical conditions have Shortness of breath from exercise or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Shortness of breath from exercise Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Shortness of breath from exercise based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Shortness of breath from exercise?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Shortness of breath from exercise, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Shortness of breath from exercise:

    Subtypes of Shortness of breath from exercise:

    Breathlessness on exertion (30 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Shortness of breath from exercise:

    Breathing difficulties (2922 causes), Shortness of breath (1528 causes), Breath symptoms (3023 causes), Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Respiratory symptoms (5166 causes), Exercise symptoms (1392 causes), Movement symptoms (6001 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Respiratory tract symptoms (5166 causes), Lung symptoms (3280 causes), Throat symptoms (3410 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes)

    Symptoms related to Shortness of breath from exercise:

    Difficulty breathing (2922 causes), Exercise symptoms (1392 causes), Shortness of breath (1528 causes), Asthma (320 causes), Congestive heart failure (140 causes), Itral stenosis, Aortic stenosis, Tuberculosis, Left ventricular failure, Anthrax, Pnuemonia, Fibrosing alveolitis, Atelectasis (22 causes), Hypersenstivity reactions, Interstitial lung disease, Sarcoidosis

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