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Breathlessness: Breathlessness is listed as an alternate name or description for symptom:
Causes of Shortness of breath (Breathlessness): See detailed list of causes below.
Shortness of breath (medical symptom): The feeling of being short of breath
Shortness of breath (medical symptom): 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.
The list of medical condition causes of Shortness of breath (Breathlessness) includes:
Review the causes of the following types of more specific symptoms for Breathlessness:
Research the causes of these related symptoms that are similar to, or related to, the symptom Breathlessness:
Research the causes of these symptoms that are more broader types of symptom than Breathlessness:
For a medical symptom description of 'Breathlessness', the following symptom information may be relevant to the symptoms: Shortness of breath (symptom). However, note that other causes of the symptom 'Breathlessness' may be possible.
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