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Rapid breathing

Rapid breathing: 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 Rapid breathing:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Rapid breathing. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Rapid breathing

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Causes of Types of Rapid breathing:

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Rapid breathing: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Rapid breathing, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Rapid breathing Treatments

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Stories from Users for Rapid breathing

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Message Boards for Rapid breathing

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Diagnostic tests for Rapid breathing:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Rapid breathing. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Count rate of breathing. The normal rate at rest in adults should not exceed 14 breaths per minute
    • 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
  • more tests...»

Medications or substances causing Rapid breathing:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Rapid breathing as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Drug interactions causing Rapid breathing:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Rapid breathing as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Phenelzine and tricyclic antidepressant interaction
  • Nardil and tricyclic antidepressant interaction
  • Parnate and tricyclic antidepressant interaction
  • S-Adenosylmethionine and Clomipramine interaction
  • Venlafaxine and Metoclopramide interaction
  • Tyramine and Hypericum interaction
  • more interactions...»

Rapid breathing: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Rapid breathing may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Rapid breathing

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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: Rapid breathing. 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.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Rapid breathing: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Rapid breathing

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 more »

Rapid breathing: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Rapid breathing

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Rapid breathing: Related Rare Diseases

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Rapid breathing: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Organs affected by Rapid breathing:

The list of organs typically affected by Rapid breathing may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Rapid breathing

The list below shows some of the causes of Rapid breathing mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Rapid breathing?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Rapid breathing. Of the 411 causes of Rapid breathing that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 8 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 7 causes are "common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 11 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 399 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Rapid breathing:

The following list of conditions have 'Rapid breathing' 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: Rapid breathing:

The following list of medical conditions have Rapid breathing 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 Rapid breathing Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Rapid breathing 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 Rapid breathing?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Rapid breathing, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

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

    Classifications of Rapid breathing:

    Subtypes of Rapid breathing:

    Hyperpnea (11 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Rapid breathing:

    Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Breathing difficulties (2922 causes), Breath symptoms (3023 causes), Respiratory symptoms (5166 causes), Respiratory tract symptoms (5166 causes), Breathing rate symptoms (344 causes), Lung symptoms (3280 causes), Throat symptoms (3410 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes)

    Symptoms related to Rapid breathing:

    Breathing difficulty (2922 causes), Wheezing (764 causes), Shallow breathing (163 causes), Heart attack (138 causes), Lung disorders, Asthma (320 causes), Bronchitis (273 causes), Chronic bronchitis (19 causes), Emphysema, Pneumonia (241 causes), Tuberculosis, Nervous system disorders

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    Medical News summaries about Rapid breathing

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Rapid breathing

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