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Respiratory distress

Respiratory distress: Introduction

Respiratory distress: A condition which is characterized by poor respiration that results in the body being under stress. See detailed information below for a list of 241 causes of Respiratory distress, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Respiratory distress:

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

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Respiratory distress

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Causes of Types of Respiratory distress:

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Respiratory distress: Symptom Checker

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

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Respiratory distress Treatments

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Medications or substances causing Respiratory distress:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Respiratory distress 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.

Respiratory distress: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Respiratory distress may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Respiratory distress

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Respiratory distress: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Respiratory distress

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he suffered from sudden inability to speak. This was more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions, such as a more »

ADHD under-diagnosed in adults: Although the over-diagnoses of ADHD in children is a well-known controversy, the reverse side related to adults. Some adults can remain undiagnosed, and more »

Bipolar disorder misdiagosed as various conditions by primary physicians: Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder) often fails to be diagnosed correctly more »

Eating disorders under-diagnosed in men: The typical patient with an eating disorder is female. The result is that men with eating disorders often fail to be diagnosed or have a delayed diagnosis. See misdiagnosis of eating disorders or symptoms of eating more »

Depression undiagnosed in teenagers: Serious bouts of depression can be undiagnosed in teenagers. The "normal" moodiness of teenagers can cause severe medical depression more »

Undiagnosed anxiety disorders related to depression: Patients with depression (see symptoms of depression) may also have undiagnosed anxiety disorders (see symptoms more »

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 more »

Respiratory distress: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Respiratory distress

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Respiratory distress: Related Rare Diseases

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Respiratory distress: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Causes of Respiratory distress listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Respiratory distress as a symptom include:

Definitions of Respiratory distress:

Labored or difficult breathing associated with a variety of disorders, indicating inadequate ventilation or low blood oxygen.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Detailed list of causes of Respiratory distress

The list below shows some of the causes of Respiratory distress mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Respiratory distress?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Respiratory distress. Of the 241 causes of Respiratory distress that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 1 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 5 causes are "common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 1 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 12 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 229 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Respiratory distress:

The following list of conditions have 'Respiratory distress' 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: Respiratory distress:

The following list of medical conditions have Respiratory distress 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 Respiratory distress Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Respiratory distress 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?

    What are the alternative names for Respiratory distress:

    SOB, Shortness of breath, Breathlessness, DIB, Difficulty breathing, Dyspnoea, Respiration difficult
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Respiratory distress:

    Medical Conditions associated with Respiratory distress:

    Respiratory symptoms (5166 causes), Respiratory tract symptoms (5166 causes), Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Throat symptoms (3410 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Breath symptoms (3023 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes)

    Symptoms related to Respiratory distress:

    Difficulty breathing (2922 causes), Heart failure (274 causes), Shortness of breath (1528 causes), Choking (130 causes), Acidosis (149 causes), Acute lung syndrome, Altitude sickness, Acute, Amniotic fluid embolism, Anaphylactoid reactions, Anaphylaxis (237 causes), Anemia (926 causes), Anthrax, Ascariasis, Atypical pneumonia (17 causes), Bronchiectasis

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    Medical News summaries about Respiratory distress

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Respiratory distress

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