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Contents for Shortness of breath
  1. Introduction: Shortness of breath
  2. Causes (1528 conditions)
  3. Causes of Types
  4. Drug causes (174 listings)
  5. Drug interaction causes (460 listings)
  6. Diagnostic tests (23 listings)
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Shortness of breath

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

Introduction: Breathlessness

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.

Causes of Shortness of breath (Breathlessness)

The list of medical condition causes of Shortness of breath (Breathlessness) includes:

All 1528 causes of Shortness of breath

More Specific Symptoms for Breathlessness:

Review the causes of the following types of more specific symptoms for Breathlessness:

Related Symptoms for Breathlessness

Research the causes of these related symptoms that are similar to, or related to, the symptom Breathlessness:

Broader Symptom Types for Breathlessness:

Research the causes of these symptoms that are more broader types of symptom than Breathlessness:

More Symptom Information for 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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