Shallow breathing

Shallow breathing is often a sign of respiratory distress, which is a medical emergency. Shallow breathing may be related to dyspnea, tachypnea, or hyperpnea. Causes of acute shallow breathing include various disorders that cause breathing difficulty or respiratory distress. Examples ...

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Causes

Some of the simpler and better-known causes of shallow breathing, including several that are a medical emergency, include:

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