Causes of Shortness of Breath

Shortness of breath can be a medical emergency. There is a risk of respiratory distress and even of respiratory failure. Seek medical help immediately for this symptom.

Acute Disorders: Acute causes of shortness of breath include:

Chronic Disorders: There are various chronic respiratory disorders and chronic heart disorders that can result in shortness of breath (either acute or chronic breathing difficulty):

Similar Symptoms: Particular types of shortness of breath include:

Read more about: Breathing Difficulty, Respiratory Symptoms

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