Symptom: Breathing difficulties


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Breathing difficulties: Various types of breathing difficulty (dyspnea).
Detailed cause information for symptom: Breathing difficulties:
  • Medical conditions causing symptom: Breathing difficulties (158 conditions)
  • Medical conditions causing complication: Breathing difficulties (23 conditions)

    Medical articles on symptoms: These general medical articles may be of interest:

    Types of Breathing difficulties: wheezing (28), choking (10), rapid breathing (28), shallow breathing (9), shortness of breath (81), shortness of breath from exercise (81)
    Symptoms related to Breathing difficulties: wheezing (28), choking (10), shortness of breath (81), chest pain (75)
    Breathing difficulties type of: Breathing symptoms (165)
    Symptoms: symptom center, symptom groups, symptom descriptions

    Conditions listing symptoms: Breathing difficulties: The following list of conditions have 'Breathing difficulties' 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.

    A

  • Acute Bronchitis ... trouble breathing, wheezing
  • Acute rheumatic fever ... shortness of breath
  • Adult respiratory distress syndrome ... breathing difficulty, tachypnoea (rapid breathing)
  • Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis ... wheezing
  • Allergies ... wheezing, breathing difficulties
  • Amphetamines ... irregular breathing, rapid breathing
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis ... difficulty breathing
  • Anaphylaxis ... breathing difficulty, wheezing
  • Anemia ... breathing difficulty, shortness of breath after exercise, rapid breathing
  • Angina ... choking feeling, breathlessness
  • Anorexia Nervosa ... low breathing rate
  • Anthrax ... severe breathing problems
  • Anxiety attack ... difficulty breathing
  • Aortic coarctation ... shortness of breath
  • Aortic valve disease ... shortness of breath, breathlessness
  • Aplastic anemia ... shortness of breath
  • Arthritis ... trouble breathing
  • Asbestosis ... breathlessness
  • Ascariasis ... wheezing
  • Ascites ... breathing difficulty
  • Asphyxia ... breathing difficulty
  • Asthma ... Breathing difficulty, wheezing, shortness of breath, Shortness of breath after exertion, shallow breathing, Rapid breathing
  • Atrial Fibrillation ... breathlessness
  • Atrial flutter ... difficulty breathing

    B

  • Bornholm disease ... pain worsen on deep breathing
  • Botulism food poisoning ... difficult breathing
  • Brain compression ... breathing difficulty
  • Bronchiectasis ... wheezing, breathlessness
  • Bronchiolitis ... difficult breathing, wheezing, shallow breathing, rapid breathing
  • Bronchitis ... wheezing, breathlessness
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia ... wheezing, rapid shallow breathing (tachypnea)

    C

  • Carbon monoxide poisoning ... Wheezing, rapid breathing
  • Cardiac arrest ... loss of breathing
  • Cardiomyopathy ... breathlessness
  • Chemical pneumonia ... difficulty breathing, choking, rapid breathing
  • Chronic Bronchitis ... breathlessness, breathlessness on exertion
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease ... wheezing, Shortness of breath on exertion, inability to breathe lying down, breathlessness after exertion, breathing difficulties, mild shortness of breath
  • Collapsed lung ... difficulty breathing, rapid breathing
  • Congenital heart defects ... breathing difficulty
  • Congestive Heart Failure ... breathless with exertion, breathlessness, breathing difficulties
  • Cor pulmonale ... shortness of breath on exertion
  • Croup ... difficult breathing, characteristic crowing-sound breathing, rapid breathing
  • Cystic Fibrosis ... frequent wheezing

    D

  • Decompression sickness ... breathing difficulty
  • Dehydration ... rapid breathing
  • Dengue hemorrhagic fever ... breathing difficulty
  • Diabetes ... Breathing difficulty
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis ... Breathing difficulty, rapid breathing
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy ... shortness of breath
  • Diphtheria ... difficulty breathing, throat obstruction
  • Drowning ... loss of breathing

    E

  • Emphysema ... breathing difficulty, wheezing, shortness of breath, breathlessness after exercise
  • Endocarditis ... shortness of breath
  • Epiglotitis ... breathing difficulty, open mouthed breathing

    F

  • Familial emphysema ... breathing difficulty, wheezing, shortness of breath, breathlessness after exercise
  • Food allergies ... trouble breathing, wheezing
  • Friedreich's ataxia ... shortness of breath

    G

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease ... choking feeling
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding ... shortness of breath
  • Goodpasture syndrome ... dyspnea (difficult breathing)
  • Graves Disease ... breathlessness

    H

  • Hay fever ... wheezing, breathing difficulties
  • Heart attack ... dyspnea, Shortness of Breath, shortness of breath
  • Heart block ... breathlessness with exertion, breathlessness, breathlessness caused by fever
  • Heart disease ... shortness of breath
  • Heart failure ... shortness of breath, wheezing, breathless with exertion, breathlessness, raspy breathing
  • Heatstroke ... rapid breathing
  • Hemothorax ... breathing difficulty
  • High altitude pulmonary edema ... suffocation, shortness of breath on exercise, progressive shortness of breath
  • HIV/AIDS ... shortness of breath
  • Hodgkin's Disease ... breathing difficulty, shortness of breath, wheezing
  • Hookworm ... wheezing
  • Hyperthyroidism ... breathlessness
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy ... breathlessness
  • Hyperventilation ... shortness of breath, rapid breathing

    I

  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis ... difficulty breathing, dyspnea (shortness of breath)

    L

  • Larynx Cancer ... difficulty breathing
  • Leukemia ... shortness of breath
  • Lung cancer ... breathing difficulty, Shortness of breath, wheezing
  • Lung conditions ... difficulty breathing, pain on breathing, shortness of breath
  • Lyme disease ... shortness of breath
  • Lymphangioleiomyomatosis ... shortness of breath (dyspnea) with physical activity, shortness of breath at rest

    M

  • Malabsorption ... shortness of breath
  • Malaria ... shortness of breath
  • Marfan syndrome ... shortness of breath, Breathing problems
  • Melioidosis ... breathing difficulty, shortness of breath, rapid breathing
  • Menorrhagia ... shortness of breath
  • Mesothelioma ... breathlessness
  • Methahemoglobinemia ... breathlessness
  • Mitochondrial diseases ... breathlessness
  • Mitral regurgitation ... wheezing, breathlessness
  • Mitral-valve prolapse ... shortness of breath
  • Mobius syndrome ... choking problems (infant)
  • Motion sickness ... shortness of breath
  • Mountain sickness ... difficulty breathing, shortness of breath
  • Multiple Myeloma ... shortness of breath
  • Myasthenia Gravis ... difficulty breathing
  • Myocarditis ... breathlessness

    N

  • Neonatal Respiratory Distress Syndrome ... very rapid breathing (tachypnea)
  • Nephrotic syndrome ... breathing difficulty
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma ... shortness of breath

    O

  • Obstructive sleep apnea ... choking
  • Osteoarthritis ... trouble breathing

    P

  • Panic attack ... breathing difficulty, breathlessness, Choking sensation, rapid breathing
  • Panic disorder ... breathlessness, Choking sensation
  • Pericarditis ... shortness of breath, shallow breathing, rapid breathing
  • Peritonitis ... shallow breathing, rapid breathing
  • Pernicious anemia ... shortness of breath
  • Pharyngitis ... breathing difficulty
  • Pheochromocytoma ... breathing difficulty, rapid breathing
  • Plague ... difficulty breathing
  • Pleural effusion ... difficulty breathing
  • Pleurisy ... shallow breathing, rapid breathing
  • Pneumococcal pneumonia ... Shortness of breath, Rapid breathing
  • Pneumoconiosis ... breathlessness
  • Pneumonia ... difficult breathing, shallow breathing, breathlessness, rapid breathing
  • Pneumonic plague ... difficulty breathing, rapid breathing
  • Polio ... difficulty breathing
  • Polycythemia ... breathlessness
  • Polyneuritis ... breathing difficulty
  • Primary pulmonary hypertension ... Difficulty in breathing (dyspnea)
  • Psittacosis ... breathlessness
  • Pulmonary Anthrax ... severe breathing problems
  • Pulmonary edema ... breathing difficulty, shortness of breath, wheezing, shallow breathing, shortness of breath worse on lying down, rapid breathing
  • Pulmonary embolism ... breathing difficulty, dyspnea, shortness of breath, Tachypnea
  • Pulmonary hypertension ... shortness of breath, progressive shortness of breath
  • Pulmonary valve stenosis ... breathlessness

    Q

  • Q fever ... breathing difficulty

    R

  • Rapid gastric emptying ... shortness of breath
  • Respiratory syncytial virus ... wheezing
  • Restrictive cardiomyopathy ... breathlessness
  • Rheumatic fever ... shortness of breath

    S

  • Sarcoidosis ... breathing difficulty, Shortness of breath (dyspnea)
  • SARS ... difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, acute respiratory distress syndrome
  • Scleroderma ... shortness of breath
  • Shock ... irregular breathing, shallow breathing, rapid breathing
  • Shy-Drager Syndrome ... breathing difficulties
  • Sickle Cell Anemia ... shortness of breath
  • Silicosis ... breathlessness
  • Spinal cord injury ... breathing difficulty
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy type I ... impaired breathing
  • Strongyloidiasis ... wheezing
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage ... erratic breathing
  • Syncope ... rapid breathing

    T

  • Tachycardia ... shortness of breath
  • Tachypnea ... shallow breathing
  • Temporal arteritis ... shortness of breath
  • Tetanus ... difficulty breathing
  • Thalassemia ... shortness of breath
  • Thyroid cancer ... Difficulty breathing
  • Tick paralysis ... breathing difficulty
  • Toxocariasis ... wheezing
  • Tuberculosis ... breathing difficulty, shortness of breath, progressive shortness of breath
  • Type 2 diabetes ... Breathing difficulty

    W

  • Wegener's granulomatosis ... shortness of breath
  • Weil's syndrome ... ARDS
  • Whipple's Disease ... shortness of breath
  • Whooping Cough ... Choking, Breathing difficulties
    Conditions listing complications: Breathing difficulties: The following list of conditions have 'Breathing difficulties' or similar listed as a 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.

    A

  • Achalasia ... breathlessness
  • Acute Pancreatitis ... breathing problems
  • Adenoviruses ... Acute respiratory disease (ARD)
  • Asthma ... breathing difficulty, asphyxia

    B

  • Botulism food poisoning ... chronic shortness of breath
  • Bronchiolitis ... asphyxia

    D

  • Diabetes ... Breathing problems

    E

  • Epiglotitis ... choking

    F

  • Febrile Seizures ... Choking
  • Friedreich's ataxia ... difficulty breathing

    H

  • High altitude pulmonary edema ... suffocation

    M

  • Measles ... breathing difficulty

    P

  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy ... choking
  • Pulmonary Anthrax ... severe breathing problems

    R

  • Reye's Syndrome ... breathing difficulty

    S

  • Shy-Drager Syndrome ... breathing difficulties
  • Stroke ... breathing difficulty

    T

  • Tetanus ... asphyxia
  • Tuberculosis ... Progressive shortness of breath
  • Type 1 diabetes ... Breathing problems
  • Type 2 diabetes ... Breathing problems

    W

  • Weil's syndrome ... ARDS
  • Whooping Cough ... breathing difficulty, choking, asphyxia, choking


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