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Breathing Difficulties Symptom Checker
The following are comman causes for shortness of breath:
- Chest infection
- Panic attack
- Fluid on lungs due to heart failure, infections
- Leakage of air out side lung or pnemothorax
- Heart attack or myocardial infaction
- Blood clots or pulmonary embolism
- Lung damage - due to smoking (chronic bronchitis), age (emphysema) or lung cavities (bronchiectasis).
- Heart valve defects-leaks or narrowing
- Viral infections like croup and viral wheeze may cause shortness of breath in children.
This symptom checker would help you to assess your symptoms and seek suitable advice