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Breathing Difficulties Symptom Checker


The following are comman causes for shortness of breath:

  1. Chest infection
  2. Asthma
  3. Panic attack
  4. Fluid on lungs due to heart failure, infections
  5. Leakage of air out side lung or pnemothorax
  6. Heart attack or myocardial infaction
  7. Blood clots or pulmonary embolism
  8. Lung damage - due to smoking (chronic bronchitis), age (emphysema) or lung cavities (bronchiectasis).
  9. Heart valve defects-leaks or narrowing
  10. 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