Blue Colored Lips, Color Change, Irregular Heartbeat And Labored Breathing

Reviewed on 5/13/2022

A bluish discoloration of the lips or mucous membranes can be indicative of cyanosis. This occurs due to poor or reduced oxygen delivery to tissues. An irregular heartbeat and labored breathing could occur as a result of heart rhythm disturbances. If you experience the sudden onset of difficulty breathing, seek immediate medical attention. Discuss any worrisome symptoms with your doctor.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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