Enlarged Or Swollen Glands And Shortness Of Breath

Last Editorial Review: 8/30/2021

Enlarged or swollen lymph nodes are characteristic of many different kinds of conditions throughout the body. Infections are one cause of enlarged lymph nodes. Shortness of breath can accompany respiratory conditions, including infections. If you are having difficulty breathing, seek immediate medical attention. Talk to your doctor anytime you are concerned about your symptoms.

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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