Rapid Breathing, Rapid Heart Rate (Pulse) And Shortness Of Breath

Reviewed on 2/28/2022

These symptoms can all be present with conditions including asthma attacks, heart rhythm disorders, as well as acute stress reactions and anxiety or panic attacks. Strenuous exercise or physical activity may also produce similar symptoms that resolve quickly. If you are concerned about these symptoms, seek immediate medical attention.

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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