Shortness Of Breath And Swelling

Reviewed on 2/6/2023

Shortness of breath can have many causes. Examples can include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, infections such as bronchitis or pneumonia, severe allergic reactions, asthma, or heart failure. Swelling is a reaction to localized inflammation or injury. Swelling throughout the body can be a sign of organ failure. Because these symptoms are not specific to one condition, it is important to describe all your symptoms to a doctor to determine the cause.

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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