Shortness Of Breath And Weakness (Generalized)

Reviewed on 12/21/2022

Shortness of breath has many causes, including heart rhythm disorder, anemia, emphysema, low blood pressure, or chronic illnesses. Many illnesses can also cause generalized weakness. Pay attention to all your symptoms and when they occur. Seek immediate medical care for severe shortness of breath. Always describe worrisome symptoms to 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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