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2 Potential Rapid, Deep Breaths Causes

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

  1. 1.Hyperventiliation Syndrome

    In hyperventilation syndrome, one can experience shortness of breath and often a person breaths fast and heavily. There is usually no physical problem causing these symptoms, and symptoms are often caused by anxiety, stress or emotions. Next to shortness of breath, one can experience symptoms of chest pain, palpitations or tingling in hands, feet and face. These symptoms occur commonly as attacks.

    Chronic with relapses

    Top Symptoms:
    anxiety, shortness of breath, dizziness, racing heart beat, chest pain
    Symptoms that always occur with hyperventiliation syndrome:
    rapid, deep breaths
    Symptoms that never occur with hyperventiliation syndrome:
    shortness of breath after a few stairs
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  2. 2.Diabetic Ketoacidosis

    Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a serious complication of diabetes that occurs when the body produces high levels of blood acids called ketones. Unless treated quickly and aggressively, DKA can lead to coma and death.

    No lasting effects if treated quickly, but risk of death if not identified early.

    Top Symptoms:
    abdominal pain (stomach ache), fatigue, nausea or vomiting, being severely ill, fever
    Symptoms that always occur with diabetic ketoacidosis:
    being severely ill
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Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Rapid, Deep Breaths

  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?
  • Q.Do you currently smoke?
  • Q.Do you have a cough?

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Rapid, Deep Breaths Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced rapid, deep breaths have also experienced:

    • 5% Tight, Heavy, Squeezing Chest Pain
    • 4% Fatigue
    • 3% Rib Pain
  • People who have experienced rapid, deep breaths were most often matched with:

    • 4% Hyperventiliation Syndrome
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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