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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Repeat Occurrence of Shortness - of - Breath

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced repeat occurrence of shortness-of-breath. This list does not constitute medical advice.

  1. 1.Congestive Heart Failure

    Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a form of heart failure that causes fluid to back up into the lungs and other tissue. Symptoms include trouble breathing and edema (swelling of ankles, hands)

    This is a lifelong condition but symptoms can be managed.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    cough, fatigue, shortness of breath, cough at night, shortness of breath on exertion
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  2. 2.Condition Involving Severe Trouble Breathing

    Difficulty breathing is indicative of a serious ailment.

    MISSING

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    shortness of breath at rest, blue skin that goes away when crying, hard testicle lump, severe pelvis pain
    Urgency:
    Emergency medical service
  3. 3.Hyperventilation 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

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    anxiety, shortness of breath, dizziness, racing heart beat, chest pain
    Symptoms that always occur with hyperventilation syndrome:
    rapid, deep breaths
    Symptoms that never occur with hyperventilation syndrome:
    shortness of breath after a few stairs
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  4. 4.Adult - Onset Asthma

    Asthma in adults is an under-diagnosed reason for a chronic cough. In general, asthma is caused by hyperactive inflammation of the lung's airways. This results in episodic dyspnea, coughing and wheezing which is triggered by for example exercise, cold air, pollen or dust.

    Indefinite

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, wheezing, dry cough, shortness of breath at rest, shortness of breath on exertion
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  5. 5.Alport Syndrome

    Alport syndrome is an inherited disorder that damages the blood vessels in the kidneys.

    Life long

    Rarity:
    Ultra rare
    Top Symptoms:
    side pain, swollen foot, swollen ankle, bright red (bloody) urine, pink/blood-tinged urine
    Symptoms that never occur with alport syndrome:
    severe fever
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  6. 6.Severe Asthma Attack

    A severe asthma attack makes it incredibly hard to breathe and is a medical emergency. If possible, use a rescue inhaler ASAP.

    Within minutes to hours of treatment

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    being severely ill, shortness of breath at rest, wheezing, irritability, cough with dry or watery sputum
    Symptoms that always occur with severe asthma attack:
    shortness of breath at rest, being severely ill
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room
  7. 7.Asthma Attack

    An asthma attack is the sudden worsening of asthma caused by a trigger (e.g., exercise or cold air) or infection.

    Within minutes of treatment.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    shortness of breath, shortness of breath at rest, tight, heavy, squeezing chest pain, wheezing, cough with dry or watery sputum
    Symptoms that always occur with asthma attack:
    shortness of breath
    Symptoms that never occur with asthma attack:
    blue skin
    Urgency:
    In-person visit
  8. 8.Panic Disorder

    Panic disorder is a type of anxiety disorder. It causes panic attacks, which are sudden feelings of terror without true danger. One may feel as if they are losing control or have physical symptoms like sweating or a racing heart.

    Chronic with relapses

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    anxiety, abdominal pain (stomach ache), nausea, stomach bloating, depressed mood
    Symptoms that always occur with panic disorder:
    anxiety
    Symptoms that never occur with panic disorder:
    agoraphobia
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  9. 9.Panic or Anxiety Attack(s)

    Panic or anxiety attacks are sudden feelings of intense fear or stress without true danger. Symptoms usually peak and then decrease within minutes. One may feel as if they are losing control or have physical symptoms like sweating or a racing heart. A panic attack can be a very scary experience and should be taken seriously.

    Depending on recurrence

    Rarity:
    Common
    Symptoms that always occur with panic or anxiety attack(s):
    anxiety or anxiety/panic attacks
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Repeat Occurrence of Shortness - of - Breath

  • 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 have a cough?
  • Q.Do you notice your heart beating hard, rapidly, or irregularly (also called palpitations)?

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Repeat Occurrence of Shortness - of - Breath Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced repeat occurrence of shortness-of-breath have also experienced:

    • 4% Chest Pain
    • 4% Chest Pain
    • 4% Fatigue
  • People who have experienced repeat occurrence of shortness-of-breath had symptoms persist for:

    • 36% Less Than a Day
    • 25% Over a Month
    • 21% Less Than a Week
  • People who have experienced repeat occurrence of shortness-of-breath were most often matched with:

    • 50% Condition Involving Severe Trouble Breathing
    • 28% Congestive Heart Failure
    • 21% Hyperventilation 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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