Rapid Breathing Medical Conditions
Below is a list of potential medical conditions this symptom could be a sign of.
A pulmonary embolism is a blockage of an artery in the lungs. It is caused by a clot that travels through the bloodstream to the lungs...What is Pulmonary Embolism?
Emphysema is a chronic obstructive disease of the lungs. The lungs contain millions of tiny air sacs called alveoli...What is Emphysema?
Blood poisoning is an illness due to an infection or its toxin spreading through the bloodstream...What is Blood Poisoning?
Atelectasis is a condition where a portion of the lung has collapsed or is not able to completely expand...What is Atelectasis?
Pneumonia is a serious infection of the lungs that causes the air sacs in the lungs to fill with pus and other liquid...What is Pneumonia?
Patent Ductus Arteriosus
A patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is a type of congenital (present at birth) heart problem. All babies have a small passageway (called the ductus arteriosus) connecting the pulmonary artery and the aorta, which is open at birth...What is Patent Ductus Arteriosus?
Septic shock is a condition in which blood pressure falls dangerously. It may occur in patients with serious infections...What is Septic Shock?