Shortness of breath, Headache and Unusually tired

This page contains some of the conditions that could be the cause of these symptoms, although it is not a complete list of possible conditions.

Conditions

Diphtheria

Diphtheria is a contagious bacterial infection that mainly affects the nose and throat.

Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • High temperature
  • Sore throat
  • White spots on tonsils
  • Shivering or rigors
  • Difficulty speaking

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Diphtheria.

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High altitude pulmonary oedema

Altitude sickness is a common condition that can happen when you climb to a high altitude too quickly.

Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Headache
  • Feeling sick or nausea
  • Unusually tired
  • Lightheaded or feeling dizzy

Our Health A-Z contains more information on High altitude pulmonary oedema.

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Important: If you have these symptoms, they may be unrelated to any of these conditions listed. If you are concerned about your symptoms then you should see a doctor.

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