Fast or shallow breathing and Wheeze (noise on breathing out)

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

Acute exacerbation of COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the name for a collection of lung diseases including chronic bronchitis, emphysema and chronic obstructive airways disease.

Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Fast or shallow breathing
  • Wheeze (noise on breathing out)
  • Cough which produces mucus
  • Loss of appetite

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Acute exacerbation of COPD.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Asthma Attack

Asthma is a common lung condition that causes occasional breathing difficulties.

Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Wheeze (noise on breathing out)
  • Fast or shallow breathing
  • Chest tightness
  • Unable to talk in full sentences
  • Shortness of breath at rest

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Asthma Attack.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Bronchiolitis

Bronchiolitis is a common lower respiratory tract infection that affects babies and young children under a year old.

Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheeze (noise on breathing out)
  • Fast or shallow breathing
  • Runny nose
  • Blocked nose

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Bronchiolitis.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

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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