Anxiety and Fast or shallow breathing

On this page you can find conditions that could be the cause of these symptoms although it is not a complete list of possible conditions.

Please note that 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.

Information written and reviewed by Certified Doctors.

Conditions

Fear of open spaces

Agoraphobia is a fear of being in situations where escape might be difficult, or help wouldn't be available if things go wrong.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Sweating
  • Fear of open spaces
  • Fear of leaving home
  • Avoiding people or social contact
  • Anxiety

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Fear of open spaces.

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

Panic disorder

Panic disorder is where you have recurring and regular panic attacks, often for no obvious reason.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Anxiety
  • Fast or shallow breathing
  • Difficult or painful swallowing
  • Choking feeling
  • Lightheaded or feeling dizzy

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Panic disorder.

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