Shortness of breath and Headache

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

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

More information on Diphtheria is available here.

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

High altitude pulmonary oedema

Altitude sickness can occur when you travel 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

More information on High altitude pulmonary oedema is available here.

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