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Shortness of breath, 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.

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.