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Fast or shallow breathing and Cough which produces mucus

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.

Acute heart failure

Heart failure is a serious condition caused by the heart failing to pump enough blood around the body at the right pressure.

Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Swollen feet or ankles
  • Fast or shallow breathing
  • Cough which produces mucus
  • Coughing up frothy mucus

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Acute heart failure.

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.