Cough, Shock, Shortness of breath: 5 Possible Causes
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What causes cough, shock and shortness of breath? 5 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Heart Attack Overview

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

A clot blocks the blood flow to the heart (heart attack), and damages heart muscle. Symptoms include chest pain, shortness of breath, and a blue or grey tinge to the skin.

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2

Burns

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Burns are characterized by severe skin damage that causes the affected cells to die. Most people can recover from burns without serious health consequences.

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3

Heart Failure

Heart failure is characterized by the heart's inability to pump an adequate supply of blood. Learn about heart failure symptoms, causes, types, and treatment.

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4

Anthrax

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Anthrax is a serious illness caused by a microbe called Bacillus anthracis that lives in soil. Read about the symptoms of anthrax.

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5

The Plague

The plague is a serious bacterial infection that can be deadly. It's caused by poor sanitation, overcrowding, and large rodent populations.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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