Dry mouth, Shortness of breath: 8 Possible Causes
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What causes dry mouth and shortness of breath? 8 possible conditions

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

1

Anxiety

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2

Hyperventilation

Hyperventilation happens when you suddenly start breathing very quickly. Exhaling more than you inhale causes low carbon dioxide levels.

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3

Anemia

Anemia happens when the number of healthy red blood cells in your body is too low. Red blood cells carry oxygen to all of the body's tissues.

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4

Sarcoidosis

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5

Lupus

Lupus is an autoimmune disease. Learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatment options.

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6

Botulism

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

Botulism (or botulism poisoning) is a rare but very serious illness that transmits through food, contact with contaminated soil, or through an open wound.

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7

Dissection of the Aorta

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

The aorta is a large artery that carries blood out of your heart. If you experience a dissection of the aorta, it means that blood has entered the wall of the artery, between the inner and middle layers. This can happe...

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8

The War of Cells: Graft vs. Host Disease

Graft vs. Host Disease (GvHD) is a reaction that develops after a bone marrow transplant when the donor and the recipient are different people.

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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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