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What causes growth retardation, shortness of breath and tired? 6 possible conditions

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

1

Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF)

Tetralogy of Fallot is a serious, congenital heart defect characterized by malformations of the heart and a bluish skin tone.

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2

Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis causes severe damage to the respiratory and digestive systems. Learn about its symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment.

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3

Ventricular Septal Defects

A ventricular septal defect (VSD) is a hole between your heart's lower chambers, or ventricles. Read more about this condition.

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4

Thalassemia

Thalassemia is a blood disorder in which the body makes an abnormal form of hemoglobin. Read on to learn more about its symptoms and how it's diagnosed.

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5

Sickle Cell Anemia

Red blood cells are normally shaped like discs, which allows them to travel through blood vessels. Sickle cell disease causes red blood cells to be sickle-shaped. Read on to learn about risk factors, symptoms, and more.

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6

Celiac Disease (Gluten Intolerance)

Celiac disease is a digestive disorder caused by an abnormal immune reaction to gluten. Learn about celiac disease systems, diagnosis, and treatment.

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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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