Poor balance, Shortness of breath: 6 Possible Causes
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What causes poor balance and shortness of breath? 6 possible conditions

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

1

Beriberi

Beriberi is a term used for vitamin B1, or thiamine, deficiency. Vitamin B1 is found in foods like milk, beans, vegetables, meat, and whole grains.

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2

Skull Fractures

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

A skull fracture is any break in the cranial bone, or the skull. It can result in bleeding, bruising, pain, and swelling. Less severe symptoms include headache, nausea, confusion, and blurred vision.

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3

Acute Mountain Sickness

Acute mountain sickness, or altitude sickness, is a condition that occurs when your body can't adjust to a high level of altitude.

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4

Guillain-Barre Syndrome

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

Guillain-Barre syndrome is a rare but serious autoimmune disorder. An infectious disease, like the stomach flu or a lung infection, usually triggers it.

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5

Neuroblastoma

Neuroblastoma is a rare cancer that affects the sympathetic nervous system, usually in young children. Learn about the symptoms and treatment options.

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6

Legionnaires' Disease

Legionnaires' disease is a severe type of pneumonia, or lung infection. Learn about its symptoms, causes, treatment, and prevention.

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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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