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What causes breathing problems?

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The most common causes of feeling short of breath are:

Other common causes of feeling short of breath include:

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If you are still concerned about your breathing problems, why not use healthdirect’s online Symptom Checker to get advice on when to seek medical attention.

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Last reviewed: August 2017

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