Shortness of breath accompanies symptoms, which can vary depending on the underlying disease, disorder or condition. Symptoms can be related to respiratory system, cardiovascular system and some might indicate a life threatening condition.

Symptoms affecting the respiratory system include:

  • Coughing up clear, yellow, light brown, or green mucus
  • Wheezing (whistling sound made with breathing)
  • Sneezing
  • Sore throat


Symptoms related to the cardiovascular system includes:

  • Chest pain
  • Irregular heart beat (arrhythmia)
  • Tachycardia(rapid heart rate)