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Review: could Dehydration cause Shortness of breath?

Summary: Shortness of breath could be caused by Dehydration, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, also have Cough, and take Lasix.

We study 461 people who have Dehydration from FDA and social media. Among them, 19 have Shortness of breath (Breathing difficulty). Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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Shortness of breath

Shortness of breath (latest reports from 1,337,418 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

On Apr, 13, 2014: 461 people who have dehydration are studied. Among them, 19 (4.12%) have Shortness Of Breath. They amount to 0.00% of all the 1,345,128 people who have Shortness Of Breath on eHealthMe.

Trend of Shortness of breath in dehydration reports

Gender of people who have dehydration and experienced Shortness of breath * :

Shortness of breath36.36%63.64%

Age of people who have dehydration and experienced Shortness of breath * :

Shortness of breath0.00%0.00%5.00%10.00%15.00%0.00%20.00%55.00%

Severity of the symptom * :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Shortness of breath0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Cough (7 people, 36.84%)
  2. Constipation (6 people, 31.58%)
  3. Asthma (6 people, 31.58%)
  4. Nausea (5 people, 26.32%)
  5. Atrial fibrillation (5 people, 26.32%)
  6. Infection (5 people, 26.32%)
  7. Hypertension (5 people, 26.32%)
  8. Insomnia (5 people, 26.32%)
  9. Pain (5 people, 26.32%)
  10. Angina pectoris (4 people, 21.05%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Lasix (8 people, 42.11%)
  2. Potassium chloride (6 people, 31.58%)
  3. Dexamethasone (5 people, 26.32%)
  4. Furosemide (5 people, 26.32%)
  5. Megace (5 people, 26.32%)
  6. Methylprednisolone (4 people, 21.05%)
  7. Leucovorin calcium (4 people, 21.05%)
  8. Magnesium sulfate (4 people, 21.05%)
  9. Promethazine (4 people, 21.05%)
  10. Allopurinol (4 people, 21.05%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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