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54 Possible Causes for Dyspnea, Palpitations, Red Blood Cell Distribution Width Increased

  • Iron Deficiency Anemia

    […] high red blood cell distribution width, reflecting an increased variability in the size of red blood cells.A low mean corpuscular volume also appears during the course of[en.wikipedia.org] Symptoms Fatigue Weakness Shortness of breath Palpitations (a feeling of having an irregular heartbeat) Diminished athletic performance Sports Medicine Evaluation and Treatment[sportsmedtoday.com] Patients may complain of: Fatigue Pallor Weakness Headache Palpitations Dizziness Dyspnea Irritability Poor concentration, impaired development Hair loss Impaired temperature[symptoma.com]

  • Thalassemia

    blood cell distribution width High Normal; occasionally high Normal Ferritin Low Normal Normal Mentzer index for children (MCV/red blood cell count) 13 13 13 Hb electrophoresis[aafp.org] Patients may claim frequent headaches, dizziness, exertional dyspnea and palpitations.[symptoma.com] He presented with chest discomfort and progressive dyspnea. Early echocardiogram showed mild pericardial effusion.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Folate-Deficiency Anemia

    Folate-deficiency anemia causes symptoms that are common for all types of anemia, like fatigue, irritability, headaches, diminished concentration ability, dyspnea, and palpitations[symptoma.com] […] loss) Increased destruction: superoxide can inactivate folate Clinical features Symptoms due to anemia: weakness, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, irritability, headache, palpitations[pathologyoutlines.com] Additional common symptoms include aches and pains, muscle weakness, and difficulty breathing (dyspnea).[rarediseases.org]

  • Anemia

    […] variation in the size of RBCs (red cell distribution width, RDW) A blood smear may reveal RBCs that are smaller and paler than normal as well as RBCs that vary in size (anisocytosis[labtestsonline.org] Symptoms of anemia may include the following: Fatigue weakness shortness of breath lightheadedness palpitations (feeling of the heart racing or beating irregularly) looking[web.archive.org] Acute anemia presents with symptoms owing to acute blood loss; chronic anemia may present with worsening fatigue, dyspnea, lightheadedness, or chest pain.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Heart Failure

    blood cell distribution width II - Prognostic implications Many studies have shown anaemia to increase mortality and morbidity in HF patients ( 1, 5, 8, 9 ) and to cause[web.archive.org] A 35-year-old Japanese man was emergently admitted to our hospital with chief complaints of palpitation and dyspnea. He has been treated for Basedow's disease.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] We introduced oxycodone for medically refractory dyspnea instead of morphine because of the patient's renal insufficiency.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Congestive Heart Failure

    blood cell distribution width II - Prognostic implications Many studies have shown anaemia to increase mortality and morbidity in HF patients ( 1, 5, 8, 9 ) and to cause[web.archive.org] A 56-year-old man was admitted because of palpitations and dyspnea.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Features due to left heart failure: Dyspnea, orthopnea and paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea: These symptoms develop due to congestion of the lungs.[symptoma.com]

  • Iron Deficiency

    Average size of RBCs (MCV) — may be decreased Average amount of Hb in RBCs (MCH) — may be decreased Increased variation in the size of RBCs (red cell distribution width (RDW[labtestsonline.org.au] Heart Palpitations Probably the most frightening of all of the symptoms of iron deficiency are heart palpitations – the fluttering sensation in your chest, throat or neck[naturallivingideas.com] The physiological consequences include fatigue, lethargy, and dyspnea; conversely, iron repletion in iron-deficient individuals has been shown to improve exercise capacity[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Myelodysplasia

    In moderate anemia, almost all patients experience some fatigue, which may be accompanied by heart palpitations, shortness of breath, and pale skin.[mds-foundation.org] May be asymptomatic Disease is generally indolent, with blood counts remaining relatively stable over months or longer Most common symptoms Pallor, weakness, exertional dyspnea[arupconsult.com] Anemia causes tiredness, increased need for sleep, weakness, lightheadedness, dizziness, irritability, palpitations, headaches, and pale skin color.[rarediseases.org]

  • Sickle Cell Disease

    The man had reported "shortness of breath, palpitations , and episodes of icterus [ yellow eyes ]. He had an anemia." Dr.[emedicinehealth.com] He presented with progressive severe dyspnea on exertion and lower extremity edema.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Major dyspnea, hemodynamic distress and fever were noted on physical examination. Biological tests exploring anaemia revealed Haemoglobin (Hb) S levels of 39.1%.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency

    Heart Palpitations Feel a flutter in your chest? You could be experiencing heart palpitations due to decreased oxygen circulation.[healthyway.com] […] of cobalamin deficiency ranges from the incidental increase of mean corpuscular volume and neutrophil hypersegmentation to symptoms due to severe anemia, such as angor, dyspnea[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Cardiovascular symptoms include syncope, dyspnea, orthopnea, palpitations, and angina.[emedicine.medscape.com]

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