Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS): Symptoms
Signs and Symptoms of ARDS
The first signs and symptoms of ARDS are feeling like you can’t get enough air into your , rapid breathing, and a low level.
Other signs and symptoms depend on the cause of ARDS. They may occur before ARDS develops. For example, if is causing ARDS, you may have a and before you feel short of breath.
Sometimes people who have ARDS develop signs and symptoms such as , confusion, and extreme tiredness. This may mean that the body’s , such as the and , aren’t getting enough -rich blood.
People who develop ARDS often are in the hospital for other serious health problems. Rarely, people who aren’t hospitalized have health problems that lead to ARDS, such as severe .
If you have trouble breathing, call your doctor right away. If you have severe shortness of breath, call 9-1-1.
Complications From ARDS