Respiratory Failure: Tests
Part of: Respiratory Failure
Diagnosis of Respiratory Failure
Your doctor will ask whether you might have or have recently had diseases or conditions that could lead to respiratory failure.
For more information, go to “What Causes Respiratory Failure?”
During the physical exam, your doctor will look for signs of respiratory failure and its underlying cause.
Respiratory failure can cause shortness of breath, rapid breathing, and air hunger (feeling like you can’t breathe in enough air). Using a stethoscope, your doctor can listen to your lungs for abnormal sounds, such… Read more about Respiratory Failure: Tests