9. Rapid breathing (Tachypnea)
Similar to rapid heartbeats, rapid breathing may be caused by hypoglycemia, anxiety, or both. These patients often breathe very rapidly, taking small breaths instead of longer breaths, and become easily agitated. When this is sustained for a very long time, rapid breathing can lead to an imbalance in blood gas and blood pH. In other words, this patient may require urgent medical attention. Thus, do not delay looking for the assistance of a doctor, especially if the patient is a senior, a pregnant woman, an infant, or a patient with a debilitating health condition.