Depends... The main symptom of ARDS is severe shortness of breath. Other symptoms depend on the underlying cause of the syndrome. For example, if the ARDS is due to pneumonia, then symptoms would also include fever, cough productive of discolored sputum, cold symptoms, body aches, etc. ARDS has many underlying causes and part of the treatment is to treat the underlying cause.
Breathing Failure. Ards, or acute respiratory distress syndrome, is a lung condition which causes scarring and inflammation of the lungs due to another cause: infection, pneumonia, inflammation of the pancreas, or other unknown causes. Typically, patients with ARDS require a respirator and can need one for days to weeks. The typical symptoms are difficulty breathing, low oxygen levels. It almost always needs a hosp.