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How do Obesity affect breathing rate

A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
What's normal?: No, unless you are a dog who is cooled by panting - it is not. You need to try intentional breath patterns to gain some control over it. Breath in thr ... Read More
Dr. Scott Hacking
18 years experience Family Medicine
Hyperventilation: Hyperventilation can be a sign that your body is overheating. You should take measures to try to cool off. Ice cold beverages throughout the day may h ... Read More
Dr. Jana Tomsky Corvalan
27 years experience Family Medicine
Dehydration: You may be dehydrated! in hot environment. Breathing that fast is not normal if resting. With heavy exertion - as run... breathing that fast may be ap ... Read More

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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
21 years experience Cardiology
Athletic vital signs: For a conditioned athlete, heart rate in the upper 40's-50's is likely normal. Some professional athletes such as bicyclers can have resting heart ra ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Sleep apnea: Sleep apnea in 70% of cases is due to obesity. Also some obese people develop hypoventilation which means that the oxygen is not well reach to the te ... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
18 years experience Clinical Psychology
Impairs breathing: Obesity can result in shortness of breath and labored breathing as people who are obese tend to be less physically fit and their bodies tire more quic ... Read More
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Dr. Philip Kern
43 years experience Endocrinology
Sleep apnea: Obesity puts you at risk for sleep apnea. When you sleep and your muscles relax obesity will result in a closing of the airway which will obstruct air ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Yap
14 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Likely yes: It is possible that as a result of the extra weight you may have what's called obesity hypoventilation syndrome aka Pickwickian syndrome. This can als ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harinder Gill
39 years experience Cardiology
Cough: If otherwise healthy apart from obesity these symptoms will lessen and resolve with time,meantime moderate your exercise a little and gradually build ... Read More
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A 1-year-old male asked:
Dr. James DuRant
11 years experience Pediatrics
Nasal saline drops: 2 or 3 times per day utilize some nasal saline drops such as "little noses" and use bulb suction to remove the congestion. The children may fight you ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
If you're counting: Correctly, a persistent respiratory rate in the 40's or above, not just when fussing, would be of concern.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
Not good too think!: You breathe as necessary. With the exception of swimming, no synchronization is necessary!
A 2-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
20-30/ minute: Twenty to thirty breaths per minute.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Horacio Capote
Specializes in Psychiatry
YES: Tranquilizers a central nervous system depressants & certainly do decrease your respiratory drive.

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