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how does anxiety affect the breathing rate

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience Pediatrics
Many possibilities: Could you be pregnant? If not, Have you had a rapid growth spurt? Sometimes during periods of rapid growth the autonomic nervous system has troubl ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Beta blocker: Assuming medical problems like thyroid and heart disorders have been ruled out, a beta blocker like propranolol is effective at reducing extra heartbe ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
You are probably: right. See PCP and check your lungs
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Sleep: Generally the heart rate slows down during sleep. If there is an anxiety producing dream however, heart rate can go up.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Heart rate: A generic meal may be associated with a small heart rate increase as blood flow shifts volume to the gut. If substances causing additional effects sti ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
43 years experience Clinical Psychology
Caffeine = stimulant: So it adds to physiological arousal that stress can produce. It will increase heart rate, alertness, and insomnia in some people. It can decrease fa ... Read More
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Dr. Ryan Stanton
17 years experience Emergency Medicine
Many ways: Stress can have significant effects on the human body. Stress causes release of "stress hormones" that effect sites throughout the body, but in the he ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Kannan Mutharasan
17 years experience Cardiology
Increases: Dancing increases your heart rate because your muscles need more oxygen to keep you moving, which means the heart has to work harder to get the oxygen ... Read More
A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Increase rate: Epineprines bind to b1 receptor on the heart and increase heart rate.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
49 years experience Internal Medicine
Don't smoke!: Smoking is a risk factor for the development of heart attacks and atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) which causes heart disease and strokes. ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Adrenaline: It increases the rate and force of contraction. It also causes vasoconstriction so blood pressure increases.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Del Valle
35 years experience Anesthesiology
Prednisolone: It's an steroid use by veterinarian to treat conditions like arthritis and allergies. It's an anti inflammatory agent. The effects depends on the cond ... Read More
A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Radwaner
40 years experience Cardiology
Pulse rate rises: Rem sleep -rapid eye movement sleep is the portion of a night's sleep when the eye is rapidly moving and most dreams occur. Several studies have show ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Myocarditis: Myocarditis is inflammation of the heart. It may be infectious or inflammatory. It disorders heart muscle function and can cause both electrical and m ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Electrical function: Potassium is essential for electrical conductivity of heart and both low and high potassium levels can lead to stoppage of the heart.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Temp and enzyme: Great wikipedia question. Heat makes molecules move faster and can get in and out of enzyme active site faster. Or read you textbook.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
22 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Very serious: In Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return, the oxygenated blood coming from the lungs, instead of going to the systemic circulation, returns to the p ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Radwaner
40 years experience Cardiology
Lowers BP: Valium as a tranquilizer will reduce the output of adrenaline and other hormones which will cause blood vessels to vasodilate and lower the pulse rate ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
43 years experience Endodontics
Several ways: Stress causes hormonal and chemo-transmitters changes which over extended periods cause a multitude of problems to your bodies glands and organs. The ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
27 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Humidity: Humidity in the air makes it comfortable for us to breathe. Dry air is irritant to the lining of airways and lungs. In some people dry air can trigger ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Increases: The cardiac output normally increases with exercise.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Several ways: In very severe prolonged asthma: if you become hypoxic (low oxygen) and acidotic (build up of carbon dioxide), your heart may go out of rhythm (fibril ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Usually it won't: Discuss with your dr about the treatment of your conditions. You more likely need reassurance more than anything else. Get some rest, exercise & eat ... Read More

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