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Weak diaphragm muscle

A member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
A Verified Doctoranswered
32 years experience
Both: Hi. The diaphragm is under conscious and unconscious control (fortunately!).
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Dinhofer
Radiology 42 years experience
Contrast: We see things on x-ray when structures with different x-ray densities are next to each other. So, the diaphragm is a water density that is next to th... Read More
A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Muscles on chest: The main muscles of respiration are the diaphragm and rib muscles. When the body senses the need to breathe deeper or harder, the muscles attached to ... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Rheumatology 34 years experience
NO: Typically dystonia affects skeletal muscle such as the muscles of the arms and legs for example. Internal organs are made up of different muscle calle... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Depends: Injury to the diaphragm is not feasible unless there is systemic muscle disease. Intercostal muscle could be injured as part of a bruise and would hea... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Injuries: I don't know what kind of diaphragm injury you had, but rib cage injury, even rib fracture, usually heals by 3 months. Perhaps you should consult a th... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 22 years experience
See below: It could be either---a doctor needs to exam in order to determine what is going on.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Wright
A Verified Doctoranswered
13 years experience
Costochondritis: Costochondritis is inflammation of the joints between the ribs and the sternum. It can be caused by injury or overactivity and usually responds to re... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
This would be hyperv: -entilation, ,it would result in lower CO2, which leads 2 molecular exchanges that result in a person to loose consciousness.
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