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what is the word for describing a slow breathing rate

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Bradypnea: Brady - slow, pnea - breathing.

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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Weakness: See your doctor sbout the possibility of a thyroid problem, specifically hypothyroidism.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
25 years experience Pulmonology
Depends: While running or during exertion, ones breathing rate is way high as it should be and is better than a slow one. Very slow breathing rate is not good ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sanders
15 years experience Pulmonology
Not necessarily: Could be just normal for you, especially if you are not having any symptoms. If there is a problem, it's more likely a neurologic issue as opposed to ... Read More
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Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
It depends entirely: on the clinical condition for the patient and the extent and time course of the liver failure. There is no absolute answer to this sort of question as ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yu Sun
Dr. Yu Sun answered
14 years experience Cardiology
Many conditions: There are many conditions associated with rapid heart rate and slow or irregular breathing, such as panic attack, drug overdose, narcotic abuse, supra ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
?sleep disorder: Although you are a bit young for Sleep Apnea, your description raises that question. Would recommend that you consider seeing your doctor and discuss ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Slow rate: Young healthy and physically active people often have resting heart rates in the 50's and even 40's during sleep. It's important to know whether your ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
heart rate?: Assuming your heart rate is >40, i would suggest symptomatic relief: trying lying down, get warm, use a heating pad on your tummy/pelvis if availab ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
25 years experience Pulmonology
Yes: Bradypnea means less number of breaths, generally less than 8/ min. Hypopnea (if severe apnea) if shallow breathing; rate is good but volume is a pro ... Read More

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