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yawning and the brain

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
True: Yawning is a sign of tiredness. Additionally, when your carbon dioxide (the gas given off with exhaling) level starts to rise in your body, it does s ... Read More
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Dr. Eric Toloza
29 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Perhaps: Similar to sighing, yawning is a reflex to re-expand your lungs, which may have some of their air sacs not fully expanded due to periods of shallow br ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Abby Caplin
39 years experience Integrative Medicine
Sleep: I would wonder about sleep hygiene and/or medications/drug use, like thc, and diet. Obviously also needs a medical evaluation.
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Many things.: Depression / anxiety, alcohol and drugs. Thyroid dysfunction, metabolic disorders including dehydration and diabetes, hypercalcemia, etc. Anemia, slee ... Read More
Dr. Salvatore Biazzo
27 years experience Family Medicine
Many things: There are many possibilities for feeling this way. The most obvious reason would be that you are not getting proper rest but other reasons could be sl ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
31 years experience Neurology
Tired: Either you are tired, or there is a metabolic issue such as liver dysfunction. I would have blood work, check your liver, kidney function and thyroid ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
37 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Sleep study: A full night;s sleep does not mean it is good sleep. Teeth clenching, snoring, sleep apnea may be present which can produce morning fatigue. Speak wi ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph White
48 years experience Pulmonology
Anxiety, asthma: Sometimes asthma can present with chest tightness without coughing, wheezing or sob. You can go for hrs., feeling like you can't get a good breath. ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Sleep evaluation : Avoid bright light, loud sound before bedtime. Drink warm milk and shower pre bedtime. Avoid smoke, dust, mold and rinse nasal passages with saline. N ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No...but: The CT results from a sinus study are consistent with a minor cold or allergies. They don't change how your brain works. However. a cold or allergies ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Yawning: Is a reflex that is "demanding"more oxygen' this suggests that she is suffering poor oxidation (use of oxygen) in brain. Try a supplement of b complex ... Read More
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