A 21-year-old female asked:
why do i always find that i am tense?my abdomen is always pulled in & i always seem to not be breathing.whether i'm walkin or around my desk @ work.
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Anxiety: I see that you have a history of anxiety and are on Propranolol (for anxiety or for irregular heartbeat). In addition, if your hyperthyroidism isn't being treated adequately, then that could also be cause for the feeling you are describing. I recommend you see your doctor to check up and make sure you are adequately treated. If thyroid okay, consider medication specifically to treat anxiety, cbt.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
What's abdominal breathing?
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Pediatrics 46 years experience
Belly not chest mvt: The general description of belly breathing infers that the chest remains less active while the belly expands & contracts with breathing. This is common in infants who breathe with their diaphragm & each inspiration pushes out the tummy. Chest wall pain or trauma may increase belly breathing or an effort to move more air with exertion.
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Last updated Jun 30, 2014
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