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No matter how much I practice chest breathing, it still feels more natural than abdomen breathing?
Good for you: Life is difficult enough without people telling you that there is a "good" and a "bad" way to breathe. It's subscience. You'll inflate your lungs adequately no matter what muscles you choose to use -- take a few deep breaths. If you are interested in physical yoga, get with somebody who's evidence-based. This might be a great way to get into a fitness-focused lifestyle -- without superstition. ...Read more
Been feeling kind of bad for the last week Hurting under left arm dual an achy in chest breathing a little off peak flow is 160 to 250?
Difficult Symptoms: When people have chest pain and trouble breathing, it is very difficult if not impossible to rule out serious issues like pulmonary embolus (blood clot to lung), heart attack, pneumothorax, or pneumonia. This group of symptoms is best evaluated by a doctor in person, where many questions can be asked, and the doctor can examine you and check all your vital signs. ...Read more
Short of breath: As you suggest learning to breath properly with singing is important. If you have good technique then you have to be evaluated for obstructive and other lung disease. If you can't get air out of your lungs easily, you'll get sob really fast trying to sing.. ...Read more
Probably connected: But connection is not cause. The respiratory problems you have are likely to be related I some ways but it's complicated. Discuss your questions and interest in strategies for help w/ your doctor. It's good to understand and be involved - I hope you find help and the future is brighter! ...Read more
What's your opinion of this theory for my tos? Poorly controlled asthma>chest breathing>shortened scalenes>thoracic outlet syndrome
Unlike. Y: But muscle anomalies, abnormal usage can cause constriction and symptoms. ...Read more
Been getting this soreness in the middle of my chest, breathing feels stingy but not painful, tight chest area in general, any advise?
When I get up in the morning it hurts to breathe deeply b/c there is a pulling sensation in my abdomen and sides. Then I start chest breathing?
Muscular: This appears to be muscular discomfort or tension presumably from positions during sleeping if you only note this discomfort upon awakening in the morning but don't experience it during the rest of the day or evening. Do you do any exercising just before bedtime that could cause some muscular strain? ...Read more
Tight feeling in chest, breathing feels restricted and heart beat can feel funny. Usually episodes of symptoms only lasting few seconds or minutes?
See cardiologist.: "Funny heart beat" can be anything from atrial or ventricular premature contractions. Considering your other symptoms however you should get evaluated by a cardiologist sooner than later and get an accurate diagnosis. Cardiac problems can be very serious and should not ge considered benign till evaluated by a cardiologist. ...Read more
Hemoglobin @ 9% severe chest breathing back shoulder arm pain. Can't walk more that 20 steps. Pass out average 6 times a day. Confusion memory loss ri?
Yellow mucus coming out of nose, severe cough, have rattle sound/feeling in chest, breathing difficulty, chest pain/burning, hot/cold flashes?
I have hiatal hernia/gerd (good diet +nexium 40mg).Was cleared by 2 cardiologists (ecg, echo...), but every night I get tight chest/breathing diff. Why?
How does what you eat affect your chest/ breathing. I can't tell which it is but something feels uncomfortable when I breathe in at times. I had an EKG & pulmonary function test done. The doctor said I was fine. Trying to think of other options.
? esophageal: The ekg and pulmonary function testing are reassuring. If symptoms occur when eating or swallowing and there is no coughing or wheezing, some degree of esophageal dysfunction may be present. A consultation with a gastroenterologist is worthwhile if you still have concerns. If coughing and wheezing occur, see a pulmonologist. ...Read more
Any problems?: How old is this child? Is there any trouble breathing? Sounds interesting but cannot fully understand what you are describing. In small children sometimes you can see the heart beating and that can look like a wave. No worries if no distress. If it is a concern video it and see your doctor with the child and video for evaluation. ...Read more
Feels like someone large is sitting on my chest! I'm breathing just feels like I can't or that its harder to do then it should be why?!
See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more
Pleuritis: Is a general term for pain when taking a deep breath and can be caused by a number of things, including infections and inflammation. You should probably see your doctor about this to make sure it is not something serious. Anti-inflammatory drugs like Ibuprofen and naproxyn help with pleurisy. ...Read more
Several causes: Well at 17, I would say that anxiety could play a role. If chest pain was cardiac certainly you would have had known this from prior physical exams by doc. Now, breathing pain could be viral or perhaps inflammatory such as in pneumonitis. Ramdom attacks must mean they come and go and resolve without treatment. I would ask your doc to schedule full lung function testing with provocation. ...Read more
I have pain in my left side of my chest when breathing and it goes under my arm pit I have had it 3 weeks can you help please?
Chest pain: I would see my pcp and get a chest xray. There are many possible causes of pleurisy but infections are the most common. ...Read more
Possibilities...: If you have a cough that is present for days to weeks, you may have musculoskeletal chest discomfort. This is the likely etiology if the discomfort is worse when coughing or taking a deep breath. If the chest pain is present all the time and does not get worse when coughing or deep breathing, then go to the nearest er today to r/o cardiac cause. ...Read more
What could cause an “airy” feeling in the chest when breathing? Accompanied by lots of burping, has been happening all night.
Sharp cutting sensation pain in right chest when breathing deep. Radiates to collarbone or back shoulder blade. But originates deep in right chest.
M.D. visit: The pain that you are experiencing upon inspiration may indicate inflammation or infection of the pleura, which is the lining around the lung. In your age group, malignancy of the pleura is less common. In addition, a collapse of the lung is another possibility. Your doctor may order a chest x ray to determine the underlying cause. ...Read more
Is it possible to have pneumonia without much of a cough? Could feel rattling in chest when breathing last night& have been having pain in chest& back
For sure: I personally was very sick with fever and chills but no cough, It eventually was determined that I had right upper lobe pneumonia. You show have examination by physician and possible radiographic exam. One of major symptoms for community acquired pneumonia is chest pain. Of course musculoskeletal issues can also cause chest and back pain. ...Read more
27/female. Sharp pain in right chest when breathing. Hurts to lay down, sit up, reach across chest. Been going on since 6/2. What could be the cause?
Because this pain is: SO positional, I have to suspect a musculoskeletal cause such as rib contusion or fracture, intercostal muscle strain, etc. Pleurisy, inflammation of lung lining, or pericarditis would likely hurt with other positions and activity (deep breathing, coughing).Perhaps you can recall some chest trauma? I think you can watch it; it should gradually improve. See Doc if it doesn't or more symptoms appear ...Read more
Yes, but: If it persists and/or you also have other chronic diseases you should check with your doc. ...Read more
I have this tickling sensation in my chest when breathing for the past few days. ECG was normal. Why?
ECG is just a test: The standard ecg looks at your heart rhythm for about 15 seconds, and also looks at structure and function electrically. At your age and with your gender the ecg along with a history and physical by ur doc makes it a good bet that your heart is normal. Therefore, ur symptoms r probably due to something else. See ur doc for follow up. Good luck. ...Read more
Have a crackly feeling in chest when breathing in, but no cough. What could it be? Should I be concerned?
I have a problem with my chest and breathing but I have been told it's my stomach and I can't understand why?
More info needed: These symptoms are too vague in order to answer your question. Perhaps you should see another physician who will take a thorough history and perform an examination. If felt necessary certain tests can be ordered so that your questions can be answered more to your satisfaction. ...Read more
I wake up with chest heaviness & breathing discomfort. And during standing for hrs I have chest pain/discomfort. Have moderate pulm HTN.?
Sounds like this is: Pretty normal. Discuss this with your health care provider who has all of your information. ...Read more
Can be foreign body.: This might be many things. It can be just irritation, or it can be from an injury to the chest/ribs, etc. It might be pneumonia but there would be fever, etc. Another possibility is that it could be a foreign body that was accidently swallowed and is stuck somewhere in the lungs/windpipe. If this has been going on for a while, you should see your doctor for an xray to be sure nothing is there. ...Read more
I have a sharp stabbing pain in chest whilst breathing in, just happens on a morning. Get it checked out?
Yes if recurring on: A regular basis. It would be safer to have it checked out, properly diagnosed and treated. ...Read more
Woke up with very painful wet cough. Feels like a knot in my chest. Hard to take deep breaths. Can feel mucus in chest when breathing.
Heavy chest, difficult breathing, dizziness, head fog. Where to begin? I'm really worried about costs. What do I start with to maximize spending?
Sounds from chest while breathing in and not out. Little cough with phlegm as well. Both only ay night or early morning..
Yes: Most likely it is a virus or allergy the cough and sore throat could be from posterior drip from sinus allergy sleep with the head elevated and take claritin or zyrtec with or without decongestant during the day as long as no allergy or BP problem and take benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night hydrate well take vitamin C and Zinc. take full table spoon if local honey, drink hot tea with lemon and local honey. ...Read more
Hi I'm experiencing fatigue, heaviness in chest, shallow breathing and slight cough. Any home remedies? I'm already taking tamiflu as prescribed
If this is persistin: If this is persisting see your physician ...Read more
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