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What breathing disorder would cause constant bloodshot eyes, dizziness, fatigue, and accessory breathing muscle pain. 6 months + and still no relief.

Environmental proble: Sounds like you have an allergic condition. Check with an allergist or pulmonologist. Something in your environment is causing your problem. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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What are some good breathing techniques for someone with asthma? My main problem is exhaling normally or fully. I have to use my accessory muscles.

What are some good breathing techniques for someone with asthma? My main problem is exhaling normally or fully. I have to use my accessory muscles.

Breathing exercises: Facilitative breathing exercises that can help people with asthma and/or vocal cord dysfunction include: abdominal breathing (like they taught in choir for singing), pursed lip breathing (narrow lips), sniffing through the nose, and yoga with concentration on breathing. ...Read more

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Why has it become so hard to exhale fully 6 months after a chest infection. I have to use my accessory breathing muscles to force the air out.

Why has it become so hard to exhale fully 6 months after a chest infection. I have to use my accessory breathing muscles to force the air out.

B/c u need to c Dr!: Something is wrong with that picture, and it needs sorted out by seeing your dr / urgent care dr to determine what new actor is affecting your breathing. ...Read more

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I have constant fear and anxiety because I can't breathe well. All of my accessory breathing muscles intercoastals, upper trapezius, etc have spasmed.

I have constant fear and anxiety because I can't breathe well. All of my accessory breathing muscles intercoastals, upper trapezius, etc have spasmed.

Med eval first: Recommend evaluation by your physician to correct the underlying medical problem before seeking therapy for the fear & anxiety. Clean bill of health, proceed with behavioral health assistance. ...Read more

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What spine/posture diseases cause trouble breathing? All of my accessory breathing muscles are sore and have knots. My breathing is constricted by it.

What spine/posture diseases cause trouble breathing? All of my accessory breathing muscles are sore and have knots. My breathing is constricted by it.

Lungs and spine: Very few, actually. If you had scoliosis that progressed from age 2-4 until now, it is possible. That is when lungs continue to develop along with chest growth. If you had thoracic lordosis (rare), then the thickness of your chest and overall lung capacity would be diminished. Muscle spasm is most likely cause of breathing probs from pain. Luckily, reversible. ...Read more

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Can anything besides asthma be causing me not to exhale fully. I can't fully exhale and my accessory breathing muscles are sore for months. Dizzy too.

Can anything besides asthma be causing me not to exhale fully. I can't fully exhale and my accessory breathing muscles are sore for months. Dizzy too.

Yes: You should be rechecked about that. There are some conditions that make the muscles around the rib cage not work as well, and make it harder to breathe. Also, there are many lung issues that can cause you to not breathe right, as well as heart or even issues with the stomach. Some are more likely depending on your age, etc. If your primary doc hasn't been helpful, maybe try a pulmonologist. ...Read more

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Accessory breathing muscles including upper trapezius, intercoastals, pecs, and rhomboid muscles have been sore for months. Causing breathing problems?

Accessory breathing muscles including upper trapezius, intercoastals, pecs, and rhomboid muscles have been sore for months. Causing breathing problems?

Other way around: When you have breathing problem syou use your accessory muscles to help you breath. The accessory muscles could ache when over used. The sequence of events is therefore:
shortness of breath, accessory muscle use and then muscle strain. ...Read more

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Accessory breathing muscles diaphragm, intercostal, upper trapezius all are weakened and sore. I can't breathe well for months. Causing anxiety.

Accessory breathing muscles diaphragm, intercostal, upper trapezius all are weakened and sore. I can't breathe well for months. Causing anxiety.

Get in today: Dyspnea (shortness of breath) that is wearing you out needs immediate evaluation. This is a serious medical problem that is not in your head. There are many potential causes of dypnea that leads to accessory muscle use, but you need to find out what yours is and treat it if possible. ...Read more

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Do you know which muscles help in breathing?

Do you know which muscles help in breathing?

Muscles that assist: Breathing consist of the diaphragm, intercostals and accessory respiratory muscle in the neck, shoulder, and upper airway muscles. ...Read more

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Any suggestions on which muscle/s help in breathing?

Any suggestions on which muscle/s help in breathing?

Muscles: Muscles involved with breathing are: intercostal muscles, diaphragm, abdominal muscles, pharyngeal muscles, and smooth muscles which line the bronchi. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Progressive weakening of breathing muscles?

What is the definition or description of: Progressive weakening of breathing muscles?

See below...: This usually means your diaphragm and intercostal muscles are weak and are getting worse over time. Diseases like ALS will cause this. ...Read more

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Are there any specific breathing exercises/techniques that provide immediate or fast relief from anxiety and associated muscle tension?

Are there any specific breathing exercises/techniques that provide immediate or fast relief from anxiety and associated muscle tension?

Any exercise: You can start with any type of vigorous exercise. Can you start it slowly and then ramp it up. This would be your best nonmedication way of treating anxiety. You could also ask your physician to get you consulting. ...Read more

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I have pain on my right side while breathing deep and coughing. Maybe a pulled muscle what do you think and what can I do about the pain.

I have pain on my right side while breathing deep and coughing. Maybe a pulled muscle what do you think and what can I do about the pain.

Anti-inflammatory: A pulled muscle is certainly a possibility, especially at your age. Try an oral anti-inflammatory (ibuprofen - aka Motrin or advil, or naproxyn - aleve) for a week or two, and see a physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Pain on left side of chest radiating on the muscles and worse in some positions and while breathing deep too. What can it be? Since 4 days

Pain on left side of chest radiating on the muscles and worse in some positions and while breathing deep too. What can it be? Since 4 days

Common causes: We always worry about the most serious causes of chest pain, even in young healthy people, but the fact is the more serious causes of chest pain are extremely rare in young healthy active people. Stress injury is common. If the pain is sharp, or you have shortness of breath, see the doctor right away. Your symptoms are most likely muscular in origin. ...Read more

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Can one still have breathing difficulties in mild guillian barre syndrome, if the back muscles are involved? Will the pain in back ever go away?

Can one still have breathing difficulties in mild guillian barre syndrome, if the back muscles are involved? Will the pain in back ever go away?

You will improve: The breathing problems should be gone, but if back muscles still hurt, it will be tough to control respiration. Maybe useful to have your doctor check your lungs with a pulmonary function test, but also, might benefit from an updated emg. Typically, the pain does depart, and things improve, unless you have developed a chronic secondary immune polyneuritis, and the EMG will help distinguish. ...Read more

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Pulled muscle in chest cause pain in breathing?

Pulled muscle in chest cause pain in breathing?

Yes.: A strained chest muscle can hurt when you inhale/exhale, because of the expansion of the rib cage. ...Read more

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What are the causes of difficulty in breathing accompanied with tiresome, muscle and joint pains?

See your doctor: These are all vague symptomsee your doctor for a physical exam, blood work and possibly other testings to find the cause. ...Read more

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How can smoking affect my breathing, lungs, and muscles?

How can smoking affect my breathing, lungs, and muscles?

Many ways: Smoking can lead to chronic inflammation in your lungs which can be a cause of COPD (emphysema, chronic bronchitis) other risks include lung cancer, oropharyngeal cancer. Carbon monoxide inhalation from cigarette smoke can lead to muscle weakness as well. ...Read more

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If your breathing muscles are compromised and you are having difficulty breathing will your spo2 saturation be normal or low?

Either: Will depend on the compromise. You should watch it by using a pulse oxymeter at night if goes below 90%, get a lung doctor to evaluate you. Likely will need an overnight oxymetry or ideally a sleep study to check for hypopneas & apnea events (stop breathing while asleep) then if that's the case will need a CPAP or other machine to assist your breathing at night ...Read more

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Taking Flagyl and feel like all my muscles are really relaxed breathing feels too relaxed and even chewing is hard. Side effect normal?

Taking Flagyl and feel like all my muscles are really relaxed breathing feels too relaxed and even chewing is hard. Side effect normal?

Not Typical: This does not sound like typical side-effects of flagyl. Normally we are concerned about metallic taste in mouth and nerve involvement. If you feel like your muscles are weak however, this would be concerning enough to stop flagyl. Discuss this with your prescribing physician so he can determine whether to stop or not and if so, what alternative would work best. ...Read more

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Last year new year day I was sunddenly nervous, shortness of breathing and muscle collapse. I am a professional bodybuilder at that time I was so stres?

Last year new year day I was sunddenly nervous, shortness of breathing and muscle collapse. I am a professional bodybuilder at that time I was so stres?

What's the Question?: Don't know what you are asking but there are a number of issues common to professional body builders. Of course strains and sprains are common, but many body builders take substances to enhance their muscles and this can result in problems. There are other major issues to address. I hope you see your doctor regularly and you are totally open about diet and 'supplements.'. ...Read more

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Can a muscle spasm cause difficulty in breathing?

Yes: People with muscle spasm of the thoracic spine can have pain with deep inspiration, and difficulty breathing. It's also possible to have spasm of the intercostal muscles that are necessary for inspiration, and that can also be painful. ...Read more

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I just had Leftside-mid chest pain which lasted <1-2Mins, after argument. Breathing deeply made the pain increase, was this Angina? Muscle? I'm 23

No, anxiety: Is state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. While mild episodes of anxiety are common and do not require treatment, more severe forms can be chronic and debilitating. Symptoms of severe anxiety insomnia, chest pain, palpitations and parasthesia. Rec.: see your PCP for evaluation. ...Read more

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18yo son has been having ruq discomfort after lifting heavy trays at work monday. Very painful when waking and breathing, pulled muscle or worse? Ty

Could be hernia: This may be a pulled muscle or a hernia. I would recommend taking him to see his doctor to be examined for either one. ...Read more

Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more


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