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Breathing (Overview)

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 contract we expel co2.


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My breathing is bad?

My breathing is bad?

Halithosis: Can be due to bacteria on tongue, dental/ peridontal disease, sinus infections, esophaglea or stomach issues as well as tonsiliths (tonsil stones) rarely DM, liver failure cancer. Smoking, alcohol, fish garlic exacerbate it. Brush tongue when brushing, floss, gargle, try Zyrtec/abx for nasal d/c/ sinusitis. BANA test, b galcotsidase test for enzymes correlated with halitosis. F/U with ENT ...Read more

Breathing (Overview)

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 contract we expel co2.


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My breathing feels off?

My breathing feels off?

NMI: Need more info: short of breath, feeling not getting enough air in, chest tightness, anxiety, wheezy, coughing, stomach gas, constipated, etc? All these are signs of different causes of breathing abnormalities. ...Read more

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What's "futile" breathing?

What's "futile" breathing?

Breathing: According to pam grout; author of jumpstart your metabolism: how to lose weight by changing the way you breathe; “futile breathing” means “we get a quarter to a fifth of the oxygen our lungs were designed to hold”. ...Read more

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How breathing is regulated?

How breathing is regulated?

Complex mechanism: Interplay between the brain stem, blood levels of carbon dioxide and the diaphragm. Impulse to breath is generated from the brain stem and is generated based on the blood levels of carbon dioxide. The impulse is then carried to the diaphragm via nerves. The diaphragm contracts and the chest unit (lung+chest wall) move to get air in. Getting air out of the lung is a passive process. ...Read more

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How to cure breathing problem?

How to cure breathing problem?

Vague Question: Please be more more specific about the breathing problem as you have not provided enough information, thanks. ...Read more

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What is cheyne-stokes breathing?

Abnormal breathing: Cheyne-stokes is a type of breathing rhythm which occurs in terminal patients-rhythmic slow breathing interrupted with periods of no breathing or apnea. ...Read more

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Why is my child's breathing raspy?

More info needed: Need more information to make an accurate assessment. How old is your child? How long has this been going on for? Any current illnesses? Yelling or crying recently?
If there is difficulty breathing, they need to be evaluated by a physician in person ASAP. ...Read more

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What can make breathing more easy?

What can make breathing more easy?

Depends: You may need to set up a virtual consult with a physician to begin to determine potential causes of shortness of breath, which are many. One cannot determine measures for improvement without understanding cause. Better health! ...Read more

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Are raw onions good for breathing?

Maybe. Hard to tell: The medical literature says that onions may help, may not help, or may make breathing worse. Confusing! It looks like it only makes it worse in people with allergies or if they breathe dried onion dust. Some people claim that onion contains a substance that can dilate (expand) the lung bronchi. But according to my quick calculations, you need 30 onions a day to achieve this effect! ...Read more

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How does humidity affect breathing?

Humidity: Humidity in the air makes it comfortable for us to breathe. Dry air is irritant to the lining of airways and lungs. In some people dry air can trigger asthma. ...Read more

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I feel it difficult while breathing?

Difficulty breathing: This could be simple or serious. Suggest you see your dr asap for tests. ...Read more

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Pain in middle of back when breathing?

See a doctor: Cannot diagnose this on internet. Need full history, physical exam and perhaps imaging studies. This may be serious. Go and see a doctor asap. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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What is benefit of observing breathing?

Patterns: You can see the patterns of breathing - simple things like how deep, how often, how much effort, and is the pattern regular or irregular tell quite a bit about possible diseases. ...Read more

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How do I know if I'm breathing properly?

Breathing: If the air gets easy in your lungs and you done feel short of breath, means you are breathing normally. ...Read more

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How do I get my breathing back to normal?

What happened?: What happened to your breathing. A vague question, need more information. ...Read more

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I have sharp pains in back when breathing?

I have sharp pains in back when breathing?

Many possibilities: Symptoms as you described depend on the area of the spine involved and on several other factors. The information provided is insufficient as there are many situations associated with this presentation. Is the pain localized to the thoracic spine or to other segments? Any fever? Any cough or shortness of breath? If the pain is severe or lasts more than a few days, please contact your physician. ...Read more

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I am having troubles breathing, what to do?

Any significant: Impairment of breathing warrants prompt (and sometimes emergent) medical assessment. ...Read more