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I have breathing difficulty from anxiety help?

I have breathing difficulty from anxiety help?

Breathing: If you can find a quiet place - do so. Breath in slowly ; deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. If you haven't been assessed for your panic/ anxiety - that would be prudent. Take care. ...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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Breathing difficulty from anxiety, what to do?

Get professional : Help. Breathing can be impacted by anxiety ; especially by panic disorder. Try this simple breathing relaxation exercise. Breath in slowly ; deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if needed. Anxiety disorders are definitely treatable! ...Read more

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Can excess curvature of the spine cause breathing difficulty?

Can excess curvature of the spine cause breathing difficulty?

Yes: Kyphoscoliosis can cause what is called restive lung disease. May have symptoms such as shortness of breath, cough, recurrent infections, lack of oxygen. ...Read more

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Sudden chest heaviness and breathing difficulty. What can I do?

Sudden chest heaviness and breathing difficulty. What can I do?

Go to ER now!: Call an ambulance and go to er these are signs of a heart attack and should be evaluated immediately. Do not drive! call an ambulance! this could be something simple and less dangerous but you should not take a chance with those symptoms. ...Read more

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What can cause sudden chest heaviness and breathing difficulty?

Multiple Causes: The cause of the symptoms you describe should always direct you to see your physician to be examined but can range from relatively benign to physically serious causes. Serious causes could be heart blood vessel or valve problems; lung blood vessel blocking; exercise at altitude if lung or heart disease is present. A very common, physically benign cause in young adults is a panic attack or anxiety. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have breathing difficulty due to a gastric problem?

Is it possible to have breathing difficulty due to a gastric problem?

Yes: Yes, severe gastric reflux can affect your airways and lead to brochospasm (asthma-like issues). Talk to your doctor soon! ...Read more

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Smoke and breathing difficulty from living near freeway. What filter will help?

Smoke and breathing difficulty from living near freeway. What filter will help?

Stop smoking: Your smoking is the main reason for your difficulty. Living near the free does not help much, but the impotant thing is tom stop smoking. ...Read more

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I had breathing difficulty when I woke up this morning, with strong coughs producing white phlegm.

I had breathing difficulty when I woke up this morning, with strong coughs producing white phlegm.

Cold or asthma: Your symptoms are typical of the common cold (viral infection of the respiratory tract) especially if you had a runny nose or low grade fever. If a common cold your symptoms usually will improve in 3-7 days. If your symptoms last longer or you have a history of asthma, your asthma may be experiencing a flare and need treatment. ...Read more

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Breathing difficulty after bending over, should I be concerned?

Breathing difficulty after bending over, should I be concerned?

Sometimes: Abdominal contents are squished by bending, that pushes over the diaphragm giving you that sensation. ...Read more

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Breathing Difficulty (Definition)

Breathing difficulty can be caused by problems anywhere within the airways, from the bottom of the lungs to problems at ...Read more