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Are deep breathing exercises beneficial to increase lung capacity?

Are deep breathing exercises beneficial to increase lung capacity?

Lung capacity: To some degree, yes. But this is limited to the physical capacity of the lungs. Cardiopulmary function may improve as well. ...Read more

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Copd (Definition)

COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more


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Can asthma inhalers help non-asthmatics breath better by relaxing muscles?

Can asthma inhalers help non-asthmatics breath better by relaxing muscles?

Not a good idea: If your lungs are normal, they maintain the appropriate balance of keeping your small airways open/closed.The mechanism is designed to keep toxic fumes/materials out of sensitive endpoints in the lung.When used without need, they increase your hearts work /rate & saturate the lungs sensors.Overstimulation can make these sensors less reliable.Any med strong enough to do good can do the opposite ...Read more

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Asthma problem breathing?

Asthma problem breathing?

Check with your doc: Check if you have asthma with your doc. If you really have asthma you may need anti-inflammatory medication such as inhaled steroids. No reason to wait seeing your doc. ...Read more

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Asthma breathing problem?

Asthma breathing problem?

Asthma: First off, quit the cigs. Then you need to have pulmonary function testing. Afterwards, your asthma doctor (if you have asthma) will prescribe daily controller therapy in the form, most likely, of an inhaler medication(s). ...Read more

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Are breathing exercises safe for improving anxiety/allergy related dyspnea?

Are breathing exercises safe for improving anxiety/allergy related dyspnea?

Absolutely: Any form of breathing exercise and/or meditation can help relieve anxiety and stress. Just make sure you are doing it correctly so it will work. ...Read more

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Can running improve lung capacity and reduce asthma symptoms?

Yes and no: Running improves stamina and lung function but is not an asthma treatment. Running can cause an asthma attack but can be prevented by use of an inhaler prior to running. ...Read more

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Chest tightness/ difficult breathing deeply/ palpitations. 911?

Chest tightness/ difficult breathing deeply/ palpitations. 911?

Absolutely: Call an ambulance and go to the emergency department now. Could be serious. ...Read more

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Can shallow breathing (anxiety?) reduce oxygen saturation?

Can shallow breathing (anxiety?) reduce oxygen saturation?

Shallow breathing: Will lower oxygen level. We often rib cage breathe when anxious. Please learn some belly breathing and you will increase your oxygen level. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Chest tickles when.Breathing in deep smoking?

Chest tickles when.Breathing in deep smoking?

Smoke irritates: Smoke contains solid and liquid particulates that are irritating to the lining of the airways. Different type of smoke have different chemicals. ...Read more

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Is Chest expnasion of 5cm (currently 3cm while inhalation) while inhalation possible by deep breathing exercises using lung exerciser in 1-2 months?

Is Chest expnasion of 5cm (currently 3cm while inhalation) while inhalation possible by deep breathing exercises using lung exerciser in 1-2 months?

Chest expansion: Hello ~ your question as written is difficult to understand but if I do, you are asking if your lungs vital capacity will improve with deep breathing and lung exerciser. Yes it will but to a max predetermined by your body size When the chest gets bigger for body builders that is muscle on the outside and not much increase in lung volumes. If that does not answer resubmit question thx ...Read more

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Do breathing exercises aid with panic attacks?

Do breathing exercises aid with panic attacks?

Panic attacks: Often involve over-breathing or hyperventilation. Slow, abdominal breathing can be helpful to manage an attack. It's best to practice breathing and other relaxation techniques when you are not having a panic attack, just as it's best to learn to swim before you fall out of a boat. ...Read more

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Chest tightness/ difficult breathing full deep breaths?

Chest tightness/ difficult breathing full deep breaths?

See your MD: Should see your md and get ECG and chest x-ray at least ... ...Read more

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Can bad posture with pectus excavatum affect lung capacity?

Can bad posture with pectus excavatum affect lung capacity?

Yes: In severe cases mostly from displacement of the heart. Most of the cases minimal reduction in lung capacity. ...Read more

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Copd with shortness of breath, pink sputum, wheezing ?

Copd with shortness of breath, pink sputum, wheezing
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Exacerbation...: It sounds like you are having a COPD exacerbation. If there are no signs of infection, you may need to increase your meds but only under the guidance of your doctor. If your shortness of breath is severe or worsening, go to the er for emergent treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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Shallow breathing and difficulty exhaling?

Shallow breathing and difficulty exhaling?

Hmmm: I would recommend an er evaluation if you can't get into your doctor. You may have cardiac issues that require immediate attention. ...Read more

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Bronchoconstriction (asthma/copd) affects breathing out during expiration, but not breathing in during inspiration, how come?

Bronchoconstriction (asthma/copd) affects breathing out during expiration, but not breathing in during inspiration, how come?

Dynamic collapse: This is a fancy term of when airway pressure is more on the outside of your airways and collapses as you exhale. This pressure difference happens at different stages of exhalation in copd. With asthma there is narrowing of your airways from inflammation so this constricts the diameter and makes this worse. All due to airway pressure and "equal pressure point". Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Tightness in chest, yawning, breath fine with exercise?

Tightness in chest, yawning, breath fine with exercise?

Muscular inflammatio: Take some OTC anti inflammatory agent like Motrin and see your doctor if no improvement seen in 1-2 days ...Read more

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Serious chest pain and breathing difficulty? Asthma at 60?

Serious chest pain and breathing difficulty? Asthma at 60?

Can be a heart probl: Chest pain and shortness of breath including wheezing can be a sign of heart disease specially at the age of 60. It is important that you check with your doctor. ...Read more

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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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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Copd) (Definition)

A group of lung diseases that block airflow and make it difficult to breathe. ...Read more