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I heard that a good breathing exercise will relieve us from stress. What is the correct procedure for a that and whatis the best time?

I heard that a good breathing exercise will relieve us from stress. What is the correct procedure for a that and whatis the best time?

See Below!: Breathing exercises to relieve stress are good to do at anytime, especially when feeling stressed. They are effective because they 1st provide a distraction. Oxygen is also life and needed for every chemical reaction that takes place in the body, it provides additional energy for the heart, brain and blood vessels. Breathe in, hold 10 secs, then breathe out through pursed lips. Wow! i feel better! ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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I am experiencing difficulty breathing (worsened by: after exercise, lying flat, psychological stress) (quality: slow or irregular) (time frame: s...

I am experiencing  difficulty breathing (worsened by: after exercise, lying flat, psychological stress) (quality: slow or irregular) (time frame: s...

Question cut off: Obviously - this needs medical assessment. If no underlying medical problem - Find a quiet place. 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. ...Read more

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I am having gastric problem which increases due to stress & giving breathing problem when gas goes out i get relief. Pl help ?

I am having gastric problem which increases  due to stress & giving breathing  problem when gas goes out i get relief. Pl help ?

Heartburn, hyperacid: Stress makes you produce more acid in the stomach, Calm yourself. Try some simple liquid antacid like Mylanta Gas or Maalox 1-2 tablespoonful May try Gasex ...Read more

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Started doing deep breathing exercises to try help ease anxiety and stress. Chest (or lungs) hurt for a little while after. Is this normal?

Started doing deep breathing exercises to try help ease anxiety and stress. Chest (or lungs) hurt for a little while after. Is this normal?

Don't overbreathe: Normal breathing is relaxed and not too fast. Overbreathing or hyperventilation syndrome may cause chest pains or tenderness, shortness of breath, or wheezing. Meditative breathing (e.g., herbert benson's "relaxation response") is helpful. ...Read more

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I am experiencing difficulty breathing (worsened by: after exercise, lying flat, psychological stress) (quality: slow or irregular) (time frame: g...

I am experiencing  difficulty breathing (worsened by: after exercise, lying flat, psychological stress) (quality: slow or irregular) (time frame: g...

At your age: unless you were born with a lung or heart abnormality the symptoms you have are most likely all due to anxiety......A few simple tests (chest x ray EKG) might serve to reassure you! Speak frankly with your Primary Care Provider! Hope this is helpful BE WELL Dr Z ...Read more

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Where can I find a doctor in scranton, pa that teaches breathing retraining exercises? Asthma, stress, & anxiety has caused problems for my lungs.

Pittsburgh: The nearest center with expertise in treatment of respiratory disorders would be pittsburgh, pa. You can see any of the lung specialists at upmc. Another alternative would be to find a local speech and language pathologist who can teach you those exercises. Detailed evaluation by a lung specialist might be more useful in the long run. ...Read more

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I am experiencing irregular heartbeat (worsened by: psychological stress) , difficulty breathing, rapid heart rate (worsened by: after exercise) and?

I am experiencing  irregular heartbeat (worsened by: psychological stress) , difficulty breathing, rapid heart rate (worsened by: after exercise)  and?

Fast heart: You need to see a physician to evaluate your heart.
There are many possibilities that could be happening. ...Read more

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Does stress alter our breathing patterns?

Does stress  alter our breathing patterns?

Yes: Stress will often trigger anxiety and/or panic symptoms where breathing pattern can be shallow rapid and labored. ...Read more

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Can breathing help me reduce stress?

Can breathing help me reduce stress?

Breathing helps stre: Yes breathing can help with stress. There are stress relief tapes you can you can buy online. You can search amazon. A good one is by dr. Martin rossman. ...Read more

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Am having breathing problem due to some stress and annxiety for the moment its really painful as have to take deep breath often. Sometimes I suffocate?

Am having breathing problem due to some stress and annxiety for the moment its really painful as have to take deep breath often. Sometimes I suffocate?

Help of professional: I suggest you seek the help of a psychiatrist specializing in anxiety to do the evaluation, if it turns to be mild anxiety disorder then therapy and self help measures are probably enough, however if it turns to be moderate to severe then medication plus all of the above will be necessary to achieve a renission. ...Read more

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Something either pneumonia 4 months ago, anxiety, stress, i don't know... Threw my breathing pattern off and i can't fix it. Causing horrible symptoms?

Something either pneumonia 4 months ago, anxiety, stress, i don't know... Threw my breathing pattern off and i can't fix it. Causing horrible symptoms?

Seen a doc?: Sometimes, after the body has been ill, we stop trusting it, waiting for more symptoms. This increases the anxiety level, adds stress, lowers the autoimmune function, which can cause all kinds of symptoms, especially those that initially triggered the anxiety. Yoga can often help, lowering anxiety, regulating breathing and focusing on positive control of body functions. Avoid the word "can't". ...Read more

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Do I have a lot of stress if I have fast shallow breathing?

Do I have a lot of stress if I have fast shallow breathing?

Stress: Type of stress, relevance to patient and how it's perceived, determine onset of anxiety, one symptom of which u r describing. ...Read more

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I sometimes have problems breathing. Can that be because of stress? My gp told me some teenagers have this problem too.

I sometimes have problems breathing. Can that be because of stress? My gp told me some teenagers have this problem too.

Asthma or anxiety...: Trouble breathing is never normal even for teenagers. Do you have trouble breathing out, tightness in the chest or wheezing? Then this could be asthma. Is the trouble triggered by fear/stress an associated with rapid breathing and heart rate. Then is could be anxiety. Anxiety can also trigger asthma. It is tricky. Get a second opinion! ...Read more

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My wife occasionally wakes me up says i stop breathing i also have had lightheaded little disoriented been overly stressed as well.

Possible sleep apnea: It is time for you to go to your pcp or sleep specialist because you may have sleep apnea. Obviously, there are a number of other conditions for us to be concerned about as well, and appropriate medical evaluation and testing, should give us the diagnosis of what appears to be a very treatable condition. So don't delay, go to your pcp asap, as treatment can greatly benefit your overall health! ...Read more

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Somtime i have shallow breathing lasting for 2 or 3 days, not always, but once in a month or 2 months.. i dont snore during night. no stress..

Somtime i have shallow breathing lasting for 2 or 3 days, not always, but once in a month or 2 months.. i dont snore during night. no stress..

Diary: there may be a pattern of exposure that would be noticed perhaps if you keep a diary of when this happens, what you were doing, eating, exposed to, etc ...Read more

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How do I concentrate less on my breathing pattern? I had to start on advair for asthma at age 27. I can't stop concentrating on my breathing. Stress..

How do I concentrate less on my breathing pattern? I had to start on advair for asthma at age 27. I can't stop concentrating on my breathing. Stress..

Peak flow meter: If you are breathing well without wheezing you will be able to concentrate less on your breathing. Your asthma should be under good control. You may benefit from a peak flow meter which can be used at home to determine how well you are breathing. If you score well on the meter then you can rest assured that you are in good shape and you can then concentrate on other matters. ...Read more

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I was under stress yesterday and was suddenly very week with shallow breathing. I laid down and drank a coke until lunch time. I am a 55 year old male in good health. Height 5'10 155 lbs.

I was under stress yesterday and was suddenly very week with shallow breathing.  I laid down and drank a coke until lunch time. I am a 55 year old male in good health. Height 5'10 155 lbs.

Difficult : Difficult to know what this was from what you describe. Heart, blood pressure and lung problems could cause this as well as other conditions. Some of the possibilities are quite serious. I urge you to get checked out, physical exam and electrocardiogram. Good luck. ...Read more

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My friend is haveing problems breathing everytime he starts to work or get physical hes had a stress test and been to the dr but they can't find anything wrong any ideas anyone please help!?

Further workup: Presuming this is new and he has previously been easily able to perform these activities, he needs more workup. This might include an echocardiogram, respiratory function tests or other tests. ...Read more

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I am constantly stressed, manually breathing, holding my breath to feel my pulse, it's a psychological thing, what can I do about it?

I am constantly stressed, manually breathing, holding my breath to feel my pulse, it's a psychological thing, what can I do about it?

Exercise is a good: natural stress reducer.I would recommend a Yoga class several times a week.Yoga has been proven to reduce stress,pain,anxiety.See a psychiatrist to work on understanding where and why this stress is coming from and how to better deal with it.Good luck. ...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