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Why am I not breathing hard during my workout?

Why am I not breathing hard during my workout?

Not enough: Because you are likely not exerting enough. If you are doing cardio - target hr should be 220-age. If lifting... You are likely not lifting heavy enough weights or not performing enough reps. ...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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How is breathing hard related to your level of physical fitness?

How is breathing hard related to your level of physical fitness?

Breathing hard: It could indicate angina which typically gets worse with physical activity. ...Read more

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This is continuing my question about Sean ...he is breathing hard and fast ...and wheezing a lot?

This is continuing my question about Sean ...he is breathing hard and fast ...and wheezing a lot?

ER now!: These symptoms can quickly threaten young Sean's life. Please go to the emergency room or urgent care center immediately for evaluation of this respiratory distress. ...Read more

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Well weight gain make breathing hArder fit somEone who is use to weighing 170 and now weighs 230?

Well weight gain make breathing hArder fit somEone who is use to weighing 170 and now weighs 230?

Most likely: That size weight gain will have an impact on the entire system. It is like carrying 25 plus weights in each hand all of the time so you are exertiing yourself . This can lead to breathlessness. It is also hard on your joints and makes you at greater risk for chronic diseases. It might help,to look at the time frame of your weight gain and what, if anything, was different in your life. ...Read more

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My 5 month baby has a cold and breathing harder, and I see his ribs move. Should I take him to the e.R.?

My 5 month baby has a cold and breathing harder, and I see his ribs move.  Should I take him to the e.R.?

Yes: What you are describing are called retractions. This is the use of extra muscles to breath. It is a subtle sign of respiratory problems such as wheezing or pneumonia. I would first call your pediatrician and try to be seen by him/her. ...Read more

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I have constant popping from my neck down to my middle back that is painful. Happens sometimes just when breathing. Hard to rest and sit. Causes?

I have constant popping from my neck down to my middle back that is painful.  Happens sometimes just when breathing. Hard to rest and sit. Causes?

Joint problem: It sounds like you may have some inflammation or degeneration in facet joints of your spine and possibly the joints where the ribs join the spine. Recommend you see your doctor for evaluation and imaging. ...Read more

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If you are depressed or have bad anxiety, why do you find yourself breathing harder?

If you are depressed or have bad anxiety, why do you find yourself breathing harder?

B/c It's Prep Time!: Anxiety & depression go 2gether. U feel anxious when ur brain senses danger, even when there's none. Fear & rage centers go into overdrive preparing ur body 2run or 2fight. Make u 2breathe fast because ur body needs much oxygen 4running/fighting. 2trigger a relaxation response in ur body, slow down ur breathing; think about soothing things important adult might have said 2u when u were little; etc. ...Read more

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My son is breathing hard and his heart rate is 145-150 he is 2 years old is this normal?

My son is breathing hard and his heart rate is 145-150 he is 2 years old is this normal?

See a doc: This is not the place to evaluate a child with difficulty breathing. Please have this child evaluated immediately. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in ribs on right side. Sharp pain when bending, stretching, walking, or breathing hard.

Sharp pain in ribs on right side. Sharp pain when bending, stretching, walking, or breathing hard.

Depends: Go to doctor for evaluation and treatment. Could be many things ranging from an infection, to a collapsed lung to a pulmonary embolism to a heart condition, panic attack, muscle strain, gastritis etc. Sometimes a hands on physical exam is best. ...Read more

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Carson is almost 2 years old and is breathing hard and his heart rate is 145-150. Is this normal? What should I do?

Carson is almost 2 years old and is breathing hard and his heart rate is 145-150. Is this normal? What should I do?

Go to a doctor ASAP : If he has a fever this may be normal response. However, with the limited information given I would advise seeking medical attention as soon as possible. ...Read more

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My son is 1. His temp is 99 to 103 he's coughing n breathing hard n exhausted yet don't sleep. Could this be a cold? O worse

My son is 1. His temp is 99 to 103 he's coughing n breathing hard n exhausted yet don't sleep. Could this be a cold? O worse

Labored breathing: Your child needs to be seen on an emergncy basis. His labored breathing and fever indicate that he has a serious illness such as pneumonia. Go to the er asap. ...Read more

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I feel so upset and so alone even though I'm not. Crying, pacing and breathing hard out my mouth. What is wrong with me? This came suddenly.

I feel so upset and so alone even though I'm not. Crying, pacing and breathing hard out my mouth. What is wrong with me? This came suddenly.

See answer: You're describing common symptoms of a panic attack which can occur "out of the blue." That said, there are medical factors that can also cause your symptoms. See your pcp for proper diagnosis and guidance. If all points to panic/anxiety attack, ask for referral to a mental health professional. See: http://teenmentalhealth.org/learn/mental-disorders/panic-disorder/ I hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have a very bad flu. Every time I cough or make any physical effort where I am breathing harder than normal, my chest really hurts. Is this normal?

I have a very bad flu. Every time I cough or make any physical effort where I am breathing harder than normal, my chest really hurts. Is this normal?

Concerned: Sometimes the flu can cause respiratory pain and sometimes it can cause pneumonia. Perhaps having a doctor check your vital signs and listen to your lungs will lead you to more clarification? Good luck ...Read more

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I have daily lower back pain for the past 17 years since I was 10, with the pain being great enough to make breathing hard. Not sure how to fix this?

Need to find first: In playing CSI to find source of injury and pain, look for my video on u tube.
Most likely looking for source of myofascial pain. www.blatmanhealthandwellness.com ...Read more

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Labored breathing, hard to get deep breath. What is wrong?

Labored breathing, hard to get deep breath. What is wrong?

Get checked for : Heart and lung condition-reactive/obstructive lung disease (asthma, bronchitis, emphysema).Take care! http://www.Medicinenet.Com/shortness_of_breath/symptoms.Htm. ...Read more

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12weeks pregnant, had severe cramping for about 20minutes and was breathing hard. No bleeding and hasnt happened again. Dr appointment monday?

12weeks pregnant, had severe cramping for about 20minutes and was breathing hard. No bleeding and hasnt happened again. Dr appointment monday?

As above: When u face a situation like this always play it safe.
See u pcp or go to er for evaluation , hopefully
every thing will be fine. ...Read more

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Im having chest pain after eating some foods, and it makes breathing hard. Once the pain goes away i feel sick like im going to vomet. I'm 17.

Unlikely: Your symptoms are atypical for heart disease and are more likely to be associated with your esophagus and gastrointestinal tract. Ask your health care provider for a thorough history and examination to pin point the diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Allergy for 5 mnth, congested when trying to sleep+when exercising; prevents sleep, makes breathing harder.20yrs old, corti-strds don't work. Advice?

Allergy for 5 mnth, congested when trying to sleep+when exercising; prevents sleep, makes breathing harder.20yrs old, corti-strds don't work. Advice?

See allergist: If you have tried the usual treatment including nasal steroid without benefits , you should consult an allergist to find out first whether the problem is truly an allergic one. If so, he will provide you with methods to minimize exposure to the allergens , whether there is another Rx option, and/or whether allergy shots may be required. ...Read more

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Have had back pain for over a month, seen doc. Wondering why on the days that my pain is worse, the pain radiates to my ribs & makes breathing hard?

Have had back pain for over a month, seen doc. Wondering why on the days that my pain is worse, the pain radiates to my ribs & makes breathing hard?

Sounds like: you may be having radicular (pinched nerves) symptoms . How high in your back is the pain...Is it MID BACK? (lower rib cage level)?????
Were any xrays taken?
Need more info...ask question again or join Health tap prime for extended "opinion"
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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3yr old. Hx Asthma. Woke up breathing hard. RSP 42. Spo2 87%. PEF normal. Gave inhaler. Can SpO2 be low and PEF be normal? & still have asthma attack?

3yr old. Hx Asthma. Woke up breathing hard. RSP 42. Spo2 87%. PEF normal. Gave inhaler. Can SpO2 be low and PEF be normal? & still have asthma attack?

Asthma: You need to take your child to ER ASAP, he also needs a treatment plan including maintenance treatment, you can see your pediatrician or a pulmonologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Been eating 14 cups of raw vegetables everyday for 14 days with 3 potent alkaline waters. Mild disorientation, diarrhea, breathing hard, nausea? Help!

Been eating 14 cups of raw vegetables everyday for 14 days with 3 potent alkaline waters. Mild disorientation, diarrhea, breathing hard, nausea? Help!

Extremely unwise: Why are you surprised? To sustain your organs, muscles, immune system, life you need protein calories. You chose a diet with no protein but only sugar calories. This was EXTREMELY unwise. Your body is now probably trying to stay alive by digesting some of your muscles and organs to get the protein it needs. Go eat the right calories to sustain life: Proteins. ...Read more

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Had flu(3 weeks ago) had tb(1yr ago), current X-ray shows clear. In the morning i wake up breathing hard, and i cough dry thick chunky green mucus, why?

Had flu(3 weeks ago) had tb(1yr ago), current X-ray shows clear. In the morning i wake up breathing hard, and i cough dry thick chunky green mucus, why?

Suspect sinusitis : I presume that the clear x-ray was of your chest. I would advise getting a ct scan of your sinuses. I suspect that you may have a sinus infection. You may need treatment with oral steroids and a stronger antibiotic. This is not likely related to tb. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am struggling to breath,my nose is blocked, breathing hard and my head is aching. should I go see a doctor?

I am struggling to breath,my nose is blocked, breathing hard and my head is aching. should I go see a doctor?

URI: These are common symptoms of a viral upper respiratory tract infection or head cold. At this time I recommend using a nasal decongestant spray like afrin or taking a decongestant by mouth like Sudafed as long as you're not pregnant. Tylenol should help relieve your headache. If you apply warm compresses to your forehead and inhale steam vapors, you'll get good nasal drainage of mucus to ease head ...Read more

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I've trouble in breathing. Hard to in take breath. Doctors told that I've wheezing. Sometimes I fear that is it a asthma. Suggest me to over overcome.

I've trouble in breathing. Hard to in take breath. Doctors told that I've wheezing. Sometimes I fear that is it a asthma. Suggest me to over overcome.

Deal with it.: You may indeed have asthma. Rather than fearing it, face the problem and deal with it. There are many medicines which can dramatically improve breathing for ashthma patients. Discuss that with your doctor. ...Read more