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Breathing Not Automatic
Depends on situation: Part of the bodies mechanism for deciding when to breathe is controlled by co2 sensors in the main blood vessels. In some medical conditions (like copd), when excess oxygen is given to patients & drops the co2 level, their sensors stop the automatic breathing cycle until it builds back up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is breathing something we control or our body controls. Always feel like i'm not breathing right or taking in enough air.
Although you: Can over-ride it to an extent, your body has central "thermostats" that control how rapidly and deeply you breath. It's generally very good at adjusting it as needed. ...Read more
I have bronchoconstriction (asthma/copd) affects breathing out during expiration, but not breathing in during inspiration..Why, what to do?
Typical symptoms: This is a common symptoms for those with airway obstruction be it from asthma or copd. You need to get an assessment to determine what kind of medications may relieve your symptoms. Inhaled steroid, inhaled bronchodilator, and inhaled anticholinergic are the most common drugs used in your condition. Most of these drugs need to be used regularly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Both: Breathing is partly voluntary, mostly involuntary. You can temporarily hold your breath or breathe more deeply and rapidly as a conscious decision, but mostly breathing is carried on without you thinking about it. And no, someone cannot stop breathing for no reason. There will always be a reason. ...Read more
Premature infants: Unfortunately in premature infants the brain center which controls the delicate balance between oxygen and carbon dioxide is not fully developed.Also the lung surfactant has not developed so the lung collapses between breaths and babies become hypoxic! all efforts are being made today in the world to prevent prematurity especially due to the fact that lungs are not developed ! ...Read more
Sob, difficulty breathing when running or randomly. All heart tests clear.Albuterol not working& ongoing turbinate hypertrophy.Allergies the cause?
If you have real breathing issues will pulse ox read abnormal? Sometimes feel like I have trouble breathing but oxygen is at 100.
Can an anxiety attack cause you to cough to the point that you are gasping for air? Symptoms are, rapid heart beat, difficulty breathing.
Yes it can: Yes, anxiety attacks can make you gasp for air ; have rapid pulse. However, you also need a medical evaluation for these issues since asthma and other causes can result in similar outcomes. Panic attacks can cause all kinds of physical symptoms -- but please don't jump to that explanation without complete workup. If it's indeed anxiety, please know there are excellent treatments! ...Read more
No and yes: Deep breathing is not, (it just causes hyperventilation and hypocapnea), but pursed lip breathing (in which one exhales against partially closed lips), increases the functional residual capacity which improves gas exchange and can be helpful for dyspnea. Many COPD patients are taught this technique. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why is breathing in during inspiration not affected by bronchoconstriction (asthma/copd)? I need some advice.
Bronchoconstriction: Lung disease is defined as either restricted or obstructed. Bronchoconstriction is, by definition, an obstructed condition. Obstructed diseases limit the ability to exhale air out of the lungs. Asthma and COPD are examples of diseases that lead to airway obstruction, where exhalation is affected, not inhalation. ...Read more
Can you have dysfunction breathing patterns without asthma/COPD etc? Would pursed lip breathing help retrain your body out of DSPs?
DSPs??: Sorry I don't know what you mean by DSPs. Pursed lip breathing is sometimes seen with copd as an involuntary means of maintaining positive pressure in the airways to avoid collapse of the tiny air sacs during expiration. In the absence of lung or neuromuscular disease anxiety may be the reason for irregular breathing patterns. ...Read more
Shallow breather due to minor cp. Only thing is i sound breathy, voice projection issues when nervous. Deep breathing exc hard to commit to, why?
With repetition,: Determination and will power, you can slow down and do deep breathing exercises. Attaining and improving self-esteem will take care of the nervous projection in your voice. Best wishes! http://healthland.Time.Com/2012/10/08/6-breathing-exercises-to-relax-in- 10-minutes-or-less/ http://psychcentral.Com/lib/how-to-raise-your-self-esteem/000737. ...Read more
Negative pressure: When you breathe in, your chest wall and diaphragm expand and create decreased pressure in your lungs. Because the bronchoconstriction is also inside your lungs, the negative pressure causes the airway to expand as well, and air flows in easily. When you breathe out, the chest wall and diaphragm relax, and pressure in the lungs increases. This snaps the airways closed again, like a valve. ...Read more
Can vagina n labia/lips open/expand by exhaling, n contract by inhaling during heavy breathing, n is it voluntary/involuntary pelvic muscles movement ?
Sleep Apnea: In the deepest sleep level (stage 4) muscles relax and the tongue can fall back and obstruct airflow into the lungs. Breathing motions persist but no air gets in..The body's o2 level drops until it stimulates the brain to make you partially wake up. Sleep apnea's danger comes from the low oxygen level causing heart problems as well as chronic sleep deprivation since you never sleep deeply. ...Read more
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