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I take deep breath every minutes. I did many times reverse breathing because I had breathing problem after eating full 5 months ago. Did I hurt lungs?

I take deep breath every minutes. I did many times reverse breathing because I had breathing problem after eating full 5 months ago. Did I hurt lungs?

Breathing: I am not sure what you mean by reverse breathing. Taking deep breaths will not hurt your lungs. If you inhale toxins, smoke, exposed to fumes for a period of time then you could hurt your lungs. If you blow out deeply that also should not hurt your lungs. ...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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I currently take 1mg of ativan twice daily. I was prescribed 15mg ms contin twice a day. Safe to take together? Will I have breathing problems?

I currently take 1mg of ativan twice daily. I was prescribed 15mg ms contin twice a day. Safe to take together? Will I have breathing problems?

You're too young @26: You're too young @ 26y to be taking 2 major sedatives like Ativan and MS-Contin. What were they prescribed for? What symptoms are you having? Both Ativan & MS-Contin can impair breathing (as you recognized), increase sleepiness, & cause problems operating a vehicle. Are you sure you know how the combination will affect you? Talk to your doctor about alternatives. Or use HealthTap Prime. Good luck ...Read more

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Feeling nauseous and difficulty breathing after eating (even small amounts). Never actually been sick but feeling doesn't go away.

Feeling nauseous and difficulty breathing after eating (even small amounts). Never actually been sick but feeling doesn't go away.

See a GI DOC: You may need to rule out couple of condition especially motility disorder of esophagus, esophageal ring or other anatomical abnormalities of esophagus. Do you have any dyspepsia? Dysphgia or other symptoms? The information you provided is not enough to make a definite diagnosis. You may need upper endoscopy or barium swallow evaluation. My suggestion you should seen a GI specialist soon. ...Read more

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Hives from head to toe an hour after eating shellfish for the first time. No swelling or breathing difficulty but extremely itchy and uncomfortable...

Hives from head to toe an hour after eating shellfish for the first time. No swelling or breathing difficulty but extremely itchy and uncomfortable...

Likely allergic!: I highly recommend taking Benadry, two tablets, to help reduce the itching and discomfort. If you develop any facial/mouth swelling or difficulty breathing, then you have to call 911 for help. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) takes roughly 30 minutes to work. Then you need to see an allergist for testing to determine your specific food allergies. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Whom to consult for breathing problems?

Whom to consult for breathing problems?

Internal Med: A great place to start is with an Internal Medicine Dr that can many times start the appropriate testing and possibly treat you as well. If not then he or she could refer you to a specialist in Pulmonary Medicine. ...Read more

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What could be causing my breathing problems?

What could be causing my breathing problems?

Many causes: The problem can be related to your airway or your heart. Airway causes include lung conditions such as asthma or bronchitis. It can also be related to the airway higher up such as at the voice box, base of tongue, or nose. Causes can also be related to your heart. If your heart is not effective in pumping out adequate blood, your body may not be getting adequate oxygen. ...Read more

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What causes breathing problems when I exerise?

Too many to list: The sensation of shortness of breath can be caused by cardiac, vascular and/or pulmonary problems including things like asthma, lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, cardiac ischemia, obesity, valvular heart disease, congestive heart failure, essential hypertension. If you exercise tolerance is progressively deteriorating, see your physician. ...Read more

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What are common sources of breathing problems?

What are common sources of breathing problems?

Breathing: Breathing involves the air and enough oxygen in it, as well as lack of contaminants in the air. The mechanics of breathing the chest wall and diaphragm have to be functioning normally, the anatomy of the lungs has to be normal. Asthma has obstruction of the breathing tubes as does bronchitis. Abnormalities of the lung tissue and alveoli are also common causes of breathing difficulty. ...Read more

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What're the common causes of breathing problems?

Many...: There are many, many causes of breathing problems. Some are related to the respiratory system (asthma, copd), others to the cardiac system (congestive heart failure). Some problems are due to infection (pneumonia) and others related to trauma (quadriplegia). There are congenital causes (cystic fibrosis) and some causes where the etiology is not known. There are so many causes so see your doctor! ...Read more

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If you do have breathing problems what do you do?

If you do have breathing problems what do you do?

DOCTOR: There are many serious problems that result in breathing problems. I would strongly recommend that you see a physician for an evaluation so that a proper diagnosis and treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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My husband has breathing problems, what could be causes?

My husband has breathing problems, what could be causes?

OSA: If your husband's breathing problems occur during sleep, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) should be ruled out. It is by far the most common medical condition in adult men in the US. ...Read more

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What are the reasons someone can have breathing problems?

What are the reasons someone can have breathing problems?

Myriad reasons.: Having "breathing problems" can stem from anything to true heart or lung problems to merely being out of shape. Usually persistent breathing issues require some investigations - blood testing, stress test, breathing test, chest Xray. Do you smoke? Because smoking can give a younger person shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Why do so many people in the U.S. have breathing problems?

Why do so many people in the U.S. have breathing problems?

Several: In absence of heart and lung disease, breathing problems can be caused by several reasons:
Obesity
De-conditioning and sedentary lifestyles.
Smoking!!!!
Smog, pollen and other environmental reasons
(not much different that our Canadian neighbors) ...Read more

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Is lamictal linked to breathing problems?

Is lamictal linked to breathing problems?

Lamictal SOB: Flu-like symptoms and trouble breathing are rare side-effects. ...Read more

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Why does GERD cause breathing problems?

Why does GERD cause breathing problems?

2 possible theories: One is that the acid reflux runs up the esophagus and then back down into the windpipes.
The other is that since the esophagus and lung share vagal nervous system, the acid could indirectly stimulate breathing problems. ...Read more

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Can hot weather cause breathing problems?

Yes: Hot weather can be associated with ozone or smog from peoples airconditioners, stay indoors. ...Read more

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Could large breasts cause breathing problems?

Could large breasts cause breathing problems?

No: Large breasts that are pendulous can cause posture problems but not breathing problems. The latter which is secondary to loss of elastic tissue can cause dyspnea or pulmonary problems related to copd. ...Read more

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Can septum piercings cause breathing problems?

Can septum piercings cause breathing problems?

Yes: Material may build up on the piercing, the septum may become infected and enlarge, and the piercing itself may limit the airway.

I don't recommend the practice. Talk to your doc for more insight.

Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Are breathing problems related bad chest congestion?

Are breathing problems related bad chest congestion?

Yes: Yes but there could be many other causes. Get evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Ribs and breathing problems after 5months ideas why?

Ribs and breathing problems after 5months ideas why?

Speak with a doctor: Unfortunately this Q & A box isn't designed for diagnosis as it doesn't allow you to give more than 1 or 2 sentences of information. Please see your physician or consult one of our physicians online here at Health Tap. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can croup lead to other breathing problems like asthma?

Can croup lead to other breathing problems like asthma?

Croup: Croup is caused by the parainfluenza virus most of the time and causes swelling around the vocal cords in the throat which results in a distinctive cough. Asthma is a disease of the lungs, and although flare ups are sometimes triggered by viruses they do not cause it. Some viruses, like RSV (respiratory syncytial virus), can cause damage to the lungs resulting in asthma-like symptoms. ...Read more

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Can a malaria infection cause severe breathing problems?

Can a malaria infection cause severe breathing problems?

Malaria: Complicated malaria can cause occlusion of small blood vessels due to parasite filled cells. This can cause cerebral malaria. Also pulmonary edema (water logged lungs) can occur from a similar process. This can lead to shortness of breath. Usually this is a serious disease. ...Read more

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Can cold medicine help with asthma or breathing problems?

Can cold medicine help with asthma or breathing problems?

Rarely.: Most cold medications are not only useless in asthma, but also of very limited effectiveness in colds. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of breathing problems?

Depends: Treatment for breathing problems depends on the cause. Usually inhalers work best, sometimes pills are helpful sometimes injections are given. Get to the doctor, get tested or at least checked out and treated. ...Read more

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Does Benadryl (diphenhydramine) work for breathing problems?

Maybe: If cause of breathing difficulty is allergic in origin, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help since it's an anti-allergy medication. ...Read more

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