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Breathing Problems After Eating
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
I am getting hand cramps and breathing problem after eating. This condition is worse in night time. Situation adjust after 2 hours. Kindly suggest?
Odd: That's an odd combination of symptoms. I would see your doctor for exam and blood work. ...Read more
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
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
Tightness in chest, excess saliva produced and difficulty breathing after eating chicken. What does this sound like?
Chest tight: Would go get checked, there may be a bone stuck in esophagus or similar problem. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Yes: Yes but there could be many other causes. Get evaluated by a physician. ...Read more
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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
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