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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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What would cause a 27 yr old female to stop breathing?! and how common is this to happen? Is it common to have it be life threatening?

What would cause a 27 yr old female to stop breathing?! and how common is this to happen? Is it common to have it be life threatening?

Breathing: Stop breathing or apnea can occur while asleep or awake. It can be caused by a variety of reasons such ascardiacor sleep induced. It certainly can be a life threatening-problem. Seek immediate medical help. ...Read more

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What caused me to stop breathing while I was sleeping?

What caused me to stop breathing while I was sleeping?

Sleep apnea?: That is the definition of sleep apnea. It is either central or obstructive. Central apneas arise from the central nervous system - you don't try to breathe. Obstructive apnea (osa) arises when the airway is completely or partly obstructed, by the tongue, uvula, soft palate, tonsils, adenoids, etc. Accompanied by a drop in blood oxygen, it is life threatening and raises risk of many conditions. ...Read more

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My question is what causes a person to stop breathing while asleep?

We don't: Normally these is no loss of respiration with sleep however some obstruct the airway and stop breathing until their brain wakens them momentarily and makes them gasp for air.
Common causes
Obesity
Large tonsils
Thick neck
Overweight
less common pharyngeal masses ...Read more

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Can a dream cause one to stop breathing?

Yes, briefly: During rem sleep when we dream, all our muscles except the eye muscles and the diaphragm are inactive to prevent us from acting out our dreams. Some people need chest wall and neck muscles to breathe adequately and during rem sleep they may have apneas (periods without breathing). If you dream you are holding your breath, you generally actually do during your sleep. ...Read more

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When a child stops breathing for about 10 seconds in his sleep, what is the cause of it?

When a child stops breathing for about 10 seconds in his sleep, what is the cause of it?

Get help!: Depending on age e.g. Between 3 and 6 months apnea like this is sometimes a forerunner of sids. No matter that a doctor does not find any abnormality, insist on an apnea monitor until the danger period is over (about the end of the first year). You may not get any alarms but you will surely sleep better. If the child is older it might be sleep apnea. ...Read more

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My one month old toddler stops breathing sometimes, what is the cause?

My one month old toddler stops breathing sometimes, what is the cause?

M.D. visit: It is important to check with your doctor. There are many causes of apnea in this age group. These will include enlarged adenoids, airway narrowing or central nervous system problems. Babies breathe through their noses and any congestion can also cause apnea. Keeping their nasal passages clear is important. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what causes a person to stop breathing while asleep?

Can anyone tell me what causes a person to stop breathing while asleep?

Sleep apnea: Sleep apnea syndrome is a medical condition that occurs when breathing is obstructed during sleep. Symptoms are often daytime sleepiness and unrefreshing sleep. Left untreated it can lead to poor health outcomes like high blood pressure and heart problems. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a panic attack to cause someone to stop breathing temporarily?

Yes/NO: During a panic attack, a person may experience multiple physical symptoms including breathing difficulty such as feeling that he/she can't take a deep enough breath or can't even yawn, or feeling of chocking or hyperventilation.. .. Over 25 years, we have never seen a patient where they stopped breathing. Usually oxygen concentration is within normal limits. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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I'm 23 and have frequent chest pains since the age of 13 why? The pain lasts for 5 minutes which cause me to stop breathing as it hurts to try.

Asthma attack?: Or something else...Please have a doctor do a comprehensive investigation to see the bottom on this! 10 years is too long to suffer... Best luck! ...Read more

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Can you tell me what can I do if someone stops breathing due to coughing caused by a cold or flu?

Can you tell me what can I do if someone stops breathing due to coughing caused by a cold or flu?

Call 911 or...: Start CPR if you are comfortable to do so. However, apnea (stop breathing) after cough spell due to cold or flu is very rare. ...Read more

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Sometimes, it'll feel like I've stopped breathing or I may stop breathing and i'll get lightheaded for a few seconds, then I will feel normal. Causes?

Sometimes, it'll feel like I've stopped breathing or I may stop breathing and i'll get lightheaded for a few seconds, then I will feel normal. Causes?

You are: Describing a classic anxiety attack....you may in fact be breathing TOO FAST!!! Speak with your Primary Care or Behavioral therapy group/mental health professional!
Hope this is helpful

BE WELL
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Twise a day my nose complet stop breathing cause I think sinus ilargy by smoke or dust?

Twise a day my nose complet stop breathing cause I think sinus ilargy by smoke or dust?

Nasal obstruction: I would need more information to render an opinion- what are the circumstances of the onset? Are there other possible triggers? Do you smoke? Does this occur at work or at home? Even if you don't have allergies, this may be a sign of non-allergic rhinitis or possible sinusitis. An exam is also necessary. For now, just use saline sprays until you can be examined. ...Read more

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Cause of my anxiety I am constantly checking my breathing and heart rate, how can I stop this pattern?

Cause of my anxiety I am constantly checking my breathing and heart rate, how can I stop this pattern?

Constant checking: Of breath, heart, or anything else is a symptom, not the cause. After your doc has ruled out medical conditions please see a mental health professional. You MAY have an anxiety disorder focusing on health or some OCD. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My friends sometimes stop breathing in track practice when running and pass out. How can I help them or myself if this happens again? What causes this

My friends sometimes stop breathing in track practice when running and pass out. How can I help them or myself if this happens again? What causes this

See doctor: If he loses consciousness while running this may be very serious due to potentially life threatening conditions in the heart or heart/lung. Best thing is to recommend checkup by his pmd or a peds cardiologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Was on elliptical and got weak in the knees started to shake uncontrollably and couldn't stop. Had a little difficulty breathing what could cause this?

Over did it: Probably over done and became low in BP. Torn down the intensity of work out and also do a cool down when getting off the machine to finish the exercises, drink water. ...Read more