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Can Damaged Vargus Cause Breathing Stop
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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?
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
Sleep apnea: This needs to be addressed by a physician as it can be a serious health problem. ...Read more
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
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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See your doctor: These symptoms mandate that you see your doctor right away. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Can you tell me what can I do if someone stops breathing due to coughing caused by a cold or flu?
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?
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
Cause of my anxiety I am constantly checking my breathing and heart rate, how can I stop this pattern?
Cause of severe sudden left side chest pain that is unbearable with movement or deep breathing but stops within minutes if stay still?
U must talk 2 Ur-: -parents, but if U R on BC pills, PE could B possible. Even if Ur parents don't kno U must tell them now! ...Read more
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
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