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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Deep Breathing

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Cxr report mentioned linear atelectasis can this cause sob/ deep breathing issues. Also was exposed to asbestos in 7/2013. Could la be from asbestos?

Cxr report mentioned linear atelectasis can this cause sob/ deep breathing issues. Also was exposed to asbestos in 7/2013. Could la be from asbestos?

Atelectasis: Atelectasis describe the condition where the lung has a decrease in volume secondary to an area of lung collapse. It would be difficult to identify a specific cause for focal area of collapse as there can be many causes. Most of the time, small areas of atelectasis cause no symptoms. ...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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Can gastritus make stomach distend/ tight. My stomach is thight 24/7. What can I do. Also would this cause any deep breathing issues?

Can gastritus make stomach distend/ tight. My stomach is thight 24/7. What can I do. Also would this cause any deep breathing issues?

Lots of reasons...: Have you undergone upper endoscopy to rule out gastric disease (inflammatory or functional)? Do you have underlying irritable bowel syndrome? Is your distress worsened or improved by meals, activity, deep breathing, palpation of ribs? Have you suffered any physical trauma recently to the area? What medications have been tried, ; which have helped? Especially since breathing affected, get checked. ...Read more

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Why does deep breathing cause pain in the chest?

Why does deep breathing cause pain in the chest?

Depends on pain type: Are you talking 'congestion' or sharp pains? Sharp chest pains with deep inspiration are usually due to ribs which are locked down (exhalation position). Inhaling causes the other ribs to rise, but that one is stuck. An osteopathic physician can both listen to lungs and do a good general physical, but can also use her hands to find a stuck rib or vertebra and fix it with gentle manipulation. ...Read more

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Deep breathing causes strange cough. What can I do?

Deep breathing causes strange cough. What can I do?

Hyperreactive Airway: When deep breathing causes cough you frequently have hyperreactive airways or asthma. It may be associated with bad coughing spells, chest tightness or wheezing if you develop a respiratory infection such as a sinus infection or bronchitis. Acute bacterial or viral bronchitis can also cause coughing with deep breathing. See your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Deep breathing causes strange cough. Is it my lungs?

Deep breathing causes strange cough. Is it my lungs?

Cough: No way to tell that for sure. There are many causes of cough to include airway abnormlities/ parenchymal or lung tissue abnormalities/ vascular abnormalities/etc. Recommend seeing your doctor! ...Read more

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I have hyper-acidity, that cause breathlessness.. It makes impossible to a normal deep breathing. That makes my life so painful. Can you help me? Thanks

GERD: Your symptoms could be related solely to uncontrolled reflux. Would recommend initiating daily Prilosec otc for potential relief but also advise that you consult with your physician. ...Read more

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Hi, is it okay, if I do deep breathing with all the yoga postures? Or will it cause pain in ribs or ribs breakage in some postures?

Hi, is it okay, if I do deep breathing with all the yoga postures? Or will it cause pain in ribs or ribs breakage in some postures?

A young healthy girl: Ur age will not break or weaken ribs by deep breathing in Yoga. This would take constable force like a fall or auto accident. Don't worry. ...Read more

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Can gerd/pud cause rib and sternal pain? Especially upon deep breathing? Also with a high tbili could the pain be gallbladder related?

Can gerd/pud cause rib and sternal pain? Especially upon deep breathing? Also with a high tbili could the pain be gallbladder related?

Gallbladder: This would be very unusual for GERD to cause these types of symptoms, and it sounds like it would be more likely related to the gallbladder, if the gallbladder is diseased. There are many causes of a high bilirubin. Make sure to follow up with your doctor, and ask if a gallbladder ultrasound and/or referral to a general surgeon is appropriate. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Occasionally, I experience abrupt deep breathing..

Occasionally, I experience abrupt deep breathing..

Deep Breathing: Sighing or deep breathing as you call it is normal. It happens many times per hour and is the way the lungs have of opening all of their air spaces regularly so that fluids and other things do not block the airway or cause damage to the lungs. ...Read more

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Can deep breathing reduce your weight and also maintain a person's health?

Can deep breathing reduce your weight and also maintain a person's health?

Maybe: Deep breathing helps the lungs to stay healthy and may also reduce stress which might contribute to weight. ...Read more

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How many times a day should you do deep breathing for anxiety? And for how long?

How many times a day should you do deep breathing for anxiety? And for how long?

There's more to it..: You can breathe more correctly almost all the time. Shallow is never as good as full and the exhale is what we often get wrong. Completely empty the lungs to remove "old" stuff and make room for refreshing new oxygen. Sometimes 1 or 2 deep out-breaths - even a big groan or shout helps. Try a few cycles of 4 secs nasal inhales, 7 sec hold-ins & 8 sec full, slow pursed lip exhales. Let it be a habit. ...Read more

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What dose it mean if my baby's had loud deep breathing since birth... She is now 3 months?

What dose it mean if my baby's had loud deep breathing since birth... She is now 3 months?

Laryngomalacia: Usually it is due to soft cartilage of the voice box, and or the wind pipe. If that is true, lying the baby on her stomach would improve the noise. You should ask a doctor to check it and not put her on her stomach to sleep unless the doctor tells you to do it. There are other causes of noisy breathing. ...Read more

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Hi I've for the past two days I've been jogging, I've been doing a lot of deep breathing and now when I breath deep it hurts is it normal? Georgina

Hi I've for the past two days I've been jogging, I've been doing a lot of deep breathing and now when I breath deep it hurts is it normal? Georgina

Possibilities...: Your discomfort with deep breathing may be musculoskeletal from jogging. There are muscles, cartilage, bone, etc. In the chest wall and any of these structures may have been injured with jogging. Another possibility is exercise-induced bronchospasm. If it is musculoskeletal, it will get better with rest, acetaminophen, etc. If it doesn't, see doctor for diagnosis/treatment of bronchospasm. ...Read more

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I have an inability to relax and sit still, even when I use deep breathing. Why is this and what is a quick fix for when I need to immediately relax?

I have an inability to relax and sit still, even when I use deep breathing. Why is this and what is a quick fix for when I need to immediately relax?

See Your Doctor: 17 y.o. on meds for depression, bipolar. Your symptoms are consistent with Anxiety Disorder however your other conditions may also be creating anxiety for you. It is important that you obtain Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which will empower you to control your thoughts rather than be controlled. Should also consider medication side-effects as cause. See your doctor for correct diagnosis & treatment ...Read more

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Woke up with discomfort and pain in upper right side of chest. Worsens when lying down and deep breathing.

See a doctor: I am worried about the pain with laying down, sometimes that may be a sign for pericarditis, an inflammation of the pericardium which is a layer that wraps around the heart. This condition can lead to potential for morbidity and mortality and needs to be evaluated immediately ...Read more

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How can I stop this electric current going through my body due to anxiety? I tried deep breathing. Will I die from this shock? I'm going to dr. Tmrw.

How can I stop this electric current going through my body due to anxiety? I tried deep breathing. Will I die from this shock? I'm going to dr. Tmrw.

Evaluation: I am glad that you have an apt with your doctor soon. Please try to be open with your doctor about this problem. Anxiety disorders are very common and very treatable. Medication in combination with counseling is extremely effective. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Can deep breathing or panting improve my sex life?

Can deep breathing or panting improve my sex life?

What needs improving: It depends on what you are trying to accomplish. Most people are already deep breathing or panting during sex because it is physically demanding. Excessive panting can make you pass out...Not fun. Some people feel that holding your breath during an orgasm can enhance the pleasure, but don't go overboard. People have died from strangulation during sex. ...Read more

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Is deep breathing meditation a type of alternative medicine?

Is deep breathing meditation a type of alternative medicine?

Yes: All contemplative practices whether it is yoga, tai chi, chi gong or meditations are part of alternative medicine. It is understanding that we are connected to our physical body through our emotions, mental well being and spiritual self. When we have that balance, people have optimal health. ...Read more

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Very sharp pain in upper right rib cage when deep breathing. Dangerous?

May be or not: Any severe pain warrants examination by a health care providers. It may be just rib pain or from lungs or liver/gall bladder.If this persists, I would like you to go see a doc. ...Read more

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When doing deep breathing I feel lightheaded does this mean I'm doing it right?

When doing deep breathing I feel lightheaded does this mean I'm doing it right?

Hyperventilation: Hyperventilation occurs with rapid / deep breathing. It lowers your CO2 pressure in your circulation. Low CO2 pressure can lead to lightheadedness and even fainting.

Breath slowly into a paperbag for 1 minute. You would normalize the CO2 and alleviate the symptoms. ...Read more

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Woke up with pain around naval. It is getting worse with moving, deep breathing hurts.

? appendicitis: Appendicitis often presents with pain around the umbilical area before settling into the right lower quadrant of the abdomen. Pain with moving and deep breathing can indicate peritoneal irritation associated with appendicitis or other intra abdominal problem. Seek further care at er, primary care physician or general surgeon. ...Read more

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Help! I got a pain in my right shoulder blade when deep breathing?! What is wrong with me?

Help! I got a pain in my right shoulder blade when deep breathing?! What is wrong with me?

Shoulder blade pain: Could be respiratory, musculoskeletal, or nerve related. If it persists see your doctor for a history, physical exam and possible diagnostic testing. ...Read more

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Left sided sharp chest pain all day deep breathing doesn't seem to affect it. Not constant but fairly constant what could be?

Left sided sharp chest pain all day deep breathing doesn't seem to affect it. Not constant but fairly constant what could be?

Constant pain: The only cause of constant, or nearly constant pain is rheumatologic or neuritic: joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, bursae, fasciae, or nerves. Your observation indicates it does not involve your accessory muscles of respiration but it could be referred from your shoulder or be due to a pinched nerve from your cervical (neck) spine. Trial of an NSAID is in order. No relief suggests nerve. ...Read more

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Does deep breathing excercise works anxiety I tried deferent deep breathing excercise but it seems not working anxiety disorder.

Does deep breathing excercise works anxiety I tried deferent deep breathing excercise but it seems not working anxiety disorder.

Meditation: You are young and open minded enough to learn to meditate. Regular (daily) meditation, even for short periods, may lessen your general anxiety problems. There are many methods of meditation, some even involve breathing techniques. Check out different approaches to meditation. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Pain on left side of rib cage (no physical injury, but swelling), even on deep breathing. Localized on touching. Had a bike accident 2 days back.

Possible fracture.: It is possible to fracture a rib or just bruise it up pretty well. Sometimes the pain can be severe. As long as you are not having any shortness of breath (excluding that due to sharp pain with inspiration) you will heal. There is no real benefit to having rib xrays as the treatment will be the same -avoid injuring it while it heals. ...Read more

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I frequently (1/2 times a week) get a heavy chest with deep breathing & pinching pains in chest. What could it be? Lasts couple hours then goes away.

Asthma: You should be checked for asthma. It could cause all the symptoms you describe. The intermittancy suggests a trigger - possibly allergic (?). Pulmonary function testing would be helpful. Asthma is very treatable. When you can't breathe, it can make you anxious and makes your heart pound (which you also list). ...Read more

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Why do my eyes get teary when deep breathing during school?

Why do my eyes get teary when deep breathing during school?

Vasomotor instabilit: Cold air rushing thru the nasa passages can irritate the nasal mucosa and reflexly brings about running eyes and nose. ...Read more

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Are deep breathing exercises beneficial to increase lung capacity?

Are deep breathing exercises beneficial to increase lung capacity?

Lung capacity: To some degree, yes. But this is limited to the physical capacity of the lungs. Cardiopulmary function may improve as well. ...Read more

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Will deep breathing help my shortness of breath it's really scary sometimes?

Will deep breathing help my shortness of breath it's really scary sometimes?

Maybe but see MD: If shortness of breath is related to anxiety, deep breathing, gentle aerobic exercise, meditation and yoga may be helpful in controlling your symptoms. However, shortness of breath can also be caused by serious problems like heart attack and rhythm problems, asthma/COPD, lung disease, blood clot, anemia and even cancer. If sx persist or are associated with exertion, chest pain, palpitation, see MD ...Read more