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Causes Of Gasping
If asleep, then: apnea is probable. If awake, then it could be tracheal hiccuping which is a mediastinal twitch/ spasm noted with certain neuromuscular problems. Or some esophageal spasms noted with hiccuping. I would see a pulmonologist if they are gasps and not hiccup, and your oximetry suffers. ...Read more
Oxygen debt: When you exercise maximally, beyond your anaerobic threshold (>85% of your age-based maximum predicted heart rate (154 for you) for more than a few minutes, your muscles shift from aerobic to anaerobic metabolism and you build up an "oxygen debt" with lactic acidosis that must be paid back. The longer you continue, the more you owe. If a tiger is chasing U, it can save your life! Thus: gasping! ...Read more
I am a 21 year old male and I have been having these sudden wierd chest things that cause me to gasp for air for a split second. No pain but its scary?
What should be done when stomach reflux causes Mam to gasp for air and is bent over with heartburn even after sipping water?
See physician: Patient should see physician for proper exam and therapy for problem. Many medications (antiacid) are available to aid in control of symptoms of refux. Some medications are over the counter like nexium (esomeprazole). Sometimes need to be examined intitially by fluoroscopy and/or endoscopy for proper diagnosis and therapy. ...Read more
Short of breath when lying on side or tilting neck to left/right. Also a lot of throat mucus. Causes palpitations/forced gasping?
SOB: Cardiac although less likely - see PMD to evaluate pulmonary, sinus causes also. ...Read more
When i cough its repetitive; and while coughing, I have to burp causing me to gasp for breath afterwards what could be causing this.?
Inhalers not helping & fluid beginning to build up in lungs after eating causing me to gasp and cough. Could asthma be a misdiagnosis?
See a doctor: Whatever the cause of your symptoms, they are not controlled. See a doctor ASAP for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Can septoplasty/turbinate reduction cause apnea-like symptoms (gasping for air at night) for a couple of weeks after surgery due to stopped nose?
Yes : Septoplasty and turbinate reduction can cause apnea like symptoms in the postoperative period. The nasal passage is usually swollen following surgery. This can result in mouth breathing. Remember that apnea means the breathing stops for ten seconds or more. True apnea is more likely to happen in someone that may be predisposed to it. The blockage following surgery is temporary. ...Read more