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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Gasping

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What causes involuntary gasping or snorting?

What causes involuntary gasping or snorting?

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

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What could could cause gasping for air after excersise?

What could could cause gasping for air after excersise?

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

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Help! can anaemia cause gasping for air when sleeping?

Help! can anaemia cause gasping for air when sleeping?

No, it cannot : However, this is a classic symptom of sleep apnea. Please see a sleep specialist. ...Read more

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What should be done when stomach reflux causes Mam to gasp for air and is bent over with heartburn even after sipping water?

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

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When i cough its repetitive; and while coughing, I have to burp causing me to gasp for breath afterwards what could be causing this.?

When i cough its repetitive; and while coughing, I have to burp causing me to gasp for breath afterwards what could be causing this.?

Dry cough.: With repetitive cough, you can swallow excessive air which distends the stomach and burping can happen. You should treat the cough. If it is a dry, repetitive attacks of cough, you should take Allegra (fexofenadine) 180 mg every night for 3 weeks. It will help. ...Read more

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Inhalers not helping & fluid beginning to build up in lungs after eating causing me to gasp and cough. Could asthma be a misdiagnosis?

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

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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

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Can restless legs cause heart problems or gasping for breath?

Can restless legs cause heart problems or gasping for breath?

Eval asap: Not necessarily. But that doesn't mean that they couldn't coincide. If you are having difficulty breathing please seek urgent medical care. ...Read more