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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Grunting Respiration

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My 4 month old baby has grunting breathing really bad in mornings and trough out day been going on for 3 weeks been on streiods antibotics help?

My 4 month old baby has grunting breathing really bad in mornings and trough out day been going on for 3 weeks been on streiods antibotics help?

Resp distress : Grunting is an indication of respiratory distress and needs medical attention right away. Please take the baby to a hospital now. ...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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When my mum was in the end stages of cancer she was in a coma like state and making grunting noses. It's stuck in my head. What caused her to do this?

When my mum was in the end stages of cancer she was in a coma like state and making grunting noses. It's stuck in my head. What caused her to do this?

Altered breathing: What you are describing is most likely altered breathing patterns that commonly occur with the progression to coma and then death. Also, pooling of secretions can be a cause. ...Read more

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Cardiac disorder may cause an effect on the respiration system?

Cardiac disorder may cause an effect on the respiration system?

Yes: The cardiovascular and respiratory system are very closely connected and diseases of one system can affect the other. This is commonly seen in cardiac patients having difficulty breathing. ...Read more

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Can a panic attack cause dizziness, numb all over, heaviness in chest, shivering, taccycardia, and respiration of 40?

Can a panic attack cause dizziness, numb all over, heaviness in chest, shivering, taccycardia, and respiration of 40?

Yes, but...: Panic attacks are usually a diagnosis of exclusion meaning that your physical symptoms need to be investigated systematically and carefully for an objective condition, only when it is certain there is no other reason for those does one entertain the diagnosis of panic attacks. Have your doctor take a good look at you soon. ...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