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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Raspy Breathing

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What causes; whistling raspy sound breathing out?

What causes; whistling raspy sound breathing out?

Breathing: Anything from a cold with a bit of congestion to airway obstruction, also heart disease may have respiratory problems, it depends if there are other signs and symptoms such as cough or shortness of breath. If it is a recurring problem or you have other symptoms I urge you to consult your doc. ...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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I have a newborn with raspy breathing during nursing. What can I do?

I have a newborn with raspy breathing during nursing. What can I do?

I would have your: Baby checked by the pediatrician to make sure it isn't anything serious. Most often it isn't but better to be safe. ...Read more

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Should a toddler go to doctor with raspy breathing from a cold?

Should a toddler go to doctor with raspy breathing from a cold?

Yes: Yes, he needs to be evaluated, could be viral but respiratory effort needs to be assessed an other etiologies need be ruled out. ...Read more

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Started a running nose 3 days ago now is runny/congested. Raspy breathing while awake when sleeping snores Barks when she coughs. RSV? Croup? Cold?

Started a running nose 3 days ago now is runny/congested. Raspy breathing while awake when sleeping snores Barks when she coughs. RSV? Croup? Cold?

Croup: Possibly due to RSV. Or adenovirus
get a humidifier by the bedside
use saline nose spray every 8 hrs
try steam inhalation
croupy cough can be very distressing to the child and can cause resp failure if she is not better maneed vaponephrine inhalation and test for RSV ...Read more

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What could cause shallow breathing?

What could cause shallow breathing?

Shallow breathing: Problems in the brain. Great wikipedia question as control of respiration cannot be told in 400 spaces. Or we can chat and figure out exactly what your problem is. ...Read more

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What could cause difficulty breathing?

What could cause difficulty breathing?

Many things: Shortness if breath is a non specific complaint and could represent many things (some benign and some serious). Get checked out by your physician. ...Read more

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What can cause extreme difficulty breathing?

What can cause extreme difficulty breathing?

Several: Heart (congestive heart failure, blockage of arteries)
Kidneys (fluid overload)
Lungs (COPD/ emphysema, bronchitis)
Hypertension
Anemia
Anxiety and panic attacks
Alcohol to excess and drugs of any kind.
SMOKING!!!
and also complete lack of physical fitness (being out of shape)
and several more!!! ...Read more

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What can cause bad back pains when breathing?

What can cause bad back pains when breathing?

Spine Joints/Nerves: Facet joints are places on the spinal bones where two bones actually meet and articulate, therefore a facet joint injection is into that place where they meet. Many times arthritis or inflammation can arise here and cause pain. Epidural injections are also helpful to reduce inflammation into the spinal canal area or around the spinal nerve roots exiting the spine. ...Read more

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Can thrombocytosis cause pain when breathing?

Not likely: However, thrombocytosis can be associated with many things that do cause pain with breathing including pulmonary embolism of blood clots, malignancies, inflammation of pleura and others. ...Read more

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What causes difficulty breathing when lying down?

What causes difficulty breathing when lying down?

Clarify? See doctor!: Ongoing problem or recent? Fever? Chest pain? Otherwise sick? Age? Other health issues? Could be anything from carrying excess weight in the midsection (make it difficult to take a deep breath while lying down), to heart failure or fluid in lungs from infection or tumor. You should definitely see a doctor to get this checked out soon. ...Read more

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Can hyperthyriod cause breathing issues on one side?

No: Please contact your doctor. Your breathing symptoms are not normal and cannot be diagnosed on this forum. You need medical attention. Please take care. ...Read more

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Difficulty breathing when lying in bed? What might be the cause?

Heart or lung diseas: CHF is a known cause for this, but also other conditions that cause swelling and fluid retention would cause water to go from legs to chest when a person lies flat. Also lung diseases varying from mild asthma to severe emphysema could cause this. Severe obesity would do it too since it restricts lungs inflation. ...Read more

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What causes difficulty breathing when lying down in the spring time?

Not a podiatry?: You need to talk to your family doctor or to an allergist. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can cause a person to have difficulty breathing?

Difficulty breathing: This can be caused by mechanical problems with the chest breathing structures, problems with the lung themselves, general body weakness, anemia, hypothyroid, heart failure and other problems too. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of dificulty breathing and a normal oxygen level?

What could be the cause of dificulty breathing and a normal oxygen level?

Many: Most people with asthma have normal oxygen level and would be those who hyperventilate. See your doctor to find out. ...Read more

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What are the causes of slow or rather difficulty in breathing after excercises?

What are the causes of slow or rather difficulty in breathing after excercises?

Lung or heart: This could be due to lung or heart disease. At your age of 25, something like asthma is most likely. It would be best for you to see a doctor and have an exam and possibly pulmonary function testing to determine the cause. ...Read more

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What causes noisy breathing when somebody is laying down but not when sitting up?

What causes noisy breathing when somebody is laying down but not when sitting up?

Possibilities...: The noisy breathing could be related to post-nasal drip or secretions in the lungs that clear when you sit upright. Wheezing is another possibility. To be certain, and to get treated, see your doctor and have your chest examined with a stethoscope when you are lying down and when you are upright. ...Read more

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What causes pain on right side of body in rib area sometimes painful when breathing?

Could be rib: Dysfunction. Read more about this here at my blog
http://www. Basicspine. Com/conditions-procedures/pain-management/slipped-rib-syndrome. Html. ...Read more

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Pain in upper right side of ribcage which is worse upon breathing. What can cause this?

Pain in upper right side of ribcage which is worse upon breathing. What can cause this?

Hard to say: There are multiple potential causes, you should consider being seen. Possible causes can incude an irritation of a nerve in the thoracic spine, an inflammatory condition involving the pancreas or the lining of the lung, and multiple other causes. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually sort out the cause. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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What can cause vision disturbance like it appears as though the floor is breathing, swelling up and down?

What can cause vision disturbance like it appears as though the floor is breathing, swelling up and down?

Ocular Migraine: The aura of a migraine can cause visual abnormalities and distortions. Best to check with your doctor to make certain you do not have any retinal/corneal abnormalities. ...Read more

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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?

Breathing: Stop breathing or apnea can occur while asleep or awake. It can be caused by a variety of reasons such ascardiacor sleep induced. It certainly can be a life threatening-problem. Seek immediate medical help. ...Read more

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If you have difficulty breathing with intense activity and exercise what could be the cause of it and how can it be completely fixed or minimized?

If you have difficulty breathing with intense activity and exercise what could be the cause of it and how can it be completely fixed or minimized?

See doc in person: Abdulla, there are many things that can cause the problem. Main concerns are heart or lung disease. Most likely thing in someone your age is asthma. But depending on your family and personal history there could be other issues.
I recommend seeing a doctor in person, who can do a full history, examine your heart and lungs, and get any tests needed to clarify the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I'm a 40 yr old male. Prob. Heavier than I should be. Sometimes when I'm breathing normally, I find it hard to catch my breath. What causes this? Tks

I'm a 40 yr old male. Prob. Heavier than I should be. Sometimes when I'm breathing normally, I find it hard to catch my breath. What causes this? Tks

Had an exam lately?: Being the worrier that I am, I am always concerned when people mention difficulty breathing. Your weight and being male may be risk factors for heart disease. Others are smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, a family history of heart trouble, and inactivity. Any of these apply? Please get to your doctor for a full physical. Likely, you'll find the information reassuring. But get checked. ...Read more

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What could cause trouble breathing?

What could cause trouble breathing?

Many things: Many things including: colds, reactive airway disease, heart issues please see your primary care physician with your complaints. ...Read more

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What can breathing too much chemicals cause?

Damage your airways: Any chemical could cause airway irritation, burning or even bronchospasm. Depends on person genetic susceptibility. With time could developed, chronic irritation, lung or airway destruction leading to emphysema, chronic bronchitis or lung fibrosis. Some irritants are known carcinogens.
Thats why I opposed any smoking. Even electronic cigarretes can damage your lungs ...Read more