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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Sense Of Suffocation

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My wife is gasping for air once she comes out of her seizure, I understand it is normal but can this cause suffocation or death?

My wife is gasping for air once she comes out of her seizure, I understand it is normal but can this cause suffocation or death?

Very unlikely: There can be tightness of her vocal cords, which should relax in a few moments. Keep antiseizure meds around, such as suppositories like diazapan.

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I feel my pulse is very fast but its 77/min at rest still I sense my heart beating very fast and little suffocation. What could be the reason?

I feel my pulse is very fast but its 77/min at rest still I sense my heart beating very fast and little suffocation. What could be the reason?

Tachyarrhythmia: Beating of heart faster and irregular or even regular during resting stage can be a problem. Next time it happens count your pulse. Check if its regular or irregular. Go to pcp or a cardiologist and get further evaluated.

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Right after cardiac ablation I talked 1h on my cell. Now I feel shortness of breath and suffocating. Did talkin on my cell cause all of this? PLSadvise

Right after cardiac ablation I talked 1h on my cell. Now I feel shortness of breath and suffocating. Did talkin on my cell cause all of this? PLSadvise

Well...: This has nothing to do with using your cell phone.... yet, because of your symptoms contact your Dr. Immediately!

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Elhers danlos and petcus excavatum, at work my chest muscles get fatigued and feel like im suffocating similar anaphylactic shock which causes it?

Elhers danlos and petcus excavatum, at work my chest muscles get fatigued and feel like im suffocating similar anaphylactic shock which causes it?

Different: You need to talk to a chest doctor to find out what can be done about your chest muscles. If the pectus contributes to the breathing problem, it can be corrected with surgery. In anaphylaxis the problem would be at the throat usually associated with skin involvement (flushing itching, hives etc) at the same time). Either you survive or die from it within minutes to hours- not a persistent issue.

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Can dental work like bonding and grinding of rigged teeth cause tmj, sleep apnea, problems with epiglottis, tongue enlargement, suffocation?

Can dental work like bonding and grinding of rigged teeth cause tmj, sleep apnea, problems with epiglottis, tongue enlargement, suffocation?

Bonding: And other dental work can sometimes create a slight malocclusion, which can lead to TMJ symptoms in predisposed individuals. All of the other symptoms you mentioned have absolutely no cause & effect relationship with dental bonding and enamaloplasty of teeth - outside of an acute allergic reaction to something used during treatment. Have those other issues worked up by internist & sleep med doc.

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Lump feeling in throat at trachea after 2 pm and subside at 9pm, bending my head downwards causes suffocation, TSH 0.69, lengthy talk ignites uneasynes?

Lump feeling in throat at trachea after 2 pm and subside at 9pm, bending my head downwards causes suffocation, TSH 0.69, lengthy talk ignites uneasynes?

Unsure: Check the normal range for your reference lab but for ours it is normal. If you are having sob you should have an ultrasound of the thyroid. Sob with thyroid enlargement is an indication for surgery. If your voice is off you should have it examined by an otolaryngologist.

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What is asphyxia? What causes it?

What is asphyxia? What causes it?

Low oxygen: Low oxygen is especially bad for brain cells and heart cells. There are many causes such as deep water black out and drowning, carbon monoxide intoxication, space exploration without protective suit, hanging, sleep apnea and many other ones.

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How does asphyxia cause congestion?

How does asphyxia cause congestion?

Hypoxia: In asphyxia, hypoxia develops which causes inflammation and lack of oxygen even to the heart muscles, the beating gets weaker, and the blood stagnates in the lungs and that is the cause of pulmonary congestion or edema.

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What do you mean by death caused by asphyxia by ligature?

What do you mean by death caused by asphyxia by ligature?

Strangling: Death by asphyxia means a tight noose around the neck shut off air and blood supply to the brain causing death. This can occur by accident or purposely.

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70% brain damage, not in a single area, due to lack of oxygen (caused by asphyxia), what are the chances to awaken and regain full consciousness?

70% brain damage, not in a single area, due to lack of oxygen (caused by asphyxia), what are the chances to awaken and regain full consciousness?

Unlikely: The extent of brain damage is not as important as the specific areas of the brain that are affected. So, if the pons or medulla were affected, you would be considered brain dead already. But, if you loose that much area, you will have significant mental status changes and impairments of motor function. This is not a good circumstance.

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I am feeling suffocation, I've rheumatic disease. What should I do now?

I am feeling suffocation, I've rheumatic disease. What should I do now?

Rheumatic disease: Rheumatic disease with suffocation may indicate heart lave disease. You need to see a cardiologist for an echocardiogram.

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Why do I feel like I'm suffocating when I'm in a small room, a hot area or in a crowd?

Why do I feel like I'm suffocating when I'm in a small room, a hot area or in a crowd?

Anxiety: Are you pregnant? That's not unusual with pregnancy, especially in a teenager. Otherwise, you may have claustrophobia or agoraphobia, which are part of anxiety disorder. You would benefit from talking to your parents and consulting an experienced mental health professional.

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Is it normal to have a feeling of suffocation / asphyxia when riding in bike above 70 kmph?

Is it normal to have a feeling of suffocation / asphyxia when riding in bike above 70 kmph?

That is: Pretty fast. I do not think this is something to worry about. But check with your lung doc and ask about CPET to know for sure. Good luck

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There's a sort of breathing problem. Due to this I can't eat food. If any day I eat little more then I feel like suffocation?

There's a sort of breathing problem. Due to this I can't eat food. If any day I eat little more then I feel like suffocation?

At your young: Age I can't think of anything wrong going on in your lungs or heart, or any other place. Yet I would see an internist to check you out, if he/she comes to the same conclusion that organically nothing wrong with you, consider seeing a shrink. You may have anxiety...