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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more