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What is cheyne-stokes breathing?

What is cheyne-stokes breathing?

Abnormal breathing: Cheyne-stokes is a type of breathing rhythm which occurs in terminal patients-rhythmic slow breathing interrupted with periods of no breathing or apnea. ...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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Is cheyne stokes respiration , a irregular breathing or a rhythmic breathing?

Is cheyne stokes respiration , a irregular breathing or a rhythmic breathing?

Irregular breathing: Abnormal breathing pattern marked by progressively deeper & sometimes faster breathing, followed by a gradual decrease that results in temporary stop in breathing. Seen in heart failure, strokes, traumatic brain injuries, brain tumors; carbon monoxide poisoning; sometimes after morphine is given; can be seen in healthy people during sleep at high altitude. ...Read more

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Weird breathing pattern, cheyne stokes, is it nothing or a problem?

Weird breathing pattern, cheyne stokes, is it nothing or a problem?

Cheyne Stokes: It can be caused by damage to respiratory centers, strokes, traumatic brain injuries, carbon monoxide poisoning, morphine, chronic heart failure, in newborns with immature respiratory systems, & in high altitudes. ...Read more

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I suffer from breathing problem and it has caused me to restrict my physical activity. I also suffer from frequent coughingand frequent temporary cold. What is the solution to my problem?

I suffer from breathing problem and it has caused me to restrict my physical activity. I also suffer from frequent coughingand frequent temporary cold. What is the solution to my problem?

Asthma: Breathing problem with cough could be a bronchitis, pneumonia and/or asthma attack; also more severe conditions have to be r/o like heart problems or even pulmonary emboli if risk factors present. See you doctor asap for a good history and physical and further evaluation and diagnosis. ...Read more

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A few minutes ago i started experiencing difficulties in breathing and even as i write this i am having the same thing, how do i treat this??

A few minutes ago i started experiencing difficulties in breathing and even as i write this i am having the same thing, how do i treat this??

Difficulty breathing: Difficulty breathing has many different possible causes and some of them can be quite serious. Are you feeling anxious or stressed before you started noticing the breathing problem. Do you have any risk factors for a blood clot such as long periods of inactivity (plane rides, car trips, etc)? Do you have asthma? If not getting better soon please seek emergency help. I wish you the best of luck! ...Read more

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Is there anything that can make someone.Just stop breathing although they are perfectly healthy?

Is there anything that can make someone.Just stop breathing although they are perfectly healthy?

Is it while sleeping: If someone snores and stops breathing periodically while sleeping it is sleep apnea. It needs evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Since I have been home for winter break (dry, cold midwest) i've had a hard time working out/breathing?

Since I have been home for winter break (dry, cold midwest) i've had a hard time working out/breathing?

Hydrate & humidify: It may be as simple as staying better hydrated and also consider increasing the humidity in at least the room you are sleeping else the entire house via a household system. ...Read more

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Pain in middle of back when breathing?

See a doctor: Cannot diagnose this on internet. Need full history, physical exam and perhaps imaging studies. This may be serious. Go and see a doctor asap. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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How do I proceed if a friend of mine suddenly have problem breathing?

How do I proceed if a friend of mine suddenly have problem breathing?

Call 911 ambulance: Anytime one finds a person who cannot breathe properly, and cannot tell why, one should right away call 911 for an ambulance. If the victim is choking and cannot speak, the heimlich maneuver can help. If the victim is having an asthma attack, there may be an inhaler in the pockets or purse. If the person is having an allergic reaction, there may be an epi-pen there, etc... ...Read more