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Doctor insights on: Cheyne Stokes Breathing

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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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My breathing is bad ?

My breathing is bad ?

Bad Breath: In the majority of cases, the cause of bad breath or halitosis, is the product of bacteria in the mouth. Bad breath can be very embarrassing, but it is a common condition and there are numerous ways to treat it. See your dentist for Halimeter test, diagnosis and bad breath treatment that depends on its cause. Good luck. ...Read more

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My breathing feels off?

NMI: Need more info: short of breath, feeling not getting enough air in, chest tightness, anxiety, wheezy, coughing, stomach gas, constipated, etc? All these are signs of different causes of breathing abnormalities. ...Read more

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What's "futile" breathing?

What's "futile" breathing?

Breathing: According to pam grout; author of jumpstart your metabolism: how to lose weight by changing the way you breathe; “futile breathing” means “we get a quarter to a fifth of the oxygen our lungs were designed to hold”. ...Read more

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How breathing is regulated?

How breathing is regulated?

Complex mechanism: Interplay between the brain stem, blood levels of carbon dioxide and the diaphragm. Impulse to breath is generated from the brain stem and is generated based on the blood levels of carbon dioxide. The impulse is then carried to the diaphragm via nerves.The diaphragm contracts and the chest unit (lung+chest wall) move to get air in. Getting air out of the lung is a passive process. ...Read more

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How to cure breathing problem ?

How to cure breathing problem ?

Vague Question: Please be more more specific about the breathing problem as you have not provided enough information, thanks. ...Read more