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Deep Breathing Exercises For Heart Failure Patients
Heart failure is a complex set of conditions in which the heart "fails" to pump a normal amount of blood with each beat. This can be due to poor squeezing function (systolic heart failure) and/or a stiff heart incapable of filling normally (diastolic heart failure). Common symptoms include swelling and trouble breathing, particularly when ...Read more
Can ssri's/snri's cause shortness of breath(shallow breathing) in heart patients. 2 stents in lad..Never had this problem before stents?
Not usual: Although ssris/snris don't generally cause breathing difficulty, one cannot exclude the possibility that you are having an atypical rxn. The only way to know is to stop the med temporarily, and then reintroduce it. Meanwhile, you need a stress test to be sure one of your stents isn't failing (developing "in-stent restenosis". ...Read more
Is Chest expnasion of 5cm (currently 3cm while inhalation) while inhalation possible by deep breathing exercises using lung exerciser in 1-2 months?
Chest expansion: Hello ~ your question as written is difficult to understand but if I do, you are asking if your lungs vital capacity will improve with deep breathing and lung exerciser. Yes it will but to a max predetermined by your body size When the chest gets bigger for body builders that is muscle on the outside and not much increase in lung volumes. If that does not answer resubmit question thx ...Read more
Can a thyroid problem cause tenderness in legs, shortness of breath, rapid breathing, rapid and slow heart rate?
Yes to all: Depending on the type of disease, the thyroid controls the metabolism and can cause muscle aches and hypo or hyper can increase or slow down heart beats or irregular heart beats and can affect respiratory pattern in many ways such as drive and hypo can cause hypoventilation. ...Read more
Faster then normal heart rate while walking, or even talking in certain situations. Triggers breathlessness, upon deep breaths weird heart beats hapen?
Need chest expansion of 5cm while inhalation. Currently just 2-3cm. Is it possible by deep breathing exercises using lung exerciser in 1-2 months?
Does sleep apnea cause heart disease very quickly(few years)? Or is heart disease more associated with long standing sleep apnea(many years/decades)?
Depends on severity: & resulting severity of: hypoxemia, resulting pulmonary hypertension & severity of underlying coronary artery disease (in 1/2 of US citizens by age 7, per >8 decades US autopsy studies; yet asymptomatic for decades; arteries enlarge: http://goo.gl/aRhOU2. Narrowings, most clinically silent, result from sudden plaque ruptures & clots). Thus there is no reliable answer-too many individual variables. ...Read more
When can patients resume their activities after aortic aneurysm repair surgery using deep hypothermic circulatory arrest technique?
Surgical approach?: The incision used will dictate activity rather than the use of dhca. I would assume you had a sternotomy (through the breastbone). You should lift no more than 5-10# for 2-3 months until the underlying bone heals, after which you should be able to resume normal activity. Have this discussion with your surgeon who should outline the plan for return to full activity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had chronic shortness of breath for several years - tests for cardio, pulmonary, heart failure all negative. Worse with weight gain. Ideas?
Can mitral valve prolapse be misdiagnosed as anemia? Fluttering pounding heart beat, shortness of breath, shaking/twitching, pain in arms and legs.
Stable heart failure but recently severe shortness of breath and his nt pro bnp result was 1940. Recurrent heart failure?
Dysautonomia causes shortness of breath at rest, lungs n heart healthy. Is it worth trying oxygen?
Can long term anxiety cause continuing shortness of breath? Pulse ox ok, chest xray ok. Echo ok, but sob when walking always thinking about my breathi
Not necessarily: With good healthcare and, good lifestyle choices (limit salt, weight loss, no smoking, etc) people can live long lives even with a history of chf. There are excellent medications to help the heart beat more efficiently, decrease fluid, and help people feel much better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is outlook for a patient with systolic murmur in the aortic area, shortness of breath and chest pain at effort?
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