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Doctor insights on: Diaphragmatic Breathing Techniques For Pregnant Women

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What is the best way to deal with chest pain related to anxiety? I've tried breathing techniques etc. but I can never seem to calm myself down.

What is the best way to deal with chest pain related to anxiety? I've tried breathing techniques etc. but I can never seem to calm myself down.

Tension and release: One way to induce relaxation is through use of tension and release exercises. Inducing greater than normal tightness in muscles or the diaphragm forces a similar and opposite release of those areas. These r really effective when used with proper breathing. Examples include progressive muscle relaxation and exercises. Recommend seeking instruction from trained a professional like a psychologist. ...Read more

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Is there any breathing techniques i can learn to learn how to exhale fully? I'm 27 and have asthma. I don't take any medication. I'm not exhaling out.

Is there any breathing techniques i can learn to learn how to exhale fully? I'm 27 and have asthma. I don't take any medication. I'm not exhaling out.

Yes: Pulmonary rehab is helpful to learn how to strengthen respiratory muscles but a 27 year old should have sufficient muscle strength in this area. Asthma is a disease where the airways narrow or go into spasm causing airway obstruction. The obstruction is more noticeable upon exhalation. ...Read more

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Can breathing techniques cure social anxiety?

Natural anti-anxiety: Yes. Breathing techniques will bring you lots of tools as you age and take on more and more responsibilities. There are a variety of meditation techniques and there is yoga and yoga breathing. This is a great way to prepare for adulthood. ...Read more

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I need help to get over my anxiety. Mostly anxious about my health if I will be ok when I'm alone. I meditate, use breathing techniques. ?

I need help to get over my anxiety.  Mostly anxious about my health if I will be ok when I'm alone. I meditate, use breathing techniques. ?

Grandma was right: Grandma's basic rules of mental health: - eat healthy food - avoid drugs and alcohol - get good sleep - exercise - be around people that love you - do something you care about ...Read more

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Asthma. I'm unable to exhale fully and its causing symptoms of hyperventilation syndrome. Is there any breathing techniques i can learn to exhale?

There may be : Some breathing exercises that will help, but because your situation sounds severe, i would first make sure you have exhausted medication and environmental options. ...Read more

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What are some good breathing techniques for someone with asthma? My main problem is exhaling normally or fully. I have to use my accessory muscles.

What are some good breathing techniques for someone with asthma? My main problem is exhaling normally or fully. I have to use my accessory muscles.

Breathing exercises: Facilitative breathing exercises that can help people with asthma and/or vocal cord dysfunction include: abdominal breathing (like they taught in choir for singing), pursed lip breathing (narrow lips), sniffing through the nose, and yoga with concentration on breathing. ...Read more

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I've had anxiety problems (stuttering) for 5 months i'm facing the problem by doing breathing techniques daily how long will it take 4 stutter to go?

I've had anxiety problems (stuttering) for 5 months i'm facing the problem by doing breathing techniques daily how long will it take 4 stutter to go?

Contact your Dr.: If you haven't already seen your physician, you need to do this. There is need for more information, but start with your pcp. It is important to rule out physical problems, before assuming that it's only anxiety. If it turns out to be anxiety, there are many other things in addition to breathing techniques which could be helpful. Then it would be advantageous to work with a therapist. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have anxiety and i get a lot of attacks. I try to stay calm and do breathing techniques but it does not help me feel better?

What should I do if I have anxiety and i get a lot of attacks. I try to stay calm and do breathing techniques but it does not help me feel better?

Anxiety attacks suck: There are 2or 3 things you can do 1) continue with your techniques but add cognitive refocusing: read a book or journal back to front; count from 100 backward eg. 2) go for cognitive based therapy or any psychotherapy 3) ask dr or therapist for psychiatric referral for psychotropic meds. Anxiety and panic attacks are at peak levels in teens and young adults and should dissapate. For now, seek help. ...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