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Diaphragmatic Breathing Vs Clavicular Breathing
Slow deep breaths: It is important to try to breathe slowly and deeply with the shoulders and chest staying pretty still. That will make the diaphragm (breathing muscle at the bottom edge of the ribs) push down. Most of the time the person will feel the abdomen being pushed down or out. This type of breathing is important for effective cough to clear mucus from the lungs. ...Read more
All of my thoracic muscles have shortened/spasmed and diaphragmatic breathing is hard. Having digestive issues too similar to laryngophryngeal reflux.
Do some deep: Breathing exercises, stay active and think positively! Take your meds religiously and follow up with your dr! ...Read more
Breathing: Make sure you get a chest xray. You could also have fractured ribs and/or a lung injury. ...Read more
Sharp cutting sensation pain in right chest when breathing deep. Radiates to collarbone or back shoulder blade. But originates deep in right chest.
M.D. visit: The pain that you are experiencing upon inspiration may indicate inflammation or infection of the pleura, which is the lining around the lung. In your age group, malignancy of the pleura is less common. In addition, a collapse of the lung is another possibility. Your doctor may order a chest x ray to determine the underlying cause. ...Read more
Can waking up with the sweats and heavy breathing with pain in the collarbone be a symptom for hairline fracture in the collarbone?
Go to ER: Something else maybe going on---go to the er now to be evaluated. ...Read more
Lump just above collarbone growing bigger but not noticed in CT scan. Muscle ache, stiff neck, difficulty breathing, heartburn, itchy skin no rash.
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
Get it checked out: If you do not have a cold, or wheezing to explain it, see your doctor. A failing heart has a hard time with the increased blood coming back to the heart when you lie flat. Sometimes obesity causes a problem by applying pressure to lungs. No matter what, not breathing right when at rest is not normal. See your doctor. ...Read more
Smoking and health: Smoking has the worst reputation as health hazard more so as its a deliberate act of destruction.Lung cancer has been undeniably sourced to smoking and its the #1 cause of death in usa. Its attrributable to throat and laryngeal ca, breast ca, cervical ca, prostate ca, colon ca. Apart from cancer it is responsible for COPD or emphysema-a living death! second hand smoke causes harm to loved ones around. ...Read more
Needs to be checked: This difficulty in breathing after walking up stairs needs to be checked asap. It may be due to your heart or some problem with your lungs. We don't have enough information to tell you what it could be. Are you a smoker, do you have high blood pressure, and/or high Cholesterol? I suggest you make an appointment with your doctor and get yourself checked ...Read more
Yes, briefly: During rem sleep when we dream, all our muscles except the eye muscles and the diaphragm are inactive to prevent us from acting out our dreams. Some people need chest wall and neck muscles to breathe adequately and during rem sleep they may have apneas (periods without breathing). If you dream you are holding your breath, you generally actually do during your sleep. ...Read more
Get evaluated: Coughing during eating can be caused by reflux disease, dysphagia or problems with motility of the esophagus, or simply from eating too fast. A recnt cold or illness can affect these. If symptoms have been present for more than a couple of weeks it is time to see your doctor. ...Read more
Be seen: Chest pain can come from many causes, with the most serious relating to heart problems, including early heart attacks. Usually that pain is on the left side, but it can be anywhere. Associated shortness f breath is very concerning, and other causes like a blood clot (pulmonary embolism). Best to get cheked. ...Read more
It's possible: Bulimia can lead to abnormalities in electrolytes and in the acid/base balance of the body. Some of these abnormalities can, in turn, lead to shortness of breath or other cardiac or respiratory symptoms. I recommend that the person having these symptoms see a professional as soon as possible for evaluation. Best of luck. ...Read more
Yes REM matters: When you switch into REM sleep, your breathing becomes more rapid, irregular, and shallow. During REM sleep, breathing is erratic, with variable respiratory rate and tidal volume and frequent central apneas. Thus, breathing is impaired during sleep compared with wakefulness. ...Read more
Several answers: Pain associated with breathing can be related to trauma involving ribs or muscles in area. Infection or inflammation in lung or lining around lung can affect breathing. Some individuals can have air leak or pneumothorax secondary to rupture of air cell. If pain continues should see doctor for examination, evaluation and possibly x-ray. ...Read more