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Doctor insights on: Diaphragmatic Breathing Vs Clavicular Breathing

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How do you preform diaphragmatic breathing?

How do you preform diaphragmatic 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

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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Cracked collarbone and having a hard time breathing. Any tips?

Cracked collarbone and having a hard time breathing. Any tips?

Breathing: Make sure you get a chest xray. You could also have fractured ribs and/or a lung injury. ...Read more

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Sharp cutting sensation pain in right chest when breathing deep. Radiates to collarbone or back shoulder blade. But originates deep in right chest.

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

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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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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

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Asthma breathing problem?

Asthma: First off, quit the cigs. Then you need to have pulmonary function testing. Afterwards, your asthma doctor (if you have asthma) will prescribe daily controller therapy in the form, most likely, of an inhaler medication (s). ...Read more

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2 yrs old normal breathing rate?

20-30/ minute: Twenty to thirty breaths per minute.

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Is breathing in incense bad for you?

Breathing odors: Incense is a common part of many life experiences. It is not dangerous in almost all instances unless you have reactive airways and go into an asthma attack or bronchospasm when you inhale these strong odors. ...Read more

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Difficulty breathing when lying flat?

Difficulty breathing when lying flat?

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

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Why do grapes stop me from breathing?

Allergy?: Swelling of the airway and lips can occur with a variety of foods. This may be the case. There is not something that paralzes the muscles but that would be something of concern too. ...Read more

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Why no caffeine before breathing test?

Affects results: Caffeine is a stimulant which can affect the smooth muscle that line the airways. The test determines how twitchy your airways are by administering another stimulant that also affects the muscles. Having caffeine on board may provoke erroneous results. ...Read more

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Why might a baby need breathing tubes?

Immature lungs: He may be premature and his lungs are not fully expanded or he may have heart disease among other things. ...Read more

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How can hypertension affect breathing?

How can hypertension affect breathing?

HTN and breathing: If the blood pressure gets high enough it can lead to heart failure and pulmonary edema where fluid backs up into the lungs causing shortness of breath and low oxygen levels. This can be an acute or a chronic process. ...Read more

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What is worse--smoking, breathing smog?

What is worse--smoking, breathing smog?

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

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Hard breathing after walking up stairs?

Hard breathing after walking up stairs?

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

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Can a dream cause one to stop breathing?

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

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Pain in back when breathing in left side?

Pain that is: Worse with a deep breath is usually due to inflammation of the connective tissue on the outside of the lung (the pleura) and is known as pleurisy. Often due to an underlying infection. If it is severe get it checked out. ...Read more

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Why do I cough when eating and breathing?

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

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Chest pain on right and breathing problem?

Chest pain on right and breathing problem?

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

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Can bulimia cause difficulty in breathing?

Can bulimia cause difficulty in breathing?

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

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How does your breathing change during rem?

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

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Pinched nerve in neck affecting breathing?

Pinched nerve in neck affecting breathing?

Need more info: If your question is whether a pinched nerve in your neck affect breathing, possibly if there is compession of the 4th cervical nerve root that innervates the diaphragm. ...Read more

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While breathing pain on upper right chest?

While breathing pain on upper right chest?

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

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Can heat cause you to have slow breathing?

NO: I don't think there is a solid relationship; but logically it makes sense for people to actually breathe harder or faster.. ...Read more