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Do you get rapid breathing and shortness of breath when drunk?

Do you get rapid breathing and shortness of breath when drunk?

Yes: Normally alcohol will increase your heart rate and pulse volume -- and elevate the pulmonary pressure and this will make you feel harder to breath --. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Rapid Breathing (Definition)

Rapid breathing is a symptom in which a person's breathing rate is faster than normal. Rapid breathing can be due to fever, lung infections, lung blood clots (pulmonary emboli), drug overdoses that ...Read more


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I get shortness of breath or rapid breathing when I get hot and have sex. Can anybody relate?

I get shortness of breath or rapid breathing when I get hot and have sex. Can anybody relate?

Pretty common: Sex can be physically demanding. Shortness of breath, or at least rapid breathing is quite common during any physically demanding activity including sex. Assuming you are in good health, it is safe to assume that the rapid breathing during sex is safe and normal. If you get dizzy, lighted or have chest pain, stop and call your doctor! ...Read more

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Can a thyroid problem cause tenderness in legs, shortness of breath, rapid breathing, rapid and slow heart rate?

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

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Im drunk and im having shortness of breath and a racing heart. And im overthinking it. Whats wrong?

Im drunk and im having shortness of breath and a racing heart. And im overthinking it. Whats wrong?

Drinking: There are several things wrong, drinking alcohol can cause rhythm disturbances as can poor nutrition or dehydration which is also associated with alcohol intoxication. ...Read more

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What causes me to get shallow breathing/shortness of breath and yawn a lot after a work out at the gym?

What causes me to get shallow breathing/shortness of breath and yawn a lot after a work out at the gym?

Lack of oxygen: Either your just starting out and poorly conditioned, or if its a new set of symptoms and you noticed a decreased exercise tolerance, then a full work up is needed. A stress echo, an oxygen consumption stress test, a pulmonary function test may be utilized. Cxr, labs, holters also may be helpful. ...Read more

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Since i kid i was breathing through my mouth itried to breath through month but i get shortness of breath? I play sport to can that effect resporation

Since i kid i was breathing through my mouth itried to breath through month but i get shortness of breath? I play sport to can that effect resporation

MOUTH BREATHING: Most frquent cause of mouth breathing is enlarged tonsils and adenoids. It is difficult for a mouth breather to play sports since your respiration is affected. Please get a thorough checkup. ...Read more

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At times I get fatigue, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing at times. Wheezing, cough that is dry at times. Other times clear sputum. No fever?

At times I get fatigue, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing at times. Wheezing, cough that is dry at times. Other times clear sputum. No fever?

Mgt: An inbox consultation can be helpful and imaging studies can be reviewed at that time. Some possible causes include asthma/allergies, prolonged viral infection/inflammation in the lung. ...Read more

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I have a cracking sound when i'm breathing and shortness of breath. Could you tell me what it could be?

Could be serious: Shortness of breath is always an important reason to seek out immediate care. Your symptoms could indicate pneumonia but, regardless, no answer should slow you from getting checked out. If you are short of breath just walking across room &/or coughing, have fever or chills waste no time getting to an emergency room. Short of breath running across the street? Get "crackling" checked out nonetheless. ...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


Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Shortness Of Breath (Definition)

Breathlessness is the sensation of not being able to catch one's breath. It may be seen in asthma, heart failure, ...Read more