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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

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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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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I'm drunk and im having shortness of breath and a racing heart. And im overthinking it. What's wrong?

I'm drunk and im having shortness of breath and a racing heart. And im overthinking it. What's 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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I get bad chest pain, shortness of breath, hard time breathing and dizzyness a lot lately. Why is this?

I get bad chest pain, shortness of breath, hard time breathing and dizzyness a lot lately. Why is this?

Not sure: But sound serious, so you should see your doctor to get your heart and lungs checked out. ...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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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

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Could taking two acetaminophen / hydrocodone 750 mg / 7.5 mg lead to shallow breathing and shortness of breath?

Could taking two acetaminophen / hydrocodone 750 mg / 7.5 mg lead to shallow breathing and shortness of breath?

Yes: The short answer is yes. Hydro codone is an opioid and one of the significant and serious side effects of this class of medications is respiratory depression. It is vitally important to take all prescription medications only as prescribed by your doctor. If you experience a side effect such as you described, you need to discuss this with your doctor and may need the dosages adjusted. ...Read more

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What can be done about my breathing troubles like shortness of breath?

What can be done about my breathing troubles like shortness of breath?

Depends on the cause: Shortness of breath has many possible causes, so what is done about it depends on the cause. A consultation with a lung specialist is advised in order to narrow down the many possible causes, and to determine a treatment that will make you feel better. Start with your family doctor and see is they think a consultation with a specialist is needed. ...Read more

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What causes shortness of breath while singing besides high chest breathing?

Short of breath: As you suggest learning to breath properly with singing is important. If you have good technique then you have to be evaluated for obstructive and other lung disease. If you can't get air out of your lungs easily, you'll get sob really fast trying to sing.. ...Read more

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Will deep breathing help my shortness of breath it's really scary sometimes?

Will deep breathing help my shortness of breath it's really scary sometimes?

Maybe but see MD: If shortness of breath is related to anxiety, deep breathing, gentle aerobic exercise, meditation and yoga may be helpful in controlling your symptoms. However, shortness of breath can also be caused by serious problems like heart attack and rhythm problems, asthma/COPD, lung disease, blood clot, anemia and even cancer. If sx persist or are associated with exertion, chest pain, palpitation, see MD ...Read more

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Have shortness of breath started a few month ago just comes on suddenly sometimes when sitting down? Been to docs and they said breathing was fine?

Dyspnea: Shortness of breath is usually from pulmonary or cardiac factors, mixed, or non cardiac pulmonary. A visit to your physician to do spirometery to test for asthma and other lung problems may be helpful, as well as an EKG, and you may require testing for Gastroesophageal reflux disease. Please don't smoke. There are other tests in the workup depending on the history of the dyspnea. Good luck. ...Read more

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shortness of breath. Tried inhalers and breathing treatments but no success. What do I do?

shortness of breath. Tried inhalers and breathing treatments but no success. What do I do?

Shortness of breath: Hi, you need evaluation by a good physician to figure out the underline cause of your shortness of breath, there are too many causes for SOB including lung disease, heart disease, muscle weakness, anemia and etc. The inhalers could be useful for Asthma, COPD and some allergies but not treating the other causes of SOB. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have breathing difficulties or shortness of breath?

How do I know if I have breathing difficulties or shortness of breath?

Only u can say: If you feel like you can't breath, or have just run a marathon without moving, feeling out of breath, or breathing really fast but still feeling like you can't get enough air, then you are short of breath. If this is happening now, then go to the nearest E.R. ...Read more

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What is the best remedy for shortness of breath/difficulty breathing?

What is the best remedy for shortness of breath/difficulty breathing?

Check-up: If you're having true shortness of breath and not just anxiety, then a check-up is needed to find the cause. Some causes are lung problems, heart problems, poor conditioning or anemia. ...Read more

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How could shortness of breath/trouble breathing be a collateral affect from a benzo?

May be anxiety.: The sensation of shortness of breath, or a sense of air hunger may be due to anxiety. I'll presume you are being treated for that, since you are taking a benzodiazepine. If you are taking too large a dose or combining it with alcohol, then yes, could cause respiratory depression. But there are many causes of sob in 49 y/o male, such as heart or lung problems, so should be checked by your pcp. ...Read more

Hyperventilating (Rapid/Deep Breathing) (Definition)

Hyperventilation is a period of time where breathing is performed at an excessively rapid rate driving up the ph of one's blood. Normal ph is 7.4. Hyperventilation would elevate the ph. ...Read more


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