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I swallowed a 2-inch and 3-inch carrot. It got stuck in the center of my esophagus. Food/water go down. No breathing problems. Will it go down on own?

I swallowed a 2-inch and 3-inch carrot. It got stuck in the center of my esophagus. Food/water go down. No breathing problems. Will it go down on own?

Carrot: Generally something like a carrot that size will move on downstream. If you are having discomfort from it, you should see a doc and get it evaluated. ...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 currently take 1mg of ativan twice daily. I was prescribed 15mg ms contin twice a day. Safe to take together? Will I have breathing problems?

I currently take 1mg of ativan twice daily. I was prescribed 15mg ms contin twice a day. Safe to take together? Will I have breathing problems?

You're too young @26: You're too young @ 26y to be taking 2 major sedatives like Ativan and MS-Contin. What were they prescribed for? What symptoms are you having? Both Ativan & MS-Contin can impair breathing (as you recognized), increase sleepiness, & cause problems operating a vehicle. Are you sure you know how the combination will affect you? Talk to your doctor about alternatives. Or use HealthTap Prime. Good luck ...Read more

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Whom to consult for breathing problems?

Whom to consult for breathing problems?

Internal Med: A great place to start is with an Internal Medicine Dr that can many times start the appropriate testing and possibly treat you as well. If not then he or she could refer you to a specialist in Pulmonary Medicine. ...Read more

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What could be causing my breathing problems?

What could be causing my breathing problems?

Many causes: The problem can be related to your airway or your heart. Airway causes include lung conditions such as asthma or bronchitis. It can also be related to the airway higher up such as at the voice box, base of tongue, or nose. Causes can also be related to your heart. If your heart is not effective in pumping out adequate blood, your body may not be getting adequate oxygen. ...Read more

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What causes breathing problems when I exerise?

Too many to list: The sensation of shortness of breath can be caused by cardiac, vascular and/or pulmonary problems including things like asthma, lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, cardiac ischemia, obesity, valvular heart disease, congestive heart failure, essential hypertension. If you exercise tolerance is progressively deteriorating, see your physician. ...Read more

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What are common sources of breathing problems?

What are common sources of breathing problems?

Breathing: Breathing involves the air and enough oxygen in it, as well as lack of contaminants in the air. The mechanics of breathing the chest wall and diaphragm have to be functioning normally, the anatomy of the lungs has to be normal. Asthma has obstruction of the breathing tubes as does bronchitis. Abnormalities of the lung tissue and alveoli are also common causes of breathing difficulty. ...Read more

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What're the common causes of breathing problems?

What're the common causes of breathing problems?

Many...: There are many, many causes of breathing problems. Some are related to the respiratory system (asthma, copd), others to the cardiac system (congestive heart failure). Some problems are due to infection (pneumonia) and others related to trauma (quadriplegia). There are congenital causes (cystic fibrosis) and some causes where the etiology is not known. There are so many causes so see your doctor! ...Read more

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If you do have breathing problems what do you do?

If you do have breathing problems what do you do?

DOCTOR: There are many serious problems that result in breathing problems. I would strongly recommend that you see a physician for an evaluation so that a proper diagnosis and treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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My husband has breathing problems, what could be causes?

My husband has breathing problems, what could be causes?

OSA: If your husband's breathing problems occur during sleep, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) should be ruled out. It is by far the most common medical condition in adult men in the US. ...Read more

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What are the reasons someone can have breathing problems?

What are the reasons someone can have breathing problems?

Myriad reasons.: Having "breathing problems" can stem from anything to true heart or lung problems to merely being out of shape. Usually persistent breathing issues require some investigations - blood testing, stress test, breathing test, chest Xray. Do you smoke? Because smoking can give a younger person shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Why do so many people in the U.S. have breathing problems?

Why do so many people in the U.S. have breathing problems?

Several: In absence of heart and lung disease, breathing problems can be caused by several reasons:
Obesity
De-conditioning and sedentary lifestyles.
Smoking!!!!
Smog, pollen and other environmental reasons
(not much different that our Canadian neighbors) ...Read more

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Is lamictal linked to breathing problems?

Is lamictal linked to breathing problems?

Lamictal SOB: Flu-like symptoms and trouble breathing are rare side-effects. ...Read more

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Can bad posture cause breathing problems?

Can bad posture cause breathing problems?

Posture: To breathe efficiently your chest has to expand, both ribs moving and diaphragm descending. If your body posture impedes either or both such as with severe kyphoscoliosis, breathing problems can ensue. ...Read more

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Can cats cause asthma or breathing problems?

Can cats cause asthma or breathing problems?

Yes: If you are allergic to cats then you would be more prone to coughing and wheezing with exposure. However, if you are not allergic, it is unlikely that cats will cause problems with your asthma. ...Read more

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What causes breathing problems besides asthma?

What causes breathing problems besides asthma?

Many things: However, I see that you are 33 so many things are less likely. Asthma is a very common disease and can present with a few different types of symptoms, like cough, shortness of breath, or even chest discomfort. Nevertheless, there are some more rare causes of breathing trouble in younger females. You should see your doc and discuss your symptoms thoroughly so they know how to evaluate you. ...Read more

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Sharp pain middle of chest...Breathing problems?

Sharp pain middle of chest...Breathing problems?

Difficult Symptoms: When people have chest pain and trouble breathing, it is very difficult if not impossible to rule out serious issues like pulmonary embolus (blood clot to lung), heart attack, pneumothorax, or pneumonia. This group of symptoms is best evaluated by a doctor in person, where many questions can be asked, and the doctor can examine you and check all your vital signs. ...Read more

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Can Effexor (venlafaxine) cause breathing problems?

Can Effexor (venlafaxine) cause breathing problems?

Dyspnea or not?: There have been patients that develop a catch in their breath while on medications. In addition a more central problem can occur where one seems to almost forget to breathe. Ssri's and snri's (like effexor) seem to not infrequently cause this. Decreasing the dose typically does not eliminate it. It usually does not occur with all the other agents in these classes - you will find one that does not. ...Read more

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Which other breathing problems are there besides asthma?

Which other breathing problems are there besides asthma?

Breathing problems: There are a legion of lung diseases which can cause breathing problems. These include infections, inflammations, infiltrations and tumors of the lung. A panoply of cardiac diseases can cause breathing problems. Muscular problems. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have back pain and breathing problems?

What should I do if I have back pain and breathing problems?

Contact physician: Your symptoms are alarming. You need to see a physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Are my baby's sudden severe breathing problems an allergic reaction?

Are my baby's sudden severe breathing problems an allergic reaction?

Probably not...: If they are chronic and recurring. However, if sudden onset respiratory symptoms occur immediately after a new food has been introduced (such as egg or peanut), it could indicate food allergy (in which case there is usually an accompanying rash). I said "probably not, " because environmental allergy is rare in children under 2 since recurrent exposure over time is necessary to develop allergy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to travel alone if you sometimes have breathing problems?

Is it safe to travel alone if you sometimes have breathing problems?

Breathing: It depends upon what the 'breathing problems ' are. If they are real episodic physiological trouble probably not. ...Read more

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If you were to injure your windpipe would you have breathing problems?

Yes: Yes, if it is a serious injury. If it is high, then voice changes would also be noticeable. If no breathing or voice problems, then nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Is there a way to alleviate the breathing problems caused by kyphosis?

Is there a way to alleviate the breathing problems caused by kyphosis?

Yes: There are several treatments. You will need to see a pulmonary specialist. There is spirometer-assisted breathing, thoracic valley exercises and deep breathing exercises. If you breathing difficulty becomes lift threatening then a spinal surgeon may be needed. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for breathing problems?

Depends: Treatment for breathing problems depends on the cause. Usually inhalers work best, sometimes pills are helpful sometimes injections are given. Get to the doctor, get tested or at least checked out and treated. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Baby breathing problems at birth?

What is the definition or description of: Baby breathing problems at birth?

Def depends on cause: There are many causes of respiratory problems during the neonatal period. These include pulmonary, cardiac and upper airway conditions. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are people with breathing problems more prone to heat strokes?

Breathing: People with respiratory problems work harder to breath when conditions are ideal. When conditions require more metabolic energy to be expended to compensate for the stress of the condition, the total expenditure for folks already committing lots of energy to breathing becomes higher and more difficult to achieve. ...Read more

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Could tegretol start causing breathing problems even after being on it for 5 years?

Could tegretol start causing breathing problems even after being on it for 5 years?

It's possible: Tegretol can cause many serious adverse effects including aplastic anemia, arrhythmias, and renal disease - any of which could cause shortness of breath. More importantly, there are many causes of shortness of breath besides drug reactions. You need further evaluation. Looking at your meds, I infer that you have CAD - that's a common cause of shortness of breath, even without pain. ...Read more

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Difficulty Breathing (Definition)

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Breathing Difficulty (Definition)

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