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Doctor insights on: Excessive Yawning In Children

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What causes excessive yawning?

Check this out.: Check out this article for 4 good theories:
http://science. Howstuffworks. Com/life/inside-the-mind/human-brain/question572.Htm. ...Read more

Yawning (Definition)

Yawning is opening the mouth semi-voluntarily while taking a long, deep breath of air. It is a type of reflex action controlled by the brain (a person cannot yawn on command). Yawning is normal, and usually due to drowsiness or tiredness. However, excessive yawning that happens much more often than normal may be caused by vagus nerve signals, due ...Read more


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I am yawning excessively. What can this be?

I am yawning excessively. What can this be?

Need better sleep: Yawning, first of all, is suggestible, so it sometimes can come from thinking about it or seeing other people's yawning. More commonly, though, spontaneously, it is the result of drowsiness, fatigue. Perhaps you are not getting adequate sleep or adequately restful sleep. Here's a good article http://www. Localhealth. Com/article/yawning-excessively. ...Read more

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Why am I yawning excessively while doing cardio?

Why am I yawning excessively while doing cardio?

Yawning: Probably because you are bored and do not find it exciting. Try reading a book, watching a movie or listening to music while you work out. ...Read more

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What to do about excessive yawning while singing?

What to do about excessive yawning while singing?

Yawning: Can be suppressed by cooling the back of the head (according to a recent study) ...Read more

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What causes excessive yawning? My son yawns entirely too much.

What causes excessive yawning? My son yawns entirely too much.

Fatigue & other: Yawning is a normal response to fatigue and drowsiness, but excessive yawning can be caused by a vasovagal reaction. This reaction is caused by the action of a nerve, called the vagus nerve, on the blood vessels. It may indicate a heart problem, or a disorder associated with excessive daytime sleepiness. Consult physician to rule out heart problem. ...Read more

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I am having episodes of excessive yawning (ie. 10 yawns in 2 minutes). This has been happening for 6 months. Should I be concerned?

I am having episodes of excessive yawning (ie. 10 yawns in 2 minutes). This has been happening for 6 months. Should I be concerned?

Yawning: There are numerous explanations for why yawning occurs. "excessive" yawning has been described in patients with diabetes, brain illnesses, and other conditions, although these associations have not been subjected to rigorous controlled studies or clear determinations of why they happen. Maybe you are just very sleepy or bored. If all else ok, would not worry. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am yawning excessively, but they are unfinished. I only do a half of yawn which is unsatisfying and results in another a few seconds later.

I am yawning excessively, but they are unfinished. I only do a half of yawn which is unsatisfying and results in another a few seconds later.

Not a disease: What you described is not a disease, just a variation on normal life.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Excessive Yawning and Constant Need to Breathe Deep.....get worst when am eating........ what's wrong?

Excessive Yawning and Constant Need to Breathe Deep.....get worst when am eating........ what's wrong?

Yawning: When eating, blood supply is diverted in part away from the brain and into the intestinal area which may result in drowsiness or even yawning.Unless your abdomen becomes distended, You're probably focusing on your breathing too much as it should be more of an involuntary process. If you notice shortness of breath with exertion, then you should be evaluated by your physician for lung and heart caus ...Read more

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Could you tell me about the right diagnosis on the following symptoms I have? SUDDEN CHEST PAIN EXCESSIVE YAWNING after pain DISCOMFORT at the chest

Could you tell me about the right diagnosis on the following symptoms I have? SUDDEN CHEST PAIN EXCESSIVE YAWNING after pain DISCOMFORT at the chest

Complicated: It sounds like a complicated condition, as the pattern of pain (after yawning) does not immediately resonate with me. Ludwig's angina normally requires additional symptoms like a recent infection, fever, etc. Perhaps u could consider an extended consultation on HealthTap Prime, where a doctor can ask more questions in real time. They can help pinpoint a diagnosis. Thanks for ur question. ...Read more

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Improper heartbeats. Excessive yawning. Headache. Not getting good sleep.. What could be problem with my body?

Improper heartbeats. Excessive yawning. Headache. Not getting good sleep.. What could be problem with my body?

Heart monitor: Best way is ti get a longer term heart monitor to rule out cardiac arrhythmia. If no cardiac arrhythmia detected, these symptoms could just be from anxiety neurosis. ...Read more

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I am experiencing excessive yawning and excessive thirst, with no lifestyle changes to explain these symptoms. Should I be concerned?

I am experiencing excessive yawning and excessive thirst, with no lifestyle changes to explain these symptoms. Should I be concerned?

Fatigue and thirst: Are you losing or gaining weight? Your not peeing all the time r u? Let's say it's not super high blood sugar, do you snore a lot? Could you have sleep apnea? In the absence of getting dehydrated and peeing like crazy it's hard to put those together in my mind. You may wanna go see your doc but look up sleep apnea. I think your ok but the daytime sleepiness could be a seperate issue. ...Read more

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Recently I noticed I have been yawning excessively. I am a runner but haven't been pushing myself too hard. I also seem to be a little short of breath but it hasn't affected my running yet. What might this be?

Recently I noticed I have been yawning excessively. I am a runner but haven't been pushing myself too hard. I also seem to be a little short of breath but it hasn't affected my running yet. What might this be?

See your doctor.: Make sure that you're getting enough sleep but that seems rather obvious for the yawning. Anything that causes you to be short of breath especially with exertion needs a thorough workup with your physician. Contact your physician for evaluation of shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Been feeling faint and fatigue in the past few days. Get dizzy wen I stand up. Excessive yawning. And always have a feeling something bad will happen?

Been feeling faint and fatigue in the past few days. Get dizzy wen I stand up. Excessive yawning. And always have a feeling something bad will happen?

Needs to be checked: You are 19 and you feel dizzy, faint and fatigued. I will suggest you make an appointment with your family doctor or clinic and get a thorough examination and if indicated tests to find out the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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I yawn excessively and can't stop. Could this be due to anxiety and how can I stop?

I yawn excessively and can't stop. Could this be due to anxiety and how can I stop?

It depends?: It can be because of medication and can be because stress and lack of sleep, try to rest and if u taking medication discuss it w u physiciab. ...Read more

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I've been excessively yawning for the past six or seven days? What could be causing this? How can I stop myself from yawning so much?

I've been excessively yawning for the past six or seven days? What could be causing this? How can I stop myself from yawning so much?

Sleepy?: Mist common causes of excessive yawning relate to sleep/wake cycles, lack of a good sleep hygiene plan, and the many other related illnesses such as obesity, sleep apnea and ither sleep disorders, and cardiovascular disease. See your doctor, a sleep study seems the best first step to see what is causing this prolonged yawning ...Read more

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I walked today for 20 minutes but noticed that I was excessively yawning. Could this be a medical issue or just my anxiety?

I walked today for 20 minutes but noticed that I was excessively yawning. Could this be a medical issue or just my anxiety?

Tell 2Ur Medical Doc: U indicate a history of heart problems. As I understand it, this is an impt symptom 2report 2ur pcp/cardiologist. Ppl affected by anxiety -something else u indicate experiencing- also report excessive yawning (ey). And ey is also a known common side effect selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor (ssri) meds often prescribed for anxiety & depression. (1 in 10 ppl report.) talk 2ur medical docs! ...Read more

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I am getting excessive burps (full day before & after meals) also yawn after burps sometimes?

I am getting excessive burps (full day before & after meals) also yawn after burps sometimes?

Reduce intake: You may wish to eat less than you are doing now.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Is it bad to yawn excessively I had a concussion a couple of days ago and I've been feeling really tired since, what should I do?

Is it bad to yawn excessively I had a concussion a couple of days ago and I've been feeling really tired since, what should I do?

REST: Concussions cause fatigue and the treatment is to 'rest the brain'. 'yawning', tiredness, napping, decreased concentration, headaches are common symptoms. You should be getting frequent follow-ups to check progress. Some offices can do impact testing (computer software) to measure improvement. You should get seen right away if any new neurological symptoms: weakness, numbness, gait disturbance.. ...Read more

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Yawning more than usual throughout the day. Sometimes back to back. Already had full heart work up. Age 28.Is this excessive? Or sign of serious illness?

Yawning more than usual throughout the day. Sometimes back to back. Already had full heart work up. Age 28.Is this excessive? Or sign of serious illness?

Be sure to rest well: Sleep disorder can be a serious health risk. In our society, with more people going to bed with lights on, notePad or computer in hand or watching late night TV, the quality of sleep is often compromised. Without knowing it, you may not be getting the rest you need. Don't eat late snacks, turn off lights and no screens in bed! Try to get 7-9 uninterrupted hours of sleep & talk w/ your doctor! ...Read more

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Lately I had problems concentrating, I feel lightheaded when concentrating and also shaky. I also yawn excessively. I sometimes have problem fallin?

Lately I had problems concentrating, I feel lightheaded when concentrating and also shaky. I also yawn excessively. I sometimes have problem fallin?

Too many thing: This can be many things, lack of sleep, depression, thyroid, viral infection. Need more info. What other symptoms are you having. Cold symptoms? Nausea, diarrhea? body aches, joint pains? fever or chills? Any one around you sick? How is your mood.... when did your symptoms start? ...Read more

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My friend has been taking fluoxetine for a month now. She has excess yawning in the afternoon. Is this normal at first or should it have gone away by now after a month of taking it?

My friend has been taking fluoxetine for a month now. She has excess yawning in the afternoon. Is this normal at first or should it have gone away by now after a month of taking it?

Depends: Drug induced yawning can be a side effect of ssris like prozac, (fluoxetine) and can be somewhat dose dependent, but does not tend to go away if it is present. If they drop their dose it may improve or go away. ...Read more

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What to diagnose for "dyspnea relieved by excess yawning"?

What to diagnose for "dyspnea relieved by excess yawning"?

Air hunger: You might be describing what has been termed air hunger or hyperventilation. If so, it is sometimes due to a relatively increased rate of breathing, resulting in excessive loss of carbon dioxide; this causes a shift of ones blood acidity toward the alkaline side. The brain senses this; the result is anxiety and further shortness of breath. The treatment is rebreathing into a paper bag. ...Read more

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I have pretty bad anxiety. Is it normal to feel very "spaced out", can't focus, tired, and to yawn excessively during and after episodes of panic?

I have pretty bad anxiety. Is it normal to feel very "spaced out", can't focus, tired, and to yawn excessively during and after episodes of panic?

Panic and yawning: Yes - what you describe is commonly seen in anxiety/ panic attacks - yawning actually can be helpful to ameliorate the anxiety attack as it employs different neuro circuits thereby distracting and reducing the intensity of an attack. ...Read more

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Every afternoon l yawn excessively. I get about 6 hours of sleep a night, waking up few times Am l getting enough sleep. Tired in afternoon

Sleep: Your fatigue and yawning suggests that you are not getting enough sleep or that the quality of our sleep is not good. Please see your doc. He/she may refer you for a sleep study. Perhaps you have sleep apnea. Peace and good health. ...Read more