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Dr. Al Hegab
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Fast Shallow Breathing (Overview)

Fast breathing means you are breathing faster than the normal rate, textbook is faster than 20. Shallow breathing means you are not taking as deep a breath as normal. By not breathing deep but breathing faster, you are maintaining the same minute ventilation.


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Do I have a lot of stress if I have fast shallow breathing?

Do I have a lot of stress if I have fast shallow breathing?

Stress: Type of stress, relevance to patient and how it's perceived, determine onset of anxiety, one symptom of which u r describing. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
32 doctors shared insights

Fast Shallow Breathing (Overview)

Fast breathing means you are breathing faster than the normal rate, textbook is faster than 20. Shallow breathing means you are not taking as deep a breath as normal. By not breathing deep but breathing faster, you are maintaining the same minute ventilation.


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When it starts to get warm I get sick with fast shallow breathing. What is that called?

When it starts to get warm I get sick with fast shallow breathing. What is that called?

Anxiet: You might be experiencing anxiety or hormonal changes, or could be effect of medication which causes heat intolerane, even some underlying metabolic issue such as thyroid problem. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Fast shallow breathing?

What is the definition or description of: Fast shallow breathing?

See below: Fast breathing means you are breathing faster than the normal rate, textbook is faster than 20. Shallow breathing means you are not taking as deep a breath as normal. By not breathing deep but breathing faster, you are maintaining the same minute ventilation. ...Read more

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Do I have a lot of stress if I have fast shallow breathing?

Stress: Type of stress, relevance to patient and how it's perceived, determine onset of anxiety, one symptom of which u r describing. ...Read more

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When it starts to get warm I get sick with fast shallow breathing. What is that called?

Anxiet: You might be experiencing anxiety or hormonal changes, or could be effect of medication which causes heat intolerane, even some underlying metabolic issue such as thyroid problem. ...Read more

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What happens to arterial o2 and co2 during fast, shallow breathing?

What happens to arterial o2 and co2 during fast, shallow breathing?

O2 and CO2: During fast shallow breathing, assuming that your lungs are normal, the o2 should remain normal and the co2 should decrease since you are blowing off more of it. ...Read more

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Shallow breathing and difficulty exhaling?

Shallow breathing and difficulty exhaling?

Hmmm: I would recommend an er evaluation if you can't get into your doctor. You may have cardiac issues that require immediate attention. ...Read more

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My toddler has chronic shallow breathing. Should I be concerned?

My toddler has chronic shallow breathing. Should I be concerned?

Shallow breathing: Please have your toddler checked out by his Physician maybe he has Asthma if so it is treatable ...Read more

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How can I get rid of shallow breathing?

How can I get rid of shallow breathing?

Exercise: Regular exercise; loss of weight, addressing any pulm parenchymal or pleural pathology like pneumonia or pleural effusion will help expand lungs better and help with shallow breathing. ...Read more

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Feel as if i'm shallow breathing. Wat can cause it. What is normal breathing like. How far with normal breathing does chest expand.

Feel as if i'm shallow breathing. Wat can cause it. What is normal breathing like. How far with normal breathing does chest expand.

Go to the Doctor: This question is so vague and unusual that i would wish you a visit with your family physician. If you are having difficulty breathing this could be something very serious. ...Read more

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I've been having a nervous feeling in my chest, kind of like when you get really frightened. Also shallow breathing...is this anxiety?

I've been having a nervous feeling in my chest, kind of like when you get really frightened. Also shallow breathing...is this anxiety?

This sounds a lot: like anxiety. If you can find a quiet place - do so. Breath in slowly & deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. ...Read more

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Seem to get shallow breathing after taking 100 mg of lamictal at around 3 hr mark subsides 6 hours later...been on it for years.never happened before?

Seem to get shallow breathing after taking 100 mg of lamictal at around 3 hr mark  subsides 6 hours later...been on it for years.never happened before?

Report this to Doc..: There can be potential withdrawal symptoms from abruptly stopping lamictal, but this must be weighed with the fact that it may be causing you shortness of breath--this always gets a physician's undivided attention. Speak to your doctor about this immediately, as there can be serious side effects (such as anemia) which can cause your symptoms and may require bloodwork for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What could cause shallow breathing?

What could cause shallow breathing?

Shallow breathing: Problems in the brain. Great wikipedia question as control of respiration cannot be told in 400 spaces. Or we can chat and figure out exactly what your problem is. ...Read more

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I'm having shallow breathing should I be worried?

Maybe: Are you having any other issues? Is this the first time? ...Read more

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Is shallow breathing due to anxeity & how it happen.

Shallow breathing: from anxiety. This is very common. We tighten up when we are anxious and rib cage breathe. Work on belly breathing a few times a day, inflate the belly first, then go up to the shoulders, reverse to exhale. See your doc to rule out medical conditions. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is there one particular condition that is characterized by shallow breathing?

Paralysis: Classically, some polio survivors have this difficulty. Chronic restrictive lung also affects those with spinal cord injury and spinal disorders with scoliosis. Very obese people can breathe shallow, or even stop breathing when drousy. Opiod medications can make people with normal lungs breathe shallow. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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Shallow Breathing (Definition)

Shallow breathing is the opposite of deep breathing. Tachypnea is the medical term that to describe breathing if it is too fast, particularly if one has rapid, shallow breathing due to an associated lung disease ...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