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Dr. L. Collins
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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. L. Collins
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

Dr. James Dukelow
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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