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Dr. William Singer
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Gasp Breaths (Overview)

Gasp breaths = Agonal respiration = gasping respiration = agonal breathing. Some possible causes are cerebral ischemia or hypoxia .


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What is the definition or description of: Gasp breaths?

What is the definition or description of: Gasp breaths?

Gasp breaths: Gasp breaths = Agonal respiration = gasping respiration = agonal breathing. Some possible causes are cerebral ischemia or hypoxia . ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
6 doctors shared insights

Gasp Breaths (Overview)

Gasp breaths = Agonal respiration = gasping respiration = agonal breathing. Some possible causes are cerebral ischemia or hypoxia .


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Sudden, involuntary gasp/breath. Its only one gasp.It happens on occasion, but at least once a day. I haven't had this my entire life. No asthma.

Sudden, involuntary gasp/breath. Its only one gasp.It happens on occasion, but at least once a day. I haven't had this my entire life. No asthma.

Fleeting: Such a fleeting symptom doesn't seem significant if you have no chest discomfort or shortness of breath with exertion and if there is no cough. See your physician if symptoms persist or worsen,however for reassurance. ...Read more

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Overcoming Bad Breath (Checklist)

See doctor to check: post-nasal drip, acid reflux, dry mouth
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If you can't find cause, ask your dentist for oral bacteria DNA test
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Waking startled feeling w/gasping breath, sit up, throw blankets off. At times, covered in sweat, w/lingering feeling of not able breathe.Sleep apnea?

Waking startled feeling w/gasping breath, sit up, throw blankets off. At times, covered in sweat, w/lingering feeling of not able breathe.Sleep apnea?

Agree - #1: B"sd sleep apnea a prime consideration. If not that, then peri-menopausal hormonal disturbance would be my second thought. Additional hormonal considerations would be catecholamine (adrenaline) factors. Cardiac conditions should also be considered (paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea). Variant asthma a more remote possiblity. ...Read more

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Woke up gasping for breath. Why could this have happened?

Woke up gasping for breath. Why could this have happened?

It may be GERD: One of the common cause of waking up at night with complain of can not breath is gastroesophageal reflux dut to regurgitation of acid, it may or may not be the cause but it is worth ruled outmay be your doctor will recommend a trial of acid supressant therapy discuss with your doctor it can also be sleep apnea and she may need sleep studies to rule that out. ...Read more

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Few months now I have woken up between 1-4am gasping for breath, i am getting worried?

Few months now I have woken up between 1-4am gasping for breath, i am getting worried?

Dreams: It is probably of no consequence but you should exclude sleep apnea. . I would see a neurologist who specializes in sleep studies to get this excluded ...Read more

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Room is small and stuffy. when i wake up, have to go in hall and am gasping for breath kind of. is it because no air in room and too dusty in room.?

Room is small and stuffy. when i wake up, have to go in hall and am gasping for breath kind of. is it because no air in room and too dusty in room.?

Sleep apnia is one: possibility. Your doc can order a sleep study if he/she thinks it necessary. Air quality is a factor, especially dryness. Try a humidifier when sleeping. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I keep feeling like I am struggling to breathe and gasping to breath, but I don't think I am? Pulse, BP, respirations at all fine?

I keep feeling like I am struggling to breathe and gasping to breath, but I don't think I am? Pulse, BP, respirations at all fine?

Anxiety: You may just have an anxiety reaction which may be induced by taking too much thyroxine. Have you had your thyroid function checked recently? In addition , you need to have a lung function test as well. After the results of these tests are known, we will have a better idea on what may be causing your breathing problem. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with emphasema several yrs. Ago. Lately i'v noticed that my lungs involuntarily gasp for breath as if air is being forced in.

I was diagnosed with emphasema several yrs. Ago. Lately i'v noticed that my lungs involuntarily gasp for breath as if air is being forced in.

Go see your doctor: There are new meds to try for copd/emphasema. The first is daliresp, (roflumilast) a pill that will help increase your vital capacity of your lungs with increasing camp in the lungs. The second one is tudorza. It is a spiriva like medication that has a better delivery system. Both meds will help you. Go see your doc for free samples of them. ...Read more