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Gasping For Breath
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
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.?
What does it mean when my heart starts beating fast out of nowhere & i'm forced to gasp for breath?
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
At least 3 times a day I experience a sudden gasp of breath/silient hiccup. It happens while I am awake, not excerting myself. Is this normal?
Lack of oxygen?: This can sometimes be a reflex that occurs when your body senses that it's lacking oxygen. In worst case scenarios, this could be due to a heart or lung condition, or could be due to anemia which would have its own host of causes. May be fine, but would be prudent to investigate this with your local doctor in that light. ...Read more
Been waking up gasping for breath after falling asleep about 6-8 times in the last couple months. Kinda scary. 28, healthy, what could it be?
When i cough its repetitive; and while coughing, I have to burp causing me to gasp for breath afterwards what could be causing this.?
2wks ago while walking up steps suddenly gasping for breath.Awful pain in right shoulder.got breath back and pain went.since feel like effort 2breathe?
What would cause repeated waking with a gasp for breath? PCP says not to worry. In testing for LQTS. EKG read 475. Follow up EKGS 452 and 436.
Sleep disorder: You need comprehensive history and assessment to sort out mechanism(s) ...Read more
I have periodic sudden involuntary gasps of breath. I'm not asthmatic. I have no pain. I have been told I have sleep apnea. What might this be?
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