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Herbal Treatment For Fast Shallow Breathing
Natural ways to treat palpitations, or a very fast pulse? I can't sleep. Any suggestions about natural treatments?
Yes: All contemplative practices whether it is yoga, tai chi, chi gong or meditations are part of alternative medicine. It is understanding that we are connected to our physical body through our emotions, mental well being and spiritual self. When we have that balance, people have optimal health. ...Read more
Meds and therapy: Anxiety is a common problem treated by therapists and mds alike. Commonly prescribed anxiolytics such as prozac, (fluoxetine) ativan, and talk therapy that allows self-reflection can allow a person to come to terms with ones anxiety disorder. If no meds are preferred, it is common for someone to utilize cbt techniques with a therapists guidance. Try this book for starters. ...Read more
A simple tip: 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. If you haven't been assessed for your panic/ anxiety - that would be prudent. Anxiety is no fun but it is treatable. ...Read more
Chronic unrelenting cough, may need a breathing treatment. I take beta blockers for pots; am prone to rapid hr. Is the treatment safe for me?
Yes: If your fast heart rate is due to normal mechanisms, relaxation techniques like yoga, self-hypnosis, slow breaths, etc will work. If it's due to supraventricular tachycardia, valsalva maneuvers like bearing down (like having a bm) sometimes helps. If it's due to atrial fibrillation, there's nothing you can do by yourself. If it's due to rarer causes, you definitely need to see a cardiologist! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a link between breathing patterns and metabolism? Ex: faster, deeper breathing=faster metsbolisn. Thank you
Changes in breathing: Good question. There are definite changes in breathing with metabolism. The most significant is when you have an acidosis, like with diabetes or after ingesting certain poisons. This makes you breath real fast to try to get the acid out through your lungs. Other metabolic changes lead to reduced breathing--sedatives, tranquilizers, pain killers. If overdosed, these can lead to respiratory arrest. ...Read more
No and yes: Deep breathing is not, (it just causes hyperventilation and hypocapnea), but pursed lip breathing (in which one exhales against partially closed lips), increases the functional residual capacity which improves gas exchange and can be helpful for dyspnea. Many COPD patients are taught this technique. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Beta blocker: Assuming medical problems like thyroid and heart disorders have been ruled out, a beta blocker like propranolol is effective at reducing extra heartbeats often seen in anxiety. But properly treating the anxiety is the most important thing to focus on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are some tips or tricks to decrease anxiety symptoms? (e.G., throat tightening and labored breathing)
Anxiety/breath: Often we recommend taking slower/deeper breaths, look up deep breathing techniques online (tutorials or videos on youtube) to learn how to regulate your breathing. It is likely that once you regain control over your breathing, your throat will follow. ...Read more
Techniques: These techniques won't cure the source of your rage - but boy can they help. 1. Deep breathing exercises. Breath in slowly and deeply through an open mouth. Hold air in your lungs for a 5 count. Exhale slowly through an open mouth. Focus on your breathing - not on your rage or what made you angry. Repeat until you feel calmer. 2. Check out progressive muscle relaxation on line. Take care. ...Read more
What can a person on beta blockers do for chest wheeze, cough, phlegm when albuterol breathing treatments are contraindicated? How to clear out lungs?
Alternative: I don't know the contraindication to albuterol but there is Levalbuterol as alternative. In addition, an inhaled steroid is usually indicated for chronic lung problems. Revisit your bblocker as there are also more selective ones that don't induce bronchospasm. Talk to your doctor about these. And definitely try to see if you can get cough meds. Cough can induce wheezing. Good luck. ...Read more
Please advise on effective exercises that help diaphragm to increase breathing control with speaking and voice projection? Shallow breather b/c of cp.
Vocal exercises: Try reciting the alpabet while making a gargling sound on on a single breath. ...Read more
Shallow breathing, fast or slow heartbeat, dizziness, feel like life isn't real sometimes, dry mouth/throat, cold like symptoms, very scared. Help !
Currently have a chest cold. What r your thoughts for relief for the chest congest.? Don't mind taking otcs when necessary, but prefer natural remedie
Shortness of breath: Hi, you need evaluation by a good physician to figure out the underline cause of your shortness of breath, there are too many causes for SOB including lung disease, heart disease, muscle weakness, anemia and etc. The inhalers could be useful for Asthma, COPD and some allergies but not treating the other causes of SOB. Good luck. ...Read more
Are there any specific breathing exercises/techniques that provide immediate or fast relief from anxiety and associated muscle tension?
I went to dr yesterday and was giving a breathing treatment. It made me jittery and i'm still having a very fast heart rate. Is this normal?
Yes: It should resolve over today, but you should avoid coffee, smoking, alcohol and other stimulants. Broncho-dilators do have adrenaline-like effects on your nervous system. It is unusual for those effects to last more than a day. Relax as best you can. Then check back with your doctor if you have to. ...Read more
Does Amoxil/Antibiotic 500mg cause fast heartbate and light difficult breathing ? ( I got root canal treatment. ) and what should i do?
Can asthma with 15 % of deficit of breathing get worse without treatment? I'm taking symbicort, (budesonide and formoterol) i'm healthy, but don't like to take meds..
?cold?: The first months baby has narrow nasal passages & exposure to dust, fragrences, smoke & other irritants aggravate this.Baby tries to flush these out of the nose with mucous but this often ends as congestion & produces rattling with breathing. The best rx is washing out the nose with saline & suctioning the remainder. Nebulizer Rx should only be considered after doc assessment for wheezing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Difficulty breathing: It can depending on the cause. Get in to see your doctor as soon as you can. ...Read more
Only if needed: If your asthma is uncontrolled, you need a short-term relief with nebulized or MDI inhaler to keep the airways open Even more important, you will likely need an inhaled steroid +/- a long-acting bronchodilator in the future to keep you from getting into trouble again. In the meanwhile you may benefit from a short course of oral steroid to get you out of the crisis. ...Read more
If i had a PTB and completed my treatment in 2008.I have difficulty in breathing could that be a COPD already?My PTB last for 3 yrs.My med is symbcort
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