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Natural ways to treat palpitations, or a very fast pulse? I can't sleep. Any suggestions about natural treatments?

Natural ways to treat palpitations, or a very fast pulse? I can't sleep. Any suggestions about natural treatments?

Palpitations: Before suggesting a treatment you have to know what the problem is... Can't fix the car unless you know what's wrong with it... Can be high thyroid, low blood count etc... Do yourself a favor and have it checked out... ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Fast Shallow Breathing (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Is deep breathing meditation a type of alternative medicine?

Is deep breathing meditation a type of alternative medicine?

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

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How can I treat anxiety immediately (loss of breath, pounding heart, freakouts) without medicine?

How can I treat anxiety immediately (loss of breath, pounding heart, freakouts) without medicine?

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

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What are some good tips to stop anxiety symptoms? (e.G., throat tightening and labored breathing)

What are some good tips to stop anxiety symptoms? (e.G., throat tightening and labored breathing)

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

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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?

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?

It depends on drug: Some beta blockers are selective to beta 2 and will not effect lungs. Some beta blockers are non selective. You want a beta blocker that is selective to heart only. ...Read more

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Any remedies for a fast heart rate I can try at home?

Any remedies for a fast heart rate I can try at home?

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 more

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Is there accupressure treatment for enlarged heart valve with breathing difficulty?

Is there accupressure treatment for enlarged heart valve with breathing difficulty?

Stress/calm/balance: Although you can use acupressure to help calm yourself -it is not a treatment for this condition. ...Read more

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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

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Is it true that deep breathing or pursed lip breathing can be considered treatment for dyspnea?

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 more

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How to controll a fast heart rate caused by anxiety? Breathing exercises don't work.

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 more

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What are some tips or tricks to decrease anxiety symptoms? (e.G., throat tightening and labored breathing)

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

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Can you please discuss the quick and easy calming techniques for deep rage?

Can you please discuss the quick and easy calming techniques for deep rage?

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

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What can a person on beta blockers do for chest wheeze, cough, phlegm when albuterol breathing treatments are contraindicated? How to clear out lungs?

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

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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

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

Time, rest, liquids: Inhalation of steam, eucalyptus, sauna, lots of things to help. Usually the lungs and nose are tied together(one airway theory), so decongesting that for a few days (3 or less)with over the counter oxymetazoline and using nasal saline may help. ...Read more

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Tried and true homeopathic treatment for chronic persistent bad breath?

Tried and true homeopathic treatment for chronic persistent bad breath?

Need to be seen: You need to see a professional. Persistent bad breath is related to several health issues. ...Read more

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shortness of breath. Tried inhalers and breathing treatments but no success. What do i do?

 shortness of breath. Tried inhalers and breathing treatments but no success. What do i do?

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

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Are there any specific breathing exercises/techniques that provide immediate or fast relief from anxiety and associated muscle tension?

Are there any specific breathing exercises/techniques that provide immediate or fast relief from anxiety and associated muscle tension?

Any exercise: You can start with any type of vigorous exercise. Can you start it slowly and then ramp it up. This would be your best nonmedication way of treating anxiety. You could also ask your physician to get you consulting. ...Read more

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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

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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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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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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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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?

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

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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..

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..

Yes....: If airway inflammation is allowed to continue untreated, the disease can worsen over time. So, you need to take your medicine today to avoid more serious sequelae later. ...Read more

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My son is two months old and has a cold should I give him abuterlrol breathing treatment?

My son is two  months old and has a cold should I give him abuterlrol breathing treatment?

?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 more

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Will trouble breathing kill me if I don't get treatment?

Will trouble breathing kill me if I don't get treatment?

Difficulty breathing: It can depending on the cause. Get in to see your doctor as soon as you can. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about the herbal treatment for weak erection?

Can you please tell me about the herbal treatment for weak erection?

None: There are none that are effective. They are many available that are worthless and a waste of your money. Lose weight, exercise, avoid alcohol and tobacco and certain drugs, but don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Will an albuterol breathing treatment make my child excited and jittery?

Will an albuterol breathing treatment make my child excited and jittery?

Yes,for some: This medication is related to Adrenalin, the stress chemical that makes your heart race and increases alertness. It generally has less stimulant effect, but for some, hyper-alertness and a rapid heart rate, not due to the asthma, is common after a treatment. ...Read more

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Should I have to take a breathing treatment and inhaler in one day? Asthmatic

Should I have to take a breathing treatment and inhaler in one day? Asthmatic

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

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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

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

Probably more going : Is "ptb" short for pulmonary tuberculosis? While extensive TB could leave you with some shortness of breath, COPD is more typically associated with a long smoking history. Asthma could also be an issue. Symbocort is a good drug for either condition. ...Read more

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What is a good herbal treatment for leaky gut?

What is a good herbal treatment for leaky gut?

Leaky gut: I have never heard of leaky gut syndrome, but I am sure a herbalist will have a treatment. ...Read more

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Any herbal treatment for getting rid of moles?

Any herbal treatment for getting rid of moles?

No: To the best of my knowledge there are no topical treatments that will make a mole go away. Nor are there any systemic herbal treatments that will do the same. ...Read more

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Treatment of difficulty swallowing,breathing and chest pain?

Treatment of difficulty swallowing,breathing and chest pain?

Swallowing: breathing, and chest pain are serious conditions that need a diagnosis by your doctor. Please see him/her. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is maxillary sinuses and is there herbal treatment for this?

What is maxillary sinuses and is there herbal treatment for this?

Warm air : The roll of the maxillary sinuses is to warm and humidify air and to lighten the skull. I believe if you are asking about a treatment, you are asking about sinusitis. Using saline spay in the nostrils may help. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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