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Holding Breath Brain Bleed
Does holding your breath while lifting weights cause brain damage? Holding breath for over 30 seconds.
Unlikely: venous congestion and some swelling can occur. Breathing is a good thing! ...Read more
Causes of brief mild headache when going from sitting position to standing, or when breathing out after holding breath? Brain tumor?
Brain tumor: The headaches that you describe are not associated with brain tumors. Why are you holding your breath until you get a headache? Are the headaches associated with anxiety or blood pressure changes? See a neurologist to define and treat the type of headache that you are suffering from. ...Read more
Can "breath holding" contests cause damage to the brain if contestants hold their breath for 1-2 minutes? Do brain cells begin to die in this time?
Can increased icp from valsalva during weightlifting cause brain damage? Holding breath for 40 seconds at a time.
Heavy head, foggy, head pressure. Exercise causes awareness of heart beat, taking deeper breaths than usual. Anxiety or something serious?
Partially: The exercise effects are normal. The other symptoms could mean many things and you would probably benefit from a virtual consult ...Read more
Do you really?: You can purchase a cheap portable pO2 monitor at a drug store (Chemist) in US or over the 'net. They go for about $40 in USD.. See if you really do experience sustained desaturation a in your O2 levels as you state. If you do see your doc or a pulmonologist. ...Read more
Car crash week ago, chest wall injury xray says no damage bad pain near heart but not sharp only when deep breath sneezing hiccups, what's wrong?
suddn SOB,have 2 keep taking deep breath2 breath normal n coughing Measured Sp02 keeps dropping to 94% fluctuating up n down. is it asthma ?
Maybe: let a doctor do pulmonary function studies ...Read more
PVC's skipped heart beat during masturbation ECHO AND ECG normal. Noticed holding breath holding during masturbating to, can that cause it?
Can purposefully passing out kill you? Passing out by squatting while breathing heavily then standing up fast and blowing on your thumb.
Tactile fremitus on l/chest, only when exhaling deeply & hard. No pain, difficulty breathing or cough. Was chronic pot smoker. Should i worry?
Tactile fremitus: This is a term mostly used by old doctors like me, where did you get it? If it clears with a couple of deep breaths or a cough or two, it likely isn't a big deal. If you were examined by a dr. Who made this finding, then ask that doc what they think is going on. Simplest is go see your dr. And get checked out if you are concerned. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would things like blowing out through straws or kid blow toys help expand lungs and increase lung breathing capacity? Other suggestive techniques ?
My body goes into uncontrollable shakes? Legs and shoulders and arms shaking rapidly, heart beats fast. Tasted vomit once. Bornwith blood clot onbrain
Wake up can't move/breathe/feel something squeezing my chest. Young and in shape. Sleep paralysis or apnea? Hoping the squeezing isn't sudden death.
Not sudden death: Most likely this is sleep paralysis, just as you mentioned. Essentially, you are waking up in rapid eye movement when your body is paralyzed by active inhibition from your brain but your mind is active, and eyes are moving rapidly, with dream like activity or awake consciousness happening. Probably not something to worry about too much but consult a sleep physician if it continues or worries you. ...Read more
What causes non stop deep coughing, shortness of breath, chest congestion? I coughed for 45 minutes straight last night, causing lack of breath.
Aware-unable to move or scream/breathe, then sharp body jolt . Unaware-then gasped, then shaking violently kicking legs. Aware-when calm hallucinated?
Hallucinations : Are you taking any drugs either legal or illegal? This sounds like a reaction to something your body has ingested. ...Read more
Decrease pulse?: I think you mean that your pulse decreases when you take a deep breath and hold your breath. Breathing cycles the blood return to the heart via the intrathoracic pressures. Holding breath on the other hand is like a valsalva maneuver which increases the pressures sensed by the carotid bodies, and hence decreases heart rate. ...Read more
Can reg severe panic attacks cause plaque build up in 18yr old? Chest n rib pain choking sensation restlessness n Feeling like dying/ heart strained
No: Panic does not cause plaque buildup. Symptoms described, though, are not uncommon with panic. If you have not already had an eval to rule out physical causes that would be a first course of action. If symptoms are anxiety related consider seeking a cognitive behavioral psychologist - behavioral treatment of panic is effective. Be well. ...Read more
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