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Does holding your breath while lifting weights cause brain damage? Holding breath for over 30 seconds.
Venous congestion and some swelling can occur.
Breathing is a good thing! ...Read more
Can you induce voluntary hypoxia brain damage by holding your breath for long periods while lifting weights?
You cannot cause hypoxic brain injury by holding your breath in your alert, awake state. It does not matter if you are lifting weights.
When you lift weights, you should exhale with each lift, and inhale with recovery. You should do the lifting movements slowly and with control for maximum benefit. ...Read more
Core strengthening: By holding the breath, we make the core of the body firmer ...Read more
I can't get in a full breath and its been happening for a week now I don't know if it has to do with my weights or improper breathing? Thanks
Need an evaluation: See a doctor to do a work up to determine the problem ...Read more
On a pretty regular basis I struggle to get enough breath I used an old inhaler and it would help but it ran out. I feel a like a lot of weight on me?
Um, duh?: Ok, you need seen by a dr. Since you can't breathe! You used an old inhaler (likely a rescue, like albuterol), and got better...Need a new one from your dr or urgent care or er--depending on how bad it is. When chest cannot expand effectively, in your case, probably due to bronchospasm (which might be allergies or asthma), it acts like it is harder (/heavier) to breathe. Get seen asap! ...Read more
Why can't I take a deep breath without coughing? I feel constant weight on my chest and pain when I cough.
Recently I have been trying to lose a little weight. I am 90kg and every time I breath heavily my right shoulder hurts a little.?
Pain from diaphragm: That may be pain from your diaphragm. This is the organ that moves up and down below your lungs when you breath in and out. When the diaphragm is irritated, pain is referred to your right shoulder. This is frequently exacerbated when you breath heavily. Not sure why you would have an irritated diaphragm. You should probably get it checked out because it wouldn't be normal in a 34 yo male. ...Read more
I am 20 weight 92nd 5 ft 9. I recently started having shortness of breath after 1 hour of exercising. I got all the test and were normal?
Deconditioning: Most likely, if you have not been exercising for a while, you have become deconditioned. It will take some time for your body to adjust to exercise. Unless you are coughing or have other symptoms of exercise-induced asthma, I would encourage you to keep up the efforts. Start for 15 minutes per session, & gradually increase the number of sessions & duration to 30 min to get best results. Keep at it ...Read more
I'm 54 weight 168 and 5 ft 7. I recently started having shortness of breath after short exercising, very short. What should I be concerned with.?
I feel like I'm suffacating when my 7mnth old lays on my chest to rock to sleep he weights 18lbs10oz I can't get a full breath what can cause this?
18 pounds of baby: Lay baby by your side.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it possible to lose fat just from ribs? Not losng weight or exercising but can feel ribs/ see them if taking deep breath. 16st 7. Have big appetite
Not likely: Spot fat loss is not the way it works. You tend to loose fat all over, but a human body tends to have more fat in certain areas more than others. Some of this fat distribution is genetic, that's why people come in different shapes and body builds. ...Read more
Was setting weights down earlier and felt a ping in my right side under my ribs I cant sit up and it hurts when I take a deap breath like stabed pain?
Need evaluatio: Need immediate examination and possible XRGet a more detailed answer ›
I do a 45 minute brisk walk and don't feel any pain or shirt breath but when I climb stair or lift any weight or any other physical thing I feel tired but become normal in just one minute?
Burst vs. Sustained.: Your walk is a prolonged, lower-level sustained activity, which is generally more tolerable than a quicker, or more intense burst of higher-level activity, such as walking up stairs or lifting heavy objects. But your response and recovery to this all sounds OK. ...Read more
My chest feels like there is weight being applied to it when I take deep breaths, any idea of what that could be?
Could be: This could be several things such as pleurisy. You need to see doctor to evaluate this more fully. ...Read more
I used to hold my breath while lifting weight for 30 seconds at a time. Could I have caused hippocampus damage? I had a clear MRI?
5 yr old stepped on my chest this morning with all his weight and the middle of my chest has been hurting sense, pain with deep breaths and pushing.?
Good day I have a problem with breathing, when I walk. I get something like short breath. I have gained some weight and I am no longer running. I am not sure if that could be the course?
This sounds like: A combination of your smoking and possibly lack of routine exercise, if that's the case or possibly an infection. Please see your doctor to have your lungs examined for any infection, asthma, other lung condition and speak to them about getting some help to stop smoking and get/stay healthy. ...Read more
Gain weight to fast, feel lazy all the time, no energy, out of breath, can't lose weight what can I do?
Check thyroid etc: You need a physical exam and some lab work to determine if you have a thyroid, heart, or other problem causing these symptoms. Don't delay! ...Read more
My wife has COPD and is over weight? Will loading weight help her breath better and do more? How the best way to do it? Walking is hard for her
When I lift weights and squeeze and focus I get shortness of breath after my set. Takes a while to catch my breath. I'm in shape. Possible causes?
Sevral possibilities: Try using a rescue inhaler after your workout (albuterol) to see if that helps. If not, testing for anemia and arrhythmia (holter monitoring) are indicated. You list echo and stress echo - I presume they're normal? Pulmonary function testing might reveal the problem. Have you had a chest x-ray? ...Read more
Have server pain lower right ribs, hard to breath, cough and move. Injured by someone pressing all their weight on me 3 days ago. What should do?
Rib fracture: If pain doesn't go away w/over-the-counter pain meds, then go see your Family Doc. Same if shortness of breath doesn't improve or even gets worse. You may need xrays to evaluate for broken rib (s) (http://goo. Gl/OQVZbJ). We worry about potential for pneumothorax or collapsed lung. If this is consequence of partner abuse or domestic violence, please seek safety 1st. Then address w/local authorities. ...Read more
I feel really weak, my breath is very short, I am under weight and my hb is always low about 7 gram, I can't talk and walk enough and I am in severe d?
Short of breath: There are many possibilities. You need immediate assistance. You should be under medical care. Have you seen your doctor about this? If not call your doctor to make an appointment for a check up to see what your problem is. If you do not have a doctor then go to walk in clinic. ...Read more
Hi. I have been experiencing short breath, and sometimes palpitation. I am 16 years old and my weight is 75 kg. I am quite worried about this issue I hope all is well. Thanks?
Get evaluated.: Symptoms like that regardless of your medical history should warrant evaluation by your primary doctor. Symptoms like you're experiencing at your age COULD simply be attributed to anxiety, but other more serious conditions need to be ruled out first. If you are persistently unable to breath, go to an emergency room. I wish you good health ...Read more
It feels hard to take a breath almost as if a weight on my chest but pulse oximeter said 98% what would cause this?
Good Doctor am a 20 year old guy, with asthma and scared to use pulmison 20mg, cause it made me gain weight, what can I do to breath better.
The pulmison is: prednisone, which makes you gain weight over time but the Dr thinks you need it for your asthma. Prednisone is an excellent medication for asthma flares, and I would take it as prescribed. You can always lose weight in the future. Hopefully you won't be on it too long, to minimize weight gain. ...Read more
38/M/ weight training, natural, 3 months in, 4dys/wk BP 104/61 avg for 3 days, slight shortness of breath, should I go to ER? Or is this norm BP range?
BP, Breathless: The BP is well normal;if the breathlessness is new or worsening or not appropriate for the level of exertion then you need a formal medical evaluation ...Read more
2-3 inches below my shoulder hurts when I move it I have a sharp pain that takes my breath away. I cant put any weight on that arm. There was no injur?
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