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Holding Your Breath While Sleeping
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
Suddenly?: Sudden nasal congestion can be from a viral infection. If you have been developing choking in your sleep for a while with some nasal congestion and now your nose is completely blocked you may have nasal allergies and post nasal drip. Depending on the duration of your symptoms either see your primary or an allergist. ...Read more
Can purposefully passing out kill you? Passing out by squatting while breathing heavily then standing up fast and blowing on your thumb.
Should be evaluated: Depending on your age and condition this may or may not be normal for you. You may need to be checked for lung and heart disease among other things. See your doctor for a risk evaluation and if indicated consider a stress test. Not all cardiac disease causes typical chest pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have suddenly wheezing and minimal SOB during sleeping . accompany with coughing. relieve when sit upright or standing position.
Two common things..: It is possible that either you are suffering of acid reflux or post nasal drip. Both conditions can cause reactive airways which is manifested with wheezing you are describing when you lay down. It is recommended to try to elevate your head at least 30 degrees when in bed. If having stomach issues try to avoid irritants in your food and try anti acid If nasal congestion inhaled steroids can help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Shortness of breath when sleeping. Can't move when sleeping. Feel weak and lightheaded. Wake up with watery eyes?
After letting my stomach settle and heartburn, could that cause breathing difficulties when laying down?
Recumbent LPR likely: Exposure of the vocal cords to stomach acid ; pepsin will result in inflammation of the vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation). Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, bronchitis, an asthma-type presentation, and even a higher risk of throat cancer. Impedance pH testing with a symptom diary can best characterize this. ...Read more
Snoring while awake, difficulty sleeping,severe pain in heel n knees when ambulating from bed to bathroom at night.
Trouble breathing while laying down and dizziness. Once sitting up it begins to feel better but continue wheezing and feeling dizzy for an hour after.
Trouble breathing while laying down and dizziness. Once sitting up it begins to feel better but continue wheezing and feeling dizzy for an hour after?
Asthma: Sounds an awful lot like asthma to me - often there is dust or bed mites, or other foreign proteins in bedroom air that triggers an attack. You should carefully wash all your bed linens, bed clothes, but also dust, remove old reading materials, wash your drapes, vacuum under the bed etc. Don't use scented cleaner. An inhaler medication may be indicated, best obtained from your family doc. ...Read more
Waking startled feeling w/gasping breath, sit up, throw blankets off. At times, covered in sweat, w/lingering feeling of not able breathe.Sleep apnea?
Agree - #1: B"sd sleep apnea a prime consideration. If not that, then peri-menopausal hormonal disturbance would be my second thought. Additional hormonal considerations would be catecholamine (adrenaline) factors. Cardiac conditions should also be considered (paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea). Variant asthma a more remote possiblity. ...Read more
Limbs easily fall asleep after leaning on them. Pinky and ring fingers lock up while sleeping. Is this bad or am I being paranoid? drinl plenty water.
Trigger finger: Generally, locking of the fingers or thumbs are caused by trigger fingers. This is a benign condition in which the tendon becomes entrapped around a structure called the A1 pulley. If this is painful, an injection or surgery can improve the symptoms. If this is not painful, you can live with this as long as you have full range of motion and full function. Anti-inflammatory meds, finger splint ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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