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Doctor insights on: Home Remedies For Progressive Weakening Of Breathing Muscles

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Dr. Michael Sanders Dr. Sanders
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
12 years in practice
Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine
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What is the definition or description of: Progressive weakening of breathing muscles?

What is the definition or description of: Progressive weakening of breathing muscles?

See below...: This usually means your diaphragm and intercostal muscles are weak and are getting worse over time. Diseases like ALS will cause this. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


Dr. Sue Ferranti Dr. Ferranti
Internal Medicine
25 years in practice
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27/m - my upper back muscles and intercoastal muscles have all weakened and have spasmed. I'm now having trouble breathing every day. Please help me.?

27/m - my upper back muscles and intercoastal muscles have all weakened and have spasmed. I'm now having trouble breathing every day. Please help me.?

Need eval ASAP..,: There are many possible etiologies for your symptoms, some of which can be very serious. If you are experiencing severe shortness of breath, then go to the er for urgent evaluation. If you have shortness of breath but you are able to function, then see your doctor. You will need additional testing, like pulmonary function testing, neurological testing, etc to diagnose your problem. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Dr. William Walsh Dr. Walsh
Addiction Medicine
13 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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Accessory breathing muscles diaphragm, intercostal, upper trapezius all are weakened and sore. I can't breathe well for months. Causing anxiety.

Accessory breathing muscles diaphragm, intercostal, upper trapezius all are weakened and sore. I can't breathe well for months. Causing anxiety.

Get in today: Dyspnea (shortness of breath) that is wearing you out needs immediate evaluation. This is a serious medical problem that is not in your head. There are many potential causes of dypnea that leads to accessory muscle use, but you need to find out what yours is and treat it if possible. ...Read more

Dr. Rowlin Lichter Dr. Lichter
Orthopedic Surgery
68 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Did a lot of exercise the past 2 years, but have been inactive for 3 months. Past week was in home healing. Will this weaken my bones and muscle alot?

Did a lot of exercise the past 2 years, but have been inactive for 3 months. Past week was in home healing. Will this weaken my bones and muscle alot?

Reconditioning: Dear Kiwi, Figure one week is needed to recondition from each day in bed. Less severe idle time, less activity at an exercise heart rate is needed for recovery. EHR is usually 70=755 of your MAX HR-220-your age. Check w/your practitioner to learn when you can go back to exercise. NZ is beautiful. Get out and enjoy it. ...Read more

Dr. Carin Van Gelder Dr. Van Gelder
Emergency Medicine
21 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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Remedies for a strain somewhr in the chest/back/rib cage area that caused all the muscles in those areas to contract and diffclty in breathing?

Go to the ED: If you are having trouble breathing and chest pain, which is what you are having. There could be several possibilities, and it *might* be a strain, but it may be something worse. ...Read more

Dr. Matt Wachsman Dr. Wachsman
Internal Medicine
32 years in practice
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What is a home treatment for muscle elongation??

What is a home treatment for muscle elongation??

Strictly: speaking, there isn't one. Muscles run from their attachments. The bones would need elongate. No home tx. Muscle growth: I'm an expert having increased 10lb a week to benching my weight. 1) eat a decent amt protein don't starve. 2) find maximal lifting weight, use 80-90% 3) lift near maximal reps; wait 10 sec, lift 50% of that #, wait, lift 30%. 4) once daily workout. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif Dr. Seif
Clinical Psychology
36 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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Muscle spasm best home remedy ?

Muscle spasm best home remedy
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Rule out medical: conditions w/the help of your doc. Then consider supplementing w/magnesium. Gentle stretching such as found in yoga can also help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Dr. Seema Patel Dr. Patel
Holistic Medicine
23 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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Is there any OTC or home treatment that is effective for relieving chronic muscle spasms in the calves?

Is there any OTC or home treatment that is effective for relieving chronic muscle spasms in the calves?

Muscle spasms: Muscle spasms can be due to low magnesium levels. Use a chelated magnesium and calcium supplement to help. Also decrease your caffeine intake and drink more water. ...Read more

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Dr. RADHA SYED Dr. SYED
Gynecology
48 years in practice
University of Delhi, Maulana Azad Medical College
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Is there any home treatment for labored breathing?

Is there any home treatment for labored breathing?

Labored breathing: If any one experiencing shortness of breath, it needs an exam by a qualified health professional and timely intervention.A variety of causes can cause this condition which can range from not so serious to life threatening.The short answer-no! you need to find out why you have labored breathing! ...Read more

Dr. Jack Gutman Dr. Gutman
Surgery
42 years in practice
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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I am suffering from anal fistula from past two years i.E an extra muscle has formed at the opening.How can I cure it by using home treatment?

I am suffering from anal fistula from past two years i.E an extra muscle has formed at the opening.How can I cure it by using home treatment?

That's just wrong: I am suffering from anal fistula from past two years i.E an extra muscle has formed at the opening.How can i cure it by using home treatment? Unfortunately, an anal fistula is not treated by any home remedies it is usually explored and opened and repaired by a qualified colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
Surgery - Plastics
30 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Dr. Latonya Brown-Puryear Dr. Brown-Puryear
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
18 years in practice
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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I have a rattle in my lungs from an acid reflux attack. Is there a home remedy or do I have to see my doctor for a breathing treatment?

I have a rattle in my lungs from an acid reflux attack.  Is there a home remedy or do I have to see my doctor for a breathing treatment?

GERD: If you truly have GERD, then you can try some conservative measures to see if the symptoms improve-try not to eat within 2-3 h of going to bed, elevate your bed or head approx 30 degrees, avoid spicey foods or those that cause you to have gas. Aspiration of gastric contents can injure the lung and airway and lead to infection/ cough/ bronchospasm and should be evaluated if symptoms don't improve. ...Read more

Dr. John Goldman Dr. Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
51 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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Contracted a cold while traveling in Europe. I have asthma. Been using my inhaler and home breathing treatment but still feel a lot of wheezing/strain?

Contracted a cold while traveling in Europe. I have asthma. Been using my inhaler and home breathing treatment but still feel a lot of wheezing/strain?

Need an evaluation: You can have different infections from different locations of the globe. It would be wise to see your physician . There are certain illnesses in Europe they're not present here yet. ...Read more

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Dr. Tracy Lovell Dr. Lovell
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
17 years in practice
Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine
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Stomach pain, constant eye pain and muscle discomfort what might I do a a home remedy or shake in a blender to fix theses?

Stomach pain, constant eye pain and muscle discomfort what might I do a a home remedy or shake in a blender to fix theses?

See below: I do not think that any shake can fix these problems. You need to know what causing these problems and it is best to see doctor in order to know what is going on. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
53 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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Asthma attack led to ER visit. Given breathing treatment and two steroids. Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack for home. My heart rate is 100, is that ok?

No: Although high-dose Medrol can increase your heart rate, use of bronchodilator or uncontrolled asthma may be another cause. I noted that you are on Toprol (metoprolol) which may render your asthma more difficult to control and you should discuss this with your doctor preferably a B/C allergist. ...Read more

Dr. Ryan Phasouk Dr. Phasouk
Family Medicine
14 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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Any suggestions on which muscle/s help in breathing?

Any suggestions on which muscle/s help in breathing?

Muscles: Muscles involved with breathing are: intercostal muscles, diaphragm, abdominal muscles, pharyngeal muscles, and smooth muscles which line the bronchi. ...Read more

Dr. William Golden Dr. Golden
Clinical Psychology
42 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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Could anxiety weaken your muscles?

Could anxiety weaken your muscles?

Makes you feel weak: Anxiety can make you feel weak. An example would be feeling weak in the knees, or the legs sometimes referred to as jelly knees. Chronic tension can lead to muscle fatigue. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Southard Dr. Southard
Internal Medicine
11 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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Yes I have a muscle disease,MG. But if exercise weakens our muscles is it true just laying or sitting around ALSOWeaken them?

Yes I have a muscle disease,MG. But if exercise weakens our muscles is it true just laying or sitting around ALSOWeaken them?

You can exercise: Myasthenia Gravis tends to produce a change in the muscle which is very similar to atrophy. Regular, moderate exercise can combat atrophy. Beneficial exercise is repetitive and done in a way that stops short of muscle fatigue. The key is to do something both pleasant and not stressful which will help keep weight down and reaffirm the positive, emotional feelings you attain during exercise ...Read more

Dr. Sanober Butt Dr. Butt
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
16 years in practice
University of Karachi, Dow Medical College
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How can smoking affect my breathing, lungs, and muscles?

How can  smoking affect my breathing, lungs, and muscles?

Many ways: Smoking can lead to chronic inflammation in your lungs which can be a cause of COPD ( emphysema, chronic bronchitis) other risks include lung cancer, oropharyngeal cancer. Carbon monoxide inhalation from cigarette smoke can lead to muscle weakness as well. ...Read more

Dr. Lori Poling Dr. Poling
Pharmacology
13 years in practice
Mercer University School of Medicine
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I have malignant hypertermia. Does caffeine affect or weaken my muscles?

I have malignant hypertermia. Does caffeine affect or weaken my muscles?

MH?: If you indeed do have mh then you should have been treated in a hospital setting. Not only can it cause a deadly increase in muscle metabolism, but it also can increase heart rate. I would recommend against any stimulant like caffeine right now. Make sure with your doctor that you have mh. Mh is a medical emergency! ...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