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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


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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

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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

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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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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

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What homeopathic way (s) can I treat my shallow breathing?

What homeopathic way (s) can I treat my shallow breathing?

Many options: First, do you really mean homeopathic? Homeopathy is a specific system of healing & many confuse it with holistic or herbal medicine. Homeopathy is highly indidualized- 10 people with shallow breathing will probably need 10 different medicines- so you need to see a homeopath! I also advise breathing exercises- see the tao of natural breathing by dennis lewis. See my comment below:. ...Read more

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What could cause shallow breathing?

What could cause shallow breathing?

Shallow breathing: Problems in the brain. Great wikipedia question as control of respiration cannot be told in 400 spaces. Or we can chat and figure out exactly what your problem is. ...Read more

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Shallow breathing and difficulty exhaling?

Shallow breathing and difficulty exhaling?

Hmmm: I would recommend an er evaluation if you can't get into your doctor. You may have cardiac issues that require immediate attention. ...Read more

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I'm having shallow breathing should I be worried?

I'm having shallow breathing should I be worried?

Maybe: Are you having any other issues? Is this the first time? ...Read more

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Is shallow breathing due to anxeity & how it happen.

Shallow breathing: From anxiety. This is very common. We tighten up when we are anxious and rib cage breathe. Work on belly breathing a few times a day, inflate the belly first, then go up to the shoulders, reverse to exhale. See your doc to rule out medical conditions. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Why do people have shallow breathing moreso than in the past?

Why do people have shallow breathing moreso than in the past?

Shallow breathing: People have difficulty breathing and may be reflected as shallow breathing for several reasons. The incidence of lung disease such as asthma and COPD has increased due to things such as smoking and pollution. Individuals with lung disease have more difficulty breathing and it uses more energy so they tend to take small frequent breaths. ...Read more

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Is there one particular condition that is characterized by shallow breathing?

Paralysis: Classically, some polio survivors have this difficulty. Chronic restrictive lung also affects those with spinal cord injury and spinal disorders with scoliosis. Very obese people can breathe shallow, or even stop breathing when drousy. Opiod medications can make people with normal lungs breathe shallow. ...Read more

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Is my shallow breathing pattern due to anxiety?

Could be: If you are able to take big deep breaths at other times the answer is very likely yes. ...Read more

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Can shallow breathing be a symptom of dehydration?

Can shallow breathing be a symptom of dehydration?

Shallow breathing: Shallow fast breathing can occur in a number of pathological states. If a person is severely dehydrated and develops acid build up in the blood stream and possibly shock, then the patient might have this type of breathing. This is not typical of most cases of mild dehydration. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of shallow breathing?

Exercise: Regular exercise; loss of weight, addressing any pulm parenchymal or pleural pathology like pneumonia or pleural effusion will help expand lungs better and help with shallow breathing. ...Read more

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What can I do if my toddler has chronic shallow breathing?

What can I do if my toddler has chronic shallow breathing?

Chronic shallow: Breathing needs to be evaluated by your pediatrician to get the best treatment plan. Hard to say without more details of his condition. ...Read more

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My toddler has chronic shallow breathing. Should I be concerned?

My toddler has chronic shallow breathing. Should I be concerned?

Shallow breathing: Please have your toddler checked out by his Physician maybe he has Asthma if so it is treatable ...Read more

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How long does shallow breathing associated with intussusception last?

May not be related: Shallow breathing is typically not associated with intussusception. Sometimes children with intussusception can have lethargy. After successful reduction, lethargy should improve quickly. ...Read more

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Is shallow breathing normal for a 6 month old, adjusted age 4 3/4 month adjusted?

Maybe: Depends on what you mean by shallow breathing. Episodes of breathing fast. Then slow... Then fast (periodic breathing) can be normal if there is no cough or respiratory distress. I would have his pediatrician look at him. ...Read more

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Pain in left side chest comes and go 20 30 times a day. Is it too shallow breathing?

Pain in left side chest comes and go 20 30 times a day. Is it too shallow breathing?

No: If the pain comes with breathing it may be from muscle spasm or lung disease. If you pulled a muscle recently it may cause sharp pain with breathing lasting for seconds. If you feel sick, has fever and cough, you may have pneumonia. If your breathing is shallow it may due to the pain. If you are short of breath, see a doctor. ...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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Feel as if I'm shallow breathing. Wat can cause it. What is normal breathing like. How far with normal breathing does chest expand.

Go to the Doctor: This question is so vague and unusual that I would wish you a visit with your family physician. If you are having difficulty breathing this could be something very serious. ...Read more

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I've been having a nervous feeling in my chest, kind of like when you get really frightened. Also shallow breathing...is this anxiety?

I've been having a nervous feeling in my chest, kind of like when you get really frightened. Also shallow breathing...is this anxiety?

This sounds a lot: Like anxiety. If you can find a quiet place - do so. 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. ...Read more

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Seem to get shallow breathing after taking 100 mg of lamictal at around 3 hr mark subsides 6 hours later...been on it for years. Never happened before?

Seem to get shallow breathing after taking 100 mg of lamictal at around 3 hr mark subsides 6 hours later...been on it for years. Never happened before?

Report this to Doc..: There can be potential withdrawal symptoms from abruptly stopping lamictal, but this must be weighed with the fact that it may be causing you shortness of breath--this always gets a physician's undivided attention. Speak to your doctor about this immediately, as there can be serious side effects (such as anemia) which can cause your symptoms and may require bloodwork for further evaluation. ...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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Chest pain, shallow breathing, and I'm feeling very lethargic, please what could be wrong?

Chest pain, shallow breathing, and I'm feeling very lethargic, please what could be wrong?

Get an evaluation: Chest pain, shallow breath and lethargy can be symptoms of multiple conditions including cardiac disease, lung disease. I would recommend you to have an evaluation for appropriate diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Can shallow breathing (anxiety?) reduce oxygen saturation?

Can shallow breathing (anxiety?) reduce oxygen saturation?

Shallow breathing: Will lower oxygen level. We often rib cage breathe when anxious. Please learn some belly breathing and you will increase your oxygen level. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Right back pain shallow breathing when taking deep breathsea fevered and chilled?

Right back pain shallow breathing when taking deep breathsea fevered and chilled?

This doesn't sound: Like something you should either ignore or count on an internet service to help you figure out. Back pain, shallow breathing, fever, chills.....I certainly hope it's nothing serious...... but you need to see a doctor about this. Get well soon! Dr. Anne ...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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Are my lower back weakness, shallow breathing, and behavioral/psychological problems be related?

Are my lower back weakness, shallow breathing, and behavioral/psychological problems be related?

You betcha!: Everything about a person is at least a fair amount related. Lots of our parts are very closely related. This is especially true for the things you mentioned. This is perhaps annoying at times, but the good news is that if you get a handle on a problem, many things may start feeling better. Try to find a therapist who works with behavioral health issues, but really, and good therapist will help. ...Read more

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Can my lower back weakness, shallow breathing, and behavioral/psychological problems be related?

It is hard to know: Without a through medical exam whether the physical symptoms and psychological ones are related. Speak with your physician and have it checked out. ...Read more

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How can a beta blocker such as bystolic (nebivolol) cause shallow breathing. Should not it do the opposite,,, or is this rare?

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How can a beta blocker such as bystolic (nebivolol) cause shallow breathing. Should not it do the opposite,,, or is this rare?

Med side effects: Shortness of breath is a less common side effect of Bystolic (nebivolol). Check out http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/bystolic-side-effects. Html for other side effects. There's no such thing as a free lunch so make sure that you discuss desired benefits vs potential side effects w/your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Somtime I have shallow breathing lasting for 2 or 3 days, not always, but once in a month or 2 months. I don't snore during night. No stress..

Diary: There may be a pattern of exposure that would be noticed perhaps if you keep a diary of when this happens, what you were doing, eating, exposed to, etc ...Read more

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I was under stress yesterday and was suddenly very week with shallow breathing. I laid down and drank a coke until lunch time. I am a 55 year old male in good health. Height 5'10 155 lbs.

I was under stress yesterday and was suddenly very week with shallow breathing. I laid down and drank a coke until lunch time. I am a 55 year old male in good health. Height 5'10 155 lbs.

Difficult: Difficult to know what this was from what you describe. Heart, blood pressure and lung problems could cause this as well as other conditions. Some of the possibilities are quite serious.
I urge you to get checked out, physical exam and electrocardiogram. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've been subconsciously holding my breath/shallow breathing & clenching my jaw for months now, 24/7. Why?

I've been subconsciously holding my breath/shallow breathing & clenching my jaw for months now, 24/7. Why?

ASAP: You need to seek the services of a physician asap. There is nothing more to be said on this forum. You need to be under the care of a physician so you can be diagnosed and treated. ...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