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Home Remedies For Shallow Breathing
Hi I'm experiencing fatigue, heaviness in chest, shallow breathing and slight cough. Any home remedies? I'm already taking tamiflu as prescribed
If this is persistin: If this is persisting see your physician ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I am having episodes of not bieg able to take a deep breath. I have very shallow breathing but can't take in a normal breath last for up. To 2 min.
Get evaluated: If you are having that much trouble with breathing, you need to see a doctor and start with a chest xray. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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'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
High fever: She may have a serious infection. Take her to the er immediately or call your pediatrician. ...Read more