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Doctor insights on: Inhale Breathing

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What to do about inhaling/breathing when smoking/vaping?

What to do about inhaling/breathing when smoking/vaping?

Can't help but: Wonder if you think you can't walk and chew gum at the same time. When people either smoke or use e-cigarettes or hookahs, they are breathing just fine, despite taking in carbon monoxide, formaldehyde and other toxins. While e-cigs may be somewhat safer, we really don't know their long-term effects, or what the oils, flavorings, additives and propylene glycol actually does to our body.Try stopping. ...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


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How do infants inhale breathing treatments? My daughter usually closes her mouth & breathes through her nose & sometimes uses her paci to calm down.

How do infants inhale breathing treatments? My daughter usually closes her mouth & breathes through her nose & sometimes uses her paci to calm down.

Through the nose: Infants ideally inhale medications given by nebulizer through their nose, although inhalation through the mouth if crying is also effective. A properly fitted mask is key. ...Read more

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Can tonsil stones be inhaled while breathing? If so, is this dangerous?

Can tonsil stones be inhaled while breathing? If so, is this dangerous?

Possible: Inhaling them is possible but if cough reflex intact it will be coughed out. Only if it were to stay in lungs is, there any concern. ...Read more

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Appts take a lot of time so can someone name most or even all possible reason one would have sharp chest pains while breathing/inhaling ?

Appts take a lot of time so can someone name most or even all possible reason one would have sharp chest pains while breathing/inhaling ?

Panic or Anxiety: For a 21 year old? It is stress, fatigue, or anxiety. That is unless you are an athlete and have injured a muscle with your exercise. We hold our breath tight, clench our chest muscles when we are stressed. Sometimes we are doing this without even realizing it. Many young people have this problem and it can take some time to learn new ways of breathing and living to reduce anxiety. ...Read more

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Can vagina n labia/lips open/expand by exhaling, n contract by inhaling during heavy breathing, n is it voluntary/involuntary pelvic muscles movement ?

Can vagina n labia/lips open/expand by exhaling, n contract by inhaling during heavy breathing, n is it voluntary/involuntary pelvic muscles movement ?

Voluntary: The muscles of the pelvic floor (the ones around the vagina, in the labia, etc) are skeletal muscles or "voluntary." you can learn to contract and expand them well. Kegel exercises are a widely accepted way of improving your use of these muscles. ...Read more

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I accidentally inhaled a bit of sweetcorn whilst eating and now I can feel it in my chest, especially when breathing, what should I do?

Inhaled sweetcorn: The bit of corn may be in your trachea or one of the bronchi.If it is in upper part of trachea with coughing it may come in your throa and you may be able to spit it up.But if it is lower down or in one of the bronchi you need to see a pulmonary specialist to scope you and remove the forighn body which is a bit of corn.If it is not removed it can cause infection and damage to the bronchi and lungs. ...Read more

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Have CRT-D & med. controlled DCM/HF. Often I have uncontrolled changes in breathing pattern w/ a sudden long inhalation. I can't force exhale? Scarey.

Have CRT-D & med. controlled DCM/HF. Often I have uncontrolled changes in breathing pattern w/ a sudden long inhalation. I can't force exhale? Scarey.

Dyspnea: Have your physician examine you to see if you have wheezing. Also, BNP blood test may help physician adjust your medications. If this occurs with sleep then sleep study may be helpful. Weigh yourself daily and let your doctor know if you gain 6 pounds in three days as this could be from fluid accumulation. Last, limit your sodium intake by not adding salt and looking at sodium content in foods. ...Read more

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I inhaled a piece of lint from my dryer and now i'm having some breathing problems?

Go see a pulmonologi: Go see a pulmonologist or go to an emergency room with this problem asap. ...Read more

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I have occasional irregular breathing for a week now. When i inhale my body inhales more air than the normal pattern. This happens 1 in 90 inhales.

Sigh: This sounds like a sigh. Sighs are extra big breaths as you describe. They occur naturally in some adults at sleep. They are associated during wakefulness with anxiety and hyperventilation syndromes. They may also occur with sleepiness or after a meal. ...Read more