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My 3 days baby has irregular breathing pattern she experienced single episode of bluish lips for 10 min then disappear is this normal?

My 3 days baby has irregular breathing pattern she experienced single episode of bluish lips for 10 min then disappear is this normal?

Certainly: Also known periodic breathing of infancy... Very physiologic... Goes away on it own as the respiratory centers of the brain become synchronized and matures..Just needs some tincture of time and lots of hugs ! ...Read more

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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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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.

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

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What is the definition or description of: Irregular breathing?

What is the definition or description of: Irregular breathing?

See below: Irregular breathing could be one of many patterns of breathing where breathing doesn't occur in a normal, regular pattern of normal breaths per minute with normal depth of breathing. ...Read more

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My child is 11yrs old and has several episodes of irregular breathing during the day. He says its not severe. What could possibly be his problem?

Many things: Call your doctor asap for an appointment and evel. Anytime he has trouble or difficulty in beathing, seek immediate medical attention as this is dangerous and could indicate a serious problem. Seek evaluation asap. ...Read more

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What causes irregular breathing and drowsiness ?

What causes irregular breathing and drowsiness ?

Lots of things: There are so many possible processes which could cause either of those symptoms or both related to the same clause that you will have to give us a little more information in order to be helpful. For instance, is this problem sudden in onset or has it been developing? Have you had it for a long time at the same intensity level? Are you a smoker or do you have asthma? Are you anemic? ...Read more

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Why do I have irregular breathing after running?

Probably stamina: Most likely it is because of deconditioning, you should slowly build your stamina over 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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Could irregular breathing and a fast heartbeat mean something?

Deconditioning: Probably it is poor stamina and deconditioning.You should slowly build up your stamina with gradual increasing exercise. ...Read more

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Is cheyne stokes respiration , a irregular breathing or a rhythmic breathing?

Is cheyne stokes respiration , a irregular breathing or a rhythmic breathing?

Irregular breathing: Abnormal breathing pattern marked by progressively deeper & sometimes faster breathing, followed by a gradual decrease that results in temporary stop in breathing. Seen in heart failure, strokes, traumatic brain injuries, brain tumors; carbon monoxide poisoning; sometimes after morphine is given; can be seen in healthy people during sleep at high altitude. ...Read more

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Why am I Always sleepy, irregular breathing, trouble getting words out?

Why am I Always sleepy, irregular breathing, trouble getting words out?

"Always"?: How long is "always"? The longer this has been true, without the generation of solid evidence of abnormality, the more probable it is due to stress. However, if it is new a brain stem lesion could produce it (would be a rare answer). CT scan of what? What result? MRI is better than CT for looking at brain structure when dealing with chronic problems. ...Read more

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Are anxiety attacks and irregular breathing all from problems in your head?

Are anxiety attacks and irregular breathing all from problems in your head?

See below: Are you asking if anxiety attacks and irregular breathing caused by mental illness and your thought processes? Anxiety and irregular breathing might be sx of variety of medical illnesses. Actually, anxiety cannot be diagnosed w/o ruling out medical issues first. If everything is ok medically, then cognitive behavioral treatment might work best in terms of identifying triggers and thought patterns. ...Read more

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Irregular Breathing (Definition)

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Difficulty Breathing (Definition)

If you are having difficulty breathing, you feel as though you are able to get enough air in, or get air out. Your oxygen ...Read more