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Is Holding Your Breath Bad
Is holding your breath while pregnant bad for the baby? I've been straining to poop because i'm constipated, and noticed I hold my breath. Is this bad
Unlikely: If you hold your breath too long, you'll pass out. Once unconscious, your body automatically starts breathing again. (that's why we pediatricians are never excited by breath holding spells in toddlers.) if you're not passing out while having a bowel movement, it's unlikely that your baby is suffering any ill effects. Talk to your OB about the constipation-no need to suffer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: In general a person can not hold their breath long enough to cause heart damage because1: a neurally mediated reflex triggered by the buildup of carbon dioxide is present and will override the breath hold and 2: the duration of time absent complete oxygen required to damage heart muscle is 15-30 minutes. ...Read more
Decrease pulse?: I think you mean that your pulse decreases when you take a deep breath and hold your breath. Breathing cycles the blood return to the heart via the intrathoracic pressures. Holding breath on the other hand is like a valsalva maneuver which increases the pressures sensed by the carotid bodies, and hence decreases heart rate. ...Read more
What causes bad smell in exhaling? I've no bad breath but been told breathing out through the nose smell bad.
No: Most effects of smoking, including a pipe, go away in a few days, or at most, a few weeks. Persistant bad breath can mean other oral health problems, including gingivitis or dental caries, and can also result from systemic problems like liver trouble or gastrointestinal diseases. Pipe smoking is associated with cancer of the oral cavity and throat. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
I can hold my breath up to 2 minutes which is above average. Does practicing holding your breath cause any systemic harm or benefit?
No: Not resulting in meaningful respiration. "circular" breathing is a techniques used by wind players, but no gas exchange occurs. ...Read more
What is a main cause of shortness of breath or trying to fully inhale and being unable to? This doesn't happen with every breath, and its not gasping.
Yes, sometime: Bad breath is also known as halitosis. Concern about halitosis is estimated to be the third most frequent reason for people to seek dental care, following tooth decay and periodontal disease (gum disease), and about 20% of the general population are reported to suffer from it to some degree. ...Read more
Does bronchitis cause shortness of breath and make it really hard to breathe? Is it heard with stethoscope?
Bronchitis IS......: Swelling of the mucosal linings of the conductance tubes for air to reach your lungs from the outside. That swelling of the linings is often heard with a stethoscope & can be due to a variety of causes such as viral, bacterial, or chemical. Depending upon the cause appropriate medication or other interventions are usually prescribed. Ease of breathing can be affected during a bout. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unusual: May be plurusy. See pmd not a good idea to sit on this........Dx depend on your risk factors and preexisting disease and habits. ...Read more
If you want help....: If you want to know what's causing your bad breath and then treat the cause and prevent it from reoccurring, you should first see a dentist. It's that simple. It's unlikely you will be able to figure it out and treat it on your own. Most causes will require professional help. That's just the way it is. The choice is yours. More info at: http://smilesapartcosmeticdentist.Com/fresh-breath-control. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Breath in vs out: Breath in through your nose - filters the air and out through your mouth - exhale more easily. ...Read more
Vague Question: Pain with deep breathing could be either a cardiac(heart) or pulmonary(lung) issue. Either one is not necessarily a good thing and you should probably seek evaluation from a local physician because worse case scenario could be a life threatening event. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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