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S holding your breath while pregnant bad for the baby?

S holding your breath while pregnant bad for the baby?

It depends: Holding your breath can increase intra-abdominal pressure which may not be good for placental blood flow. I want to know why you would be holding your breath. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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Is holding my breath under water for a long period of time bad for my health?

Is holding my breath under water for a long period of time bad for my health?

Yes: You may have seen this in the movies. It offers no health benefits. It's very dangerous unless you have somebody to pull your face out if you lose consciousness. We pathologists call it "shallow water blackout." in fact, the hero of the movie that popularized it, jay moriarty, probably died in real life from an overlong free dive. I love the water and urge you to be safe at all times. ...Read more

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Will it be advisable for her to take 20mg lasik. I know a family member, she is holding so much fluid in her body and is so badly swollen that she has a real seepage problem in her hands and feet, she is short of breath which indicates she has fluid in he

Will it be advisable for her to take 20mg lasik. I know a family member, she is holding so much fluid in her body and is so badly swollen that she has a real seepage problem in her hands and feet, she is short of breath which indicates she has fluid in he

Hello, You : Hello, you might have entered your question by mistake into ophthalmology forum instead of cardiology or internal medicine forum. Lasik in eye doctor terms is a laser vision correction procedure. Lasix, or furosemide, is a diuretic that removes excess of water from a body. Your relative would need to see a doctor to get a prescription and you might be right about Lasix but she may need more than one med to help her condition. Finding out the reason why your relative is resisting getting medical help may help you persuade her to see a doc. Hope it helps! best wishes, irina ganelis, M.D. Los angeles eye institute http://losangeleseyeinstitute.Com. ...Read more

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Is our breath normally good or bad ?

Is our breath normally good or bad ?

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

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What can I do about bad morning breath?

What can I do about bad morning breath?

Oral Hygiene: Brush, scrape tongue, use good oral rinse, stop smoking, alleviate mouth breathing, use a humidifier, drink lots of water, and at last, see dentist or oral surgeon if not resolved and make sure your gums and teeth are in good repair. You may need a sleep study if you snore or gasp. Do you have a sinus infection? Is your mouth excessively dry? Tough problem. ...Read more

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Why has my breath been smelling so bad? What can I do?

Why has my breath been smelling so bad? What can I do?

Simple solutuion: The proper diagnosis is the key to a successful treatment. See your dentist for Halimeter test, diagnosis and bad breath treatment that depends on its cause. Good luck. ...Read more

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Fell down steps. Heard pop. Pain behind bra clasp. Knocked breath out of me and almost blacked out. Not as bad now but still bothering me. Worrysome?

Fell down steps. Heard pop. Pain behind bra clasp. Knocked breath out of me and almost blacked out. Not as bad now but still bothering me. Worrysome?

Yes: with that history would be concerned about fracture or possible displaced posterior rib. Ribs attach to spine at the back. Recommend see your doctor for eval and possible X-rays. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck. Dr. R ...Read more

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About bad breath?

About bad breath?

Brush tongue ; floss: While acid reflux can be an issue, it is no longer considered a primary cause of bad breath. The major causes of non-food related breath odors (garlic etc.) are gum disease and rotting food particles on the tongue. Floss daily ; use a toothbrush w-toothpaste to brush as far back on your tongue as possible. (colgate total with antibacterial triclosan works great!) voila, no more bad breath! ...Read more

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