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Is there a breathing exercise that helps weight loss?

Is there a breathing exercise that helps weight loss?

Ujjal breathing: A specific technique taught by artofliving.Org called ujjal breathing (joyous breathing) helps release endorphins and helps. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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I want to jog. Seems to be the quickest weight loss exercise that's free, but how do I train my breathing?

I want to jog. Seems to be the quickest weight loss exercise that's free, but how do I train my breathing?

Practice/build slowl: It will take time to build your stamina for running.Quick weight loss schemes rarely work and they do not have long term success. If you are serious about losing weight, you will have to be committed to a better lifestyle which includes diet control(eating less and consume less calories)and exercise daily (or at least 5 days/wk).The body/breathing requires time to adjust to more strenous exercise, . ...Read more

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Are there good breathing exercises for weight loss?

Are there good breathing exercises for weight loss?

No, not really ...: There is not a breathing exercise that burns calories to help lose weight. Breathing is quite effortless, and uses few calories. However, some people eat a lot when they are anxious, depressed, or otherwise feeling stressed. If such a person uses breathing exercises for relaxation, meditation, yoga, etc., he may feel better and eat less . . . And lose weight after all! ...Read more

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Pt c/o sudden weight loss, "panic attacks, " difficulty breathing, stuffy sinuses, cold clammy hands. History of heavy etoh and htn. Wt s ds?

Pt c/o sudden weight loss, "panic attacks, " difficulty breathing, stuffy sinuses, cold clammy hands. History of heavy etoh and htn. Wt s ds?

Really?: Primary hypertension is not common (less than 10%) before age 40. Sudden weight loss is also rare. These two "facts" need to be confirmed before jumping to any conclusions. If leave out these two items, what's left is heavy alcohol, and a list of anxiety symptoms. Alcohol withdrawal tends to cause anxiety symptoms, increased blood pressure, so when did this "pt" have his/her last alcohol drink? ...Read more

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I have gerd that is not getting better after 2 months. I am on Zantac (ranitidine) 150 MG 2x daily. My main difficulties are difficulty breathing and weight loss. ?

I have gerd that is not getting better after 2 months. I am on Zantac (ranitidine) 150 MG 2x daily. My main difficulties are difficulty breathing and weight loss. ?

GERD??: Shortness of breath and weight loss can be caused by many things. Since it is not improving on anti-reflux med for 2 months, you need further evaluation. A lung doctor may be helpful to figure out what the shortness of breath is from. Are your oxygen levels low? Pulmonary function testing, a CAT scan of the chest, blood work, etc. may be needed. If you smoke, quit ASAP. See lung doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hi Doctor, I have pain in my lower right lung. I am non smoker. Breathing is fine. No blood in cough. There is no weight loss. What can it be . Can ?

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I have pain in my lower right lung. I am non smoker. Breathing is fine. No
blood in cough. There is no weight loss.

What can it be . Can ?

Pleurisy: Could be pleurisy which is essentially pain with breathing. Numerous causes-sometimes unable to isolate cause. Could be musculoskeletal which cause more symptoms with movement. Could try OTC analgesics/ application of heat/cold compresses. If no improvement in 36-48h or if symptoms worsen, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have trouble breathing. Will it become better if I lose weight?

I have trouble breathing. Will it become better if I lose weight?

Breathing problem: Abdominal obesity causes the excess fat to push upward into the chest cavity, reducing lung volume importantly mainly when you lay down. Also, the total weight increase the oxygen required to feed the mass, a vicious circle of harm. Less weight, less fat, less reduction of chest volume, less oxygen to feed excess weight, less demand for the lungs, better sleep by a more relaxed body, and so on... ...Read more

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How can breathing and meditation help me lose weight?

How can breathing and meditation help me lose weight?

Painful Emotion: Many people eat more when feeling anxious or other uncomfortable emotions. It can become a way to stuff down the pain. When super anxious, etc, you can't make creative, healthy eating or other decisions -- you go back to habit. Breathing exercises and meditation allow you to become more gently mindful of what's truly happening with you.Results (healthy eating) come from what you do in each moment. ...Read more

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I am 31, 5'2", and 200 lbs with asthma. My weight affects my breathing. Is there a drug to lose weight fast so i can start exercising to lose weight?

I am 31, 5'2", and 200 lbs with asthma. My weight affects my breathing. Is there a drug to lose weight fast so i can start exercising to lose weight?

No such miracle: You will need to reduce the carb intake (alcohol and sugar) and get on a high-protein or nearly vegan diet. But regular exercise is the key. You can start with walking more- just 10 mins here and there add up (get a pedometer? ). Weight training will also be needed- just enough for you to feel some resistance. Evergreen trees do not usually produce allergens. Now get with the program. ...Read more

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Having a panic attack. Felt depersonalization all day, worse now. Scary thoughts. Breathing exercise isn't working. Quickest way to calm down?

Having a panic attack. Felt depersonalization all day, worse now. Scary thoughts. Breathing exercise isn't working. Quickest way to calm down?

Check out these: Links.See your dr or a psychiatrist for meds.Getting some sleep may do the trick. Hope u feel better soon! http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/panic-attacks/ds00338. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/panic-attacks/ds00338. http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/mental-health-anxiety-disorders. ...Read more

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What is the benefit of doing breathing exercise?

What is the benefit of doing breathing exercise?

Lung Capacity...: They are generally recommended to help increase lung capacity, or how much air your lungs can hold when you inhale deeply. How lung capacity affects our health is often overlooked, but it may in fact be one of the most important predictors of health and longevity. By the time we are 50 our lung capacity may be half of what it was in our youth. ...Read more

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I heard that a good breathing exercise will relieve us from stress. What is the correct procedure for a that and whatis the best time?

See Below!: Breathing exercises to relieve stress are good to do at anytime, especially when feeling stressed. They are effective because they 1st provide a distraction. Oxygen is also life and needed for every chemical reaction that takes place in the body, it provides additional energy for the heart, brain and blood vessels. Breathe in, hold 10 secs, then breathe out through pursed lips. Wow! i feel better! ...Read more

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I have bad anxiety right now because i'm trying to lose weight and have ocd, how can I start breathing normally when my anxiety acts up?

I have bad anxiety right now because i'm trying to lose weight and have ocd, how can I start breathing normally when my anxiety acts up?

Use deep breathing: Deep breathing. Inhale through the nose. Fill lungs (but not to point of discomfort). Hold for a five count. Slowly exhale through an open mouth. Repeat x 12. Moving your arms in a large circular motion can increase the size of the breath. ...Read more

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How could I lose weight with pulmonary hypertension, my exercising is limited due to severe breathing problem?

How could I lose weight with pulmonary hypertension, my exercising is limited due to severe breathing problem?

Pulmonary rehab: Most hospitals have a pulmonary rehab program. These are exercise programs monitored by a pulmonary physician . The patient are exercised with respiratory therapist present to teach breathing techniques and adjust oxygen. ...Read more

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How many times a day is deep breathing exercise rec./day? What if you have work and school? I still need to keep my heart rate down. Advice please?

How many times a day is deep breathing exercise rec./day? What if you have work and school? I still need to keep my heart rate down. Advice please?

NoResearch, Answers: Deep breathing recommended by some, but the actual issue is relaxation, breathing, yoga, day dreaming (also called self-hypnosis), etc. Whatever works for you. People promote simplistic stuff which may, sort-of, help some (looking for mass market) yet rarely optimal for anybody. The bigger issue: reactions to life driving anger, frustration, fear, both external & especially internal (subconscious). ...Read more

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I have high anxiety I have at least one attack a week and chest cramps I have been to a doctor and just told to do breathing exercise is that all I ca?

I have high anxiety I have at least one attack a week and chest cramps I have been to a doctor and just told to do breathing exercise is that all I ca?

Panic: It sounds like you are having panic attacks for which there is effective medication treatments. I would avoid tranquilizers which can be addictive like Valium and xanax (alprazolam). In my practice, many of my patients benefit from either low dose citalopram or nortriptyline. You need a prescription and possibly an appt with a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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