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Is there a way that I can slow down the rate of my breathing?

Is there a way that I can slow down the rate of my breathing?

Deep breathing: You can practice deep, slow, regular abdominal/diaphragmatic breathing. Your exhalation should be twice as long as your inhalation. Try yoga's ujjayi breathing or use a biofeedback machine called resperate. ...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 am very impatient. And most of the time my heart beats at a fast rate because of one or the other thing going in my mind. Any solutions?

I am very impatient.  And most of the time my heart beats at a fast rate because of one or the other thing going in my mind. Any solutions?

Slow down: Calm yourself. You can address your chronic impatience through cognitive behavioral therapy. Try breathing in deeply and slowly through your nostrils, holding the air in your lungs for a five count and then slowly exhaling through an open mouth. Repeat x 12. ...Read more

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I don't think my stomach is emptying fast enough. Is there a way to measure the rate of my digestive metabolism?

I don't think my stomach is emptying fast enough. Is there a way to measure the rate of my digestive metabolism?

Yes: There is a test to measure gastric emptying. It involves eating a meal which is tagged with radioactive tracer and lying under a camera to determine how long it takes to exit your stomach. This has little to do with metabolism however. ...Read more

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He takes a lot of time for doing toilet as the rate of flow is very slow. What could be the problem and how can it be checked?

He takes a lot of time for doing toilet as the rate of flow is very slow. What could be the problem and how can it be checked?

Who?: Who is he? And doing toilet like urinating or bowel movements? If its urination then it could be an enlarged prostate, if it is bowel movements then it could be constipation. The only way to know is see your physician for a physical exam and further work up. ...Read more

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There is a pulse in my stomach, i can see my stomach moving up and down because of the pulse. Does this happen in pregnancy? Or is this my pulse?

There is a pulse in my stomach, i can see my stomach moving up and down because of the pulse. Does this happen in pregnancy? Or is this my pulse?

Unlikely pregnancy: If you are thin, it is quite possible that the pulse you see is from your abdominal aorta, and it is very common to see in thin people. Considering your age, this is most likely the cause. If you develop other symptoms, however, such as pain, nausea, etc., or if this continues to concern you, then see your doctor to have it evaluated, as there could be other (rare in your age) causes. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a bad habit of biting my nails all the time. Is there a fast and easy way to stop?

I have a bad habit of biting my nails all the time. Is there a fast and easy way to stop?

Deterrent: Put something that tastes bad on your nails. Every time you try to bite your nails, you will experience a bad taste and you will begin to associate bad feelings towards nail biting. ...Read more

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Can a peyronies plague cause aching or pains in the testicles that leads down the leg? If so, what is actually happening at that time.what can I do?

Can a peyronies plague cause aching or pains in the testicles that leads down the leg? If so, what is actually happening at that time.what can I do?

Doubtful: it is very unlikely that a Peyronie's plaque on the penis would cause pain anywhere but at the site of the plaque, and then only during erection. if you're having bilateral scrotal pain especially associated with radiation of pain down the legs, you should be evaluated by a urologist ...Read more

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Will your heart stop if it's beating to hard and fast because of the blood cloy in mu lung. Is it safe to excersie?

Will your heart stop if it's beating to hard and fast because of the blood cloy in mu lung. Is it safe to excersie?

IT CAN: Clot in the lung a very serious condition and needs to be treated in hospital with blood thinners and close observation, if not treated it can cause heart to stop. It is not safe to exercise if you have a clot in your lung. ...Read more

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Is it possible to lower my heart rate at home without using the gym?

Is it possible to lower my heart rate at home without using the gym?

Yes: Regular exercise is the best way to lower your resting heart rate. You don't need a gym to engage in a regular & vigorous walking program. ...Read more

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Is there anything i can do meanwhile to slow the development of this caries/cavities down?

Is there anything i can do meanwhile to slow the development of this caries/cavities down?

Slow cavities: It depends on the size of your cavities and how many you have. The first and best way is effective brushing and flossing. There is xylitol containing drops, toothpaste, and candies that can slow or halt cavities. There is also rx toothpaste with extra fluoride. If you have a lot of cavities these need to be repaired or they act as seed areas to spread the decay. ...Read more

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My dad is going through a heart blockage which has a percentage of 40%. Can i know how and what would help to make this reduce?

My dad is going through a heart blockage which has a percentage of 40%. Can i know how and what would help to make this reduce?

Many things: 40% blockage is not critical and not obstructing blood flow following will help bp control cholesterol keep at goal LDL 70 or below hdl goal over 45 and total cholesterol 150 or below exercise program aspirin /and other platelet inhibitors can help too beta blockers ace/arb as indicated consult for help from your physician for guidence. ...Read more

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They say sleeping up helps the flow of blood but I m am not use to sleep upwards, is there a way for the blood to circulate better while facing down?

They say  sleeping up helps the flow of blood but I m am not use to sleep upwards, is there a way for the blood to circulate better while facing down?

Heart problem?: Why someone adviced you to sleep "up". Did you have a stroke? Do you have gerd ( reflux).? The brain gets better fluid return when the legs are elevated. To sleep in an upright position ( near to sitting)is recommended for pts with nasal obstruction, and serious disorders like pulmonary edema with orthopnea or paroxistic nocturnal dyspnea ( congestive heart failure). ...Read more