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Pulse goes 1, 2, 3, pause repeatedly. BP 127/82 HR 75. Breathing difficulties?

Pulse goes 1, 2, 3, pause repeatedly. BP 127/82 HR 75. Breathing difficulties?

Dysrhythmia: This irregularity of heart rhythm can be caused by different mechanisms like dropped beats seen in types of heart block or compensatory pauses after premature beats. The rhythm has to be identified by ekg or, if necessary, by heart monitoring as an outpatient. A cardiologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you. Appropriate tests will be ordered. ...Read more

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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Does everybody pause when they breath? Or am I die I breath 2 or 3 times then pause then start breathing again

Does everybody pause when they breath? Or am I die I breath 2 or 3 times then pause then start breathing again

Pausing w/ breathing: First, please see your doc who may refer you to a lung doctor. Secondly, if there are no medical conditions found, please see a mental health professional. You MAY have become obsessed w/breathing. The more we focus on automatic bodily responses the more self-conscious of them. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Hi my two and a half year old son has a high temperature of 102.4 degrees and he is breathing fast is that normal? I gave him medicine.

Hi my two and a half year old son has a high temperature of 102.4 degrees and he is breathing fast is that normal? I gave him medicine.

Common issue: Most fever in infants starts out as a viral illness & many will self heal. The normal effect of fever on breathing rate is to increase it by up to 5 breaths /min/degree. At two the regular rate range is 24- 40. It should not cause baby to look like they are struggling to breathe. As long as baby takes fluids well enough to pee every 6 hrs, home monitoring is ok, if not have eval. ...Read more

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Dificults breathing problem in hernia. Please what are drug for this case?

Dificults breathing problem in hernia. Please what are drug for this case?

No drugs: Generally, the only type of hernia that causes trouble breathing is a large hiatal hernia. This is only resolved by surgical repair. If the hernia is another type, the breathing problem may not be related. Large abdominal wall hernias can affect breathing, but it is unusual. See your doctor to find out. ...Read more

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I wanted to know is breathing problem a side effect of medicines I am taking for IGE?

I wanted to know is breathing problem a side effect of medicines I am taking for IGE?

Need more info: IgE (immunoglobulin E) is the class of antibodies that is associated with allergies and allergic asthma. You don't tell me what medications you are taking. I suspect that your breathing problems are associated with asthma. However, need more information for a coherent answer. ...Read more

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Is breathing pure oxygen for and extended time harmful and if so what is the proper ratio for what we breath?

Is breathing pure oxygen for and extended time harmful and if so what is the proper ratio for what we breath?

Yes....: Pure oxygen will fry a specific part of your brain. Stick to breathing normal air which catties around 20% oxygen. ...Read more

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My 10 month old will breathe really shallow or even pause in his breathing for 10-20 seconds while awake, should I be concerned?

My 10 month old will breathe really shallow or even pause in his breathing for 10-20 seconds while awake, should I be concerned?

Breathing pattern: If he is growing and developing normally, without any air hunger, rapid breathing or upper airway noise, it is probably within normal variation in breathing pattern.
If you notice snoring problems with his development, excessive sleepiness, I would recommend an evaluation. ...Read more

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My 4mo old is sleeping, and his breathing is rapid. He also pauses for a couple seconds and starts reathing again. Emergency? Make an app? No biggie?

My 4mo old is sleeping, and his breathing is rapid. He also pauses for a couple seconds and starts reathing again. Emergency? Make an app? No biggie?

Periodic breathing: This is generally quite normal. Even at 4 months his little autonomic (involuntary) nervous system is maturing and breathing can be a little erratic. As long as he seems normal otherwise (growing, eating, pooping, peeing etc) it is fine. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of premature baby "pauses" in breathing?

What are the symptoms of premature baby "pauses" in breathing?

Apnea: Apnea is stopping breathing for about 15 seconds but premature babies do periodic breathing also (slow than fast then slow). The more premature the more likely to have some apnea. They do grow out of this. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for premature baby "pauses" in breathing?

What is the treatment for premature baby "pauses" in breathing?

Periodic breathing: Pauses in breathing in the neonates are called "periodic breathing". It occurs in 80% of full term and 100% of preterm babies. These pauses are usually brief (3 seconds). If they are brief and are not associated with changes in color (cyanosis or pallor) or a drop in heart rate, then it does not require treatment and resolve with time (by 44 weeks post-conception). ...Read more

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Is it safe to take expired breathing machine medicine?

Safe not effective: Its probably safe, but not effective to take dated medication and we never advise it. Have your doctor renew it. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Premature baby "pauses" in breathing?

What is the definition or description of: Premature baby "pauses" in breathing?

Apnea of prematurity: Apnea is a term for breathing pauses more than 20 seconds. It can occur in full-term babies, but is more greater, the more the baby is premature. Apnea may be followed by bradycardia, which is a decreased heart rate. When breathing slows, the heart rate also slows. ...Read more

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What all digestive disorder can cause breathing trouble with drowsiness (for a very prolonged amount of time)?

What all digestive disorder can cause breathing trouble with drowsiness (for a very prolonged amount of time)?

Unlikely: Food aspiration from reflux can cause breathing problem but not drowsiness. You need to consult your doctor to get a comprehensive workup. ...Read more

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My 2 year old pauses his breathing when he sleeps for a few seconds at a time. I'd guess 2 to 10 seconds. He also sweats like crazy. Is this normal?

My 2 year old pauses his breathing when he sleeps for a few seconds at a time. I'd guess 2 to 10 seconds. He also sweats like crazy. Is this normal?

Shallow breathing: Your son may be shallow breathing vs have a true pause in breathing. Does he snore at night or mouth breathe? He may be sweating due to having too much bedding on bed. Followup with your pediatrician re the breathing pauses and sweating at night. ...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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My 13 year old yorkie has a very bad cough can last all day and night I wanted to find out what medicine I can give him until he goes to the vet? His breathing is also very short

My 13 year old yorkie has a very bad cough can last all day and night I wanted to find out what medicine I can give him until he goes to the vet? His breathing is also very short

No human medicine: Unfortunately is is not in the scope of this forum to provide veterinay answers. What I can tell you is that many "human" medications can kill a dog. You need to take him to a emergency pet hospital asap because of his breathing, it sounds like he is having labored breathing and he is also a "senior " pooch. Good luck to both of you ...Read more

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Is deep breathing meditation a type of alternative medicine?

Yes: All contemplative practices whether it is yoga, tai chi, chi gong or meditations are part of alternative medicine. It is understanding that we are connected to our physical body through our emotions, mental well being and spiritual self. When we have that balance, people have optimal health. ...Read more

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Is a snoring toddler always a warning sign? Or is it sometimes benign? He only snores 50% of the time& I haven't noticed any pauses in breathing.

Is a snoring toddler always a warning sign? Or is it sometimes benign? He only snores 50% of the time& I haven't noticed any pauses in breathing.

Depends on situation: We are finding that any kid who snores a lot in sleep prior to age 4-5 will likely develop sleep apnea if it is not present already. Evaluation by an ENT is indicated. ...Read more

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I wheeze almost every night, even if I don't have colds. Sometimes causing difficulty in breathing, other times bearable. What OTC medicine to use?

I wheeze almost every night, even if I don't have colds. Sometimes causing difficulty in breathing, other times bearable. What OTC medicine to use?

Asthma? Other?: Asthma is the most common explnation of such symptoms, but there are plenty of other possible causes, including several other bronchial, lung, and heart diseases. Some of them are dangerous, and self treatment OTC would be a big mistake. See a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I burp all the time, if I don't burp the air will get stuck in my chest causing difficulty with breathing. How can I stop it, I tried a lot of medicines!

I burp all the time, if I don't burp the air will get stuck in my chest causing difficulty with breathing. How can I stop it, I tried a lot of medicines!

Consider this...: Aerophagia (swallowed air) distends stomach & may result in burping. Also, gassiness/ stomach distension after meals can reflect: 1) partial gastric outlet obstruction due to gastritis/ulcer; 2) pyloric narrowing from scar;3) gastroparesis due to delayed stomach emptying (as w/diabetic gut neuropathy); 4) bacterial overgrowth in gut; 5) any malabsorption; 6) pancreatic maldigestion; 7) ibs; 8) more. ...Read more

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Could you recommend an OTC heartburn/ GERD medicine that can help with my breathing issues?

Could you recommend an OTC heartburn/ GERD medicine that can help with my breathing issues?

GERD FLARES ASTHMA: GERD symptoms Flare asthma/You need a full exam and blood work. Especial screen for H pylori. Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/hpylori. Empiric trial of Zantac vs nexium (esomeprazole), if symptoms persist baseline EGD. While you are getting these items checked out you should ditch to a gluten free high fiber diet. Ie gutbliss. Com and Wholeapproach. Com. Also asthma EVAL and monitor PEF ...Read more

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Dad hving asthma still he smoke nd now he having breathing prob what medicine should I give him (he is taking cipla inhaler?

Needs Help: Obviously, he needs to quit smoking and needs a lot of help to do this; this needs to be co-ordinated with his md; if he is having trouble breathing and it is interfering with his life, he needs to see his md. ...Read more

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I have been having a lot of trouble breathing. I take medicine for anxiety. I have had headache for 3days and I don't know if im having anxiety att.?

I have been having a lot of trouble breathing. I take medicine for anxiety. I have had headache for 3days and I don't know if im having anxiety att.?

See ur psychiatrist: It is possible that. Your anxiety is not under control. It is also possible that you have other physical problem with your breathing that is made worse by anxiety, it can run into a vicious circle. ...Read more

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Prolonged Breathing Pauses (Definition)

Apnea of prematurity a condition where a baby that was born before it was due has episodes of not breathing (apnea) for more than 20 seconds at a time. ...Read more