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What can I do if my breathing feels restricted in the third trimester?

What can I do if my breathing feels restricted in the third trimester?

See OB, L&D ASAP: If new or worsening respiratory or heart symptoms, there may be condition that affects not only the pregnant woman but also the fetus. So it is important for a woman to immediately notify her OB provider and to be seen for evaluation of her and for fetal heart monitoring till a problem is ruled out. If not a problem, then she will be sent home with office followup unless symptoms come back. ...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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Breathing feels restricted when standing straight or lying down but greatly improves when bending forward or exercising. What could this indicate?

Breathing feels restricted when standing straight or lying down but greatly improves when bending forward or exercising. What could this indicate?

Prob. not serious: Breathing that seems restricted when standing or lying down, and improves with bending over or exercising, is not a common complaint. You would need to see a physician to discuss these symptoms. ...Read more

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What percentage of older americans exhibit restricted breathing patterns?

What percentage of older americans exhibit restricted breathing patterns?

Moderate: I am not sure that there is any published data on the incidence of restrictive lung disease. With rising obesity rates in the us there has been an increase in the prevalence of airflow restriction. Obesity limits the ability of the diaphragm to contract and keeps the total lung capacity low. ...Read more

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I suffer from breathing problem and it has caused me to restrict my physical activity. I also suffer from frequent coughingand frequent temporary cold. What is the solution to my problem?

Asthma: Breathing problem with cough could be a bronchitis, pneumonia and/or asthma attack; also more severe conditions have to be r/o like heart problems or even pulmonary emboli if risk factors present. See you doctor asap for a good history and physical and further evaluation and diagnosis. ...Read more

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What type of dr. Works on the diaphragm? Poor posture and constant anxiety seem to have restricted my breathing and i suspect I have diaphragm damage.

What type of dr. Works on the diaphragm? Poor posture and constant anxiety seem to have restricted my breathing and i suspect I have diaphragm damage.

Start with your: Family doc. He/she will examine you and determine if anything further is needed. A feeling of restricted breathing can be part of an anxiety disorder. A clinical psychologist can be of help and give you tools to manage it well. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My belly feels stretched and full also slight sick feeling all the time, i can't bend over because it hurts and restricts me from breathing. Help?

A consultation : With a pcp or an urgent care center is appropriate. Simple gas pains, but also delayed gastric emptying, infection, ascites , though unlikely (fluid accumulation), although unlikely should be ruled out. You'll feel better if you know it's nothing serious. I hope so! ...Read more

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Can muscles or nerves n ur back make chest feel tight and restrict a persons function.I got anxiety also. Lifting, riding n car irritate my breathing?

Can muscles or nerves n ur back make chest feel tight and restrict a persons function.I got anxiety also. Lifting, riding n car irritate my breathing?

Yes: Anxiety ca lead to all of your symptoms. A psychiatrist or psychologist can properly diagnose your condition and provide effective treatment. It is also a good idea to see your family doctor. ...Read more

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Tight feeling in chest, breathing feels restricted and heart beat can feel funny. Usually episodes of symptoms only lasting few seconds or minutes?

Tight feeling in chest, breathing feels restricted and heart beat can feel funny. Usually episodes of symptoms only lasting few seconds or minutes?

See cardiologist. : "Funny heart beat" can be anything from atrial or ventricular premature contractions. Considering your other symptoms however you should get evaluated by a cardiologist sooner than later and get an accurate diagnosis. Cardiac problems can be very serious and should not ge considered benign till evaluated by a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Heart/breathing feels restricted no matter how many breaths i take when running. I breathe heavy, tremble, and palpitations often even if not running.

Ok, = see Dr: Chest/breathing issues need evaluated by a dr to be certain there is not a major issue at play. Palpitations and symptoms at rest not good. See your dr / cardiologist / urgent care / er asap. ...Read more