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Normal Fetal Respiratory Rate
If a normal respiratory rate is 12-20 breathes per minute for an adult, and mine is about 6-9. Is this healthy? I do not have any medical conditions.
Measurement bias?: If you are not having any symptoms it is not likely a problem but might be a bias as you know that they are being counted. Generally respiratory rates that low only occur from conscious effort or overdoses on medications. ...Read more
Is a respiratory rate of 11-12 normal when a 7 yo is sleeping? Getting over influenza. No difficulty breathing. Rhythm normal.
Is it normal to have SOB chest tightness and what feels like occasional weak or irregular respiratory rate 3 weeks after smoking cessation?
Yes: Following smoking cessation, the tiny hair cells that line the respiratory tract start working again, and start moving up all the accumulated junk and mucus that has accumulated there. This can result in increased productive cough, pain with coughing and even shortness of breath. But it is a good sign, and will stop after several week to months. Congrats on stopping, and stay quit! ...Read more
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Yes: It's possible, but it would be a sign of a serious problem. ...Read more
Yes: Plan on about 5 breaths per minute increase per degree fahrenheit. ...Read more
What does it mean when patients spontaneous respiratory rate increase on a ventilator? Time to come off?
My son was born with a high respiratory rate. Is there a correlation with croup or any other respiratory illness?
Unclear: I am unsure how old your son is now but if the fast breathing was only in the first few hours after being born and has then been well it is unlikely to be connected. ...Read more
What respiratory rate is acceptable for a 6y.O. Trachee at rest (seated)? Work of breathing always fairly high. Best usu 24 but not lately.
Depends on baseline: Everyone has a baseline rate, which his rate is on a day to day basis, especially when not ill. A 6 year old can be between about 15 and 30. (if the child is always healthy, any baseline rate in that range should be ok). However, if a child's baseline increases a lot, over a few days to months, one needs to ask why, such as infection, heart disese, tummy distention, low o2, high co2, etc... ...Read more
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Yes: The medical definition of bradypnea (or bradypnoea) is abnormally slow breathing rate (respirations per minute) and as in heart rate the number will depend on the patient's age. ...Read more
Everyone is diffrent: But the average pulse rate is between 60 and 80 beats per min. Resp rate is 16 to 18 breaths per min. ...Read more
No: The respiratory rate will increase during the exercise, but will not be affected long term. Your heart rate may decrease from exercise and that is generally a healthy reduction to a certain point. ...Read more
How could you expect this to affect blood pH and respiratory rate and is this a state of acidosis or alkalosis?
Incomplete question: We'd like to answer this even though it looks like a homework problem. Can you send the complete question? Thanks. ...Read more
What's the relation between heart rate and respiratory rate? Is there any formula to calculate one given the other?
AWESOME question: This is a great question. The physiology is crazy complex, and unfortunately the answer is that hr and rr are *not* linked. Hr is driven by o2 demand, and rr is driven (in a normal non-diseased person) by co2 level in the blood. However, you're sidling up to something called the fick equation that shows that heart rate changes to match oxygen demand, which usually means higher resp rate. ...Read more
Pain: People with pain have in increased respiratory rate. If you are not in pain, then something else is going on, see your health care provider. ...Read more
Not really: ARDS is a lung disorder that can occur as a result of infection, inflammation. It causes the lung to get small and inflamed and filled with fluid. Fever is common in ARDS as well as high respiratory rate. Severe cases require mechnical ventilation at low tidal volumes and high oxygen and peep as well as treatment of the underlying cause. Steroids not helpful initially. ...Read more
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