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30 years old female, constant respiratory tract infections, heart rate rises and breathless very easily. Help?

30 years old female, constant respiratory tract infections, heart rate rises and breathless very easily. Help?

Chronic lung disease: Frequent lung infections can cause chronic inflammation and scarring in the lung tissue. This would decrease how effectively the lung can extract oxygen from air you breath and eliminate cardondioxide (co2). In that case your heart needs to work harder and faster especially when u perform physical activity. ...Read more

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Respiratory System (Definition)

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What is the normal respiratory rate for infants?

What is the normal respiratory rate for infants?

24-38 bpm: While newborns may breathe up to 50 BPM in the neonatal period, this settles down into the 20's to mid 30's by the end of the first weeks. Increases are common for increased activity or fever. ...Read more

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Whats normal heart rate for an adult at work?

Whats normal heart rate for an adult at work?

What type of work?: What type of work? The heart rate depends on many factors including conditioning, activity and stress level, disease state, mediations, etc. The standard answer is 60-100 but lower rates are quite normal for heatlhy conditioned people and resting rates near 100 are not desirable. With heavy exertion rates may be considerably higher. ...Read more

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Heart rate of 140 in a 4 year old with fever dangerous? Otherwise healthy child. Beat is regular just rapid. Thank you

Heart rate of 140 in a 4 year old with fever dangerous?   Otherwise healthy child.  Beat is regular just rapid.  Thank you

Not unexpected: The range of the awake heart rate of a 4yo is 60-140. The addition of fever generally increases the rate by 10 beats/degree/min. The respiratory rate also increases by ~5 breaths/min/degree. A kids heart is much more tolerant of rapid rates than adult & with some illnesses we will see it in the 180+ range for a couple days. ...Read more

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Is 86 BPM heart rate normal for man?

Is 86 BPM heart rate normal for man?

Yes: For the average adult, normal resting heart rate ranges from 60 to 100 bpm. ...Read more

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What is the normal "respiration rate" and "heart beat" range of a 20 days old newborn?

What is the normal "respiration rate" and "heart beat" range of a 20 days old newborn?

Normal HR ; RR: The normal range for heart rate is 100-160 for a 3 week old, although if baby really upset crying hard up to 180 would not be unusual. Respiratory rate ranges from low 20's to 60. # week old babies also still have a percentage of periodic breathing, a normal breathing pattern where they breath very rapidly and then slow way down and almost look like they are not breathing and then speed up again. ...Read more

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What is the normal resting heart rate range of a 5 year-old child?

What is the normal resting heart rate range of a 5 year-old child?

Varies: About a hundred beats per minute. But it depends on the child´s activity. Also when kids get fever their heart rate elevates by about 10 beats with each degree of fever. ...Read more

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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.

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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My daughter age 5 month having rapid heart rate about 240 per minute.is this dangerous? mybabys growth and other activity are normal.

My daughter age 5 month having rapid heart rate about 240 per minute.is this dangerous? mybabys growth and other activity are normal.

Yes, it can be: She may have a condition called SVT. The infant can tolerate this for a short period of time, and then becomes very ill very quickly. You have a short time to get her heart regulated before it could start to fail, sometimes rapidly. Sign off and go to ER now. If you live in a city with a Children's Hospital, go there. If not, nearest ER will be fine - they will transfer her if needed. ...Read more

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What is a normal heart rate per minute for 6 mo old baby?

What is a normal heart rate per minute for 6 mo old baby?

Age & activity relat: There is a range of accepted normal heart rate for infants that varies with sleep/wake/activities & deciding when they are transitioning from one state to the next is sometimes hard. 0-3m awake 85-205, asleep 80-160; 3m-2yr awake 100-190 & asleep 60-140. ...Read more

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Is breathing or heart rate faster for people living at high altitudes?

Is breathing or heart rate faster for people living at high altitudes?

Not necessarily: Usually one's breathing and heart rate will be increased initially when moving to a higher altitude. But if one stays more than a few days it should start to decrease and go down as one gets used to being at a higher altitude. ...Read more

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What is a dangerously low heart rate for 80 year old women?

Normal HR is : 60-100. Anything lower than 60 specially if associated with dizziness/unsteadiness, shortness of breath, chest pain or other symptoms will need fast evaluation. ...Read more

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48 yrs old. Max heart rate on slow (65 mins) 5 mile run =230. Average HR =182. Training watch says 0% of run is at appropriate rate for my age. OK?

48 yrs old. Max heart rate on slow (65 mins) 5 mile run =230. Average HR =182. Training watch says 0% of run is at appropriate rate for my age. OK?

How do you feel?: There is no rule that says it can't go that fast, but it's more than expected. It's possible your monitor is "double counting" the beats, which is not uncommon because it misinterprets the electrical impulse of your heart. Do you have a fast heart rate at rest? Do you have palpitations, shortness of breath, dizziness, passing out or chest pain? If you have those, see your doc to check rhythm. ...Read more

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What are upper normal limits of respiration rate for a women who weighs 150 pounds, 5' 7" is tall and is 83 years old?

What are upper normal limits of respiration rate for a women who weighs 150 pounds, 5' 7" is tall and is 83 years old?

Respiration rate: the average respiration rate for adults is 12-16 breaths per minute. more important is if you are nasal breathing so that the volume of air in and out is controlled. if you are exhaling through the mouth you may be losing too much CO2(which causes smooth muscle to relax). without enough CO2 , oxygen doesn't release from the hemoglobin molecules. seek out correct breathing instruction ...Read more

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Is heart rate of 86 BPM normal, for 62 years old?

Yes: Normal heart rate range is defined as 60-100 bpm. It should be noted however that some people have rates outside this range that are still considered normal. For example, highly physically trained athletes frequently have resting rates less than 60. ...Read more

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2 yr o asthmatic with bronchitis and RSV on inhaled albuterol every 3 hrs. Pulse ox 180/92 and temp 103. Is her heart rate too high even for albut?

2 yr o asthmatic with bronchitis and RSV on  inhaled albuterol every 3 hrs. Pulse ox 180/92 and temp 103. Is her heart rate too high even for albut?

Safety of Albuterol: With the numbers you give, I am assuming that the child is being treated in the hospital. If so, with good nursing monitoring, continued use of albuterol should be safe. The heart rate goes up with fever as well as the medication. Children generally tolerate high rates. If the child is not in the hospital, struggling with the numbers you give, he/she certainly should be checked again. ...Read more

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Is normal for 4 year old to have a fast heart beat while sleeping?

Depends: Will depend on the heart rate. A child's resting heart rate is faster than that of an adult. During sleep, heart rates do change. Rem sleep (rapid eye movement) can increase heart rates to over 20% of resting rates. An abnormally fast heart rate in a child is typically over 220/min. ...Read more

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Is it safe to run at slow pace, although heart rate goes into 90% range (190+) after 10 min. Resting heart rate, BP and stress test are all normal. ?

Is it safe to run at slow pace, although heart rate goes into 90% range (190+) after 10 min. Resting heart rate, BP and stress test are all normal. ?

Running pace: Yes. Remember that you calculate the desired heart rate for exercise by the formula: 70% x (220 - yourage) as your target heart rate. Your maximal heart rate is just 220 minus yourage. As long as you don't exceed your maximal heart rate, you should be ok. With continued exercise, your pulse will trend lower during exercise. ...Read more

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What is the normal respiratory rate for infants?

24-38 bpm: While newborns may breathe up to 50 BPM in the neonatal period, this settles down into the 20's to mid 30's by the end of the first weeks. Increases are common for increased activity or fever. ...Read more

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Hi. what is the normal range of the respiratory rate of an elderly person?

Hi. what is the normal range of the respiratory rate of an elderly person?

12-18 during health: According to Dr. Williams in a professional review of geriatrics pulmonary assessment from 2009, "Normal respiratory rates for older patients are 12 to 18 breaths per minute for those living independently and 16 to 25 breaths per minute for those in long term-care." There can be considerable variation depending on activity. If there is a concern about pulmonary status, best to see pulmonologist! ...Read more

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My 4 year old has a respiratory rate of 18-19 when relaxing and watching tv. Is that normal?

My 4 year old has a respiratory rate of 18-19 when relaxing and watching tv. Is that normal?

Yes: Normal breathing rates for a 4 year old ranges anywhere from 12-30 breaths per minutes. Of course younger ages breath at high rates. During sleep and at rest the rates clock in at lower ranges so 18-19 is completely normal. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Is 16 a normal respiratory rate for a sleeping 3 year old?

Is 16 a normal respiratory rate for a sleeping 3 year old?

Yes: Breathing rates vary somewhat from person to person, partly related to age, level of activity, fever and general conditioning. A rate of 16 can be normal at age 3. More important is whether the air flow seems relaxed and not obstructed. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have SOB chest tightness and what feels like occasional weak or irregular respiratory rate 3 weeks after smoking cessation?

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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What influences respiratory rate?

Numerous: Main patient effects on respiratory rate include: 1. Anxiety 2. Fever 3. High acid levels in the body (metabolic) all of the above can increase your respiratory rate. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a respiratory rate 48 / minute in an adult?

Yes: It's possible, but it would be a sign of a serious problem. ...Read more

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Will my respiratory rate increase if I start program of long-term exercise?

Will my respiratory rate increase if I start program of long-term exercise?

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

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Could there be a device that will measure respiratory rate?

Could there be a device that will measure respiratory rate?

You can check it: Well checking your rr is not that hard, just start the stop watch and count how many time you are breathing thats your rr. If you like to check your oxygen level you can buy pulse oximeter over the counter for 35-50$ and that will show you heart rate and o2 level. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how hyperventilation affect respiratory rate afterward?

Feedback mechanism: There is a feedback mechanism which triggers increased respiratory rate when there is decreased C02( carbon dioxide )levels. When you hyperventilate oxygen level goes up and C02 goes down and respiration would slow up. Why do you ask? ...Read more

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Fever can increase respiratory rate?

Fever can increase respiratory rate?

Typicaly - Yes: It is very common for adults and kids to have an elevated respiratory rate when they have a temperature above 101 degrees f. ...Read more

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What are the effect and mechanisms of action of hypoxia on the respiratory rate?

What are the effect and mechanisms of action of hypoxia on the respiratory rate?

Hmmm: Brain stem senses hypoxia causes respiratory rate to increase. The stress also causes epi and norepi release from adrenals which causes nervousness, increased heart rate and elevated blood pressure. ...Read more

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If there's bradycardia, is there bradypnea for slow respiratory rate?

If there's bradycardia, is there bradypnea for slow respiratory rate?

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

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Does respiratory rate increase with fever?

RR and fever: Fever: yes, it definitely can increase the respiratory rate. ...Read more

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Respiratory (Definition)

Pertaining to the work of breathing done by the chest ...Read more