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Occasional Shallow Breathing
Almost constant upper back pain, occasional chest pain, and shallow breathing throughout the day. The pain gets worse sometimes with deep breaths?
Rib pain: Most likely at your age is a pulled muscle or rib irritation in the area. However if it does not resolve with nsaids, ice/heat and rest, you may want to see a physician to evaluate further. You may want to consider an osteopathic physician (do) to see if manipulation of the ribs might be a treatment option. ...Read more
Shallow breathing: from anxiety. This is very common. We tighten up when we are anxious and rib cage breathe. Work on belly breathing a few times a day, inflate the belly first, then go up to the shoulders, reverse to exhale. See your doc to rule out medical conditions. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Shallow breathing: People have difficulty breathing and may be reflected as shallow breathing for several reasons. The incidence of lung disease such as asthma and COPD has increased due to things such as smoking and pollution. Individuals with lung disease have more difficulty breathing and it uses more energy so they tend to take small frequent breaths. ...Read more
Paralysis: Classically, some polio survivors have this difficulty. Chronic restrictive lung also affects those with spinal cord injury and spinal disorders with scoliosis. Very obese people can breathe shallow, or even stop breathing when drousy. Opiod medications can make people with normal lungs breathe shallow. ...Read more
Shallow breathing: Shallow fast breathing can occur in a number of pathological states. If a person is severely dehydrated and develops acid build up in the blood stream and possibly shock, then the patient might have this type of breathing. This is not typical of most cases of mild dehydration. ...Read more
Many options: First, do you really mean homeopathic? Homeopathy is a specific system of healing & many confuse it with holistic or herbal medicine. Homeopathy is highly indidualized- 10 people with shallow breathing will probably need 10 different medicines- so you need to see a homeopath! i also advise breathing exercises- see the tao of natural breathing by dennis lewis. See my comment below:. ...Read more
No: If the pain comes with breathing it may be from muscle spasm or lung disease. If you pulled a muscle recently it may cause sharp pain with breathing lasting for seconds. If you feel sick, has fever and cough, you may have pneumonia. If your breathing is shallow it may due to the pain. If you are short of breath, see a doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've been having a nervous feeling in my chest, kind of like when you get really frightened. Also shallow breathing...is this anxiety?
This sounds a lot: like anxiety. If you can find a quiet place - do so. Breath in slowly & deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. ...Read more
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