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Almost constant upper back pain, occasional chest pain, and shallow breathing throughout the day. The pain gets worse sometimes with deep breaths?

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

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Shallow Breathing (Definition)

Shallow breathing is the opposite of deep breathing. Tachypnea is the medical term that to describe breathing if it is too fast, particularly if one has rapid, shallow breathing due to an associated lung disease ...Read more


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Shallow breathing and difficulty exhaling?

Shallow breathing and difficulty exhaling?

Hmmm: I would recommend an er evaluation if you can't get into your doctor. You may have cardiac issues that require immediate attention. ...Read more

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I'm having shallow breathing should I be worried?

Maybe: Are you having any other issues? Is this the first time? ...Read more

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Is shallow breathing due to anxeity & how it happen.

Is shallow breathing due to anxeity & how it happen.

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

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Why do people have shallow breathing moreso than in the past?

Why do people have shallow breathing moreso than in the past?

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

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Is there one particular condition that is characterized by shallow breathing?

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

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Is my shallow breathing pattern due to anxiety?

Could be: If you are able to take big deep breaths at other times the answer is very likely yes. ...Read more

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Can shallow breathing be a symptom of dehydration?

Can shallow breathing be a symptom of dehydration?

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

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What can I do if my toddler has chronic shallow breathing?

What can I do if my toddler has chronic shallow breathing?

Chronic shallow : Breathing needs to be evaluated by your pediatrician to get the best treatment plan . Hard to say without more details of his condition. ...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