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Is there a such as a respiratory doctor ? comes down my breathing I'm scared of..shallow breathing and different breathing patterns. Sometimes one breathe is 15 sec long inhale shallowI can't feel that heart pounding feeling when I run or workout.

Is there a such as a respiratory doctor ?  comes down my breathing I'm scared of..shallow breathing and different breathing patterns. Sometimes one breathe is 15 sec long inhale shallowI can't feel that heart pounding feeling when I run or workout.

See an internist: abnormal breathing is a symptom which can come from many different problems besides your lungs- from nervous system, to blood, to cardiovascular systems, etc an internist is a doctor who is trained to think of all those possibilities and to narrow the possibilities through reasoning and examination, so that you don't miss obvious causes or go on a wild goose chase. see an internal medicine doctor ...Read more

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Oxygen (Definition)

Oxygen is a gas that the cells in your body need to work properly. The air we breathe normally has 21% oxygen. A maximum of 100% oxygen can be given. Babies with heart or lung problems may need ...Read more


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Why would blood glucose be as low as 4.8 during day and bedtime 6 but wakeup between 7 an 8??

Why would blood glucose be as low as 4.8 during day and bedtime 6 but wakeup between 7 an 8??

Hormonal levels : Hi Jodie . Certain hormones such as Cortisol and adrenalin levels are high in the morning and that what makes your sugars higher then even if your sugars are normal at bedtime . ...Read more

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What's a normal heart rate immediately after a light walk, such as walking in wal mart? Pulse ox said mine was 116 bpm with 97% O2 sat.

What's a normal heart rate immediately after a light walk, such as walking in wal mart? Pulse ox said mine was 116 bpm with 97% O2 sat.

Hr of 116 o2 sat 97%: Should be a above the normal rate, what is your rate at rest? 60-70? then should be 80-90 for a light walk, however young people have faster heart rates than tthe elderly, therefore you may fall into the normal parameters . As the walking intensity increases the rate will too. Do you get any shortness of breath? The O2 sat of 97% is normal, increment of heart rate ...Read more

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My 6 month has a jitters or shakes for like 3 seconds or 4. 6 to 7 times a day maybe more.he don't cry he is calm. Could this be seizures?

My 6 month has a jitters or shakes for like 3 seconds or 4. 6 to 7 times a day maybe more.he don't cry he is calm. Could this be seizures?

See doctor asap: children your child's age who experience brief jitters or generalized shakes may be experiencing seizures. You should have your child seen by your doctor and have an electroencephalogram to help diagnose the problem. ...Read more

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22 yr, with chest pain near heart which lasts less a few seconds while sitting once a day. Normal blood test, not diabetic, cholesterol fine. Angina?

22 yr, with chest pain near heart which lasts less a few seconds while sitting once a day. Normal blood test, not diabetic, cholesterol fine. Angina?

Have it evaluated: A person with chest pain needs to be evaluated and treated appropriately. Multiple possible causes may be: heart attack, esophageal reflux, anxiety, musculoskeletal, pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, and aortic dissection. Have it evaluated right away to prevent potential serious complications. ...Read more

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2yo girl waking up screaming every night, with 9 +11 at 53 instead of 60+ blood cell count, regular low grade fevers. What could this be?

2yo girl waking up screaming every night, with 9 +11 at 53 instead of 60+ blood cell count,  regular low grade fevers. What could this be?

See a pediatrician: Do not really understand your description of values, but no child should be up and screaming every night. Something is going on that needs expert input. If there is an infectious diseases pediatrician available this might be of help. ...Read more

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I'm a 13 year old girl, my heart is beating around 122 times per minute (I used a Fitbit). I'm dizzy and lightheaded. Could I have heart desiese?

I'm a 13 year old girl, my heart is beating around 122 times per minute (I used a Fitbit). I'm dizzy and lightheaded. Could I have heart desiese?

Not an issue: Your heart speeds up or slows down in response to various factors.The main factor at your age is hormones that are part of the stress response,it prepares your body to run if chased by a bear, etc. The teen years are stressful, and periodic rapid heart rate is expected.You sound pretty normal and the rate of any heart condition is so rare at your age I can't see it happening. ...Read more

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After a deep breath oxygen climbs to about 97% then rapidly drops to 93% or much less 10 secs later. Why? (monitoring for home records)

After a deep breath oxygen climbs to about 97% then rapidly drops to 93% or much less 10 secs later. Why? (monitoring for home records)

Pulse oximetry: is variable depending on multiple conditions: a much better evaluation of your pulmonary functions would be formal spirometry with evaluation of FVC FEV1 and FEV3. Please see a physician for exam and testing. ...Read more

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Can clonidine lower heart rate? Having POTS, my HR is usually 115 on a good day. The past 2 weeks it's been as low as 40 bpm.

Can clonidine  lower heart rate? Having POTS, my HR is usually 115 on a good day. The past 2 weeks it's been as low as 40 bpm.

Yes: Loweing heart rate is a side-effect of this centrally acting anti-hypertensive. For a paitent with POTS, I donot believe Clonidine is the best drug for treatment of hypertension becuase of its effect on the autonomic system. See a cardiologist or electrophysiologist, and get another antijypertensive. Note, when weaning off clonidine, you can also get a rebound hypertension. So you need to follow. ...Read more

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My breathing is labored with activity. Heart and lungs fine. 2 miles today and upon 24 minutes stomach tight, like too full or holding it in. Advise?

My breathing is labored with activity. Heart and lungs fine. 2 miles today and upon 24 minutes stomach tight, like too full or holding it in. Advise?

Exercise-induced ...: You may be suffering from exercise-induced anaphylaxis which in some cases only occurs after one has eaten up to 4 hrs prior to the exercise. Others only after having eaten a food allergen which would not have caused problem without the exercise. On the other hand, you may have just exercise-induced bronchospasm . Need to consult an allergist to sort it out. ...Read more

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6th day of something fever, headache, elevated pulse been ER been doc what's next fever as high as 102 pulse as high as 133?

6th day of something fever, headache, elevated pulse been ER been doc what's next fever as high as 102 pulse as high as 133?

ER visit: Even though you have visited the ER and seen a doctor, I urge you to go back to the ER again. I understand you might be reluctant but something did not show up in the tests that were done and some more tests may need to be done. A fever lasting this many days is very much indicative of a persistent infection like meningitis, pneomonia etc. Please don't wait, take care. ...Read more

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Can snoring cause low oxygen at night? oxygen was lowest 83% 3 min frame On 2 liter oxygen at night.Still tired in day. No sleepapena heart related

Can snoring cause low oxygen at night? oxygen was lowest 83%  3 min frame On 2 liter oxygen at night.Still tired in day. No sleepapena heart related

OSA: snoring by itself my not cause a drop in oxygen saturation, however, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) or hypopnea/hypoventilation can. If there are concerns and there are risk factors, it is best to get a comprehensive sleep study ...Read more

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I'm breathing into a bag, or after exercise why is the rate (breath holding) slower?

I'm breathing into a bag, or after exercise why is the rate (breath holding) slower?

Breathing: The accumulated carbon dioxide in the bag can influence the breathing center in you brain, causing you to breath slower ...Read more

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Pain in left side chest comes and go 20 30 times a day. is it too shallow breathing?

Pain in left side chest comes and go 20 30 times a day. is it too shallow breathing?

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 more

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Are 4 breaths per minute normal for someone in an induced coma?

Are 4 breaths per minute normal for someone in an induced coma?

No: Assuming the patient is on a respirator, breathing rate should be 10-12/min to start, then adjusted depending on the oxygen and carbon dioxide blood levels. ...Read more

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