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Oxygen Level Required For Normal Breathing
Depends on age...: Pulse oximetry is a standard mechanism to determine fairly accurately (most of the time) the oxygen saturation of the blood. The desirable saturation level varies based on infant/child age and multiple other considerations such as chronic lung disease, heart defects, body temperature, etc. However, for most children most of the time, we prefer seeing the level in the mid to upper 90's. ...Read more
My neighbor says nattokinase and serrapeptase makes him feel like not enough oxygen reaches his brain. Normal breathing, though. Why is this?
Enzymes: Nattokinase, derived from fermented soybean paste (natto), is eaten in japan. It has anti-coagulant effects and is said to be effective in amyloid forming tissues, but unproven for human disease. Serrapeptase is from serratia sp e-15 and said to have anti-inflammatory effects. Why is your neighbor taking either of these unproven substances. Have no idea why they would produce the effect he claims. ...Read more
Sudden onset of bony hard bulge between shoulder blades, at level T1, with pain radiating towards chest upon pressing only. Normal breathing. Dx?
What are the best breathing exercises for chronic hyperventilation syndrome? I need to restore normal co2 and o2 levels in my lungs. It's very hard.
Earlier answer: Treat the anxiety problem to decrease hyperventilation and do frequent rebreathing in a paper bag like a lunch bag to increase co2. The only other way would be to increase the precursor of co2 which is bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) by taking calcium carbonate (tums) or acetate. ...Read more
Hi. I have a problem breathing while eating my oxygen level is 99 could this be GERD if so what can I do to fix this breathing problem while eating?
Dysphagia: You may have some abnormality in swallowing mechanism. If there is such a problem you are at risk of swallowing the food into the lungs and cause mayor problems. Go and see a dr. ...Read more
I get a airy, flutter feeling in my chest & when I do my oxygen level drops to 85 or lower and have hard time breathing. Can happen awake or wake me up?
O2 drop: If you are really getting a read of 85 I recommend you see an MD to confirm this and begin a workup of cardiac and pulmonary status. ...Read more
I'm pregnant and I'm having trouble breathing/getting enough oxygen. Is this normal? I there anything I can do?
Sustained shortness of breath requires medical attantion: In normal pregnancy, accumulation of co2 stimulates the over-sensitive respiratory center in medulla oblogata resulting in episodic feeling of shortness of breath. Sustained sob however, may be related to a pathology in lungs, heart, or brain. ...Read more
I am always short of breath and breathing tests are normal. Could I have to little oxygen in my blood. If so, what kind of test would determine it?
Is it normal for oxygen saturation to sharply drop when deep breathing/hyperventilation stops? Patient's SPO2 can drop into 80% region
My blood pressure is 111 over 59 and my pulse is 92. I have laboured breathing and my oxygen level last week was 85 - should I be concerned?
Would 9 breathing apneas and blood oxygen levels of 87.5% be considered mild sleep apnea? Would this cause a person to be tired during the day etc?
Yes: Yes, and you should definitely use cpap. These apneas can long term cause cardiac changes. ...Read more
I'm 33 weeks pregnant and and some day I feel like my pulse is fast or I feel like I need more oxygen and that my breathing vari. Is that normal? Thank
Reason for follow up:
The abdomen expands, pressing on the diaphram and giving feeling of not being able to take a full breath. If someone's got lung disease this can be bad; mostly just feels bad.
Pregnancy increases strain on the heart.
And, a huge number of (generally OBVIOUS) serious conditions can cause symptoms of strain on the heart and lungs. These are what are (always) screened for in (every) obstetrical visit ...Read more
Had low oxygen levels after inguinal repair, given breathing treatment but spent 4 days in the hosp etoh withdrawal, is percocet ok?
Hi why when checking my blood pressure breathing from nose its. Normal but breathing from mouth its much higher. Oxygen 98 overweight 50 pounds?
Discrepancy: Breathing from the mouth shouldn't elevate the blood pressure unless you're straining while taking it. Nose breathing is more natural, also. You should regard your baseline BP as the one taken while you are relaxed in a sitting position with your arm in a neutral position roughly at the level of your heart. The BP should be just about equal in both arms. You can lower your baseline BP by losing wt. ...Read more
Arterial blood gas showed my pO2 was HIGH at 103. How is this possible? I'm not on oxygen therapy or anything like that. I was breathing normally.
High PO2 level: It is important to know the rest of the blood gas test results. PH? pCO2? Bicarbonate? Your doctor can put it all in perspective for you. What was the O2 sat? If low, it might point to a methemoglobinemia, perhaps from some meds you take. Best to discuss the entire blood gas study with your provider. Normal PO2 shouldn't be above 102.. ...Read more
Age81/M cant cough, heavy lung congestion, aspiration, saturation 95 at 3 units oxygen, BP, ECG, pulse normal. Troubled breathing due to secretions.?
Came to er. Got lightheaded took my oxygen it was 80. Vitals now all normal. Have obstructive airway. Broncho, CBC chest Ct normal. Still shallow breathing can't feel heart beat feels soft / for months. Diff chest pains come cancer? Weak confused
Need consultation: It's not possible to give an answer for a complex serious case with multiple symptoms without a consultation. Suggest either visit your doctor or request a live video consultation on HealthTap. ...Read more
Why does it hurt to take a deep breath? I feel fine otherwise. Normal breathing is fine, but can't take a deep breath & getting a bit anxious.
Is it normal to wheeze if I forcefully exhale? I don't wheeze with normal breathing or deep breathes
Forceful exhale: Yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
NO such list: Your question is so ambiguous and out of context that it is impossible. There are dozens of variables and any breathing rate will vary from day to day within a range of normal. If you are not able to speak in a full sentence then you are working too hard at whatever activity you are doing. ...Read more
Is asthma curable? I am having light asthma since 22 years. Now I take forcart 100 mg daily which helps to keep normal breathing. How to reduce it?
No: In general, asthma after age 7 years will likely be a life-long problem although the symptoms may fluctuate from time to time. I presume forcart is a drug purchased outside of the us and that it is an inhaled steroid. You should only reduce it under a physician's supervision guided by your history, the physical exam findings, and lung function test. ...Read more
I am having trouble breathing and my body feels tight. What's the best way to calm and regain normal breathing?
Be calm and breathe:
Hope this link helps!
http://www. Healthyplace. Com/anxiety-panic/articles/relaxation-techniques-for-relief-of-anxiety-and-stress/ ...Read more
After being diagnosed with a large saddle embolism I think IV now caught a cold & just my normal breathing seems restricted cud this be serious?
For 4 days I have had a dry cough with a heavy feeling in my chest and a constant need to cough feels like my chest is full of mucus. Normal breathing?
Dry cough: This may be a viral upper respiratory tract infection involving the trachea (windpipe). If your home is too dry, get a humidifier, drink liquids, and try an expectorant cough syrup to try to loosen secretions. See a physician if symptoms persist, or if fever, breathlessness, chest pain, wheezing develop. ...Read more
When I FULLY exhale the VERY last bit of breath sounds wheezy and I feel the urge to cough. Normal breathing ok?
I've had persistent chest cough for a week. Need to cough occurs when exhaling normal. Breathing shallower. No phlegm or other symptoms. What is it?
Coughing: You may signs of an allergic or as, atic condition. See your doctor for verification. ...Read more
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