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Progressive Weakening Of Breathing Muscles (Overview)

This usually means your diaphragm and intercostal muscles are weak and are getting worse over time. Diseases like ALS will cause this.


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Accessory breathing muscles diaphragm, intercostal, upper trapezius all are weakened and sore. I can't breathe well for months. Causing anxiety.

Accessory breathing muscles diaphragm, intercostal, upper trapezius all are weakened and sore. I can't breathe well for months. Causing anxiety.

Get in today: Dyspnea (shortness of breath) that is wearing you out needs immediate evaluation. This is a serious medical problem that is not in your head. There are many potential causes of dypnea that leads to accessory muscle use, but you need to find out what yours is and treat it if possible. ...Read more

Progressive Weakening Of Breathing Muscles (Overview)

This usually means your diaphragm and intercostal muscles are weak and are getting worse over time. Diseases like ALS will cause this.


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27/m - my upper back muscles and intercoastal muscles have all weakened and have spasmed. I'm now having trouble breathing every day. Please help me.?

27/m - my upper back muscles and intercoastal muscles have all weakened and have spasmed. I'm now having trouble breathing every day. Please help me.?

Need eval ASAP..,: There are many possible etiologies for your symptoms, some of which can be very serious. If you are experiencing severe shortness of breath, then go to the er for urgent evaluation. If you have shortness of breath but you are able to function, then see your doctor. You will need additional testing, like pulmonary function testing, neurological testing, etc to diagnose your problem. Best of luck! ...Read more

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How can I get rid of shallow breathing?

How can I get rid of shallow breathing?

Exercise: Regular exercise; loss of weight, addressing any pulm parenchymal or pleural pathology like pneumonia or pleural effusion will help expand lungs better and help with shallow breathing. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Progressive weakening of breathing muscles?

What is the definition or description of: Progressive weakening of breathing muscles?

See below...: This usually means your diaphragm and intercostal muscles are weak and are getting worse over time. Diseases like ALS will cause this. ...Read more

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27/m - my upper back muscles and intercoastal muscles have all weakened and have spasmed. I'm now having trouble breathing every day. Please help me.?

Need eval ASAP..,: There are many possible etiologies for your symptoms, some of which can be very serious. If you are experiencing severe shortness of breath, then go to the er for urgent evaluation. If you have shortness of breath but you are able to function, then see your doctor. You will need additional testing, like pulmonary function testing, neurological testing, etc to diagnose your problem. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Accessory breathing muscles diaphragm, intercostal, upper trapezius all are weakened and sore. I can't breathe well for months. Causing anxiety.

Get in today: Dyspnea (shortness of breath) that is wearing you out needs immediate evaluation. This is a serious medical problem that is not in your head. There are many potential causes of dypnea that leads to accessory muscle use, but you need to find out what yours is and treat it if possible. ...Read more

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Any suggestions on which muscle/s help in breathing?

Any suggestions on which muscle/s help in breathing?

Muscles: Muscles involved with breathing are: intercostal muscles, diaphragm, abdominal muscles, pharyngeal muscles, and smooth muscles which line the bronchi. ...Read more

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Could anxiety weaken your muscles?

Could anxiety weaken your muscles?

Makes you feel weak: Anxiety can make you feel weak. An example would be feeling weak in the knees, or the legs sometimes referred to as jelly knees. Chronic tension can lead to muscle fatigue. ...Read more

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Yes I have a muscle disease,MG. But if exercise weakens our muscles is it true just laying or sitting around ALSOWeaken them?

Yes I have a muscle disease,MG. But if exercise weakens our muscles is it true just laying or sitting around ALSOWeaken them?

You can exercise: Myasthenia Gravis tends to produce a change in the muscle which is very similar to atrophy. Regular, moderate exercise can combat atrophy. Beneficial exercise is repetitive and done in a way that stops short of muscle fatigue. The key is to do something both pleasant and not stressful which will help keep weight down and reaffirm the positive, emotional feelings you attain during exercise ...Read more

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I have an elbow that has hort for weeks and is also causing muscles in and around to hurt and weaken grip and lifting capability. Now a hard bump is s?

I have an elbow that has hort for weeks and is also causing muscles in and around to hurt and weaken grip and lifting capability. Now a hard bump is s?

Wart on elbow?: If it is indeed a wart (caused by a viral infection of the skin cells) then the least noxious solution is to buy yourself a roll of Duct tape (yes, Garrison Keillor's favorite for everything) and cut a little patch of it and cover the wart every night for 6 weeks. 80% cure rate! If that doesn't work then chemicals (salicylic acid), then freezing and finally burning it off electrically (most noxio ...Read more

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What muscles are weakened if you have whiplash?

They are not really: Weakened but strained or pulled. They be one painful as a result of the inflammation and this can also desultory in spasm leading to some restricted motion. The muscles typically involved are the ones through the back of the neck of which there are multiple but can occasionally include ones up front depending on the position of the head and force direction in the accident. Most resolve with time. ...Read more

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Are there any specific breathing exercises/techniques that provide immediate or fast relief from anxiety and associated muscle tension?

Are there any specific breathing exercises/techniques that provide immediate or fast relief from anxiety and associated muscle tension?

Any exercise: You can start with any type of vigorous exercise. Can you start it slowly and then ramp it up. This would be your best nonmedication way of treating anxiety. You could also ask your physician to get you consulting. ...Read more

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I have pain on my right side while breathing deep and coughing. Maybe a pulled muscle what do you think and what can I do about the pain.

Anti-inflammatory: A pulled muscle is certainly a possibility, especially at your age. Try an oral anti-inflammatory (ibuprofen - aka Motrin or advil, or naproxyn - aleve) for a week or two, and see a physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Pain on left side of chest radiating on the muscles and worse in some positions and while breathing deep too. What can it be? Since 4 days

Pain on left side of chest radiating on the muscles and worse in some positions and while breathing deep too. What can it be? Since 4 days

Common causes: We always worry about the most serious causes of chest pain, even in young healthy people, but the fact is the more serious causes of chest pain are extremely rare in young healthy active people. Stress injury is common. If the pain is sharp, or you have shortness of breath, see the doctor right away. Your symptoms are most likely muscular in origin. ...Read more

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Can one still have breathing difficulties in mild guillian barre syndrome, if the back muscles are involved? Will the pain in back ever go away?

Can one still have breathing difficulties in mild guillian barre syndrome, if the back muscles are involved? Will the pain in  back ever go away?

You will improve: The breathing problems should be gone, but if back muscles still hurt, it will be tough to control respiration. Maybe useful to have your doctor check your lungs with a pulmonary function test, but also, might benefit from an updated emg. Typically, the pain does depart, and things improve, unless you have developed a chronic secondary immune polyneuritis, and the EMG will help distinguish. ...Read more

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Does aspirin weaken the muscles?

Does aspirin weaken the muscles?

Not typical: Something else is going on to cause those symptoms. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Will dental anesthetic weaken muscles?

Will dental anesthetic weaken muscles?

No: Simply provide temporary loss of sensation, by blocking sensory nerve pathways. You are still able to activate the motor function. ...Read more

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Pulled muscle in chest cause pain in breathing?

Pulled muscle in chest cause pain in breathing?

Yes.: A strained chest muscle can hurt when you inhale/exhale, because of the expansion of the rib cage. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...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