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Progressive Weakening Of Breathing Muscles (Overview)

Progressive weakening of breathing muscles is a symptom in which a person's breathing muscles around the chest rib cage, between the ribs, and/or the diaphragm under the chest get weaker as time passes. The time-frame can be hours, days, weeks, or months, depending on the cause of the problem.


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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)

Progressive weakening of breathing muscles is a symptom in which a person's breathing muscles around the chest rib cage, between the ribs, and/or the diaphragm under the chest get weaker as time passes. The time-frame can be hours, days, weeks, or months, depending on the cause of the problem.


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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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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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What muscles are weakened if you have whiplash?

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

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