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Doctor insights on: Remedies For Fast Shallow Breathing

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Do I have a lot of stress if I have fast shallow breathing?

Do I have a lot of stress if I have fast shallow breathing?

Stress: Type of stress, relevance to patient and how it's perceived, determine onset of anxiety, one symptom of which u r describing. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Fast Shallow Breathing (Definition)

For an infant, a normal rate of breathing is up to 44 breaths per minute. Tachypnea is the medical term that your doctor uses to describe your breathing if it is too fast, particularly if you have rapid, shallow breathing due to an associated lung disease ...Read more


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When it starts to get warm I get sick with fast shallow breathing. What is that called?

When it starts to get warm I get sick with fast shallow breathing. What is that called?

Anxiet: You might be experiencing anxiety or hormonal changes, or could be effect of medication which causes heat intolerane, even some underlying metabolic issue such as thyroid problem. ...Read more

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What happens to arterial o2 and co2 during fast, shallow breathing?

What happens to arterial o2 and co2 during fast, shallow breathing?

O2 and CO2: During fast shallow breathing, assuming that your lungs are normal, the o2 should remain normal and the co2 should decrease since you are blowing off more of it. ...Read more

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I went to dr yesterday and was giving a breathing treatment. It made me jittery and i'm still having a very fast heart rate. Is this normal?

I went to dr yesterday and was giving a breathing treatment. It made me jittery and i'm still having a very fast heart rate. Is this normal?

Yes: It should resolve over today, but you should avoid coffee, smoking, alcohol and other stimulants. Broncho-dilators do have adrenaline-like effects on your nervous system. It is unusual for those effects to last more than a day. Relax as best you can. Then check back with your doctor if you have to. ...Read more

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

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 homeopathic way(s) can I treat my shallow breathing?

What homeopathic way(s)  can I treat my shallow  breathing?

Many options: First, do you really mean homeopathic? Homeopathy is a specific system of healing & many confuse it with holistic or herbal medicine. Homeopathy is highly indidualized- 10 people with shallow breathing will probably need 10 different medicines- so you need to see a homeopath! i also advise breathing exercises- see the tao of natural breathing by dennis lewis. See my comment below:. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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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


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