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Severe Paradoxical Respiration
Chest IN & tummy OUT: In normal young children, both the chest and tummy expand when breathing in. With paradoxical breathing, the tummy expands when breathing in, but the chest gets sucked inward (downward). Paradoxical breathing can be normal in babies & toddlers because their chest cages are still "soft". After age 2-3 years, normal toddlers (without airway restriction) usually don't have paradoxical breathing. ...Read more
Hypoxia: Oxygen is required for tissues to burn their fuel, just like a fire burning a log. The human system can compensate for mild low o2 by breathing faster, equal to u blowing on the fire to help it burn. If the o2 is so low breathing faster doesn't get enough or the body becomes exhausted in the effort, the metabolism shuts down, equal to the fire going out. ...Read more
Is this possible that colon spasm can be very painful day and night with pain when sitting holding my baby, breathing sometimes? The pain is so severe
I get fluttering in my chest that stops my breathing afew sec. I had an ecko and us 10yrs ago but nothing. I just had a severe attack. What can it be?
Your doctor: Those symptoms can be from anxiety or panic attacks, thyroid function abnormalities, or abnormal heart rhythms that require an event recorder (continuous heart monitoring for several days) for diagnosis. Your doctor can get more information and determine the best course of action. ...Read more
Shoulder Pain: Sounds like you need to have your shoulder looked at by a professional. They will check it's rom (range of motion), strength, and stability. It's possible that they may want to obtain an MRI of the shoulder or may even consider referred pain from another area radiating to the shoulder (ie. Bulging disc and pinched nerve in neck...). Also make sure that your lungs are working fine too. ...Read more
My child is 11yrs old and has several episodes of irregular breathing during the day. He says its not severe. What could possibly be his problem?
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