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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Shallow Breathing (Overview)

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 or other medical condition.


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What could cause shallow breathing?

What could cause shallow breathing?

Shallow breathing: Problems in the brain. Great wikipedia question as control of respiration cannot be told in 400 spaces. Or we can chat and figure out exactly what your problem is. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
35 Doctors shared insights

Shallow Breathing (Overview)

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 or other medical condition.


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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

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Shallow breathing and difficulty exhaling?

Shallow breathing and difficulty exhaling?

Hmmm: I would recommend an er evaluation if you can't get into your doctor. You may have cardiac issues that require immediate attention. ...Read more

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When is breathing treatment necessary?

When is breathing treatment necessary?

Recommendations: Breathing treatments can be given with intractable wheezing. They can also be used in older patients who have poor hand eye coordination and cannot manage their handheld inhalers. They are not usually more effective than metered dose inhalers (mdis). ...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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At times when relaxing, breathing is very hard and I get sharp pains which prevent me from breathing, what could it be?

At times when relaxing, breathing is very hard and I get sharp pains which prevent me from breathing, what could it be?

Painful breathing: Could be a lot of things, like an infection, inflammation in the chest cavity (like pleuritis), musculoskeletal problems (pulled muscle or need for a chiropractor), pulmonary problems (like asthma, copd, or emphysema), cardiac problems, or even poor posture...And the list goes on! Best advice is to go see your doctor and get it checked out. ...Read more

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What could cause shallow breathing?

Shallow breathing: Problems in the brain. Great wikipedia question as control of respiration cannot be told in 400 spaces. Or we can chat and figure out exactly what your problem is. ...Read more

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Shallow breathing and difficulty exhaling?

Hmmm: I would recommend an er evaluation if you can't get into your doctor. You may have cardiac issues that require immediate attention. ...Read more

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I'm having shallow breathing should I be worried?

Maybe: Are you having any other issues? Is this the first time? ...Read more

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Is shallow breathing due to anxeity & how it happen.

Shallow breathing: From anxiety. This is very common. We tighten up when we are anxious and rib cage breathe. Work on belly breathing a few times a day, inflate the belly first, then go up to the shoulders, reverse to exhale. See your doc to rule out medical conditions. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Why do people have shallow breathing moreso than in the past?

Why do people have shallow breathing moreso than in the past?

Shallow breathing: People have difficulty breathing and may be reflected as shallow breathing for several reasons. The incidence of lung disease such as asthma and COPD has increased due to things such as smoking and pollution. Individuals with lung disease have more difficulty breathing and it uses more energy so they tend to take small frequent breaths. ...Read more

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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 can I do if my toddler has chronic shallow breathing?

What can I do if my toddler has chronic shallow breathing?

Chronic shallow: Breathing needs to be evaluated by your pediatrician to get the best treatment plan. Hard to say without more details of his condition. ...Read more

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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

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My toddler has chronic shallow breathing. Should I be concerned?

My toddler has chronic shallow breathing. Should I be concerned?

Shallow breathing: Please have your toddler checked out by his Physician maybe he has Asthma if so it is treatable ...Read more

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How long does shallow breathing associated with intussusception last?

May not be related: Shallow breathing is typically not associated with intussusception. Sometimes children with intussusception can have lethargy. After successful reduction, lethargy should improve quickly. ...Read more

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Is shallow breathing normal for a 6 month old, adjusted age 4 3/4 month adjusted?

Maybe: Depends on what you mean by shallow breathing. Episodes of breathing fast. Then slow... Then fast (periodic breathing) can be normal if there is no cough or respiratory distress. I would have his pediatrician look at him. ...Read more

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Pain in left side chest comes and go 20 30 times a day. Is it too shallow breathing?

Pain in left side chest comes and go 20 30 times a day. Is it too shallow breathing?

No: If the pain comes with breathing it may be from muscle spasm or lung disease. If you pulled a muscle recently it may cause sharp pain with breathing lasting for seconds. If you feel sick, has fever and cough, you may have pneumonia. If your breathing is shallow it may due to the pain. If you are short of breath, see a doctor. ...Read more

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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: Fast shallow breathing?

What is the definition or description of: Fast shallow breathing?

See below: Fast breathing means you are breathing faster than the normal rate, textbook is faster than 20. Shallow breathing means you are not taking as deep a breath as normal. By not breathing deep but breathing faster, you are maintaining the same minute ventilation. ...Read more

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Feel as if I'm shallow breathing. Wat can cause it. What is normal breathing like. How far with normal breathing does chest expand.

Go to the Doctor: This question is so vague and unusual that I would wish you a visit with your family physician. If you are having difficulty breathing this could be something very serious. ...Read more

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I've been having a nervous feeling in my chest, kind of like when you get really frightened. Also shallow breathing...is this anxiety?

I've been having a nervous feeling in my chest, kind of like when you get really frightened. Also shallow breathing...is this anxiety?

This sounds a lot: Like anxiety. If you can find a quiet place - do so. Breath in slowly & deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. ...Read more

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Seem to get shallow breathing after taking 100 mg of lamictal at around 3 hr mark subsides 6 hours later...been on it for years. Never happened before?

Seem to get shallow breathing after taking 100 mg of lamictal at around 3 hr mark subsides 6 hours later...been on it for years. Never happened before?

Report this to Doc..: There can be potential withdrawal symptoms from abruptly stopping lamictal, but this must be weighed with the fact that it may be causing you shortness of breath--this always gets a physician's undivided attention. Speak to your doctor about this immediately, as there can be serious side effects (such as anemia) which can cause your symptoms and may require bloodwork for further evaluation. ...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