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Abnormal breathing: Cheyne-stokes respiration is an abnormal breathing pattern where the patient has very deep breathing (sometimes with increased respiratory rate) that gradually slows down until the patient stops breathing, and the cycle repeats (usually over a 30-120 second cycle). Some of the causes include: congestive heart failure, stroke, head injury, and brain tumors. ...Read more
Not uncommon: When laughing, normal lung function is suspended, so that efficient air movement through the lungs is interrupted. The muscular exertion of the chest wall contributes to oxygen utilization. Result: short of breath. If this is severe, you may significant heart or lung problems because most often such symptoms should be mild. ...Read more
Please see doc: When someone tells me they have strong heart beats (which can mean palpitations or skipped beats or even a racing heart) and shallow breath- without any further information- my answer is to see a doctor as soon as possible. There are many things that can cause this - but we worry about bad things with the heart and lungs. 911 or emergency room, please seek help immediately. ...Read more
Irregular breathing: Abnormal breathing pattern marked by progressively deeper & sometimes faster breathing, followed by a gradual decrease that results in temporary stop in breathing. Seen in heart failure, strokes, traumatic brain injuries, brain tumors; carbon monoxide poisoning; sometimes after morphine is given; can be seen in healthy people during sleep at high altitude. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: No, but anxiety can. Shortness of breath, sweating, racing thought, shaking- can occur in severe anxiety or panic attacks. Panic attacks are severe but usually last minutes to hour only. You should see provider to treat anxiety- there are many treatments available including therapy, medications and nutritional therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sudden heart palps, tightness in chest, nausea, irritable, rapid breathing, Dry cough. Panic/anxiety attacks?
Possible panic: attacks. Please see your doc to rule out or identify medical conditions. After that consider seeing a clinical psychologist who specializes in treating panic attacks. Lots of reason to be hopeful. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Yes: Several recent studies have shown that air pollution seems to contribute to an increased risk of coronary artery disease. In observational studies that correlated the degree of air pollution in various cities, there was a clear relationship between higher levels of air pollution and a higher incidence of heart disease. Very provocative recent work, but not surprising given the risk of cigarettes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should be evaluated: Depending on your age and condition this may or may not be normal for you. You may need to be checked for lung and heart disease among other things. See your doctor for a risk evaluation and if indicated consider a stress test. Not all cardiac disease causes typical chest pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not sleeping, irregular periods, violent coughing, insomnia, depression, anxiety, rapid heart beats, weight loss, difficulty breathing. What's wrong?
See your doctor: One possible cause is thyroid imbalance. Hyperthyroidism can cause insomnia, light or missed periods, shortness of breath, weight loss, change in appetite, nervousness ; other emotional reactions, palpitations, - as well as fatigue, irritability, sweating, loss of hair, loose stools, tremor ; weakness. ...Read more
See a doctor: Would see a doctor asap.Get a more detailed answer ›
Could Be: Increased heart rate and difficulty breathing can be physical symptoms of a panic attack. It would be a good idea to have these symptoms evaluated by your regular physician if you have not already done so. If there appears to be no clear problem related to your lungs or heart, the the likelihood of panic attacks becomes even more likely. ...Read more