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Sour Breath Causes
Exercise Symptoms: Exercise induced breathing issues could be due to deconditioning and/or exercise induced asthma (bronchoconstriction). Could benefit from pre-treating with albuterol 10-15 minutes prior to exercise. See an Allergist or Pulmonologist to get further evaluation and testing. ...Read more
Breath: Interestingly, foul breath or "sour" breath can signify other disease processes. Obviously, dental hygiene would be considered, but also sinus infections, throat infections, liver disease, kidney disease, and even diabetic issues can cause changes in breath. If you have other symptoms i.e. Fever, fatigue, diminished urine output or yellow tinge to your skin or whites of your eyes, see your docto. ...Read more
This morning, when I woke up, I felt like I couldn't breath. This lasted less than a minute, but it scared me. What could have caused this?
SOB on arising: Might be an arrhythmia. Ask your doc to see about that. ...Read more
What would/could cause episodes of "accidentally holding your breath" during the day while awake, alert, etc? My wife tells me I do it a lot.
Holding Breath: During sleep, people with sleep apnea have brief periods of ceasing of breathing. Breath holding while alert has to be voluntary as our cyclical periods of inspiration and expiration are automatic unless we purposefully intervene caused by thinking of your breathing. Perhaps it's a habit you developed. ...Read more
Shortness of breath: This is a symptom of not getting enough air. It can be caused by many things. If the person is normal but there isn't enough oxygen, if the person over exerts. If there isn't enough red blood cells in the blood. If the lungs don't work well, heart dysfunction, abnormal respiratory mechanics. ...Read more
Several things: There are many causes for bad breath. Among the more common are gingivitis (inflammed or infected gums), possibly from poor brushing and flossing, and little stones that are formed in the holes in your tonsils, called tonsilloliths. There are more rare causes too. If good brushing and flossing doesn't help, you might see your dentist, primary doctor or nurse practitioner for help. ...Read more
Bacteria on tongue: Bad breath is most often produced by bacteria in at the back of the tongue. The stomach rarely results in bad breath except when there are specific digestion issues. Cleaning teeth, including inbetween, and the back of the tongue with a tongue cleaner often helps reduce bad breath. ...Read more
A number of causes: Bad breath or Halitosis maybe caused by the food eaten like garlic. It can be caused bypoor oral hygiene and the food remaining between teeth, around the gums and on the tongue. Smoking and/or chewing tobacco is another cause. Other health related causes might be gum disease, dry mouth, oral yeast infection. Sinus infection, pneumonia, post nasal drip, diabetes, chronic acid and some medications. ...Read more
Many causes: Bad breath can be caused by various conditions. Food which begins breakdown in the mouth eventually is broken down enters the bloodstream carried to your lungs and finally given off in your breath. Poor oral hygiene leading to gum disease adds to halitosis. Smoking and tobacco chewing can cause it as well. Finally medical conditions such as diabetes, liver and kidney disease can cause halitosis. ...Read more
Garlic breath: Garlic contains several sulfur compounds, which alone can cause bad breath, but they also promote the growth of oral bacteria, which may further add to the problem. Garlic lovers can absorb some of the sulfur compounds into their bloodstream & the body can exude the odor through the pores. Brushing teeth & tongue, gargling with mouthwash, eating parsley may help diminish the odor somewhat. ...Read more