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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


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Can gas cause breathing trouble? I feel bloated and gassy, and I worry a lot, can this cause breathing problems?

Can gas cause breathing trouble? I feel bloated and gassy, and I worry a lot, can this cause breathing problems?

Most probable not: Your gastrointestinal symptoms should not cause breathing problems. You might have some anxiety on top of your gastrointestinal symptoms. Anxiety can cause breathing problems because when you are anxious you tend to hold your breath.
If you have trouble breathing you should seek treatment for your insomnia and get checked for anxiety. ...Read more

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I am feeling tightness at my upper abdomen & slight breathing problems from 2 days. Could it be a psychological symptom?

I am feeling tightness at my upper abdomen & slight breathing problems from 2 days. Could it be a psychological symptom?

Anxiety shows itself: In may ways. Once can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e.g., ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. Physically there can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, etc. Please see your doctor and then go to a mental health professional for support if you think you have an anxiety disorder. ...Read more

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Stomach distension causing discomfort breathing problems. What is cause? Anxiety, breathing too much, stress. Did not have before this year

Stomach distension causing discomfort breathing problems. What is cause? Anxiety, breathing too much, stress. Did not have before this year

Cramp of diaphragm: The primary muscle that helps us to breathe is the diaphragm and attaches along the ribs from the chest to the spine and lays over top of all organs in the abdomen. The diaphragm, like all muscles, can fatigue and cramp with over use or tension. When you become distressed either due to the pain or tension, this causes you to breathe harder. This adds more stress on the diaphragm. ...Read more

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I have nash, tonight my stomach is so bloated it's causing some breathing problems. Should I go to er?

I have nash, tonight my stomach is so bloated it's causing some breathing problems. Should I go to er?

Probably...: Shortness of breath can be a life-threatening symptom so you ought to be evaluated in the er. Your bloating may be related to other things besides nash. Therefore, it should be evaluated so the cause can be ascertained and treatment rendered. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can C3 C4 herniations cause breathing problems and tightness in upper abdomen, particularly while sitting?

Can C3 C4 herniations cause breathing problems and tightness in upper abdomen, particularly while sitting?

Yes: Those nerves along with C5 help control your diaphragm which helps expands lungs at the base of your lungs between lungs and abdomen. ...Read more

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Could birth control cause stomach pains and breathing problems?

Could birth control cause stomach pains and breathing problems?

Talk with your doc: Any medicine can upset your stomach and cause stomach pains -- including birth control pills. I'm worried because you mentioned breathing problems. Please talk with your doctor right away. Stomach pain and trouble breathing could be acid reflux. But it could also be more serious. Chest pain, shortness of breath, and severe leg pain can be signs of blood clots. Please get help! ...Read more

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Will birth control pills cause stomach pains and breathing problems?

Will birth control pills cause stomach pains and breathing problems?

Generally no: The pill doesn't generally cause stomach pains or breathing issues unless someone might be sensitive to an ingredient in the pill or they are experiencing a lung clot. The latter is an emergency but is not that common. ...Read more

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Lower abdominal bloating with gas and difficulty breathing and heart palpitations. Is this a digestive or heart issue?

Lower abdominal bloating with gas and difficulty breathing and heart palpitations. Is this a digestive or heart issue?

Digestive: The heart is like a ship in the ocean, buffeted by hormones secreted when things go wrong. That is probably causing your palpitations. The bloating may be pressing on your diaphragm causing the difficulty breathing. This does not seem to be a heart problem, but it is always prudent to have your heart checked. ...Read more

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I am experiencing high fat diet, burping, bloating or abdominal fullness, passing gas, abdominal obesity, difficulty breathing.

I am experiencing high fat diet, burping, bloating or abdominal fullness, passing gas, abdominal obesity, difficulty breathing.

Have U tried to...: ...to change your diet (e.g. why are you eating a "high fat" one?) and to exercise with a weight loss goal in mind? Both are lifestyle changes that may go a long way to start improving the other symptoms you noted. ...Read more

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Severe chest tightness and preassure, with breathing problems that never goes away, gets worse in the evenings. Stomach pain and blurry vision aswell?

Severe chest tightness and preassure, with breathing problems that never goes away, gets worse in the evenings. Stomach pain and blurry vision aswell?

Needs examination: There are multiple symptoms you are describing that may be linked to the same cause however it is difficult to comment without an examination. You need a proper medical consultation with your doctor who can examine you and order necessary blood tests and imaging to reach a diagnosis ...Read more

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Upper left abdominal pressure, difficulty breathing for a week. Normal chest X-ray and CT abdominal with/without contrast. Is it gas? Hiatal hernia?

Upper left abdominal pressure, difficulty breathing for a week. Normal chest X-ray and CT abdominal with/without contrast. Is it gas? Hiatal hernia?

Upper left: There are many potential causes of upper left abdominal pressure so you must either go to the nearest Emergency Room or see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I currently take 1mg of ativan twice daily. I was prescribed 15mg ms contin twice a day. Safe to take together? Will I have breathing problems?

I currently take 1mg of ativan twice daily. I was prescribed 15mg ms contin twice a day. Safe to take together? Will I have breathing problems?

You're too young @26: You're too young @ 26y to be taking 2 major sedatives like Ativan and MS-Contin. What were they prescribed for? What symptoms are you having? Both Ativan & MS-Contin can impair breathing (as you recognized), increase sleepiness, & cause problems operating a vehicle. Are you sure you know how the combination will affect you? Talk to your doctor about alternatives. Or use HealthTap Prime. Good luck ...Read more

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Can acid reflux causes you ear pain, sensitive to noise, balance problems, heartburn, difficulty breathing&upper middle stomach pain? What to do?

Can acid reflux causes you ear pain, sensitive to noise, balance problems, heartburn, difficulty breathing&upper middle stomach pain? What to do?

Acid reflux: The balance and noise issues are not related to acid reflux but all the other symptoms are. See your local ENT and they can check your hearing and sort out all of your problems with the reflux. Good luck! Feel better! ...Read more

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I feel pain when I press right side of the west (abdomen).mild burning sensation in throat. I feel gas problem from 3 days. Some time breathing problem.

I feel pain when I press right side of the west (abdomen).mild burning sensation in throat. I feel gas problem from 3 days. Some time breathing problem.

The diversity of: Your symptoms precludes the ability to provide you with a definitive diagnosis. You need to be examined and most likely have lab work performed. Make an appointment for an evaluation with a health care provider soon. ...Read more

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Why do I have labored breathing problem after I eat and I couldn't pass gas for few hours and plus I got stomach virus?

Why do I have labored breathing problem after I eat and I couldn't pass gas for few hours and plus I got stomach virus?

Gastritis: Sounds like irritated stomach or gastritis. May even be gastroesophafeal reflux (gerd) and hiatus hernia. There are other possibilities that only a visit to a doctor can help figure out and diagnose. If you are not already doing it, try over the counter medications for acid, such as zantac, (ranitidine) pepcid, and Prilosec for a couple of weeks then visit a doctor. ...Read more

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Hello doc I have a difficulty breathing no matter what I eat or drink my stomach bloats up the size of a basketball also my kidney hurts?

Hello doc I have a difficulty breathing no matter what I eat or drink my stomach bloats up the size of a basketball also my kidney hurts?

Complex answer: You have shortness of breath (SOB), which in itself needs to be looked at carefully. The kidneys are in your back, near the rib cage? Is that where you have pain? I suggest seeing your MD. The SOB needs to be worked up soon. Please contact your MD and make an appt to see them. Causes depend on your medical history and conditions. Test are needed. ...Read more

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Difficulty breathing when laying on my stomach. F, 24, 130Ibs?

R/O RAD/ASTHMA: Your symptoms are digestive of RAD and underlying allergies which frequently coexist. You need a through exam blood work /CXR/ PFTS WITH DLCO. Depending on the results treatment will be indicated. You also need a personal peak flow meter to keep track of peak flow and treat accordingly if numbers are low wit albuterol. If you are using it a lot you may need a long acting inhaler like advair. ...Read more

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I'm having feeling of bloatednes, upper right abdomen pain sometimes difficulty breathing, or feeling of about to faint?

I'm having feeling of bloatednes, upper right abdomen pain sometimes difficulty breathing, or feeling of about to faint?

Get Checked for: Gallbladder problem, stomach irritation, airway narrowing etc hope u feel better! Mabuhay! ...Read more

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my upper stomach feels tight and full even when I haven't eaten anything and I have difficulty breathing because of it, what could be the cause?

my upper stomach feels tight and full even when I haven't eaten anything and I have difficulty breathing because of it, what could be the cause?

Hiatal hernia: A hiatal hernia can cause this, but that doe not guarantee that is what you have. Acid indigestion, reflux, hypersecretory conditions can possible be causative too. Get an eval to have it checked out, good luck. ...Read more

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My mouth tests salty and burning feeling on my left side of my stomach. Also at night I feel pain on my chest and difficulty breathing, I am worried.

My mouth tests salty and burning feeling on my left side of my stomach. Also at night I feel pain on my chest and difficulty breathing, I am worried.

See a doctor: Health care has always, and will always be best delivered in the doctor's office. Advice can come online, but healthcare comes face to face. This could be anything from reflux, to heart disease to something wierd, but at your age, reflux sounds the most likely. See a doctor, please. ...Read more

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Difficulty breathing I am over weight BMI is 40.0+ last I checked I've noticed when I lay in bed at night on my back I struggle to get my breath I have to roll on my side or stomach is this due to my overweight? I've also been snoring really loud and some

Difficulty breathing I am over weight BMI is 40.0+ last I checked I've noticed when I lay in bed at night on my back I struggle to get my breath I have to roll on my side or stomach is this due to my overweight? I've also been snoring really loud and some

By: By far, the most common reason for sleep apnea (disordered breathing during sleep) is obesity. With weight gain, the tissues surrounding your chest, throat and nasal passages become heavy and floppy. This makes it harder for these areas to inflate with breathing leading to loud snoring and difficulty with proper oxygenation.

There are a few things you should do.

-first, make an appointment to see your doctor. Talk to them about your problems and have them examine you for signs of rarer diseases that could be causing your symptoms such as heart failure.

-create a diet and exercise plan. Weight loss is the best long-term way to treat sleep apnea due to weight gain.

-consider a sleep study. If your symptoms are severe and are affecting your daily life, consider a sleep study to evaluate your disordered breathing.

-other treatments besides weight loss include CPAP (continued positive airway pressure), surgery, or muscle strengthening exercises. Talk to your doctor about your best options. Good luck! ...Read more

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Pain/pressure in upper left abdomen, worse when lying down, along with difficulty breathing?

Pain/pressure in upper left abdomen, worse when lying down, along with difficulty breathing?

Rule out: You should have pericarditis ruled out. This will require an echocardiogram. Often a blood sample for sedimentation rate is done as well. ...Read more

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Difficulty breathing, fatigue, upset stomach, dizziness. What could this be. It's not allergies?

Difficulty breathing: Always necessitates further evaluation...There could be many causes for your symptoms. ...Read more

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Bloating in stomach, difficulty breathing while laying flat on back, dizziness , fatigue, swollen ankle and weakness... what can the cause be?

GET YOURSELF CHECKED: You are only 15 years old and have all these symptoms of difficulty in breathing, dizziness, fatigue, swollen ankle and weakness
You should speak to your parents and they need to take you to your Pediatrician or Family Doctor to be checked as soon as possible
We can not help you on this site as there are several possibilities for your multiple symptoms which can be serious
Talk to your parents asap ...Read more

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I have stomach pain, difficulty breathing and vomiting/ can't hold anything down. My z pack dose ended yesterday. How long will these symptoms last?

I have stomach pain, difficulty breathing and vomiting/ can't hold anything down. My z pack dose ended yesterday. How long will these symptoms last?

Z-PAK DURATION: One of the big advantages of azithromycin (Zithromax) is that after taking it for 5 days, 5 additional days worth of drug gets stored inside your body's cells and gets released into your bloodstream over the next 5 days so you get 10 days of drug by only taking it for 5 days. The disadvantage of this is the situation you find yourself in. Ask your doctor for some Zofran or Compazine (prochlorperazine).This should help ...Read more

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Fullness felt on my stomach esp when breathing air into it. Burps a lot too. Gas?

Fullness felt on my stomach esp when breathing air into it. Burps a lot too. Gas?

Gas: It sounds like you are describing gas. If you can give us more detsils, we could help more. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more


Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more