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Going for a pulmonary test- am having some breathing problems. When ativan (lorazepam) peaks at 2 hours thats when it occurs.Could i be aggravating asthma ?

Going for a pulmonary test- am having some breathing problems. When ativan (lorazepam) peaks at 2 hours thats when it occurs.Could i be aggravating asthma ?

Yes, it could be: Benzodiazepines, including lorazepam, may depress central nervous system respiratory drive and are contraindicated in severe respiratory failure. An example would be the inappropriate use to relieve anxiety associated with acute severe asthma. www.wikipedia.com before taking ativan, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have: asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseor other breathing problems.Www. Drugs.Com. ...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


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My sister had a heart surgery the outcame was good but now she has fluids in her lungs. And also breathing problems?

My sister had a heart surgery the outcame was good but now she has fluids in her lungs. And also breathing problems?

See surgeon: How long ago? What operation? Valve may have failed- coronary graft may have obstructed other complications are possible but frequently fixable! ...Read more

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Will TB scars cause breathing problems? Is oxygen therapy needed? In future when i conceive will it effect my lungs?

Will TB scars cause breathing problems? Is oxygen therapy needed? In future when i conceive will it effect my lungs?

Lung scars: While lung scars do decrease the alveolar total space and cause fibrosis, their effect is still dependent on the lung function. If you have an adequate lung function as seen in pft and dlco, you should not have much problem. ...Read more

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I have weird itching sensations in my lungs (not on my skin) and a bad dry cough, but no sinus or breathing problems. Never had allergies or asthma.

I have weird itching sensations in my lungs (not on my skin) and a bad dry cough, but no sinus or breathing problems. Never had allergies or asthma.

You need to be: examined/have your chest listened to. It sounds like you could be wheezing. Even without a history of asthma or allergies, it is possible to have them now. It also could be a sign of bronchitis or pneumonia, so please call your doctor and get checked. ...Read more

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What is meant by my pulmonar doctor telling me my chest tightness and lung pain and breathing problems is due to ischemia of the lung?

What is meant by my pulmonar doctor telling me my chest tightness and lung pain and breathing problems  is due to ischemia of the lung?

Shrinking lungs : Your lungs are shrivelling up. If you're still smoking stop if not don't start again. Go have another chest x-ray and see your lung dr about solutions to make you comfortable. ...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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How do I know if breathing difficulty means having a heart problem or respiratory problem?

How do I know if breathing difficulty means having a heart problem or respiratory problem?

This can be: Difficult for expert internists to discern, and may require testing of pulmonary and cardiovascular systems. First step is history and physical. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Working on garden there was a lot of mold on the soil that evening started having prssure in my chest bad pain in my lungs difficulty. Breathing?

Working on garden there was a lot of mold on the soil that evening started having prssure in my chest bad pain in my lungs difficulty. Breathing?

See your Dr but: Depends on whether or not you have had this in the past?...Do you have a history of allergies and/or asthma?...Were you ever tested and found to be allergic to mold? Best to see your dr. For a breathing test and treatment...Then see an allergist for testing. ...Read more

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Do preemies have difficulty breathing because lungs are tiny?

Do preemies have difficulty breathing because lungs are tiny?

Surfactant: It has more to do with the development of the lungs. They are not developed enough to stay open and hold air/oxygen well enough. During late pregnancy the baby's body produces what is called surfactant and it helps the lungs expand and stay open with out collapsing so that air/oxygen can go through the lungs. ...Read more

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Sometimes I get pains in my lungs and have difficulty breathing in bed, but am fine when up, what could it be?

Sometimes I get pains in my lungs and have difficulty breathing in bed, but am fine when up, what could it be?

Should be evaluated: It is necessary for such symptoms to be evaluated in clinic; a full history and a physical exam and any testing as needed should provide an answer in your specific case. In general, some of the most important reasons for shortness of breath while lying down at night include congestive heart failure and obstructive sleep apnea. ...Read more

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If my child is having difficulty breathing, could this be pulmonary embolism?

If my child is having difficulty breathing, could this be pulmonary embolism?

Not Likely: Unless your child has multiple other serious medical conditions, then it is very unlikely for a child to have a pulmonary embolus. But if your child has conditions which predispose to pe, then please seek prompt medical attention if you are concerned. ...Read more

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I sometimes have difficulty breathing , like my lungs feel "heavy". No cough or colds & I havnt had an asthma attack for years now. What could this be?

I sometimes have difficulty breathing , like my lungs feel "heavy". No cough or colds & I havnt had an asthma attack for years now. What could this be?

Difficulty in breati: You have a past history of bronchial asthma and it can be an attack of asthma with or without infectious process like bronchitis or pneumonia.The fact is asthma can always come back if there is a trigger.You need to see your doctor and need a pulmonary function test after clinical evaluation, and xray chest exam.Then you can be treated with inhaled steroids, bronchdilaters with/without antibiotics. ...Read more

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I've had difficulty breathing for 2 years. It feels like I only get my lungs half full. I've seen many specialists & no diagnosis yet. Thoughts?

PFTs: It depends what kind of tests you have had done. "PFTs" or pulmonary function tests can give much insight into patients with breathing problems. Rarely, obesity and problems with your nervous system may lead to difficult getting air into your lungs. ...Read more

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Hi, for the last week, my lungs feel cold when inhaling. Why? Not sick (no cold, fever, asthma), no difficulty breathing. No pain nor discomfort.

Hi, for the last week, my lungs feel cold when inhaling. Why? Not sick (no cold, fever, asthma), no difficulty breathing. No pain nor discomfort.

Lungs: I am not sure what you mean by lungs feel cold, but if you do not have any other symptoms, then you should be fine. tray and breath through your nose, while the mouth is closed. The air gets heated and humidified and that may make you feel better. watch for upper respiratory congestion, cough and fever for the next few days. ...Read more

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I keep getting soreness in my lungs upper chest area with a sore ness in left lower rib..No difficulty breathing but i had angioplasty a few years ago?

I keep getting soreness in my lungs upper chest area with a sore ness in left lower rib..No difficulty breathing but i had angioplasty a few years ago?

Go see your DR: For your annual check up. It could just be muscular or pleuritic. If you didn't have a recent ekg, get one. Talk to your dr about having a chest xray esp if you smoke. Best wishes! ...Read more

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9months. Runny & congested nose, cough for 4months cough got bad rough , hard and difficulty breathing when he cough. Doc said lungs clear?

9months. Runny & congested nose, cough for 4months cough got bad rough , hard and difficulty breathing when he cough. Doc said lungs clear?

See allergist?: Although it is difficult to diagnose asthma before age 3, I think it is time for you to bring the child to an allergist.The risk of asthma is much higher when there is a history of eczema, asthma in the mother, or allergic sensitization (passive tobacco smoke exposure too). A cough lasting more than 4 months is way too long for a viral infection. ...Read more

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Difficulty Breathing (Definition)

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Breathing Difficulty (Definition)

= alteration of the normal perception of the ease of breathing, e.g. increased labor of breathing, pain when ...Read more