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Possibly if you have: Asthma. Cold, dry air ^’s nasal mucus production & viscosity. Mucus is part of our body’s defense mechanism. It traps viruses & other particles. When the mucus is thick (sluggish) it makes removing viruses more difficult. Another function of the nose is to warm cold air before it moves to the lungs. Capillaries in the nose dilate to bring warm blood to the nares. As these tissues fill with blood. ...Read more
MOVE THE SHOULDER: If not severe then start with nsaid's and a home program to regain the range of motion. If no improvement then seek care sooner then later and consider formal therapy and possibly a steroid injection in the shoulder joint. If all fails, surgery "manipulation under anesthesia" or arthroscopic surgery with release of adhesions can be very successful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are some tips or tricks to decrease anxiety symptoms? (e.G., throat tightening and labored breathing)
Anxiety/breath: Often we recommend taking slower/deeper breaths, look up deep breathing techniques online (tutorials or videos on youtube) to learn how to regulate your breathing. It is likely that once you regain control over your breathing, your throat will follow. ...Read more
Can you have dysfunction breathing patterns without asthma/COPD etc? Would pursed lip breathing help retrain your body out of DSPs?
DSPs??: Sorry I don't know what you mean by DSPs. Pursed lip breathing is sometimes seen with copd as an involuntary means of maintaining positive pressure in the airways to avoid collapse of the tiny air sacs during expiration. In the absence of lung or neuromuscular disease anxiety may be the reason for irregular breathing patterns. ...Read more
Bronchoconstriction (asthma/copd) affects breathing out during expiration, but not breathing in during inspiration, how come?
Dynamic collapse: This is a fancy term of when airway pressure is more on the outside of your airways and collapses as you exhale. This pressure difference happens at different stages of exhalation in copd. With asthma there is narrowing of your airways from inflammation so this constricts the diameter and makes this worse. All due to airway pressure and "equal pressure point". Hope this helps! ...Read more
A simple tip: 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. If you haven't been assessed for your panic/ anxiety - that would be prudent. Anxiety is no fun but it is treatable. ...Read more
Cough clears lungs: When the bronchial tubes that carry air into the lungs are irritated they produce mucous, or phlegm, which traps the irritants and moves them up the airway so that the mucous and the irritants can be coughed out of the body. Coughing cleans the lungs. Phlegm is the vehicle that allows coughing to clear irritants from the lungs. ...Read more
How to decrease nasal congestion (infections, difficulty breathing through nose) the natural way?
Depends on cause: Try saline nasal rinses , along with drinking hot fluids...And even the "breathe right" nasal strips. Some people find find breathing in steam from a pot of hot water works(be careful not to burn yourself over the stove). ...Read more
U may check our : Website's tips. Common sense advice- eat less carbs, fast food, sodas, pastas , eat more fruits, veggies, salads; exercise at least 15-30 mins at least 3x a week; drink lots of water before, during and after meals. ( my friend puts duct tape over his mouth and made him lose weight until he removes it!) god speed! ...Read more
Severe shortnessof breath, chestpain, blue clubbing nails, muscle weakness, hot/cold inside body, headache, Drowsiness.Ok hearttests, so2. please help?
Time to call doctor: A person with difficulty breathing and chest pain needs to see her doctor right away, or be seen in the E.R. Possible causes include spontaneous pneumothorax, asthma, heart attack, pleurisy (inflammation of the lining inside the chest), fluid in the lungs, pneumonia, myocarditis, etc.... However, if this is an ongoing or repetitive problem, one can follow the instructions given by her doctor(s). ...Read more
Age81/M cant cough, heavy lung congestion, aspiration, saturation 95 at 3 units oxygen, BP, ECG, pulse normal. Troubled breathing due to secretions. ?
Is Chest expnasion of 5cm (currently 3cm while inhalation) while inhalation possible by deep breathing exercises using lung exerciser in 1-2 months?
Chest expansion: Hello ~ your question as written is difficult to understand but if I do, you are asking if your lungs vital capacity will improve with deep breathing and lung exerciser. Yes it will but to a max predetermined by your body size When the chest gets bigger for body builders that is muscle on the outside and not much increase in lung volumes. If that does not answer resubmit question thx ...Read more
I woke up with racing heart, short of breath 9/12 . Asthma 1st time in life. Advair 500/50, ventolin. How to soothe irritated throat & chest?
Heart racing: Not sure about the timing of your events, but heart racing can be secondary to both inhalers, ventolin and advair. Shortness of breath is from asthma. Depending on when your palpitations started, if they occurred after starting the inhalers, ask your doctor for xopenex (levalbuterol) inhaler, it may be better tolerated and has the same effect as ventolin. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Would things like blowing out through straws or kid blow toys help expand lungs and increase lung breathing capacity? Other suggestive techniques ?
How can I reduce nasal congestion (infections, difficulty breathing through nose) the natural way?
Saline....: Saline, which is basically salt water, can be used in nasal sprays, nasal gels, nasal washings, etc. The use of these can help with lubrication to decrease mucosal injury and, thus, infections, inflammation, etc. The nasal washings can potentially "wash away" inflammatory cells, bacteria, etc. Your pharmacist can help with finding these treatments. If symptoms persist, see your doctor or ENT doc! ...Read more
Pleuritic pain?: Would recommend you discuss with your physician. ...Read more