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Doctor insights on: Treatment Of Cheyne Stokes Respiration

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Is cheyne stokes respiration, an irregular breathing or a rhythmic breathing?

Is cheyne stokes respiration, an irregular breathing or a rhythmic breathing?

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 more

Cheyne Stokes Respiration (Definition)

"Cheyne-Stokes respiration is an abnormal breathing pattern which commonly occurs in patients with decompensated congestive heart failure and neurologic diseases, in whom periods of tachypnea and hyperpnea alternate with periods ...Read more


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What's cheyne-stokes respiration?

What's cheyne-stokes respiration?

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 causes include: congestive heart failure, stroke, head injury, and brain tumors. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Cheyne Stokes respiration?

What is the definition or description of: Cheyne Stokes respiration?

Cheyne Stokes: "Cheyne-Stokes respiration is an abnormal breathing pattern which commonly occurs in patients with decompensated congestive heart failure and neurologic diseases, in whom periods of tachypnea and hyperpnea alternate with periods of apnea." See: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2589377/ ...Read more

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Can I treat cheyne stokes respiration by using home mixtures?

Can I treat cheyne stokes respiration by using home mixtures?

No: Better that you find out why someone has cheyne stokes breathing than to just try some home mixture to influence it. In and of itself it doesn't need treatment but finding and treating the cause is more important as it could indicate heart failure or other serious issues. ...Read more

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When is breathing treatment necessary?

When is breathing treatment necessary?

Recommendations: Breathing treatments can be given with intractable wheezing. They can also be used in older patients who have poor hand eye coordination and cannot manage their handheld inhalers. They are not usually more effective than metered dose inhalers (mdis). ...Read more

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How do I know if I need a breathing treatment?

How do I know if I need a breathing treatment?

Difficult breathing: "Breathing treatment" is the popular name for a handheld device that delivers inhaled medication to the bronchial tubes that carry air into the lungs. This medication opens the bronchi directly or by decreasing inflammation to decrease spasm in these tubes. If you are having difficulty breathing you should use it. If you need it more than 2 x day--contact your md to see what else to do. ...Read more

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I'm honestly at the end of my rope with anxiety issues and breathing issues which may or may not be related. What is the best treatment without meds.

I'm honestly at the end of my rope with anxiety issues and breathing issues which may or may not be related. What is the best treatment without meds.

Behavioral mod.: Behavioral modification techniques help tremendously including deep breathing exercises and progressive relaxation. See a therapist who specializes in this. You can also use self-help anxiety books you can find on amazon. There is help available if you ask for it. ...Read more

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Will trouble breathing kill me if I don't get treatment?

Will trouble breathing kill me if I don't get treatment?

Difficulty breathing: It can depending on the cause. Get in to see your doctor as soon as you can. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of difficulty breathing?

Difficulty breathing: It depends very much on the cause. Get to your doctor. ...Read more

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The breathing treatment seems to be making the cough worse? Switch meds?

The breathing treatment seems to be making the cough worse? Switch meds?

Probably.: But it is best to inform the md or your provider the adverse event that you experience with your breathing treatment. ...Read more

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Can you give a breathing treatment to a 5 year that was diagnosed with pneumonia?

Can Be: Breathing treatment with broncho dilator e.g. Albuterol can help. You may not need steroid nebulizer treatment. If your child has her own neb machine, I am sure she has a diagnosis of asthma, so albuterol neb treatment will be good. Pneumonia itself is a triggering factor for asthma flare up. Continue the antibiotic if given by the pediatrician. ...Read more

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My son is two months old and has a cold should I give him abuterlrol breathing treatment?

My son is two months old and has a cold should I give him abuterlrol breathing treatment?

?cold?: The first months baby has narrow nasal passages & exposure to dust, fragrences, smoke & other irritants aggravate this. Baby tries to flush these out of the nose with mucous but this often ends as congestion & produces rattling with breathing. The best rx is washing out the nose with saline & suctioning the remainder. Nebulizer Rx should only be considered after doc assessment for wheezing. ...Read more

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Is there any home treatment for labored breathing?

Labored breathing: If any one experiencing shortness of breath, it needs an exam by a qualified health professional and timely intervention. A variety of causes can cause this condition which can range from not so serious to life threatening. The short answer-no! You need to find out why you have labored breathing! ...Read more

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How often will I need a breathing treatment for COPD spasms?

How often will I need a breathing treatment for COPD spasms?

Treatment copd spasm: It all depends on what inhaled meds you are using. If you are using 12 hour inhalers which contain steroids and long term bronchodilaters and spirive by inhalation once a day, then you can use atrovent (ipratropium) and albuterol(duoneb) every 4 to 6 hours only as a rescue for the spasms if needed. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for premature baby "pauses" in breathing?

What is the treatment for premature baby "pauses" in breathing?

Periodic breathing: Pauses in breathing in the neonates are called "periodic breathing". It occurs in 80% of full term and 100% of preterm babies. These pauses are usually brief (3 seconds). If they are brief and are not associated with changes in color (cyanosis or pallor) or a drop in heart rate, then it does not require treatment and resolve with time (by 44 weeks post-conception). ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for breathing problems?

Depends: Treatment for breathing problems depends on the cause. Usually inhalers work best, sometimes pills are helpful sometimes injections are given. Get to the doctor, get tested or at least checked out and treated. ...Read more

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I have asthma, and a simple cold has me coughing at nite should I give myself a breathing treatment?

I have asthma, and a simple cold has me coughing at nite should I give myself a breathing treatment?

Yes!: You may start the asthma action plan by using a "rescue" breathing treatment like albuterol. If the breathing is still labored you will start the maintenanc meds like budensonide-pulmicort every am and pm and offer more frequent albuterol treatments. If worsens-see your doctor. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of breathing problems?

Depends: Treatment for breathing problems depends on the cause. Usually inhalers work best, sometimes pills are helpful sometimes injections are given. Get to the doctor, get tested or at least checked out and treated. ...Read more

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Will an albuterol breathing treatment make my child excited and jittery?

Will an albuterol breathing treatment make my child excited and jittery?

Yes,for some: This medication is related to Adrenalin, the stress chemical that makes your heart race and increases alertness. It generally has less stimulant effect, but for some, hyper-alertness and a rapid heart rate, not due to the asthma, is common after a treatment. ...Read more

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Should I have to take a breathing treatment and inhaler in one day? Asthmatic

Should I have to take a breathing treatment and inhaler in one day? Asthmatic

Only if needed: If your asthma is uncontrolled, you need a short-term relief with nebulized or MDI inhaler to keep the airways open Even more important, you will likely need an inhaled steroid +/- a long-acting bronchodilator in the future to keep you from getting into trouble again. In the meanwhile you may benefit from a short course of oral steroid to get you out of the crisis. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when you fail a breathing test for cancer treatment?

What exactly does it mean when you fail a breathing test for cancer treatment?

More information plz: The only "breathing test for cancer" that I am aware of is not routinely done in the usa. It is done to screen for stomach cancer. Some treatments for other types of cancers can effect the lungs so pulmonary function tests are done to see if people can tolerate the expected decreased function with those treatments. ...Read more

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Can you give a 4 year childrens delsym (dextromethorphan) along with a breathing treatment for coughing?

Can you give a 4 year childrens delsym (dextromethorphan) along with a breathing treatment for coughing?

Yes, you can: Give the breathing treatment first to see if that helps, use a cool mist vaporizor if available in child's room at night. If severe coughing, rapid respirations, trouble talking for child, to urgent care, after hours pediatrics, or ER ...Read more

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Is there an alternative treatment of mouth breathing?

Is there an alternative treatment of mouth breathing?

Yes: Yes, most mouthbreathers cannot breathe through the nose. Reasons can be enlarged tonsils/adenoids, deviated septum, nasal allergy. See ENT doc for diagnosis/treatment. ...Read more

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When I cough my chest burn and have trouble breathing, took a ned treatment, and don't help?

When I cough my chest burn and have trouble breathing, took a ned treatment, and don't help?

Doctor: If you are having trouble breathing, and treatments are not helping, you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can asthma with 15 % of deficit of breathing get worse without treatment? I'm taking symbicort, (budesonide and formoterol) I'm healthy, but don't like to take meds.

Can asthma with 15 % of deficit of breathing get worse without treatment? I'm taking symbicort, (budesonide and formoterol) I'm healthy, but don't like to take meds.

Yes....: If airway inflammation is allowed to continue untreated, the disease can worsen over time. So, you need to take your medicine today to avoid more serious sequelae later. ...Read more

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My 5 year old sister is puking almost every night after coughing. Dr has no idea why. Breathing treatment and asthma meds haven't worked. Please help.

Cough & Vomiting: Post-tussive vomiting is certainly a possibility. This can be caused by severe coughing. I would be concerned with the most common causes first, such as: asthma, post-nasal drip, gastroesophageal reflux (and you don't have to have heartburn to have this), and pertussis (whooping cough). She may benefit from seeing a pedicatric pulmonologist or an allergist. ...Read more

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My daughter has a wet cough and she doesn't have a fever or a runny nose and I gave her a breathing treatment but it didn't work what should I do?

My daughter has a wet cough and she doesn't have a fever or a runny nose and I gave her a breathing treatment but it didn't work what should I do?

Troubles breathing?: If she seems to be having troubles breathing and not just a wet cough, then I would see your MD. The cough most likely viral and will get better, but if in doubt, see MD. He or she can listen to her lungs to see that it has not gone down into her lungs. ...Read more

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My heart goes upto 120-140 at REST after having a breathing treatment. Is this normal?

My heart goes upto 120-140 at REST after having a breathing treatment.  Is this normal?

Yes: IF the drug being used in the breathing treatment is provetil or another sympathommetic, then yes, the side effect is increased heart rate. Same thing happens with use of theophylline (a cousin of caffeine). Therefore, you might want to discuss with your allergist, newer medications that don't cause this side effect, if possible. ...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