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

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

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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What is the definition or description of: Irregular breathing?

What is the definition or description of: Irregular breathing?

See below: Irregular breathing could be one of many patterns of breathing where breathing doesn't occur in a normal, regular pattern of normal breaths per minute with normal depth of breathing. ...Read more

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Could irregular breathing and a fast heartbeat mean something?

Could irregular breathing and a fast heartbeat mean something?

Deconditioning: Probably it is poor stamina and deconditioning.You should slowly build up your stamina with gradual increasing exercise. ...Read more

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What causes irregular breathing and drowsiness ?

What causes irregular breathing and drowsiness ?

Lots of things: There are so many possible processes which could cause either of those symptoms or both related to the same clause that you will have to give us a little more information in order to be helpful. For instance, is this problem sudden in onset or has it been developing? Have you had it for a long time at the same intensity level? Are you a smoker or do you have asthma? Are you anemic? ...Read more

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Why do I have irregular breathing after running?

Probably stamina: Most likely it is because of deconditioning, you should slowly build your stamina over 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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

Is cheyne stokes respiration , a 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

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Why am I Always sleepy, irregular breathing, trouble getting words out?

Why am I Always sleepy, irregular breathing, trouble getting words out?

"Always"?: How long is "always"? The longer this has been true, without the generation of solid evidence of abnormality, the more probable it is due to stress. However, if it is new a brain stem lesion could produce it (would be a rare answer). CT scan of what? What result? MRI is better than CT for looking at brain structure when dealing with chronic problems. ...Read more

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I have occasional irregular breathing for a week now. When i inhale my body inhales more air than the normal pattern. This happens 1 in 90 inhales.

Sigh: This sounds like a sigh. Sighs are extra big breaths as you describe. They occur naturally in some adults at sleep. They are associated during wakefulness with anxiety and hyperventilation syndromes. They may also occur with sleepiness or after a meal. ...Read more

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Are anxiety attacks and irregular breathing all from problems in your head?

Are anxiety attacks and irregular breathing all from problems in your head?

See below: Are you asking if anxiety attacks and irregular breathing caused by mental illness and your thought processes? Anxiety and irregular breathing might be sx of variety of medical illnesses. Actually, anxiety cannot be diagnosed w/o ruling out medical issues first. If everything is ok medically, then cognitive behavioral treatment might work best in terms of identifying triggers and thought patterns. ...Read more

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My child is 11yrs old and has several episodes of irregular breathing during the day. He says its not severe. What could possibly be his problem?

Many things: Call your doctor asap for an appointment and evel. Anytime he has trouble or difficulty in beathing, seek immediate medical attention as this is dangerous and could indicate a serious problem. Seek evaluation asap. ...Read more

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Why does my vision get blurred, head dizzy, and irregular breathing ?

Why does my vision get blurred, head dizzy, and irregular breathing ?

Consult a doc: You will need an examination by a doc. It could be due to low blood pressure, blood sugar, anxiety or other cause. Please see a doc soon. ...Read more

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My heart has soft pain and I've and irregular breathing that causes me to have to breath manually.. and also I'm 17 and never takenmeds and anxious:( ?

My heart has soft pain and I've and irregular breathing that causes me to have to breath manually.. and also I'm 17 and never takenmeds and anxious:(
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Heart and breathing: Anxiety alone can cause these problems, but I'd suggest visiting a cardiologist for testing. Without further details and questioning, it is difficult to offer a solid differential diagnosis. ...Read more

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My 3 days baby has irregular breathing pattern she experienced single episode of bluish lips for 10 min then disappear is this normal?

My 3 days baby has irregular breathing pattern she experienced single episode of bluish lips for 10 min then disappear is this normal?

Certainly: Also known periodic breathing of infancy... Very physiologic... Goes away on it own as the respiratory centers of the brain become synchronized and matures..Just needs some tincture of time and lots of hugs ! ...Read more

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Speeding heart beats and irregular breathing, is that anxiety attack?

Speeding heart beats and irregular breathing, is that anxiety attack?

Could Be: Increased heart rate and difficulty breathing can be physical symptoms of a panic attack. It would be a good idea to have these symptoms evaluated by your regular physician if you have not already done so. If there appears to be no clear problem related to your lungs or heart, the the likelihood of panic attacks becomes even more likely. ...Read more

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My 3 year old daughter has irregular breathing and foaming at the mouth, what are the causes of this?

My 3 year old daughter has irregular breathing and foaming at the mouth, what are the causes of this?

Seek Immediate Help: These symptoms can be early signs of an allergic reaction or from aspiration/choking on a small object that is stuck in the airway. Another cause would be croup. Please seek help immediately to rule out the worst. ...Read more

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Why causes irregular breathing, drowsiness, and fast heart rate ?

See doctor: for a thorough examination and history. There is no way to diagnose the vague symptoms over the internet, ...Read more

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Healthy 18 yr old male blackout sweating dizziness in congested places it has happened only twice.I was anxious with irregular breathing.Please help.

Healthy 18 yr old male blackout sweating dizziness in congested places it has happened only twice.I was anxious with irregular breathing.Please help.

It seems more: Psychological problem that you have. You had fear with crowded places, and you develop panic during that time. It is best you see your doctor and be referred to the proper specialist for your problem. Until then when you feel it coming, a slow deep breath is what you can do. Count while breathing to take your mind off the fear. I wish you the best. ...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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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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What is the best remedy for shortness of breath/difficulty breathing?

What is the best remedy for shortness of breath/difficulty breathing?

Check-up: If you're having true shortness of breath and not just anxiety, then a check-up is needed to find the cause. Some causes are lung problems, heart problems, poor conditioning or anemia. ...Read more

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I am experiencing difficulty breathing (worsened by: lying flat) (quality: slow or irregular) (time frame: sudden) (severity: moderate) , swollen ...

I am experiencing  difficulty breathing (worsened by: lying flat) (quality: slow or irregular) (time frame: sudden) (severity: moderate) , swollen ...

Doctor can evaluate: "Difficulty breathing" means one needs to see a doctor because it can be many things, such as an allergic reaction, a heart problem, pneumonia, etc... Trouble breathing can also be due to asthma-type symptoms if the person is prone to getting such problems with any cold, flu, allergy, or strep throat symptoms. If one is worried about sudden or severe trouble breathing, 911 and the ER can help. ...Read more

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My Uncle is experiencing difficulty breathing (worsened by: lying flat) (quality: slow or irregular) (time frame: gradual onset) . The following a...

My Uncle is experiencing  difficulty breathing (worsened by: lying flat) (quality: slow or irregular) (time frame: gradual onset) . The following a...

Orthopnea: The medical word for shortness of breath which is worse lying flat is "orthopnea". This can be a symptom of lung disease or heart disease; it is typically found with congestive heart failure. A patient with these symptoms should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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I am experiencing difficulty breathing (quality: slow or irregular) and feeling very strange after taking co codamol ?

I am experiencing  difficulty breathing (quality: slow or irregular)  and feeling very strange after taking co codamol
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Ambulance time?: Co-codamol contains a narcotic, an opiate. If a person takes a narcotic and then complains of difficulty breathing, urgent evaluation is needed. The details are important, so talking with his prescribing doctor may determine whether or not his breathing issue has anything to do with the narcotic. Of course, if the doctor is not available at the moment, it is likely time for the ambulance and E.R. ...Read more

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I am experiencing difficulty breathing (worsened by: after exercise, lying flat, psychological stress) (quality: slow or irregular) (time frame: g...

I am experiencing  difficulty breathing (worsened by: after exercise, lying flat, psychological stress) (quality: slow or irregular) (time frame: g...

At your age: unless you were born with a lung or heart abnormality the symptoms you have are most likely all due to anxiety......A few simple tests (chest x ray EKG) might serve to reassure you! Speak frankly with your Primary Care Provider!
Hope this is helpful
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I am experiencing difficulty breathing (worsened by: after exercise, lying flat, psychological stress) (quality: slow or irregular) (time frame: s...

I am experiencing  difficulty breathing (worsened by: after exercise, lying flat, psychological stress) (quality: slow or irregular) (time frame: s...

Question cut off: Obviously - this needs medical assessment. If no underlying medical problem - Find a quiet place. 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. ...Read more

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Irregular Breathing (Definition)

Irregular breathing could be one of many patterns of breathing where breathing doesn't occur in a normal, regular pattern of normal breaths per minute with ...Read more


Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Difficulty Breathing (Definition)

If you are having difficulty breathing, you feel as though you are able to get enough air in, or get air out. Your oxygen ...Read more