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Doctor insights on: What Is The Word For Describing A Slow Breathing Rate

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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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Is having a slow breathing rate better than having a fast one?

Is having a slow breathing rate better than having a fast one?

Depends: While running or during exertion, ones breathing rate is way high as it should be and is better than a slow one. Very slow breathing rate is not good either. Normal resting condition one should be breathing 10-12 reasonable (taking about 500 cc of air in) breaths. ...Read more

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If I have a slow breathing rate, does it indicate possible internal damage?

If I have a slow breathing rate, does it indicate possible internal damage?

Not necessarily: Could be just normal for you, especially if you are not having any symptoms. If there is a problem, it's more likely a neurologic issue as opposed to internal damage. ...Read more

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Would liver failure cause slow breathing rate or high breathing rate?

Would liver failure cause slow breathing rate or high breathing rate?

It depends entirely: on the clinical condition for the patient and the extent and time course of the liver failure. There is no absolute answer to this sort of question as it is heavily dependent on too many clinical factors. ...Read more

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Slow breathing, but fast heart rate, what I the cause?

Slow breathing, but fast heart rate, what I the cause?

Many conditions: There are many conditions associated with rapid heart rate and slow or irregular breathing, such as panic attack, drug overdose, narcotic abuse, supraventricular tachycardia, acute stress reaction, thyroid storm, acute kidney failure etc. ...Read more

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Sometimes when going to sleep i wake up feeling i have resp paralysis. Slow breathing i cant feel. Then it goes normal until i fall asleep again?

Sometimes when going to sleep i wake up feeling i have resp paralysis. Slow breathing i cant feel. Then it goes normal until i fall asleep again?

?sleep disorder: Although you are a bit young for Sleep Apnea, your description raises that question. Would recommend that you consider seeing your doctor and discuss whether a sleep study might be useful. ...Read more

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I am bloated, nauseous, with slow breathing and the feeling i may pass out. My heart rate seems slower than usual;. I am on my period. Help?

I am bloated, nauseous, with slow breathing and the feeling i may pass out. My heart rate seems slower than usual;. I am on my period. Help?

heart rate?: Assuming your heart rate is >40, i would suggest symptomatic relief: trying lying down, get warm, use a heating pad on your tummy/pelvis if available - some pepto-bismal or mylanta may help. A good night's sleep may fix you up. If your hr is. ...Read more

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Is there a medical term for slow breathing?

Yes: Bradypnea means less number of breaths, generally less than 8/ min.
Hypopnea (if severe apnea) if shallow breathing; rate is good but volume is a prob. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: slow breathing?

What is the definition or description of: slow breathing?

Less breathing: Bradypnea means less number of breaths, generally less than 8/ min.
Hypopnea (if severe apnea) if shallow breathing; rate is good but volume is a problem. ...Read more

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Can heat cause you to have slow breathing?

NO: I dont think there is a solid relationship; but logically it makes sense for people to actually breathe harder or faster.. ...Read more

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I wake up sometimes in the middle of the night, coz of slow breathing and pain .The doctors here are not sure what it exactly is.Please help!

Sleep study?: My question to you would be have you discussed with a sleep specialist? Have you had a sleep study. Typically there are a number of reasons for this and most are not bad. Primariliy we see this as a reset point during sleep with co2 level. ...Read more

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Will doing deep slow breathing help if you are depressed?

Will doing deep slow breathing help if you are depressed?

Meditation can help: Meditation can allow some relief from distressing emotions like depression. In 1975, a harvard physician, herbert benson, described "the relaxation response, " a meditative technique that relies upon breathing comfortably and naturally. The national institutes of health also recognizes the relaxation response as having broad health benefits including the reduction of pain and restoration of sleep. ...Read more

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Got hsv-1 outbreak and taking acyclovir. A day after I started taking it my head hurts, dry hands with slow breathing and can't sleep.

Got hsv-1 outbreak and taking acyclovir. A day after I started taking it my head hurts, dry hands with slow breathing and can't sleep.

Acyclovir: Stop the acyclovir and let your doctor know you may be having a reaction and let him decide if you should continue. . You can also use lysine 1500 mg when you have an attack and 500 mg a day to prevent an attack ...Read more

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Hello, i just started taking bentyl (dicyclomine) for ibs, it's causing bradycardia. Hr in lower 50's. Fatigued blurred vision. Slow breathing too. Is it normal?

Side effect.: Fatigue and blurred vision are possible with Dicyclomine (bentyl) slow breathing and hr are not. May wnt to consider backin up on your dose so that it is more tolerable. ...Read more

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Have an hsv-1 outbreak and is taking acyclovir since two days ago. Today my head hurts, hands are dry, drowsiness, and slow breathing.

Drug side effects?: Check with your dr to see if you are experiencing drug side effects or a disease complication. ...Read more

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43yr,hypothy-62.5mcg TSH-0.53,sweating,pain while swallowing, weakness,slow breathing,insomnia,swelling hand,ankles,is it possible?hyperthyroid at .53

43yr,hypothy-62.5mcg TSH-0.53,sweating,pain while swallowing, weakness,slow breathing,insomnia,swelling hand,ankles,is it possible?hyperthyroid at .53

Possible: Hi. There's huge individual variation in response to any level of thyroid hormone replacement. Some of those symptoms COULD be your body's response to having a TSH of 0.53. I would try lowering your l-thyroxine dose to 50 mcg or 25 mcg and see if your symptoms improve with your TSH coming up a bit. However, many people feel fine with a TSH of 0.53, and it's possible your symptoms are not thyroid ...Read more

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Im working in a hot body shop is it normal for breathing rate to increase in the heat it im taking aboit 21-23 breaths a min im scared?

Im working in a hot body shop is it normal for breathing rate to increase in the heat it im taking aboit 21-23 breaths a min im scared?

What's normal?: No, unless you are a dog who is cooled by panting - it is not. You need to try intentional breath patterns to gain some control over it. Breath in thru nose a full amount slowly. Hold it for a count of 6-8. Then blow it out through pursed lips like blowing out a candle for a long steady count of 8-10 till lungs are totally empty. Repeat 5 times. D this pattern every hour at least. Best! ...Read more

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I'm athletic/exercise daily. Resting HR is usually 48-52 bpm. Resting breathing rate is pretty low (10 breaths/minute), but I feel fine. Is that ok?

I'm athletic/exercise daily.  Resting HR is usually 48-52 bpm.  Resting breathing rate is pretty low (10 breaths/minute), but I feel fine. Is that ok?

Athletic vital signs: For a conditioned athlete, heart rate in the upper 40's-50's is likely normal.

Some professional athletes such as bicyclers can have resting heart rates in the upper 30's.

Respiratory rate of 10-12 is normal range for athletes. ...Read more

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Help! need to know if there's a mental issue or slowness that can cause a speech impediment, such as not being able to form words?

More info needed: That is a very general question. It depends on many factors, including the age and overall health of the patient, the nature of the symptoms, medications being taken, and many others. However, it is safe to say that the development of such a symptom where it previously did not exist warrants an evaluation with a primary care physician. ...Read more

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Do tranquilizers slow down your breathing rate?

Do tranquilizers slow down your breathing rate?

YES: Tranquilizers a central nervous system depressants & certainly do decrease your respiratory drive. ...Read more

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My 1yr old twins were diagnosed with upper resp virus? Is there anything i can give them to stop coughing, brething hard, o sleep?

My 1yr old twins were diagnosed with upper resp virus? Is there anything i can give them to stop coughing, brething hard, o sleep?

Nasal saline drops: 2 or 3 times per day utilize some nasal saline drops such as "little noses" and use bulb suction to remove the congestion. The children may fight you when you do it, but it will help with breathing for a few hours and will help them fall asleep. ...Read more

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Is slowness or sluggishness thyroid or depression?

Is slowness or sluggishness thyroid or depression?

Could be either/both: There is a lot of overlap between the symptoms of thyroid dysfunction and depression/anxiety. Many psychiatrists and primary care doctors will check thyroid blood tests before considering treating the mood issue. If thyroid is dysfunctional then treating the thyroid condition might improve or alleviate the depression/anxiety. ...Read more

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What causes an elderly gentleman to show slowness of gait, bent over stature, confusion?

What causes an elderly gentleman to show slowness of gait, bent over stature, confusion?

Most often.: Parkinson's disease. But to be certain you should have him examined by a neurologist. A common finding is what is known as resting tremor, also called "pill rolling" tremor because the patients appear to be rolling a pill between thier thumbs and index fingers at rest, but when they reach for something, often the tremor disappears. There are other causes that any good general neurologist can ID. ...Read more

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What are these symptoms of? Lethargy, slowness, grim outlook

What are these symptoms of? Lethargy, slowness, grim outlook

Dysthymia: And if it's really grim, depression. Before your self-diagnose mental illness, there are some entities to rule out, including medication effect, hypothyroidism, and porphyria. ...Read more

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Can slowness/difficulty in reading come from lack of detailed reading (looking at headings, titles, skimming/not reading content often) or dyslexia?

Can slowness/difficulty in reading come from lack of detailed reading (looking at headings, titles, skimming/not reading content often) or dyslexia?

Either!: Skill and speed at reading certainly depends on practice! Every improves with practice, even with learning disorders. However if you have a learning disorder, see a specialist to find out what kind, then you can be given effective methods to make learning easier. When trying to read faster, pick a subject that you like! It is often easier to get more enjoyment from non-fiction/jokes first ...Read more

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Not feeling depressed but doctor put me on abulify for unbearable fatigue and "slowness" shes not sure itsmood or my uctd, how would abulify help?

Not feeling depressed but doctor put me on abulify for unbearable fatigue and "slowness" shes not sure itsmood or my uctd, how would abulify help?

Get another opinion: Abilify (aripiprazole) is used to treat bipolar disorder and schizophrenia as well as an adjunct to antidepressant meds. It is not a drug to treat fatigue per se unless the doctor is fairly certain that the fatigue is due to major uncontrolled depression. ...Read more