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I find myself having to take deep breaths filling my lungs with air.Is there something wrong. Will taking these deep breaths damage anything?

I find myself having to take deep breaths filling my lungs with air.Is  there something wrong. Will taking these deep breaths damage anything?

Deep breathing ok: It is not uncommon for a person to intermittently take a deep breath or sigh; it is basically a form of air exchange to keep the small lung airways open and is not harmful to the lungs. If however, a person feels unable to take a deep breath, a doctor can review the history, consider chest x-ray and perform other tests as needed. ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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I've had a sudden shortness of breath for the past few days. I have take deep breaths but I feel like the air doesn't reach my lungs. Causes?

I've had a sudden shortness of breath for the past few days. I have take deep breaths but I feel like the air doesn't reach my lungs. Causes?

Many causes: check with your PCP. if no cause is found and symptoms persist think about allergy and treat the cause. To learn how treat the cause visit us at www.ehacstl.com ...Read more

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If a person had lung cancer, they couldn't feel the tumor when they take deep breaths, could they?

If a person had lung cancer, they couldn't feel the tumor when they take deep breaths, could they?

Usually not: Most lung cancers start in the interior tissue of the lung where there are no pain nerves. If the tumor, or its metastases, involve the outer lining of the lung(where there are pain nerves) , one can then feel pain on breathing. Other medical problems (like pleurisy) can also cause pain on breathing ...Read more

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22 yr old female, I smoke 1.5-2 packs of cigarettes a day. When I smoke too many cigarettes at once, my lungs hurt and can't take deep breaths?

22 yr old female, I smoke 1.5-2 packs of cigarettes a day. When I smoke too many cigarettes at once, my lungs hurt and can't take deep breaths?

It's good to quit: while you're still young. You maybe having smoke inhalation disorder that can cause the pain you're experiencing. Smoking cigarrets have been proven to cause lung cancer, heart blockages, vascular disease, emphysema and other serious diseases ...Read more

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so im not out of breath but i keep trying to take deep breaths. Pscholgist said its 100% anxiety doc listened to lungs about 2 weeks ago said clear?

so im not out of breath but i keep trying to take deep breaths. Pscholgist said its 100% anxiety doc listened to lungs about 2 weeks ago said clear?

Breathing & Anxiety: Lungs are clear; that's a very good sign and probably why the psychologist says it's 100% anxiety. The trick with the breathing is perhaps you're TRYING TOO HARD. It's like saying, "Damn it, would you relax!" You can't TRY to relax. I come from a biofeedback background. There are 3 parts: 1) breathing "the belly breath", 2) 5-7 breaths per min, and 3) in a "relaxed way." Slow and easy... ...Read more

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Sharp shooting pain in chest. possibly rib cage or lungs. hurts when I yawn breathe or take deep breaths. im 16 yearold female. hiked a mile yesterday?

Be seen: Although it would be unusual in an otherwise healthy female, anyone.with chest pain with respiration should be seen and evaluated to ensure there is not underlying cause that is potentially dangerous such as a pulmonary embolus or spontaneous pneumothorax. Sgain, not common, but you should consider being seen. ...Read more

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Is this asthma or axity?All day long I feel a restriction in left lung and need to take deep breaths every five min. But when I sleep I am fine when I wake up its not there til I get moving when I go outside its worse. Hyperhyriod I was diagnosed

Is this asthma or axity?All day long I feel a restriction in left lung and need to take deep breaths every five min. But when I sleep I am fine when I wake up its not there til I get moving when I go outside its worse. Hyperhyriod I was diagnosed

A # of issues: Hypertthyroid=inc anxiety=breathing restrictions inc anxiety by itself=breathing problems anxiety=inc asthma=inc anxiety=breathing problems inc asthma=increased breathing problems=anxiety=inc breathing problems the fact that it remits when you sleep favors inc anxiety as cause, but would have my thyroid and asthma eval medically. ...Read more

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Hello I have asthma and am having pain in my lung and am having trouble breathing my chest hurts when I take deep breaths .Should I go to the doc?

Hello I have asthma and am having pain in my lung and am having trouble breathing my chest hurts when I take deep breaths .Should I go to the doc?

Yes: This does not sound like a straight forward asthma flare You could be having some complication of asthma or other condition. ...Read more