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Where On The Chest Do You Push When You Do Cpr Chest Compressions
Broadly speaking, cardioplumonary resuscitation (cpr), is the act of compressing the heart in an effort to create blood flow. This is typically performed as "external" or "closed chest" cpr, as taught by the america heart association. When performed with assisted ventilation, it is possible to deliver enough oxygen to the heart for it to regain its ability to ...Read more
When you have physical therapy do they put their hands under your shirt the whole time when they're checking you out and doing stretches?
Ribs move too!: Your ribs have muscles that contract and expand and allow the rib cage to move when you breathe. ...Read more
If you press on your abdomen really deep can you feel organs move or just simply feel them there ?
They do move.: If you lay still you can see and feel your heart beating on your chest. If you take a deep breath you can feel your liver move down from under your right lower ribs. borborygmus is technically the sound (rumbling) that air and liquid make when moving through the intestines but it frequently can be felt and sometimes seen. Your abdominal aorta can often be felt pulsating in your mid abdomen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Many things can cause chest wall pain. An osteopathic physician (do) can assess your pain and, if the cause is a rib or spinal problem, fix it. As do's are full-fledged physicians and trained in manual treatment, like chiropractors, they may be better equipped than either chiro's or md's, alone, to assess such pain, find whether the cause is an organ, muscle or bone and decide how best to proceed. ...Read more
Pain in left chest under breast. If its heart related, would it hurt when i press on the area? I don't want to sit in the ER if it's muscle.
Pain: The pain as described is unlikely to be cardiac. ...Read more
What to do if i appear to have pigeons chest where my rib cage sticks out. If I do push ups would it be less noticeable or will it just push the bone out even more?
Pectus carinatum: Pigeon chest is a common chest wall abnormality. In pre adolescent patients, sometimes surgery is indicated for cosmetic or respiratory indications. Most patients live normal lives and can engage in exercise and sports. There is no harm in pushups, although it is unlikely to change your chest wall. If appearance is the issue, plastic surgery for male or female pectoral implant may help. PFT if SOB ...Read more
Uncomfortable/tight/pressure in chest when at rest (not all the time and don't notice it when I am active), feels the need to take deep breaths?
No: Normally we don't need to think how we breathe. Breathing is a natural process. If thinking is required to carry out the process of breathing, then something is wrong on either physical or emotional level. You need to be seen and the doctor will make sure everything is ok. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diaphragm position: When you inhale your diaphragm contracts descending lower in the chest. The opposite is true for exhaling. Other chest muscles are involved in respiration such as the intercostal (internal and external fibers), scalene and sternocleidomastoid muscles. Abdominal muscles also contribute to forceful exhalation. ...Read more
Possibly asthma: Asthma is more of a problem 'getting air out' than getting air into the lungs. This is caused by the contraction of the muscles that surround the lungs, as well as swelling to the lining of the bronchial tubes. Trapped mucous can also cause a problem. You should see your doctor about this right away. ...Read more
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