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Why Is My Newborn Breathing So Fast
From time to time, when I close my eyes, and open them my heart starts beating very fast, and my breathing is very fast also.Anyone know why?
See your doctor: There are very few instances when there is an association between the eyes' function and the heart and breathing. If you press on the eye too hard or for too long, it can cause the heart to slow down. It is possible that if you are squeezing the eyes hard and then open them, the heart starts beating faster. This should be evlauated by your doctor to rule out other conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple causes: Under what circumstances this even usually happen? At rest, during activities, stress? Are you drinking coffee, energy drinks? Do you feel anxious? How long the episode last, how is trigger, how it get better? Any associated symptoms like tremors, headaches, panic feeling, anxiety, diarrhea, vision abnormalities? Do you take any medications? A doctor is like a good sherlock holmes! see your doctor. ...Read more
Is my heart having a disease if the littlest effort makes me really tired that I can barely breath? And is beating really too fast sometimes
Shortness of breath: What you are describing may not be just the heart. The problem could be related to your lungs, blood count, or other disease. It is important to see your doctor as soon as possible so that a full history and physical can be performed to narrow down the possible causes. If you can't speak to your dr right away, then try an urgent care or even er! you never want to ignore heart related problems! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I feel my pulse is very fast but its 77/min at rest still i sense my heart beating very fast and little suffocation .What could be the reason?
Waking tachycardia: It could mean you had a bad dream but it could also mean you had a paroxsysmal tachycardia ...Read more
My heart was beating really fast in the morning and it was hard to breathe for 5 minutes. Is this anything to worry about?
Sometimes I wake up at Night and my heart is beating really fast. Is this a heart arrhythmia? Why is this happening to me?)
My heart feels like it is beating harder. Couldnt go back to sleep cause i was very aware of my heart beat.My pulse is 54bpm. Is this normal? Anxiety?
Depends on your BP: Increased cardiac awareness can often be an accompanying factor in several different types of anxiety. The most common would be generalized anxiety disorder or panic disorder. It can also happen in social anxiety disorder. Although your pulse was nice and low, it would've been important to know your blood pressure at the time to definitively state whether it was due to anxiety. Most people in a high anxiety state have a higher pulse than yours was. However, that is not always the case. Your inhaler can also cause you to have increased cardiac awareness. However, had you used it slightly before going to bed your pulse likewise should've been higher. If it persists, please see your doctor and have your blood pressure and perhaps thyroid levels as well checked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes I wake up from a nap and my heart is beating so fast that I can't breathe. Is this related to my anxiety?
Carson is almost 2 years old and is breathing hard and his heart rate is 145-150. Is this normal? What should I do?
Fast Heart Beat: It is a normal physiologic response. Don't worry. ...Read more
No: It is very normal for your baby's heart rate to elevate when he is fussy. As long as his color appears to be normal (i.e. Lips remain pink in color, never dusky, blue or purple), your baby is having good circulation. Once your baby calms down, the heart rate should go back down to it's normal pace. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When ever my 10month old son gets sick it always goes to his chest and his breathing is very queasy. Is this ashma?
Trouble breathing : If your baby is vomiting & has trouble breathing you should take baby to ER ASAP, he probably choked while vomiting, from gastroesophageal reflux or any other causes of vomiting. You can call 911 if you don't have transportation. Please don't feed the baby if still with difficulty breathing, only small sips of pedialyte . Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Periodic breathing: Periodic breathing, where newborns have a brief interruption of breathing for a few seconds, is common in newborns. They will outgrow this over several months. Quivering of the bottom lip may just be an isolated finding that does not sound serious. If it persists or is associated with cyanosis (turning blue) consult your Pediatrician. ...Read more
My newborn daughter gets somewhat pale when she sleeps (still breathing normally). When you wake her, her color returns. Should I be concerned?
Have Doctor check: her when she is sleeping with pulse oximetry and do a complete physical exam to be sure this is all right. Ask if the birth hospital did a screen for cyanotic congenital heart disease (most hospitals do this now). Check to be sure she is not sleeping with her head flexed forward on her neck (if she is using a pillow, take it away and have her sleep flat on the bed). The overwhelming likelihood is that she is just fine. These are things that can be done to be certain. ...Read more
My newborn is having a very hard time breathing through her nose. Nurses are ignoring her. Do I call doctor?
Not necessarily: Babies are "obligate nose breathers". When you plug the mouth with a bottle or breast they have to breathe through their nose. If they cannot eat then there is a problem. Many babies are noisy breathers and even have a cycle of slow to fast breathing...All of which is normal. If you are concerned and cannot get adequate answer to your question then ask the nurse to call the doctor. ...Read more
How fast should a newborn breath, my daughter seems to be breathing fast esp when sleeping and pulling to breath born w fluid in lungs (resolved) she's 1week?
Periodic breathing: Newborns breath fast...Around 40-50 x a minute. They also have a cycle of breathing called periodic breathing where they breathe very fast then slow it down and can have an interval of up to 10-15 seconds of "holding their breath" then it starts over. As long as she is pink and eating well and in no distress she is fine. If worried at all see your pediatrician..Reassurance is very helpful. ...Read more
Can a two week old baby develop an ulcer? I was told my newborn nephew was rushed to the hospital lastnite, the baby stopped breathing. The doctors have the baby in icu and told my brother (the baby's father) that it may be acid reflux desease? Would th
Reflux in infants: All infants reflux some, a burp is just a dry reflux event. Some reflux back into their nose & trigger their airway to close to prevent stuff from entering the lungs & baby may choke or hold their breath when this happens. Rarely, they can slow their heart & turn blue. This irritates the swallow tube, but does not cause ulcers.Meds & positioning can help. Most grow out of it by a year or sooner. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Breathing: The typical newborn will take approximately 40 breaths per minute. However, their breathing rates do vary. They can slow down and, at times, speed up. This phenomenon is known as "periodic breathing" and is normal. With that in mind, the baby's comfort level is the most important indicator. A comfortable is just fine. The laboring child, regardless of respiratory rate, must be seen by a doc immed. ...Read more
Yes: Newborns must test various patterns of breathing before they sort out how fast/deep to breathe for different activities such as sleep, crying, feeding. They often go through breathing at variable frequency and depth, followed by a 5-10 second pause if they exhaled too much co2.Stopping lets them re-balance.It goes on for about a month. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I would have your: Baby checked by the pediatrician to make sure it isn't anything serious. Most often it isn't but better to be safe. ...Read more
Yes, get evaluation: ASAP if your baby's breathing seems labored. At 2 weeks of age, infants sometimes have pauses in breathing, especially while sleeping and then will take several deep breaths, but if the breathing rate per minute is over 55-60 or seems labored, or your infant has a temperature over 100.4, I recommend immediate evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why does a newborn have breathing difficulties? She is 7 weeks old and has had breathing difficulties almost from the beginning. Five visits to the pediatrician did not produce answers. She had an irregular heartbeat in her first visit which was normal
Depends: It's hard to answer your question about breathing problems in your baby without more details. However, in general, babies can have noisy, gurgly breathing. They will sneeze and hiccup. All this is normal as long as their color has not changed (i.e. Turn blue or become cyanotic) and they look comfortable. In addition, a baby's heartbeat can very with their breathing pattern and this can be normal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Get your baby seen by a doctor. ...Read more
What to do with a new born who cries then suddenly stops breathing for a while? Hospital is too far...
I am breastfeeding, and my newborn is now in his 4 month, can i fast during ramdan when my baby begins his 6 month?
Fever, fussy: A newborn baby may have a fever (temp of 100.4 or higher) as a sign of illness. Irritability, poor feeding, poor sleep, or even lethargy could be a symptom. Severe cough or labored breathing could be due to a respiratory infection. Vomiting or diarrhea may be a sign of a gastrointestinal infection or food allergy. When in doubt, it's best to call your doctor if your baby is not acting him/herself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Saline nose drops: You should get the baby checked by the pediatrician if baby is irritable, running fever, not feeding well and if breathing fast for just nasal congestion without any other symptoms you can use saline nasal drops followed by gentle suction till you see the pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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