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Yoga Breathing Techniques To Prevent A Cold And Cough
What are some tips or tricks to decrease anxiety symptoms? (e.G., throat tightening and labored breathing)
Anxiety/breath: Often we recommend taking slower/deeper breaths, look up deep breathing techniques online (tutorials or videos on youtube) to learn how to regulate your breathing. It is likely that once you regain control over your breathing, your throat will follow. ...Read more
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
Started doing deep breathing exercises to try help ease anxiety and stress. Chest (or lungs) hurt for a little while after. Is this normal?
Asthma. I'm unable to exhale fully and its causing symptoms of hyperventilation syndrome. Is there any breathing techniques i can learn to exhale?
Can you have dysfunction breathing patterns without asthma/COPD etc? Would pursed lip breathing help retrain your body out of DSPs?
DSPs??: Sorry I don't know what you mean by DSPs. Pursed lip breathing is sometimes seen with copd as an involuntary means of maintaining positive pressure in the airways to avoid collapse of the tiny air sacs during expiration. In the absence of lung or neuromuscular disease anxiety may be the reason for irregular breathing patterns. ...Read more
Chest tightness, difficulty breathing. I have allergies, as well as anxiety, making the situation worse. How to get rid of chest congestion anxiety?
Control the asthma: It is understandable that when one can't breathe well, one often gets anxiety and thus you need to see someone, preferably an allergist, to get your asthma under control since you are not taking anything for it. On the other hand, anxiety can worsen asthma and only when we can get your asthma under control can we be certain on which is the chicken and which the egg. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to learn to practice focused muscle relaxation in my throat to prevent burp like sounds when yawning?
Try smoking (?): What! On a Health Website? I mean the breathing pattern - w/out a cigarette! Actually, many smokers benefit from the breath pattern w/out knowing the role it plays. The deep inhale, hold, and full exhale thru the lips is very good for you. It reduces BP and HR. Part of "I need a smoke!" is about this. So, don't use tobacco - but take the time of a cigarette and breathe that way whenever you want. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Flu for 4 days. Developed a chronic cough. I can not take normal or deep breath without triggering coughing spasms. Will pro air hfa help?
What is the best way to deal with chest pain related to anxiety? I've tried breathing techniques etc. but I can never seem to calm myself down.
Anxiety: Talking therapy ranks really high. Cognitive Behavioral therapy or psychotherapy can be effective. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night & good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, Qi Gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises & meditation. Don't isolate - spend time w friends & stay active. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sore throat and coughing - probably due to weather changes and dust particles(haze) in the air. What "old-fashioned medicine " or similar can help?
Please advise on effective exercises that help diaphragm to increase breathing control with speaking and voice projection? Shallow breather b/c of cp.
Vocal exercises: Try reciting the alpabet while making a gargling sound on on a single breath. ...Read more
Stuffy nose coughing all the time feel full lots of pressure can't take a deep breath without cough need help with the cough?
See doctor: you can try an over the counter inhaler like primatine mist. Something for asthma is most likely to help. The stuffy nose can be treated with benadryl, (diphenhydramine) claritin ,allegra, CTM, or zyrtec. your doctor can also perscrib a nasal steroid spray. A prescription inhaler ma work better for the cough. you need to be able to tell the doctor what time of year you have the most trouble and the triggers ...Read more
Is Chest expnasion of 5cm (currently 3cm while inhalation) while inhalation possible by deep breathing exercises using lung exerciser in 1-2 months?
Chest expansion: Hello ~ your question as written is difficult to understand but if I do, you are asking if your lungs vital capacity will improve with deep breathing and lung exerciser. Yes it will but to a max predetermined by your body size When the chest gets bigger for body builders that is muscle on the outside and not much increase in lung volumes. If that does not answer resubmit question thx ...Read more
Boost immunity: 1. Throat coat liquorice tea: several times/day 2. Megafood Megaflora plus probiotics 4 caps 2 times/day for 1 week. 3. Sunshine for 30-45 minutes daily at noon or Vitamin D3 10,000 IU/day (NOW brand is good) 4. Zinc supplement 50 mg/day (NOW brand is good) with food for 7-10 days 5. No milk products for 10-15 days ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are some good OTC medicines or tips for a cold/sore throat before it progresses to bronchitis?
I'm trying to get back into cardio after walking pneumonia and after 15 minutes feel like i'm breathing through a straw. Is there breathing exercises?
Take it slow: Your infection took a toll on you. You start exercising with a regimen of progressive rigor. Start slowly, by walking and when you feel you are stronger, go faster, and increase activity and endurance or weights as your body allows. Don't go up too fast. You'll get there in time. ...Read more
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