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Doctor insights on: Yogic Breathing Vs Abdominal Breathing

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Shallow breathing and difficulty exhaling?

Shallow breathing and difficulty exhaling?

Hmmm: I would recommend an er evaluation if you can't get into your doctor. You may have cardiac issues that require immediate attention. ...Read more

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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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Serious chest pain and breathing difficulty? Asthma at 60?

Serious chest pain and breathing difficulty? Asthma at 60?

Can be a heart probl: Chest pain and shortness of breath including wheezing can be a sign of heart disease specially at the age of 60. It is important that you check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Chest tightness/ difficult breathing deeply/ palpitations. 911?

Chest tightness/ difficult breathing deeply/ palpitations. 911?

Absolutely: Call an ambulance and go to the emergency department now. Could be serious. ...Read more

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Is cheyne stokes respiration , a irregular breathing or a rhythmic breathing?

Is cheyne stokes respiration , a irregular breathing or a rhythmic breathing?

Irregular breathing: Abnormal breathing pattern marked by progressively deeper & sometimes faster breathing, followed by a gradual decrease that results in temporary stop in breathing. Seen in heart failure, strokes, traumatic brain injuries, brain tumors; carbon monoxide poisoning; sometimes after morphine is given; can be seen in healthy people during sleep at high altitude. ...Read more

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What conditions involve chest tighness and breathing difficulty?

What conditions involve chest tighness and breathing difficulty?

See your doctor: Chest pain and tightness should not be taken lightly, as it could be a sign of severe heart issues. This should be evaluated by your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What causes difficulty breathing after exercise?

What causes difficulty breathing after exercise?

Catching up.: In a healthy state we consume o2 and produce more co2 during exercise. The "difficulty" breathing we feel, is the need to exhale the co2. Our respiratory drive is tied more to getting out the co2 than getting in the o2. It is an interesting question on why is the body "wired" that way. ...Read more

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Is Chest expnasion of 5cm (currently 3cm while inhalation) while inhalation possible by deep breathing exercises using lung exerciser in 1-2 months?

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

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Are deep breathing exercises beneficial to increase lung capacity?

Are deep breathing exercises beneficial to increase lung capacity?

Lung capacity: To some degree, yes. But this is limited to the physical capacity of the lungs. Cardiopulmary function may improve as well. ...Read more

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Does breathing difficulty cause anxiety , ie;breathlessness caused by asthma, or bronchiectasis?

Does breathing difficulty cause anxiety , ie;breathlessness caused by asthma, or bronchiectasis?

Distress: The natural response to severe shortness of breath can reach panic level. I find that using anxiety to describe this reaction is extremely dangerous since it significantly downplays the urgency of the situation and may lead to administration of anxiolytics which could be detrimental. ...Read more

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What causes shortness of breath while singing besides high chest breathing?

What causes shortness of breath while singing besides high chest breathing?

Short of breath: As you suggest learning to breath properly with singing is important. If you have good technique then you have to be evaluated for obstructive and other lung disease. If you can't get air out of your lungs easily, you'll get sob really fast trying to sing.. ...Read more

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Are breathing exercises safe for improving anxiety/allergy related dyspnea?

Absolutely: Any form of breathing exercise and/or meditation can help relieve anxiety and stress. Just make sure you are doing it correctly so it will work. ...Read more

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What would cause episodic trouble breathing and tightness in chest?

What would cause episodic  trouble breathing and tightness in chest?

Many causes: There are many causes to your symptoms...Allergies, asthma, reaction to meds, certain heart murmurs, arrythmias, stress/panic attacks...And more. For any of these see your doc for a thorough evaluation and possible meds. ...Read more

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Would Tracheabronchiomalacia cause shortness of breath upon exertion and difficulty swallowing?

Would Tracheabronchiomalacia cause shortness of breath upon exertion and difficulty swallowing?

Tracheomalacia: Tracheomalacia (from trachea and Greek ???????, softening) is a condition characterized by flaccidity of the tracheal support cartilage which leads to tracheal collapse especially when increased airflow is demanded. The trachea normally dilates slightly during inspiration and narrows slightly during expiration. These processes are exaggerated in tracheomalacia, leading to airway collapse . REwiki ...Read more

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Bronchoconstriction (asthma/copd) affects breathing out during expiration, but not breathing in during inspiration, how come?

Dynamic collapse: This is a fancy term of when airway pressure is more on the outside of your airways and collapses as you exhale. This pressure difference happens at different stages of exhalation in copd. With asthma there is narrowing of your airways from inflammation so this constricts the diameter and makes this worse. All due to airway pressure and "equal pressure point". Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can poorly or mildly controlled asthma cause one to chest breathe instead of stomach/diaphragmatic breathe?

Can poorly or mildly controlled asthma cause one to chest breathe instead of stomach/diaphragmatic breathe?

Asthma: Asthma can be caused by allergy, infections, gerd and many other factors often in combination. To better control asthma look and control the causes - don't just focus on the wheezing. A good pulmonologist can help sort this out for you. ...Read more

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Experiencing difficulty breathing while eating. Doesn't have asthma.

Experiencing difficulty breathing while eating. Doesn't have asthma.

Swallowing: Could this be a problem with swallowing mechanics? Is there associated choking or coughing while eating? You may have pharyngolaryngeal reflux. If so a speech pathologist can evaluate you for swallowing problems and refer you to either a neurologist or otolaryngologist. ...Read more