Patient discussion about respiration
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Q. Help her to breathe.
My sixteen year old cousin (girl) who is wondering if she is suffering from asthma, anxiety or both. She is thin, healthy girl and have been very worried She have asthma and have been thinking about it constantly. When she exercise, she get more out of breath, more worn out, and her heart beats faster than other people. Sometimes her chest hurts, but people tell me that is from my chest muscles being worked. She get a little dizzy also. When she go to bed at night sometimes it seems hard to breathe. She can take a deep breath and everything but it seems hard or something. I know there isn't anything wrong with my heart because she had an EKG done recently and chest x-rays. That was fine. When it is hot humid and muggy outside she find it hard to breath. Do you think she have asthma. She don't have any coughing or any known wheezing. Could thinking about every breath she take seem like she have asthma? She really want to know and me too, what is going on! Please help her to breathe!!!!
|A1||PS--alcohol and cigarettes can cause this problem to(drugs)mrfoot56.|
|A2||wwson; it sounds like your cousin has asthma/or a heart broplem--i have heard of these symtoms before.tell your friend to go to the dr(with her parents)---you have to get a pulmonary dr.asthma can be controlled but you have to do what the dr saids.mrfoot56(retired resp therapist/emt.|
|A3||sounds anemic...how about a blood test? anemic persons have trouble breathing in effort. heart beats go way up. no coughing and no wheezing make it harder to believe it's asthma.|
Q. What causes bad breath?
I have bad breath for a long time. What causes it?
|A1||Here are some causes of bad breath: |
A Dry mouth- Saliva helps cleanse and moisten your mouth. A dry mouth enables dead cells to accumulate on your tongue, gums and cheeks. These cells then decompose and cause odor. Dry mouth naturally occurs during sleep. It's what causes "morning breath." Dry mouth is even more of a problem if you sleep with your mouth open. Some medications as well as smoking can lead to a chronic dry mouth, as can a problem with your salivary glands.
Some Diseases can also cause bad breath- Chronic lung infections and lung abscesses can produce very foul-smelling breath. Other illnesses, such as some cancers and certain metabolic disorders, can cause a distinctive breath odor. Kidney failure can cause a urine-like odor, and liver failure may cause an odor described as "fishy." People with uncontrolled diabetes often have a fruity breath odor. Chronic reflux of stomach acids from your stomach (gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD)
|A2||Most bad breath originates in your mouth. There are a few causes of bad breath: |
? Food- The breakdown of food particles in and around your teeth can cause a foul odor. Eating foods containing volatile oils is another source of bad breath. Onions and garlic are the best-known examples, but other vegetables and spices also can cause bad breath.
? Dental problems- Poor dental hygiene and periodontal disease can be a source of bad breath.
? Tobacco products- Smoking dries out your mouth and causes its own unpleasant mouth odor. Tobacco users are also more likely to have periodontal disease, an additional source of bad breath.
? Mouth, nose and throat conditions- Bad breath is also associated with sinus infections because nasal discharge from your sinuses into the back of your throat can cause mouth odor.
|A3||there are so many things that can cause it, i had stomach ulcers that gave me bad breath, my father had gingivitis with the same effects. here are some:|
Q. How to get rid of bad breath?
My wife complains that I have bad breath. How can I get rid of it?
|A1||Consider that candida infection can make your breath worse. You might try cutting down on sugar and carbs.|
"Bad breath can also be caused by a candida (yeast infection), you may have a constant white furry tongue. Look at cutting down your intake of sugars and processed foods, as well as those containing yeast. - Search for Anti-Candida diet on a search engine for more info"
|A2||Bad Breath can be stopped by brushing your teeth more often. Most dentists will tell you to brush three times a day, once after every meal. Don't forget to floss and brush your tongue. The plaque found on your tongue and between your teeth is a part of the problem. Bad Breath can be prevented by gargling with mouth wash regularly. Brushing your teeth is fine, but for those hard to reach places where bacteria grow over-night, mouth wash is the way to get to do it. Gargle for at least 30 seconds in the morning, making sure to get as far down your throat as possible. Rinse with water afterwards to make sure all of the junk is flushed out. For the full article: http://www.getridofthings.com/getridofbadbreath.htm Hope this helps.|
|A3||You probably haven not been to a dentist in a while and had your teeth cleaned. Bad breath is called halitosis.|
Brushing and flossing are needed every day, "for real", or else you will eventaully lose your teeth, "no kidding" due to serious gum disease. It starts when these deep pcokets form below the gumline where brushing can't help. Then your teeth get wobbly and then you lose them.
A friend who lived to over 100 advised me to use the baking soda and peroxide based toothpaste. You can get that in a grocery or drug store. It would be exactly what a periodontist would have you do once you get gum disease, which I learned all about, the hard way, due mostly to my own stubborness.
Its your teeth and only you can do what is needed to keep them or you will lose them.
Q. Is it possible to fool alcohol breath test?
And if so – how?
|A1||Alcohol in our breath comes from our lungs. When we drink a lot, there’s alcohol circling in our blood stream. When it arrives to the lungs some of it vaporizes and come out of our breath, the amount that vaporizes depended on the amount that we have in our blood stream. The electronic devise is looking for the alcohol molecule and not it’s odor, and the only way to avoid having alcohol in our breath is waiting until it’ll go out of our system.|
|A2||This question probably goes under the sub category of "denial". The questioner might be trying to cover up for being an alcoholic. The test is based upong good science and designed to prevent false negatives. To get a good reading showing no alcohol, you simply must not drink.|
|A3||the pnly solution to passingthe breathe test is not drinking, or get a driver,to drive you home safely.|
Q. How long is it possible to check up alcohol in breath?
Or even more important- how long should I wait before driving after drinking?
|A1||If you drink two drinks- an hour. three drinks- 2 hours and so forth…|
But you have to understand that the first place affected by alcohol is our cerebellum – the part in our brain that is important for coordination. Only after that the cerebrum. The part that makes you dizzy. So even if you don’t feel dizzy- your coordination is not good enough for driving.
|A2||Alcohol is a molecule that we have small amount of enzymes in our body that can disable it. That means after drinking – all the enzymes work, it takes (give or take a few..) an hour for them to disable 10 cc of alcohol (one drink). So it really depends on the amount you drink.|
|A3||depends on the amount of alcohol you consumed, the time it took you , your weight and there is a biological difference between people. |
here is a calculator that can give you approximately the time you need to weight:
Q. my ears do not hear well especially when it's cold. i hear my breath and heart beat. what's my prolem? Denis
when i breathe it feels like the breath goes through the ear when the weather is cold or when i do some excercise like jogging
|A1||for ear infections or blocked ear tube - try out the eardoc www.eardoc.info|
|A2||what you hear is the pulse of the arteries in your ear. the cold thing might be because of pressure differences between inner ear and outer environment. this can pressure the ear drum from the inside, leaving you hearing only your thoughts...|
Q. It feels like I cannot breath properly, my chest feels heavy and Whenever i eats something it gets even more.
If i don't eat much i get gases problem. I am regularly having constipation if i don't take proper medicine. Mostly i have been diagnosed as Digestive System problem, stomach problem, dryness in body and no Problem with my breathing system just cause of gases which causes my chest to remain heavy. I am worried because i never gets my real power in breathing and my digestive system is not getting well. Kindly suggest.
|A1||I take milk regularly have no problem with it nor with any specific food or i have never tried to look at this aspect. However i do feel stomach problem with foods heavy for stomach like burger or too much oily things..|
|A2||Dear Eva thanks for reply... I feel breathing problem in both situations ... If i don't eat i feel comparatively comfortable than eating but i am also physically feeling weak because of regular constipation so my body feels weakness thats why i gets gases problem or whatever when i don't eat and therefore breathing problem...|
|A3||Do you have problems breathing even when not eating? Have you tried to see what foods make you feel worse (e.g. milk)?|
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