thoracic breathing

thoracic breathing

inhalation by expanding the thorax, using the intercostal muscles to elevate the ribs, as compared to abdominal breathing using the diaphragm.
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They include thoracic breathing, excess sighing, irregular breathing, hyperinflation and speech/breathing disorders.
29) Chaotic breathing rhythms, habitually rapid breathing and chronic thoracic breathing tend to maintain imbalances in the autonomic nervous system and compromise the body's ability to maintain homeostasis.
Fatigue, due to metabolic changes in the body, as well as thoracic breathing, which takes more effort than diaphragmatic breathing.
These may include fatigue, mental dullness, easy satiety, shallow thoracic breathing, relatively rapid respiratory rates, globus sensation, dysphagia, chest oppression, reflux, stitching chest pains, regurgitation, aversion to constriction at the waist, flatulence, a "spare tire" bulge just below the inferior margin of the ribs, and a tickling, nonproductive cough.
Table 1: Hiatal Hernia Syndrome--A Synopsis Onset abdominal surgery impact of jumping blow to the abdomen horseback riding abdominal "belly flop" dive exercise falling from a height exertion with breath holding Symptoms fatigue mental dullness easy globus sensation satiety shallow thoracic breathing dysphagia chest oppression stitching chest reflux/regurgitation pains relatively rapid respiration aversion to constriction at the waist flatulence "spare tire" bulge just below the rib margin tickling, nonproductive cough Assessment Reflex points: Retest a previously Left of xyphoid (HHS point) strong lower 4th ICS mid clavicular extremity muscle 4th ICS mid axillary while having the T 10-11 left paravertebral patient use both hands to press the upper abdomen inward and cephalad.
A medical speech evaluation revealed that her speaking voice had a low fundamental frequency (101 Hz) and that she had a forceful upper thoracic breathing pattern.
This "biofeedback" enables the patient to reduce thoracic breathing and increase deeper, more natural diaphragmatic breathing.