Alternative Names Shortness of breath; Breathlessness; Difficulty breathing; Dyspnea Home Care Sometimes, a small amount of breathing difficulty may be normal, and is not cause for concern. Severe nasal congestion is one example. Strenuous exercise, especially when you do not exercise often, is another example. If breathing difficulty is new or is getting worse, it may be due to a serious problem. Though many causes are not dangerous and are easily treated, call your health care provider for any breathing difficulty. If you are being treated for a long-term problem with your lungs or heart, follow your health care provider's directions to help with that problem. See also: Asthma COPD Heart failure Call your health care provider if Go to the emergency room or call the local emergency number (such as 911) if: Breathing difficulty comes on suddenly or seriously interferes with your breathing Someone completely stops breathing See your health care provider if breathing difficulty starts suddenly or is ...
We all hear how important deep breathing techniques are in combating stress and anxiety. But what exactly does deep breathing mean and how do you do it properly?
Deep breathing, also called diaphragmatic breathing, involves breathing from your diaphragm rather than shallow breathing from your chest. To receive the most benefit from deep breathing techniques when you are feeling anxious or stressed, you should practice deep breathing on a daily basis.
Taking ten minutes per day to practice and use deep breathing exercises will this help to reduce overall stress levels, it can help you to be prepared should you be in a situation where stress and anxiety become overwhelming.
Lie down in a comfortable place. Ideally, you should lie on your back, with your knees bent and your back straight.
Take a few moments to relax your muscles.
Place your hands on your stomach so you can feel the rise and fall as you breathe.
Your first breath should be an exhale as you want to empty yo...
No reason to panic and no reason to think the worse; if your child is experiencing low back pain, just take a deep breath and read. And contrary to popular belief, low back pain in children is usually not caused from a backpack full of books. No, a majority of back pain seen between the ages of 10-18 years of age is related to sports. Children who are involved in football, gymnastics, wrestling, diving, volleyball, or racket sports tend to be the most likely kids who will experience back pain. Fortunately, these aches and pains usually go away with good conservative care because they rarely represent a dire problem.
Although dire problems like infections and tumors do rarely occur; thus, a child with low back pain should see a doctor just to be sure. A doctor will ask a lot of questions about what makes the pain worse or better, general health, and other feelings of numbness, pain or weakness. After these questions have been answered, the doctor will test the reflexes, strength...
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