Location

Consult City's Top Doctors, The Minute You Need To

Your First consultation is
Free!

50
General Physicians

48323
Cases done
by General Physicians

31
General Physician Hospitals

All you need to know about breathing abnormalities

About

Abnormalities of breathing refer to shifts in the normal respiratory rate of an individual.

At rest, the normal rate of respiration for an adult is 12-20 breaths/min. If the rate of respiration is under 12 or over 25 breaths/min, it is considered as abnormal. (1)

  • Can be self-diagnosed
  • Treatment options are available
  • Imaging and laboratory tests may be required
  • Time taken to resolve depends on the cause. Could take just a few weeks to a few months or more.

Abnormal breathing is a condition that can be caused by several different factors such as anxiety, pneumonia, asthma, lung disease, use of narcotics, drug overdose, and congestive heart failure.

Symptoms

  • Abnormal breath sounds
  • Cyanosis (refers to the change of face color owing to lack of oxygen)
  • Using muscles of the abdomen to breathe
  • Nasal flaring
  • Feeling weak or dizzy
  • Shortness of breath

Treatment

Self-care: It is recommended that emergency services be called immediately in case of respiratory distress.

Medication: Doctors may prescribe medicine to clear airways or any kind of obstruction. Sometimes inhalers are also recommended by doctors.

Specialists: For other concerns, consult a physician or ENT specialist. In severe cases, hospitalization may be recommended by doctor.
At mfine, you will receive a holistic treatment plan for optimum health.

General Physician

Dr. Arun Noah

Dr. Arun Noah

MBBS, MPH

42+ years exp

...More

RxDx Healthcare

Bangalore

General Physician

Dr. Faiyaz Ali

Dr. Faiyaz Ali

MD - General Medicine, MRCP

38+ years exp

...More

Royal Bangalore Hospital

Bangalore

General Physician

Dr. Belliappa CMA

Dr. Belliappa CMA

MD - Aerospace Medicine, DIH, PGDHA, MBA Hospital Administration

28+ years exp

...More

Century Hospital

Hyderabad

General Physician

Dr. Vidyasagar C R

Dr. Vidyasagar C R

MBBS, MD

25+ years exp

...More

Kosmoderma Skin and Hair Clinics

Bangalore

General Physician

Dr. P Gautam

Dr. P Gautam

MD (Internal Medicine), USA & MD (General Medicine)

25+ years exp

...More

KIMS Hospital

Hyderabad

General Physician

Dr. Shobha Naidu

Dr. Shobha Naidu

MD - Internal Medicine

24+ years exp

...More

Bangalore

View More on App

Other Medical Conditions

Other Specialities

Give a missed call to 08061914343 to Download the App