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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.
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