Breathing Exercises

Improper breathing can disturb the oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange in the body and might contribute to anxiety, stress, and other disturbances. Breathing exercises can be useful in reducing and managing stress. It also helps people with chronic lung diseases like asthma and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).

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Is a blood oxygen level of 92 percent normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I have difficulty in breathing, and my oxygen level is 92 percent.  Read Full »


Dr. N Ashok Viswanath

Infectious Diseases Specialist, Microbiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is better to start with a steroid if SpO2 goes less than 90%. For now, we will start with anti-inflammatory, multivitamin, and antiviral drugs. 1. Tablet Combiflam (Ibuprofen + Paracetamol) 1 tablet in the morning, afternoon, and night (after food). 2. Tablet Li...  Read Full »

What are the possible causes for persistent fever for more than three days?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is a 61-year-old, and he started having symptoms of COVID-19 before nine days. His blood reports and HRCT report (4/25) before three days came normal. The only major problem is that he is having fever for the past five days (average 1010F), his oxygen level is around 96 %, a...  Read Full »


Dr. N Ashok Viswanath

Infectious Diseases Specialist, Microbiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Before proceeding to the treatment, I would like to know few details: Is the oxygen saturation dropping from 98 or 99 to 96? Is he having any other symptoms like loss of smell or taste, cough, or breathlessness? Kindly get back to me with the above-asked detai...  Read Full »

How can post-fibrosis of lung be treated?

Query: Hello doctor, My husband is a person with diabetes and was discharged from the hospital after COVID treatment one and half months back. His CT showed early fibrosis at the time of admission. The doctor advised us to repeat the CT after around a month. We got it done today, and I am attaching the re...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to HRCT (high resolution computed tomography) of the chest report (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), some scattered areas of fibrosis in both lungs and prominent mediastinal lymph nodes are seen. Ground glas...  Read Full »

What causes crackling sound in the chest on exhaling?

Query: Hello doctor, I am facing some internal issues for one month. As I exhale, some crackling sound occurs from my chest. I consulted a heart specialist and have done my 2-D echocardiogram test plus ECG test, but everything seems fine, the doctor said. Then I took a chest X-ray, and my chest X-ray was ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sreenivasa Rao

Physiotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your concern. In my opinion, that cracking sound could be from joints of the thorax since you ruled out internal organ issues. The cracking sounds could also be due to air spaces inside the lungs, and certain phenomenon causes those sounds due to fluid moveme...  Read Full »

How to manage antidepressant discontinuation syndrome?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21 year old female with a history of the major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder, including an extensive family history of both as well. Currently, on 300 mg of Bupropion (Wellbutrin) and 150 mg of Venlafaxine (Effexor), each once daily, taken in the mornings. I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Aditya Gupta

Psychiatrist, Sexologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Antidepressant discontinuation is unlikely here as there had been no change in drug dosage recently unless you had missed a dose. These brain zaps could be due to stress or the medication itself and usually stops on their own after some time. In my opinion practising r...  Read Full »

Why do I stammer while speaking in front of a crowd?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 32-year-old male. Since childhood, I have stammering problems. It does not happen always. But when I start speaking to someone in front of others or when giving a presentation, I start to have tachycardia, palpitations, chest pain, headache, and sweating. I also have constipation. I...  Read Full »


Dr. Satyabrata Panigrahi

Audiologist, Speech Therapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Be relaxed. You get better results while being relaxed. Some relaxation exercises like one word one tap and reducing the rate of speech, open mouth approach, and changing your suprasegmental aspect of speech will help a lot. Do not anticipate and use the technique. In t...  Read Full »

Are chest tightness and burning signs of COVID-19?

Query: Hi doctor,Is it possible to overexert yourself? My chest seems to be tight and burns a lot. I think that I have got asthma. I have these feelings for few days. I was feeling sick due to suspected covid-19 for a few weeks. After few days, it was getting better. Then I overexerted myself by carrying h...  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammed Wajid

Physiotherapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your condition is similar to COVID-19 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2). But you do not have any other symptoms like fever, loose nose, diffculty in breathing, cough, cold, and throat pain. You just have a breathing problem. Use the medications prescribe...  Read Full »

My wife suffers from OCD. How to treat the condition?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is suffering from OCD. She always washes and cleans everything, even electronic things. She will not touch anyone who come from outside. If in case she touches, then she does take bath immediately. If there is any fly at home, she will watch and wash all those things.  Read Full »


Dr. Aditya Gupta

Psychiatrist, Sexologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From what you have described, it seems to be a case of OCD (obsessive compulsion disorder) only. One thing I want to ask is whether it causes stress to your wife or does she consider her habits as alright. In case, we finally came to a diagnosis of OCD it requires p...  Read Full »

Does spaced-out feeling and concentration difficulty indicate a brain tumor?

Query: Hello doctor, I have now had various conditions that have worsened for the past 18 months, including constant spaced-out feeling, always feel enclosed within my head, lack of clarity, and inability to concentrate on simple tasks such as reading, driving, or simple conversation. Frequent blurred vis...  Read Full »


Dr. Gursimran

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. All these symptoms you have mentioned are hinting towards a mental disorder rather than a brain tumor (which has been effectively ruled out). Please answer the questions below. Do you have a depressed mood most of the day? Or loss of interest or pleasure in most o...  Read Full »

Does doing Kapalbhati Pranayama cause a hernia?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been doing Kapalbhati pranayama for past one year. I do it for 30 minutes daily in the morning. I do it with medium force and at the rate of 30 to 50 exhalations per minute. I feel really vitalized after each 30 minutes session of Kapalbhati. I do it at a comfortable pace and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Aastha Midha Likhyani

General Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to tell you that a hernia occurs when you have a weak abdominal wall and it is not by doing exercise. Exercise helps to strengthen your abdominal wall muscles and they never weaken it. You can continue your exercise. The causes of a hernia include chronic ...  Read Full »

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