Breathing Exercises

About "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).

Related Terms: Anxiety, Yoga, Relaxation Techniques, Stress, Exercises, Meditation, Depression

Recently Answered Questions

Does practicing rhythmic breathing cause any harmful effects?
Query: Hi doctor, I have recently started practicing rhythmic breathing for peace of mind. The practice includes proper cycles of fast and slow breathing. I have heard that such process might lead to hyperventilation and asthma problems. Further while doing the process I feel some tingling and vibration i...  Read Full »
Dr. Amolkumar W Diwan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to First of all, I congratulate you for adapting breathing exercise. It is scientifically proven exercise to control ventilation and calm down the mind. It is also helpful for the people with breathing problems and asthma. In no way it is harmful to the body. It is not at ...  Read Full »
How to overcome my self-harming behaviour?
Query: Hi doctor,I am suffering from self-harming behavior. Whenever I feel emotional, I am doing it without my knowledge. It happens all the time. I am very scared to go and meet a doctor, so I diced to come here. I am just confused. Please help.  Read Full »
Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Certain things that will help you are instead of self-harm express your emotions through painting or writing down. Practice relaxation techniques like breathing exercise and yoga. Whenever you feel like harming yourself, please take a hot shower or listen to music. Eve...  Read Full »
I am losing control of myself. Should I visit ER?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old female. My weight is about 310 to 315 lbs. My height is 5'7". I am in need to know if I am crazy or need to go to the ER. I have for some time now been having these sorts of attacks. I could not breathe, feel extremely hot and break in sweats. My chest is tight. My eyes...  Read Full »
Dr. Amit Shivraj Dhamankar
General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It all seems to be an acute panic attack or acute anxiety attack. You need to distress yourself. Lifestyle modification will suit you better like meditation, yoga, aerobics, zumba, and breathing exercise. Still, if the symptoms are distressing, then I suggest you the fo...  Read Full »
I get paranoid and scared when I am alone in a dark room. What should I do?
Query: Hello doctor, If my wife sleeps before me, I get paranoid and then cannot sleep till morning. I am generally paranoid when I am alone or in dark, otherwise. everything is normal with me. When I was a kid around 6 years old, I was attacked by a relative who was supposed to be possessed by a ghost. ...  Read Full »
Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The best option is to consult a psychiatrist or clinical psychologist in-person, for a detailed evaluation. CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) can then be used for treatment. Practice relaxation techniques like breathing exercises daily. PMR (progressive muscle relaxat...  Read Full »
I overthink and feel anxious around people. Kindly advise.
Query: Hello doctor, I feel really anxious around the people. If I see people around me talking or laughing, I immediately feel that they are laughing at me. If I have to talk to another person for any event, I feel my chest tighten and a knot in my stomach. I do not know what this feeling is. I also tend...  Read Full »
Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand what you must be feeling all this time. You are suffering from social anxiety disorder. That is why you always feel anxious, frightened. I would advise you to try deep breathing exercise, meditation, yoga, etc. If this thing does not work, you can try a ...  Read Full »
Please list out the health issues that can crop up during periods.
Query: Hello doctor, 1. What are some health issues that can crop up during the period? Please explain why this might occur, and if there is anything to prevent it? 2. What specific health issues might be more common during the period? How to keep healthier during this time of the month?  Read Full »
Dr. Neha Singh Rathod
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Usually, periods are associated with abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, body pains, headaches, irritability, lack of concentration, mood swings, susceptibility to allergies, cold. All these symptoms are because of the hormonal changes. Yoga, lifestyle modifications, ...  Read Full »
I had severe palpitations but my ECG and echo are normal. What could it be?
Query: Hello doctor, I had an episode of severe palpitations early this year, following which I went through ECG, 2D echo, stress test, and troponin. All the tests were normal. I have been experiencing intermittent chest, neck, and back pain since two yrars. The doctor started with Nebicard SM 5 mg, which ...  Read Full »
Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Anxiety is widespread amongst healthy young adults these days. Most often, palpitation is not as a result of a heart problem. I usually advise my patients to engage in exercises like Yoga or deep breathing exercises. Getting adequate...  Read Full »
How to manage the changes that happen during menopause?
Query: Hi doctor, How can we manage the symptom changes that happen during menopause? Please say about the natural remedies used to handle them. Please explain about the lifestyle changes, foods, and exercise that needs to be changed during menopause. How does it work for menopausal women having hot flash...  Read Full »
Dr. Mashfika N Alam
General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The following remedies can be tried. It has been effective in varying proportions. When having mood swings, irritability, and depression, try to do exercise daily like jogging, running or walking. It is very effective. Yoga and meditation or deep breathing exercise can ...  Read Full »
What are the best exercises for ankylosing spondylitis with Andersson lesion?
Query: Dear doctor, Can you tell me which exercises are the best to do when one is having ankylosing spondylitis with an Andersson lesion apart from any outdoor exercises?  Read Full »
Dr. Palanikumar Chellamuthu
Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have to inform us of your age, duration of symptoms, whether you are on any medical management, the extent of your body joints and spine involvement, etc. Considering all these have been done, I would suggest you concentrate on deep breathing exercises and pranayam...  Read Full »
How can I avoid getting fear during exam?
Query: Hello doctor, I am very much anxious about my upcoming exam. This is my second drop. Last year because of my fear I ended up doing mistakes in the questions which I knew very well and just after coming out of the exam center I was able to answer all of them. This year too I am more fearful. I am ve...  Read Full »
Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You seem to be suffering from some anxiety disorder. Detailed exploration of the problem is needed. Do not let this thing ruin your career. I would recommend you to go to a local psychiatrist and get some help. Meanwhile, you can try these things. Deep breathing exercis...  Read Full »


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