I'm concerned about my health.?

I’m a little concerned about my health. How many breathes should I be taking everyday?

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  • Mandy A

    This is a really vague question. What is concerning you about your health and how does it involve your respirations?

    To answer your question, it is normal to have between 12-20 breaths per minute. If your respirations are decreased it could be due to certain medications (any central nervous system depressant meds such as opiates or benzodiazepines) and, of course states of sleep. If your respirations are increased you may be experiencing an episode of anxiety or panic. If someone is in a severe medical state respirations that are greatly decreased or increased can be considered medical emergencies. It does not appear that you are in a medical emergency since you are typing and asking questions, but more information would help.

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