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Holding your breath = Holding your stutter? by Tom Weidig Posted Sat 24 Jul 2010 12:38am I have been writing before about my suspicion that mechanisms responsible for holding your breath longer also modulate the occurring and expression of stuttering symptoms: read Diving and Stuttering , and Swimming Crawl and Stuttering . Yesterday, I made a similar observation again. I felt much greater control over my speech and did not feel the ... Read on »
Breath Holding Spells....Scary! by Melanie Patient Expert Posted Wed 01 Jul 2009 5:44pm Aubrey gave me the worst scare ever yesterday. She has been climbing everything and she occasionally will bump her head on things. Well, last night she bumped her head and I knew she was going to cry so I picked her up. I waited for that big scream, but it didn't come...she was holding her breath! This has happened before, so I just held her waitin ... Read on »
Breath-holding, hypoxia… by Carrie Ostrea Posted Mon 28 Feb 2011 3:42am I am really starting to dread our weekly trach change for Hannah.   We never seemed to have a real problem until the last few months where, for one reason or another, she panics when we take out the old trach and try to put in the new one. It happened again tonight.   I was holding her hand and singing to her while Daddy was getting ready t ... Read on »
Breath holding breakthrough for Rett Syndrome! by Abbysworld Posted Mon 04 Oct 2010 12:00am Hello all. Had this article sent to me through a friend in England. Life threatening breathing disorder of Rett syndrome prevented Press release issued 4 October 2010 A group of researchers at the University of Bristol have sequestered the potentially fatal breath holding episodes associated with the autistic-spectrum disorder Rett syndr ... Read on »
First ER visit for breath-holding spells by Carrie Ostrea Posted Mon 30 Nov 2009 10:02pm We made it 16 months without a hospital visit since Hannah was born.  Hannah had these hyperventilation episodes when she gets upset or frustrated.  It doesn’t happen often, although it seems to be happening a bit more now (mostly when we are driving long distances and she gets antsy or when she starts throwing a tantrum).  There were also abo ... Read on »
Breath may hold key to finding stomach cancer clues by ALTALOMAN Posted Sat 09 Mar 2013 1:22pm Researchers used a new nano-material that was up to 90 percent successful in identifying patients with stomach cancers from their breath alone.  In China and Israel, researchers used a new method that was 90 percent accurate in detecting stomach cancers from other common stomach problems in 130 patients just by having them breathe.  }:{   a ... Read on »
Hold Your Breath Sucker! by WellYourself Posted Sun 06 Mar 2011 2:31pm From Discovery News THE GIST: The new record for breath-holding is 19 minutes and 21 seconds. There are tricks to holding your breath for long periods of time, but the practice can be dangerous. There may be long-lasting health consequences to extreme breath-holding. A Swiss freediver held his breath underwater for 1 ... Read on »
Holding Our Breath by Erin Posted Wed 04 Apr 2012 10:44am When Tommy first started having seizures a year and a half ago, we ended up meeting with the on-call pediatric neurologist at our local hospital. After breezing into the room and introducing herself, then talking briefly to Shane (I was with Tommy while he was having an EEG done), she announced that he wasn't having seizures. My heart soared and ... Read on »
Holding My Breath by Andy Posted Mon 09 Nov 2009 10:01pm Another Monday morning, and I lay in bed for nearly an hour before rolling out. Yay, fight team fight! But, I'm still holding my breath, waiting to see if I will sink or swim, today. No water-wings for the day-to-day swimming in life. Take a big gulp of the today and dive right into it. So much to do, so little time. A minute ... Read on »
In which I am holding my breath by Stephanie Butland Posted Wed 06 Nov 2013 12:00am Remission date is close. The medical profession (the bit I came into contact with, anyway, for the cancer that I was diagnosed with) considers that five years on from surgery (or first intervention) with no recurrence = remission. They don’t say cure. Remission means that cancer cannot be detected in the body. No-one says ‘cure’ ... Read on »