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ANY HELP WOULD BE GREAT. breathing trouble

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  • Posted By: dulce988
  • August 28, 2007
  • 04:58 AM

Where to start. i have a friends and she's 23 years old. physically she is in great shape. o so often she has trouble breathing at night. by trouble i mean she will start to shake... like if it was a seizure and she will have rapid breathing. very short rapid breathing. there also sounds like a poping noise coming from her chest area when this is happening. and she will be semi unconscious when this is happening. this only happens at night. if anyone has any clue to what this might be or any kind of treatment for this please let me know. thanks

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  • The unconsciousness + rapid breathing might be due to acidosis (low blood pH.) A simple test you can perform is to try giving her 1 teaspoon of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) mixed in water when she is having these symptoms. If they get better, she almost certainly has acidosis.There are many causes of acidosis. In my own case, the acidosis is caused by a bacterial infection in my intestines. Every time a meal would reach the small intestine, the bacteria would metabolize the sugars and produce d-lactic acid as a byproduct. I would become fatigued, confused, and have rapid breathing.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 28, 2007
    • 05:44 AM
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  • wrong diagnosis is an apt site name...sounds like you have diabetes, not an "bacterial infection" in your small instestine.as for the breathing, the "poping" noise makes me think asthma.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 29, 2007
    • 06:47 AM
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