In this article we will discuss about various types of Abnormal Breathing Patterns. So, let’s get started.
Absence of Breathing
Increased depth of breathing, Increased volume with or without increased frequency.
Increased rate or depth or both of Breathing
Decreased rate or depth or both of Breathing
Increased rate of Breathing
Increased rate and depth if breathing over a prolonged period of time in response to metabolic acidosis
Gradual increase in volume and frequency followed by gradual decrease in volume and frequency of breathing with apnea period of 10-30 seconds
Short episodes of rapid and deep breathing followed by apnea period of 10-30 seconds
Indicates damage to pons
Central Neurogenic Hyperventilation
Caused by Head Trauma,Brain Hypoxia or low Cerebral perfusion
Central Neurogenic Hypoventilation
Medulla fails to respond to appropriate stimulus
Caused due to Head Trauma, Cerebral Hypoxia or Narcotic Suppression
Can breathe while upright position like sitting but unable to breathe in supine lying or laying down