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Old 05-30-2005, 09:54 PM   #1
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breath sounds while only moving torso??!

hello everyone,

newbie here. i am a 22yr old male. This is my question:

While standing up straight and keeping my head straight forward, when I move just my torso back and forth I get a rather audible breath/lung sound, however I am not actually taking a breath. Is this just a normal sound due to my body moving in this way or should I seek some medical attention?

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Old 05-31-2005, 01:47 AM   #2
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Re: breath sounds while only moving torso??!

Hi, it's normal...i've noticed it happens to me when I'm doing some exercises where I twist from side to side.

Breathing happens from the muscles and ribs expanding and contracting. It's the movement that brings in the air and exhales it. So, possibly when you lean back and forth, it would cause a compression therefore exhaling air and if you go back to the original position, the air will come back in. Not like a real breath that is enough to fill the lungs.

Actually, I thought it was kind of cool when I did that. I never thought there was anything wrong with it tho..just cool how the body works.

hope this helps put it in another perspective,
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Old 05-31-2005, 04:43 AM   #3
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Re: breath sounds while only moving torso??!

quincy...thanks for the reply.

and also...when i said that i was moving my torso...i was in fact twisting from side to side...


 
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Re: breath sounds while only moving torso??!

I noticed the very same thing!!! I thought something was wrong because I have never noticed that before.sounds strange when you twist from side to side....but guess it's normal............

 
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Re: breath sounds while only moving torso??!

Hi there,
I also get this, but i'm 99% sure it's not normal.
I noticed it a few years ago but could never find any information about it.
It's exactly as you describe...if i face foward and turn my torso left to right i get a breathing sound that can also be described as a rubbing sound...
It's very hard to determine where its coming from? It feels like it's my lower throat but i can move my whole neck with no noise, it's as soon as i move my chest/sternum area that i get it
My problem of course could be different from yours but they sound very similar! Can I ask if any of you ever been injured in the chest/throat?
Thanks

 
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Re: breath sounds while only moving torso??!

never been injured in the chest/throat....

but i also asked my girlfriend about it...and she said she has felt the same thing....(she does yoga)...

i dunno....

 
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Re: breath sounds while only moving torso??!

o.k,
i guess it must be normal then, seen as most people have it.
Perhaps because i never noticed it before , it made me think something was wrong.

 
Old 06-13-2005, 12:31 AM   #8
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Re: breath sounds while only moving torso??!

It is sound of air moving from right lung to left lung, completely normal.

 
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Re: breath sounds while only moving torso??!

Hi...air doesn't move from one lung to the other (unless I'm misunderstanding what you're meaning)...

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Old 06-13-2005, 01:29 PM   #10
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Re: breath sounds while only moving torso??!

yes it does move left to right lung (and back), if you hold breath and twist your torso.

this is simple physical phenomena. your lung size change as you twist your upper body.

 
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Re: breath sounds while only moving torso??!

find me the info please....,

your lung size would change because of compression, but it wouldn't move air from one side to the other I wouldn't think. It might move air into all of the areas that wouldn't be full of air yet (of the same lung, but I never thought of it going from one side to the other.

Still would love to read the info if you can find it.

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Re: breath sounds while only moving torso??!

I get this too and was wondering whether it was a new bad thing or just a normal thing. It doesn't cause any pain or seem to cause harm so I guess its fine. Would the sound be because something is rubbing eg the windpipe against a bone or something?

 
Old 06-15-2005, 10:06 AM   #13
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Re: breath sounds while only moving torso??!

It's just sound of air moving out of compressed lung through bronchus then making over the bifurcation to the bronchus on the other side and into the expanded lung.

if you doubt me, ask everyone around you ( parents, siblings, offsprings, friends etc) to
do the samething and ask them if they hear the same sound from their chest.
I'll bet they do.

 
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Re: breath sounds while only moving torso??!

I have noticed the same thing....it's normal.........

 
Old 07-03-2005, 09:20 PM   #15
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Re: breath sounds while only moving torso??!

I have also noticed this while doing arm stretches (up, reaching to the sky).. It is like an "emphazimic sound" as I call it. I have always assumed that it was from smoking, and I will say, I don't think this is a "normal" sound that the body makes... it seems very unnatural, but I do not know this for sure. Has anyone actually gone to their general practitioner and gotten it checked out?

 
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