shortness of breath

Get Rid of Shortness of Breath Naturally

Shortness of breath occurs when you have over-exerted yourself, or as a sign of a serious complication such as an asthma attack, a heart attack or an anxiety attack. Suffering from COPD, asthma, or obesity can cause long-term difficulties with breathing, but it should never be ignored. If you have problems with breathing always have it checked out by a doctor to make sure there are not serious, underlying conditions that could be life threatening.

 

How do I know if I have shortness of breath?

  • Tightness in the chest
  • Anxiety
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Lightheadedness
  • Chest pain

 

How do I prevent shortness of breath?

  • Get regular cardiovascular exercise.
  • Keep allergies and asthma treated and under control.
  • Lose weight and maintain a healthy weight.
  • Stop smoking.

 

How can I treat shortness of breath?

  • Stop activities and rest in a comfortable position.
  • Breathe in through the mouth and out through the mouth
  • As your breathing begins to slow, breathe out through pursed lips.
  • Breathe through the nose when possible.
  • Once breathing is easier, rest in the same position for five minutes.
  • Breathe from the abdomen.
  • Manage stress.
  • Work on controlling your anxiety.
  • Add a pinch of black pepper to a cup of tea to help open the airways.
  • If you have a cold with shortness of breath, drink ginger juice, honey and fenugreek to help expel mucus.
  • Keep hydrated.
  • Elevate your pillows and the head of your bed to help reduce acid reflux and relieve airways.
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