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5 Effective Home Remedies for Shortness of Breath You Must Know



5 Effective Home Remedies for Shortness of Breath
Common causes
Shortness of breath that happens every now and then can be caused by:
• being overweight or out of shape
• smoking
• allergens or pollutants in the air
• extreme temperatures
• strenuous exercise
• anxiety

underlying conditions can be as
• asthma
• anemia
• Lung condition

Acute causes
• choking
• heart condition
• pneumonia

When people know what is causing their shortness of breath and it is not a medical emergency, they may want to try treating it at home.
Depending on the cause of the breathlessness, there may be changes that people can make to their lifestyle to improve their symptoms.

Exercise to improve fitness levels may help to improve breathing.
These changes include:
• losing weight, if obesity is linked to breathing problems
• exercising to improve fitness levels
• avoiding exercise in hot conditions or at high altitudes
• quitting smoking and avoiding secondhand smoke
• avoiding allergens and pollutants
• sticking to treatment plans for underlying conditions

These are the 5 best remedies to help –
1 Deep breathing
Deep breathing is one of the best ways to lower stress in the body. This is because when you breathe deeply, it sends a message to your brain to calm down and relax. … Breathing exercises are a good way to relax, reduce tension, and relieve stress. Breathing exercises are easy to learn
2. Inhaling steam
Inhaling steam can help to keep a person’s nasal passages clear, which can help them breathe more easily. Heat and moisture from steam may also break down mucus in the lungs, which might also reduce breathlessness.
3. Finding a comfortable and supported position
Finding a comfortable and supported position to stand or lie in can help someone relax and catch their breath. If shortness of breath is being caused by anxiety or by over-exertion, this treatment is particularly helpful.
4. Pursed-lip breathing
Another breathing exercise that can help to relieve shortness of breath is pursed-lip breathing.
Pursed-lip breathing helps to reduce breathlessness by slowing the pace of a person’s breathing. This is particularly useful if shortness of breath is being caused by anxiety.
5. Using a fan
Research found that using a handheld fan to blow air across the nose and face could reduce the sensation of breathlessness. Feeling the force of air while inhaling made it feel like more air is getting in. The treatment was found to be effective in reducing the sensation of breathlessness
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