The most common breathing problem is dyspnea. In all cases, people with breathing problems are advised to avoid smoking and follow a healthy lifestyle that includes a good diet and maintaining a healthy weight. This is characterized by difficulty breathing. Sometimes breathing problems can occur at rest or with activity. Other breathing problems include coughing, wheezing, and painful breathing. Breathing problems are common symptoms caused by many conditions, including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, other lung diseases and heart disease. Other causes include injury to the neck, chest wall or lungs; a collapsed lung occurs if the victim has emphysema or asthma, but is also known to happen spontaneously in young, healthy people. Less common causes of breathing problems are lung cancer, a blood clot in the lungs, air leakage around the lungs and scarring of the lung tissue.
People whose breathing problems are caused by allergies should avoid potential allergens, such as pollens, dust and molds. The another most serious breathing problem is apnea, which occurs when spontaneous breathing stops for any reason. Sometimes apnea is temporary or starts and stops at intervals, such as during sleep apnea (episodic breathing failure during sleep). Sometimes, this breathing problem can develop into a life-threatening allergic reaction, if left untreated. Persons aware of a breathing problem need to avoid exposure to allergic substances or agents that induce asthma, if they suffer from it. Common sense measures to keep breathing problems at bay include avoiding walking, running or jogging on roads with heavy automobile traffic that yield toxic gases.
Prevention of Breathing problem
- If you have asthma or allergies, eliminate household allergy triggers like dust mites and mold.
- Don't smoke and keep away from secondhand smoke. Don't allow smoking in your home.
- If you have a history of severe allergic reactions, carry an epinephrine pen and wear a medical alert tag. Your doctor will teach you how to use the epi pen.
- If you have asthma, see the article on asthma to learn ways to manage it.
- Lock up all medications and poisonous substances so small children can't get to them.
- Exercising regularly.
Home Remedies for Breathing problem
- Eating onion regularly is one of the most effective remedies for Breathing problem.
- Honey is considered beneficial in the treatment of Breathing problem.
- Unripe guava is useful in halitosis. It is rich in tannic, malic, oxalic, and phosphoric acids as well as calcium, oxalate, and manganese.
- For treating this infection mix two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar and one teaspoon of honey in a glass of water. Mix well to drink for quick recovery.
- Eat fruits and vegetables which contain sulfur like asparagus, spinach, cashews/almonds, Rhubarb and for acid eat cranberries, lemons, and blueberries.
- Parsley is a valuable cure for bad breath. Two cups of water should be boiled and several sprigs of parsley, coarsely chopped, should be steeped in this water along with two or three whole cloves or a quarter teaspoon of ground cloves. This mixture should be stirred occasionally while cooling.