9 Home Treatments for Shortness of Breath 

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What's breathlessness? Dyspnea, or shortness of breath, makes breathing difficult. Heart and lung issues might impair breathing. Shortness of breath may occur suddenly. Others may endure it for weeks. 

1. Pursed-lip breathing

For panic, COPD, and hyperventilation dyspnea, this is simple. Reduces fast breathing, deepening and improving it. If exercise makes you gasp, visit a doctor. Pursed breathing eliminates COPD dead air. Released lung air. Use when out of breath, especially when bending, lifting, or climbing stairs. 

2. Sitting forward

Sitting can calm your muscles and improve respiration. Sit in a chair with your feet flat and chest slightly forward. Support your chin with your hands or elbows on your knees. Relax your neck and shoulders. 

3. Table-supported forward sitting 

If you have a chair and table, this may be a more pleasant way to catch your breath. Sit facing a table in a chair with flat feet. Arms on the table, chest slightly forward. Rest your head on your forearms or pillow. 

4. Standing with back supported 

Standing soothes the body and lungs.Face away and touch a wall with your hips.Put your hands on your thighs and feet shoulder-width apart.Lean forward and dangle arms with shoulders relaxed. As with other tripod breathing positions, this one expands the lungs. 

5. Standing with arms supported 

Stand near a table or other flat, strong furniture just below shoulder height. Rest your elbows or hands on the furniture, relaxing your neck. Rest your head on your forearms and relax your shoulders. 

6. Relaxed sleeping   

Sleeping apnea causes breathlessness. Frequent awakening may reduce sleep quality and duration. Your back should be straight while you lie on your side with a pillow between your knees and pillows elevating your head. Or lie on your back with your head up, knees bent, and cushion under your knees. 

7. Diaphragmatic breathing  

Seated, bend your knees and relax your head, neck, and shoulders.Touch your belly.Slow nasal breathing. Your tummy should move when touched.Tighten exhalation muscles. Feel your stomach drop. Lip-pursed exhalation.Emphasise exhalation. Softly inhale after exhaling longer.Continue for 5 minutes. 

8. Using a fan

Early research confirms doctors' advice to use a fan to cool air and relieve shortness of breath. A small portable fan facing your face may help.  According to 2018 research, a fan helped late-stage cancer patients breathe. 

9. Drinking coffee

Coffee relaxes asthmatic airway muscles, boosting lung function for 4 hours, according to an early study. Chemical receptors that induce breathlessness are blocked. Consult a doctor before drinking more caffeine. Caffeine can affect cardiac patients due to its stimulating properties. 

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