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How to Manage Shortness of Breath

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9. Enjoy Walking


Walking is a great cure for shortness of breath, which is common among overweight people. Regular walking helps improve your stamina and reduces episodes of breathlessness. It also helps you lose weight.

In addition, walking will provide distractions to help your subconscious mind restore your normal breathing.


Walk at a moderate pace for 30 to 60 minutes, 5 times a week, to boost your metabolism and increase your stamina.

10. Relaxation Therapies


Relaxation therapies like yoga and meditation can also help deal with breathing difficulties. Such therapies can increase blood and oxygen flow throughout your body and even slow down your heart rate. In addition, they can help reduce stress and anxiety, which can worsen your condition.

If possible, do yoga and meditation in an open area where you can breathe fresh and pure air.


To reap the benefits of yoga and meditation, do it on a regular basis and in the correct way. Learn these therapies from an expert.

Additional Tips

  • Keep a journal of when you experience shortness of breath, what makes it better and what makes it worse.
  • If you have difficulty sleeping, try to sleep propped up with several pillows or in a recliner. You can also try to lie on your side with a pillow between your legs and your head elevated with pillows.
  • Avoid sleeping in an overly warm room as it can worsen shortness of breath.
  • You can even try changing your position to help relieve shortness of breath.
  • When you begin to feel short of breath, stop what you are doing and rest until your breathing returns to normal.
  • Instead of focusing on your breathing, try to distract your mind. This helps your subconscious mind take control of your breathing again.
  • Take short breaks at regular intervals while doing strenuous activities to avoid shortness of breath.
  • Avoid exposure to toxic chemicals at home or work.
  • Eat a diet full of fruits and vegetables.
  • Drink plenty of water to keep your body hydrated and thin out the mucus, making it easier to expel.
  • Do not take any supplement or medicine without consulting your doctor.
  • People with asthma may use an inhaler before exercising.
  • Use a humidifier, especially in winter, as dry air thickens mucus and can make breathing difficult.


How to Manage Shortness of Breath was last modified: May 6th, 2016 by Top10HomeRemedies
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23 thoughts on “How to Manage Shortness of Breath”

  1. I think because im over wieght and big fat i cant breath properly ill try the black coffee and the ginger. I hope it really works . I think its time to diet and lots of exsercise, walking but no running thanks for this .

  2. Try Garden swing

    Treatment: The most important consideration is to provide fresh air to breathe. Swinging in garden is also a good option Try inhanling when you go up and then exhaling when you come down

    Take a deep breath in. As you do this, your diaphragm contracts and moves downward. This action opens up more space in the chest cavity, which allows the lungs to expand. The air travels down the windpipe, passing the bronchial tubes into air sacs called “alveoli.”

    Oxygen then passes through surrounding capillaries in the alveoli, where hemoglobin, a red blood cell protein, moves it into the blood. The oxygen-saturated blood is carried through the pulmonary vein to the left side of the heart, and is then pumped to the rest of the body tissue. As this happens, carbon dioxide moves from the capillaries into the alveoli, traveling from the right side of the heart through the pulmonary artery.

    Now it’s time to exhale. As you do this, the diaphragm relaxes and moves upward into the chest cavity. The intercostal muscles within the ribs relax, which also causes the chest cavity to shrink.
    The shrinking space in the chest cavity forces carbon dioxide to leave the lungs through the nose. During bouts of exercise, the abdominal muscles contract more often, pushing the diaphragm against the lungs more frequently. As this happens, carbon dioxide is pushed out quicker, increasing the frequency of your breaths.

  3. Thanks a lot it did work though i took nothing but lay on my back and follow the rest of the instructions but will still try the ginger stuff, few minutes I lay my back breath sounds good and sleep came ; can i eat now cause I feel hungry….. Thanks a lot.

  4. Thanks a lot it did work though i took nothing but lay on my back and follow the rest of the instructions but will still try the ginger stuff, few minutes I lay my back breath sounds good and sleep came ; can i eat now cause I feel hungry….. Thanks a lot uhhhh i feel better.

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