It’s normal to feel breathless or winded from physical exertion. Physical activity and exercise will take your breath away. Even carrying heavy objects or climbing a few flights of stairs can leave you trying to catch your breath. It isn’t normal, however, to have difficulty breathing while you’re physically inactive. Talk to a doctor before you try home remedies for breathing problems. Difficulty breathing can indicate an underlying health issue. Trying to relieve the symptoms won’t address the cause of your health problem.
What causes breathing problems?
Breathing problems may be caused by a number of different things.
Health issues such as COPD, asthma, and emphysema often make it difficult to breathe. Other health conditions such as GERD, heart disease, as well as certain types of cancer can cause breathing problems. Allergies and respiratory infections, such as pneumonia, may cause difficulty breathing. Dehydration, anxiety, mold in your home, and poor air quality can make it difficult to breathe, a well.Breathing problems may be caused by a number of different things; some breathing problems indicate a serious health issue. Talk to your doctor before you try home remedies for breathing problems. Click To Tweet
Breathing problems sometimes indicate a serious, life-threatening emergency.
Talk to your doctor if you have trouble breathing.
You should not try home remedies for breathing problems before you know what’s causing your issues. Breathing problems can be caused by so many different things, which makes it even more important to see your primary care physician before trying home remedies for breathing problems. The only way to properly treat breathing problems is by seeing a medical professional.
Your doctor may refer you to a pulmonologist, or a doctor that specializes in diagnosing and treating health issues related to the respiratory tract, lungs, and breathing. MANA pulmonologists travel to several locations across Northwest Arkansas to see patients.
- Fayetteville Diagnostic Clinic
- Center for Chest Care in Fayetteville
- Siloam Springs Medical Center
- Eureka Springs Family Clinic