4 Common Breathing Difficulties + Habits to Help You Breathe Better


| 2/20/2018 11:30:00 AM


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Having difficulties breathing may complicate your life greatly, making it impossible to function and deal with your everyday tasks with ease. These difficulties can be caused by various health issues, and although it’s sometimes hard to control them, it’s not impossible. Here is some advice on how to create good breathing exercise habits to help you deal with your breathing problems.

Asthma

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Asthma is the inflammation of lung airways, which then become irritated and tight, causing breathing problems. It’s usually triggered by various allergens, like dust mites, molds or pollen, but it can also be triggered by some medications, polluted air, or even strong emotional reactions. It causes shortness of breath, wheezing, and coughing. Identifying the triggers and trying to avoid them may help to some extent, but there are also exercises you can do to improve your breathing, including Buteyko breathing, which revolves around consciously slowing down and shallowing your breathing. Certain yoga exercises and relaxation techniques may also help you stay calmer and get your breathing in order.

COPD

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, can be either chronic bronchitis or emphysema, though it’s usually the combination of these two conditions. Emphysema means that your airways are narrowed, making it difficult for air to get into your lungs, which often leaves you breathless. Chronic bronchitis, on the other hand, is the cause of inflamed tubes, which leads to serious and sometimes painful coughing. What they both have in common is the limited airflow caused by damage to the airways.



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