• Common Breathing Issues And How To Treat Them

    Date: 2017.03.20 | Category: Medical Services | Tags:

    An ancient saying states “life is present in the breath of a person. One who breathes half-lives half”.

    For those of us in the general population who are plagued with breathing issues, this is a saying they can relate to unfortunately. But by developing a more in depth understanding of the issues you face with breathing, you can diagnose yourself and seek a procedure and treatment to heal yourself. If it is a problem that is unable to be treated, then measures can be taken to at least control it in order to live a more comfortable life.

    There are many reasons that people face breathing issues. For certain groups of people, it happens when they catch a common cold and for many others it happens to sinusitis. Sinusitis causes inflammation in the nose for people and makes it quite difficult to breathe for a week and in extreme cases for two weeks or more. Most breathing issues tend to be either chronic or issues that are long term. One of the most common is issues is sleep apnea test.

    A disorder which causes pauses in an individual’s breath while he is sleeping. On normal cases the pauses last for a couple of seconds but reports have shown some cases where the pause lasts for minutes. On average this occurs at least thirty or more times during an hour of sleep. This interrupts the peaceful sleep of a person because when the breath pauses, the individual moves from deep sleep to a light sleep. This reduces the quality of sleep and is a major cause for long periods of sleeping during day time. This happens because the airway collapses or gets clogged when a person is sleeping. When any air tries to pass through this blockage, it causes loud snoring. This chronic condition can be treated by going to a snoring clinic for a diagnosis and requires a long term commitment to treat. It involves changes to a person’s lifestyle, the use of mouthpieces and sometimes even surgery to treat it.

    Some breathing problems are caused due to allergies and in worst cases; these breathing issues might sprout from more dangerous problems like lung cancer and pneumonia. Doctors diagnose such issues by running several tests like a physical exam and taking a deep look at the history of the individual. When it doubt of allergies and such, they run allergy tests like the prick test to find the specific type of allergy that is causing the breathing issue. This helps them find the trigger. Once doctors locate the trigger, the avoidance of it is the best way to treat breathing problems.