Shortness of Breath or Dyspnea

Shortness of Breath or Dyspnea Relief

About Dyspnea

Dyspnea (shortness of breath) where you experience labored or difficulty breathing or air hunger, is the subjective symptom of breathlessness.

Dyspnea may be a sign of a variety of disorders, and may be the indication of inadequate ventilation or of insufficient amount of oxygen in the circulating system.

Dyspnea could be acute and chronic. Many conditions could make you feel shortness of breath, such as asthma, bronchitis, emphysema and heart problems.

Causes of Dyspnea

Causes of Dyspnea could be the respiratory conditions such as lungs disease, or the circulatory conditions such as heart problems.

The problems with trachea, bronchi, throat and nose, which is part of your respiratory system that could make you feel shortness of breath. Example of a stuffy nose could make you difficulty to breath.

Causes of dyspnea especially with those chronic short of breath could be the problems with the muscular system, fascia system and other soft tissues, such as the diaphragm muscle and intercostals muscle plays a role contribute to dyspnea.

Anxiety, stress, fears, panic, physical injury and emotion distress also could develop having the symptoms of short breath or chest tight.

Other contribute factors may cause dyspnea are smoke cigarettes, environmental irritants, such as pollution, chemicals and some hair spray.

Dyspnea symptoms

Dyspnea symptoms are not only when you feel shortness of breath also there are other symptoms you may experience such as chest tightness, chest aches or even chest pain. You may feel wheezing during breathing.

You may experience shortness of breath either at rest or during activities, including walking, or climbing stairs. Your may have trouble lying flat in bed, your shortness of breath may have trouble sleeping, or wakes you up therefore, you may fatigue during the day.

Muscles pain, muscle weakness, headaches, fatigue, anxiety, heart racing, and coughing may also a part of dyspnea symptoms you may experience.

Dyspnea (shortness of breath) Relief

Chronic dyspnea symptoms could be relieved through massage therapy incorporating other forms of natural therapy includes:

  • Anxiety / stress / panic
  • Bronchitis symptoms
  • Chronic fatigue / tired
  • Chest pain / chest congestion
  • Heart racing / heart beat fast
  • Headaches / sinusitis
  • Short of breath during rest
  • Wheezing / coughing
  • Asthma symptoms
  • Chronic coughing
  • Chest tightness / chest aches
  • Chronic low fever / chill
  • Heart beat irregular
  • Neck pain / back pain
  • Short of breath during activity

Dyspnea (shortness of breath) treatment

Place to Heal is experienced in treating chronic dyspnea symptoms and other related symptoms listed in section “Dyspnea Relief”. Treatment of dyspnea is gentle, natural and safe.

Treatment for dyspnea is provided by experienced R.M.T with hands-on manual therapy that helps to facilitate your body’s own natural healing ability and has had high success rates with long-term relief in dyspnea symptoms.

Place to Heal uses individual, personalized treatment plans processed to discover the underlying causes of dyspnea. Earlier treatment could minimize the discomfort of dyspnea and the potential complications or difficulties.

Treatment of dyspnea with manual therapy includes, Massage Therapy, Myofasical Release, Craniosacral Therapy, Myofascial Release in Visceral, Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy and lymph therapy. Incorporating these therapies into the treatment enhances the effectiveness in relieving dyspnea and other related symptoms.


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