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Homeopathic Treatment for Dyspnea – Difficulty in Breathing

Difficulty in breathing is called dyspnea. Shortness of breath, breathlessness, and labored breathing are other terms used to describe dyspnea. Dyspnea points to insufficient oxygen in the blood. Homeopathic treatment for dyspnea is a safe and effective way to help cure the problem.

Homeopathic treatment for dyspnea requires a detailed case history of the patient. The history helps find out the cause of dyspnea. It also helps to identify the particulars of each case. The homeopathic treatment for dyspnea is decided after taking into consideration the cause as well as the findings in each instance. The effectiveness of homeopathic medicines depends on the severity, duration and the reasons of the dyspnea. Depending upon case details of dyspnea, homeopathic medicines can play a curative, palliative, or supportive role.

Causes of Dyspnea

Difficulty in breathing is experienced after exertion or while moving to high altitudes is normal, but if it occurs otherwise, then it is a matter of concern. Such a condition should be investigated and treated. Various medical conditions can lead to dyspnea. Among medical conditions, respiratory and heart troubles are some of the leading causes of dyspnea. The causes of dyspnea also include asthma, pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pulmonary edema, heart failure and heart attack. Low blood pressure, cardiomyopathy, anemia, sudden blood loss, obstruction by inhaled foreign objects and anxiety or panic disorders can also be causes. Homeopathic treatment for dyspnea handles the problem without any side effects. Common symptoms that point to dyspnea are a cough, wheezing, chest pain, blood in sputum and fainting.

Homeopathic Medicines for Dyspnea

1. Arsenic Album– Homeopathic Medicine for Dyspnea in Asthma

Arsenic Album is a top grade homeopathic medicine for dyspnea for a patient with asthma. Arsenic Album works well when there is difficulty in breathing along with wheezing and constricted air passages. Suffocating attacks are also a symptom in such cases. The symptoms are most disturbing at night. The patient is unable to lie down at night because of the fear of suffocation. The patient may even wake up at night from disturbing dyspnea.

2. Antimonium Tart and Ipecac – Homeopathic Medicines for Dyspnea Accompanied by Cough

Antimonium Tart and Ipecac are the best homeopathic medicines for dyspnea accompanied by a cough. The top indicators for using Antimonium Tart are shortness of breath with a cough, and rattling of mucus in the chest. Only a little bit of phlegm is expectorated. There is a feeling of suffocation along with gasping of breath. To use Ipecac, the symptom is dyspnea with a sudden and intense cough. Vomiting may accompany a cough. The person also turns stiff and blue because of the shortness of breath. A suffocating and strangling feeling with a cough are also symptoms in such cases. Bubbling rales in the chest are also noted.

3. Ammonium Carb and Stannum Met – Homeopathic Medicines for Dyspnea While Walking

Ammonium Carb and Stannum Met are beneficial homeopathic medicines for dyspnea experienced while walking. Among them, Ammonium Carb works well in cases where walking even a few steps leads to labored and difficult breathing. Along with dyspnea, cough with bloody expectoration may also be present. Other from this, Ammonium Carb is also indicated for difficulty in breathing in a warm room. Being in the cold air brings relief. Stannum Met is considered when there is shortness of breath with a constriction in the chest while walking. Dyspnea on exertion is also treated well with Stannum Met. Other symptoms that indicate the use of Stannum Met are weakness or sharp pains in the chest, and expectoration with a sweet or salty taste.

4. Lachesis and Grindelia – Homeopathic Medicines for Dyspnea During Sleep

Homeopathic medicines Lachesis and Grindelia need consideration in cases of dyspnea that occurs during sleep. Lachesis is useful when a person has difficulty in breathing while sleeping. The patient wakes up from sleep and rushes to open a window to breathe. Tight clothing is unbearable around the chest and throat. Grindelia works in cases of dyspnea where breathing stops on falling asleep. There is an inability to breathe on lying down. The person wakes up with a start and sits up to breathe.

5. Carbo Veg and Silicea – Homeopathic Medicines for Dyspnea In Elderly People

For dyspnea in older adults, prominently indicated homeopathic medicines are Carbo Veg and Silicea. Carbo Veg is an excellent medicine for labored and quick breathing in seniors. Along with this, a burning sensation in the chest is felt. A patient needing Carbo Veg also likes to be fanned to get relief. The skin may be cold and blue in colour during attacks of dyspnea. Silicea is helpful for older adults experiences difficulty in breathing. Walking fast, lying on the back, and stooping is some of the factors that indicate the need for Silicea in older adults.

6. Homeopathic Medicines for Dyspnea With Heart Troubles

Some effective homeopathic medicines for dyspnea with heart problems are Digitalis, Iberis, and Viscum Album. The characteristic features that point to the need for Digitalis are dyspnea with constant desire to take a deep breath, precordial anxiety, violent palpitations on motion, and a weak, slow pulse. Iberis works well in cases of dyspnea with full, irregular pulse. The dyspnea is worse while climbing stairs. Viscum Album is considered in cases of dyspnea when lying on the left side worsens the complaint. Along with this, constriction and tightness in the chest are felt.

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  1. Raju Kumar says:

    Good morning Dr sharma.this is Raju Kumar.i am 24 years old.i had suffered tuberculosis (to chest) before 1 year and I have completed recovery from them.docter told me now you r cure from them and also they told me some marks on your chest that will be permanent because that is calcium.but sometimes I feels chest pain and I don’t feels comfortable in crowd area and in close area.please doctor advice me what should be do in this situation???

  2. Jagannath Mondal says:

    Hello Dr my mother is 57 year’s old she is suffering from heart problem two time balloon surgery has done now her mva 1•3 my mother problem is now is Shortness in bredth my mother suffering from rheumatic heart disease suggest me medicine

  3. Hello dr sharma,im 28 years of age, i have a breathing shortness from time to time started about 5 months ago and went to chest specialist for checkup but all the reports came normal. i was given some medicines but that doesnt help so kindly suggest me further what test or medicines do i need to take

  4. Hi.

    I get short breathing and I asociate IT with going toate the pool and aquagym. I m 36 and as far as I know i have no medical condition. IT happens the day i fi the pool, not while being there.
    While lying I feel the need to sit in order toate breathe well. I also have headaches, I relație them toate this… Never had before and I feel the need to tale Deep breaths. What to do?

  5. Hi
    Dr Sharma
    I am 57 years old female.hostory
    Since childhood would get breathless under shower n never liked closed spaces
    .1999 n 2009
    I had anxiety attacks n dydpnea.
    Now since four month I would get shortness n pain in was mild first now I get very anxious due to it.
    Eating n walking ora ny activities make me v breathless. Inhaler has no effect.i am waiting for investigationslz tell me immediately rescue from it v anxious n compromise my activity.
    I m on methotrexate n thyroxine
    Thank you
    Nargis majid

  6. Dr. Sharma. I am having difficulty breathing. I wake up in the middle of the night and run to the window to get some fresh air in order to breathe. I also have difficulty wearing bra and tight clothes around my chest. Walking, bending down makes my breathing worse. there are times when one or the other nostril’s air flow reduces or stops. I have no cough, no congestion, no known seasonal allergies. i have tenderness on the left side at the bottom of my front ribs. All a sudden, I feel that I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe in the warm area. I need air. specially cold air. i feel difficulty breathing from the chest area as well as nostrils. please advise. I am taking deep breaths. That makes breathing more difficult. Feels like lungs are not functionally properly.

  7. Linda Allan says:

    Dear Dr Sharma,
    I would like you to look at my particulars & decide if homeopathy can help at all,
    I am 71 years old,but still work…..because I will feel OLD when I retire & I like working.
    Also I do not want to receive a Govt. pension. I prefer to earn an income.

    I have been short of breath for 20 years. I was diagnosed COAD. Pleural plaques also show on CXR.
    HOMEOPATHY helped me for years ,then sadly, prescriptions failed and my homeopath is not pleased
    with my progress .
    I take Candesartan for hypertension (last 2 years ) Atrovent inhaler 6/24, Atrovent inhaler 6/24 and
    Flixotide 125 mcg inhaler (about 12 months
    My homeopath does not want to treat me any longer because of the drugs I take ,and said remedies fail
    because I have lost confidence in homeopathy. My homeopath is not young either & is struggling with an
    illness of her own & I only cause her irritation due to my failure.
    I am not cross,not angry, not disappointed in her – not at all. It is all quite sad, I have NEVER lost confidence in homeopathy & I understand my disease is very hard to treat & also I am 71. Normal,
    healthy lungs show degenerative changes as we age but I would like some help if possible.

    Kind regards,
    Linda Allan.

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