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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

Treatment for dyspnea requires a detailed case history of the patient. The history helps to find out the cause of dyspnea. It also helps to identify the particulars of each case. The effectiveness of medicines depends on the severity, duration and the reasons for the dyspnea. Depending upon case details of dyspnea, homeopathy 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 among the causes. Common symptoms that point to dyspnea are cough, wheezing, chest pain, blood in sputum and fainting.

Homeopathic Treatment for Dyspnea

1. Arsenic Album– For Dyspnea in Asthma

Arsenic Album is a top grade 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 – For Dyspnea Accompanied by Cough

Antimonium Tart and Ipecac are the best 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 – For Dyspnea While Walking

Ammonium Carb and Stannum Met are beneficial 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 – For Dyspnea During Sleep

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 – For Dyspnea In Elderly People

For dyspnea in older adults, prominently indicated 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 color 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. For Dyspnea With Heart Troubles

Some effective 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 a 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. I have shortness o breath, pain going to my ears, and SOMETIMES IN MY LEFT ARM. My aorta valve won’t close,

  2. Hi doctor I feel like I have something on chest when trying to remove it by coughing i feel tired.its like i will have shortage of breath

    • SURENDRA VARMA says:

      I am 76yrs male with h/o CABG and dual chamber ICD (pace maker cum defibrillator).. Recently having shortness of breath on walking.. sometimes ..have to stop for few seconds..then it’s ok..No breathlessness on lying down..also have pain in leg muscles sometimes, some days I am fine. Taking BP, Diabetes medicine, Dytor(lasix),MVit,Alprax.
      What medicine you think can help me

  3. Is there any medicine effective in low oxygen level due to covid…. Is there any medicine which can increase the oxygen level back to normal

  4. Netta Hart says:

    I have been experiencing extreme fatigue with shortness of breath after moving about for a couple hours. The symptoms are episodic. Has been ongoing for the past three weeks. I also have a chronic coughThat is dry. Lying on my back at night while sleeping causes me to suffocate. Otherwise I am slender and fit and generally healthy. I am 71 years old. Thanks for your help.

  5. I am hypertension patient for last 30 year. My present age is 57. recently I developed daibtic . But with medicine all blood test are normal, but at night sometimes I feel uneasyness in breathing. .i also got mild brain stroke in October 2019 buut recovered in a day. What medicine you suggest

  6. Mohammed raffick says:

    Hello doctor,iam Mohammed raffick from chennai.iam 33yrs old i have trouble while breathing,i frequently go to deep long breadth. Pain in chest area and back side of chest. Not able to lye down for more than 10min

  7. chandrasekhar says:

    my lungs supresed by hard chemical vaporization,,,oxyzen in blood level is low… to expand lungs and how to improve oxyzen levels in bloood

  8. My mom 60 she is recovered from covid 19 two months back some times she is having shortness of breath

  9. Muhammad Zeeshan says:

    Asalam o alaikum Sir I am Zeeshan and sir I can face the difficulties in breathing what should I do

  10. Col.Dr. B C Banerjee says:

    I had no ailment till Apr this year. Before since last 2 yrs was taking eye drops and Amlodipin 5mg for high BP. No other problem till Apr. Bad luck fell I lost my wife untimely. Only daughter in Bombay. Lock down and pandemic on. I am alone at home. Servants are barred not to come in and work. I do everything to keep me alive. I go for morning walk daily, do yoga. Since may sometimes I started feeling half breathing problem. In the mean time I had BP gone up, found some cholestrol problem. Cosulted Allopathy doctor. Prescribed three medicines ATORVA10, ALPRAZOLAM .25mg and METOPROLOL12.5. These have many side effects. After I started this course, sometimes I am discomforted my breathing. My seeking your advice is related to this breathing. I am 70, non smoker, non drinker, Retd Army Colonel. Apparent health had no problem till new set of medicines started. NO complaint of lungs, cough or heart. I need your advice ” what is the best Homeopathy” medicine for me . I am in Kolkata. Your kindness will stand a long way if you are kind enough to consider my mail content.
    Thanking you
    With best regards,
    Col. Dr. B C Banerjee
    9903494392 (M)

  11. .. Mahendra Sawant says:

    hi dr today night suddenly i felt difficulty in breathing couldnt swallow spit means our regular saliva found mouth dry n scrapy in lower side of throat fear while thinking is it covid had dry cough kast fifteen days but yesterday i had oily puri had great difficulty n breathless in swallowing or gulping saliva in sleep all if sudden no fever or mucus feel for fresh air lije fan inspite it bieng cold climate 18degrees i feel SUFFOCATION in packed room like cold air but that makes me shivering so confused

  12. Neeraj Kumar Bharti says:

    I am age of 44 male suffering from short breathingless dyspnea. How it can be permanently cured.

  13. Mohsin Raza says:

    Dear Dr Sb
    This is the third time I am writing to your office. I am a patient of COPD, Anxiety and depression as well as of hypertension. There is mild abnormality in heart as reflected in ECHO. My Asthma, psychological matters are all controlled and not bothering me but the breathlessness state due to cardiac problem is troubling me. I hv been given Spongia tosta to control 8t but I am not at all satisfied with it after reading about medication in the internet. PLS advise. I live in Lahore Pakistan so kindly tell me the procedure for overseas patient. I may mention that I am 63 yrs old and belong to lower middle class. Await your response. Rgds. Mohsin Raza

  14. S sai kalyan says:

    I am a 72 year old copd stage4 patient.
    Can’t walk with out support of oxygen.
    Severe dyspnea

  15. M rehman says:

    My name is Mrehman from Karachi.I have s problems like asthma.I am patient of flue since long.sometime feels problem in breath.I think may be problem in breathing viens.specially oily food,cold milk,ugurt ,pickle create problems when I eat them.I daily walk 40 minutes. From some days, sometimes at night during sleep feel something in breathing viens ,not explain in words,don,t now what to say it in medical language.shortness in breathing and voices in breath.please suggest best medicine .

    • Mohsin Raza says:

      Dear Dr Sb
      This is the third time I am writing to your office. I am a patient of COPD, Anxiety and depression as well as of hypertension. There is mild abnormality in heart as reflected in ECHO. My Asthma, psychological matters are all controlled and not bothering me but the breathlessness state due to cardiac problem is troubling me. I hv been given Spongia tosta to control 8t but I am not at all satisfied with it after reading about medication in the internet. PLS advise. I live in Lahore Pakistan so kindly tell me the procedure for overseas patient. I may mention that I am 63 yrs old and belong to lower middle class. Await your response. Rgds. Mohsin Raza

  16. Ibiyemi adejuwon says:

    Dear Dr, I am experiencing breathing irregularity and I want this to stop. How will u please help.

  17. R P Saxena says:

    Dear Dr Sharma
    I am suffering from mild breathless particularly after suddenly getting up from the bed , chair or bending down the chest moving up. It starts and goes on for 4-5 times and settles down to normal breathing. Some times I feel very slight change in the breathing pattern ( towards higher than normal) during slightly fast walking which gets normal after few minutes. I am taking medicine for B P.In Sept 2019 undergone angioplasty (1 stent) for which I am taking medicines. I have anxiety also.
    I request you to kindly suggest treatment for this
    Thanking you . With regards
    R P Saxena

  18. Sumit gupta says:

    Homeopathic remedy for dypnesea due to anxiety

  19. From last sept’19 Suffering continuous mucus forming in throat and have to picking and spit after taking aloepathic medicine it is reduced but chest middle heaviness and weakness ,hortness of breathing. Feeling uneasy.

  20. Janna Astin says:

    I’ve had difficulty breathing along with raised temperature and fatigue. Once a COVID-19 test becomes available in my area, if I’m still feeling short of breath after walking and even while just in bed, she’d like to have me tested. I’ve has this since Sunday and i haven’t felt any progress in healing… it kind of feels like someone put compression socks on my lungs.

  21. Dr Milan Sharma says:

    My child is suffering from coughing leading to shortness of breath during morning and evening since 10 months from now daily
    Episode of this type of allergy occured soon after he quit swimming
    I was giving him allopathic treatment for pretty long but all in vain
    Kindly support me with proper treatment if possible

  22. Sallam Bhai

  23. Dear Sir, my wife’s health become down due to tension and office work load, she is so weak. Some month ego she has shooting pain from back to shoulder. Currently it is reduce little bit. But now she feels sudden breathing problem due to stress and all. Kindly suggest some medicine..
    I will be thankful to you…

  24. Nasra Ahmed says:

    Hello Dear Dr Sharma
    My son 5 years old get shortness of breath. He is very active, skinny, tall. He has allergy against cow milk, egg, nuts and wheat. He gets diaré from milk. Shortness of breath from all the other products.

    What homeophatic remedy should I try to give him when He gets allergy induced asthma?

    Nasra Ahmed

  25. Candi Cazau says:

    Hello Dr. Sharma,
    In 1997 my husband endured five weeks of radiation to the base of his brain for a schwanomma. Prior to the radiation he began experiencing breathing problems…difficulty getting air into lungs as lungs felt full. This may have been caused by the schwnomma that was located on the 7th cranial nerve. Right after radiation his doctor prescribed Ativan to help with the breathing which did not improve. Now 22 years later he is still have severe issues and he is finding it hard to get the amount of Lorazepam he needs prescribed due to the laws on controlled substances. I have discussed this with many doctors throughout the world and not one has been able to assist. When he does a pulmonary tests it shows a restriction even though there is not. This all be due to the tumor and treatment which also affected his central nervous system and Vagal nerve. We desperately need to find a natural way of treating the breathing. He needs to take a minimum of 8 – 10 2 mg of Lorazapam on a daily basis. He tries to work from home because he cannot drive without Lorazepam and he does not have enough in a months prescription to allow him out of the house. He also suffers from head issues feeling heavy and dizzy and that is why he takes the Lorazepam as well.

  26. A Hima Bindu says:

    Namasthe Doctor, my daughter 17yrs has hypothyroid since 10 yes. Off late she’s reporting breathlessness and often she returns from school with severe headache. She also says that her breath seems to be constructed at pit of the throat. ENT specialist checked and said, no physical problem is there.
    What medicine should I give her. Please advise
    Thanks & regards
    Hima bindu

    • Sumanta Gupta says:

      Namasthe Doctor Babu
      I am a patient of DCM. Presently I feel some breathing problems when I walked in speed. Please advise

  27. Surendra Varna says:

    What treatment, drug would you recommend for 74 patient with h/o CAD..undergone CABG 19 yes ago,had
    ICD implanted with defibrillator three yes back. For past few days feel shortness of breath on climbing stairs n walking some distance..Non smoker non alcoholic . It’s only on walking not at rest..BP n sugar under control

  28. Saleha Ahmed Harris says:

    Hello Dr! My father (78 year olds) suffers from severe COPD and churg Strauss. He is constantly short of breath and finds walking and daily activities a real challenge and limiting. He also has a lot of mucus rattling around in him and doesn’t have the strength to cough it up and out. I’m not sure which combination of the above would suit him best. The one for SOB associated with walking or the one with coughing? They both apply to him. Can he have a cocktail of all four medicines?

  29. Walking up steps or hills causes shortness of breath and chest pain. I have had a cardio workup–normal. I am 72. Have Hashimotos.

  30. Reno Rodrigues says:

    Sir I am Reno from Mumbai.
    I’m 64 yrs old. I have recently developed breathlessness, due to which I can’t sleep well. This has all of a sudden started about a week after my eye surgery. It is there for about a month now. Prior to this there is no history of this problem. Please suggest me the correct homoeopathic remedy to cure this condition. I’m presently on allopathic medication.

  31. Sir.. This is Raghu from Telangana state

    I am suffering from shortness of breath(hungry for breathing) in everyday every second I feel breathless.. Chest tighten with shortness of breath.. Please suggest me Homeo medicine

  32. Hello sir,
    Since 2 weeks i am experiencing breathlessness after completing my 2 km regular walk in the evenings.Before that I was a regular basketball player.i also snore a lot.weighing 82 kg.56 year old.
    Kindly suggest suitable medicine.

  33. Ajaya Kumari Veeramalli says:

    Sir, I have been facing difficulty inbreathing. Some times I feel air is going inside at the left side. After continues trails, I feel one normal breathe. I gave this problem before hysterectomy. Later surgery I am fine for 4 months. Now after 5 months of surgery, I started facing same problem again

  34. md.thayyab ali says:

    sir good problem is difficulty in breath.some dangerous sounds coming from inside of the body on that time i am unable to inhale or breath is staying in throat.what is the solution sir?

  35. Hii iam 58 years old and weigh about 80-85 kgs…i have thyroid since 17 years and high bp since 5 years….i do a very less physical activity…today when i walked for a short distance my breath wa s increased and there was a wheezing soundbas if congested breath…..when i sat for 2 mins then i was normal…what is tbe cal

  36. I am having difficulty in breathing. I require to inhale more and flum is accumulated in the throat. Shortness of breath is a major problem. I have used Kali Bichrome and epicock but of no use. Kindly advise me the correct medicine

  37. lien lequang says:

    Hello Dr,
    My husband often has shortness of breath after eating. He has been asthmatic for many years and he used salbutamol to relieve his pain. I strongly believe that homeopathy could help him because i had an experience with a French doctor who helped our son with his asthma when he was young. Due to his shortness of breath, he had troubles sleeping at night. Some nights he can sleep but others not at all. So he became depressed and he worried about just anything, I just hope we could find an homeopathy doctor near our area Santa Ana, 92704 CA to help him with this condition. He is actually 75 years old.

  38. tammie danice lane says:

    about 30 days ago i was exposed to chlorine gas its not constant except today cant get a full breath wheezing steam helps a bit

  39. Ann Cornelius says:

    Hi, Ted. Please let me know if you get a reply. Your symptoms mimic mine! I am a 52-year old woman who has been in good health for the majority of my adult life. I have no idea what is causing this sudden difficulty with my ability to breathe at night! It’s exhausting, as I must still function in a productive manner each day. 😒
    I hope you’re feeling better since this post that you incidentally made on my 52d birthday. 🎈

  40. Vijay Kumar Seth says:

    Dear Madam, good evening. I am 68 years old. For the last 18 to 20 days I am facing an acute problem of tiredness/ body fatigue with loss of appetite. Even immediately after my night sleep , I feel the same tiredness in morning. I feel better in fresh cool air. There is heaviness on left stomach side& some time light pain. I have gone through CBC blood & urine tests, the report of which are normal Some time my body temp.also goes upto 99-100 but it becomes normal after some time. At present I am taking heart medicine due to angioplasty surgery. Pl.suggest if any further testing is required & also suggest medicines.


  41. J. M. Mukhi says:

    I have turned 90. I had By-pass in 2002. In 2015 owing to arythmea I was fitted with ICD-D device. In February this year I had breathing difficulty and was taken to hospital for 24 hours observation. My Ejection Factor had come down to 30 and my BP was 100/60. It is still in the range of 105/65. Last night I woke at 3.30 am and continued to pant breathe till 6 am. I was afraid to go to sleep for fear of suffocating. Can homeopathy help me? Please advise. Kindest regards.

  42. Chiranjib Ghosh says:

    I have a problem of mild shortness of breath recently. My x-ray report is normal and ECG also. I am thirty five years old. Please suggest sutibale course to solve the problem. Thanking you , with regard. Chiranjib

    • P Syntang says:

      Hello sir, recently , I have been experiencing a problem that l am having a short breathing problem I also having a mild cough, tiredness, and sometimes got a pain in the heart

  43. I have a problem of shortening breath while running or walking .
    It is very difficult to breath when climb at stairs .

    Please suggest suitable course of action.

    • Piyush Goyal says:

      I felt short of breath after climbing stairs with some luggage last 3-4 times in few years. Recently again I felt the same after climbing stairs for about 100 meter. Also it comes with sweating. After some rest I was alright.
      Heart check up was done about a year back. All is fine. I am 60 yr male, 80 kg wt, Not fat. Vegetarian diet. Morning walks for last 1 year are being done.

      I would appreciate, if you could guide with some treatment/medicine



        Dear Dr. I am 73 years old and feel short of breath when climbing stairs or at hill station. Climbing of roads also make me breathless. My chlorostral , ECG , Eco cardiograph everything’s are ok. Please advice medicine.z

    • rashmi prabha says:
      sir I am 40 year old (female) when i am running 200 meter breathing problem started and after taking deep breathing of 1 to 1.5 minute i recovered and then again i started running hence this walk run situation repeated. sir i have to join half marathon kindly suggest me any homeopathic medicine for rectifying it.
      Rashmi Prbha

  44. Jasmin Gilliam says:

    Hello Dr. Sharma,
    I have asthma symptoms for 12 years after living in a moldy and dry place with lots of agriculture, then adding a cat to the apartment that had carpet and lots of dust and heat. Now 12 years later I have chest pain, and doctor wants to do a nuclear test for a blockage in an artery after I had an abnormal stress test EKG cardio. I currently take a corticoidsteroid inhaler about once a week, two puffs.
    I have tried different homeopathy with different practitioners but have not found any remedy that worked.

  45. Jasmin Gilliam says:

    Hello Dr. Sharma,
    I have asthma symptoms for 12 years after living in a moldy and dry place with lots of agriculture, then adding a cat to the apartment that had carpet and lots of dust and heat. Now 12 years later I have chest pain, and doctor wants to do a nuclear test for a blockage in an artery after I had an abnormal stress test EKG cardio.
    I have tried different homeopathy with different practitioners but have not found any remedy that worked.

  46. Ajit Kumar says:

    My Wife is suffering from breathlessness for few days, it is not daily but once or twice in a week, please guide us for treatment.
    Ajit Kumar

  47. Sailajamadapati says:

    Namaste mother name MADAPATI anasuya 85 yrs . She is a alzehmiers , thyroid,colostomy surgery done 4 yrs back and uti patient and bedridden after surgery. Presently she suffering breathing difficulty and sudden watery motion sometimes and evening she suffering sweating and fatigue mostly around night 6 to 8 she is soft and very nice character. Pl prescribe best medicine sir. Thank u.

  48. Mohd pervez khan says:

    My age is 57. I am suffering from allergic rhynitis. From 1990. Takes dailly anti allergic medicine like montulicas leocirizine

  49. N S Gandhi Prasad says:

    Dear Sir,
    I am 70 years old.
    I am diabetic and have hypertension for last 25 years
    Since last two years I am facing the problem of Dyspnea particularly on walk and even with little physical work
    15 moths back a stent was placed in one of the arteries
    Even after placement of stent, there is negligible improvement and I am continuing with same problem of breathlessness.
    My blood pressure is ususally in the range of 150-160 and 70-90
    Diabetes is under control
    Serum creatinine is 1.01
    I am a vegetarian
    I am a retired professor
    I have sedentary life style
    My weight is around 86 kg
    At present I am taking Aspidosperma Q for this problem besides my regular allopathy medicines for BP, Diabetes and heart Medicines.
    My both feet are completely numb and have been advised to avoid four wheel driving.
    Any suggestion for Dyspena and numbness of feet will be of great help to me in maintaining my regular life.
    Thanks for your help and may God give all you need for serving the needy
    Dr N S Gandhi Prasad

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