People are noticing today that they are having bouts of shortness of breath, and they can’t figure out why. I am noticing that this is happening to people who have had COVID. A pattern is developing.
If you’ve had COVID, are you experiencing this? This new form of shortness of breath has no obvious trigger – you might be short of breath one day, but not the next.
Shortness of breath can have causes that aren’t due to COVID, so be aware if this is happening after exercise, at high altitudes, if you’re wearing tight clothing, if you’ve had a prolonged period of bed rest (this might be COVID related), or if you have a sedentary lifestyle.
There are several things that you can do to help prevent this, no matter the cause.
Lying on your tummy takes pressure off your organs, especially your lungs and heart. The next time you are short of breath, lie down and roll over. It isn’t unusual to have a feeling of being breathless when you’re lying flat on your back.
An obstruction of your airways is a primary concern when experiencing shortness of breath. When you lie on your tummy, pressure is taken off your lungs, and gravity can relieve stress on your airways.
Lying down too soon after eating can also cause difficulty breathing, so don’t go horizontal shortly after eating.
Strained ligaments, constipation, or trapped wind can also cause shortness of breath, and by lying on your tummy, you’ll know if this will pass fairly quickly. If you have asthma, resting on your tummy can keep you from having a dangerous asthma attack.
Try to lessen your stress, avoid getting too tired, and don’t over eat.
When you are short of breath, immediately sit down and relax. If you haven’t recently eaten, lie down on your stomach and see if this helps. Then monitor your condition to determine if you get better or worse.
If your breathing does not improve, you should definitely consult with your medical doctor.
There are some great vitamins and supplements that help your lungs, especially if you have had COVID. Consider adding these to your nutritional program if you are experiencing a shortness of breath.
- Z-Stack by Dr. Zalenko
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin D3
- Zinc chelate
- N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC)
- Quercetin with Bromelain
Some of these supplements are considered controversial if you research them on the Internet, but what’s new? Welcome to my world …
- Check your airway, breathing, for an obstruction;
- Check your pulse for possible heart issues;
- Loosen any tight clothing;
- Try using any prescribed medicines (such as an asthma inhaler or home oxygen).
If you are experiencing shortness of breath for the first time in your life and you have had COVID, connect these dots and see if this explains why.
Take a deep breath.
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Before taking vitamins, consult your doctor; pre-existing medical conditions or medications you are taking can affect how your body responds to multivitamins.
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