The Early Warning Signs Of Breathlessness And Treatment
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Dyspnea is a condition that may worsen if patients panic or are fearful. If air flowing into and out of the lungs is hindered then that is a symptom of Dyspnea. Shortage of oxygen in the lungs is a symptom of dyspnea as well. Dyspnea is quite common among primary lung cancer patients and among patients suffering from other types of cancer; breast cancer for example that may have affected the lungs. Those who have or are

• Fever

• Anemia

• Infection

• Emphysema or chronic bronchitis

• Heart disease

• Overweight

• Allergies

are high risk individuals who could very well suffer from Dyspnea.

As a result of prolonged treatment for cancer which could be specific chemotherapy drugs, radiation to the lungs or lung surgery, the lungs could be damaged causing dyspnea. There are other treatments as well that could cause dyspnea; if the lungs were to be drained or if a catheter were to be placed in the veins of the chest for example.

The breathless feeling could be from mild to severe which could be an impediment for people to continue with their daily routine activities easily. The quality of life too could be hampered as a result. When patients narrate as to how they feel, it helps in the diagnosis followed by a prescribed treatment. Dyspnea patients ought to maintain a record of the extent of breathless feeling and how patients might be affected. Once all the relevant facts are documented as to when dyspnea occurs, what causes the symptoms to either alleviate or worsen; it would be easier to speak with a doctor regarding an effective treatment.

The treatment of Dyspnea often involves treating the disease that may be the root cause of dyspnea in the first place. If fluid accumulates in the lung, then it should be emptied so that the effects of Dyspnea are reduced. If a patient has tumor then only by shrinking the tumor can dyspnea be reduced which is only possible with chemotherapy or radiation treatment. If the cause of dyspnea is an infection, then antibiotics is the cure. If blood is clotting in the lung, then there is blood thinner that is used as therapy.

If anyone is looking for shortness of breath treatment has many doctors putting patients on medication. The cause of dyspnea may vary from patient to patient and therefore no two treatments can be the same or similar. Some of the treatment options based on the possible causes of dyspnea are

• Bronchodilators reduce dyspnea by opening the airways of patients airways

• Steroids decrease swollen lungs to alleviate shortness of breath

• Anti-anxiety drugs can put an end to people hitting the panic button which is the reason behind people feeling breathless

• One can breathe easy with pain medications

Oxygen could be prescribed by a doctor so that a patient can breathe. A professional heart specialist ought to be consulted to find out more about breathing and relaxation methods that one could try on their own.

Author Bio:

Nicholas Hedge is associated with cardiology treatments for years now. In this article, he has discussed about “The early warning signs of breathlessness and treatment”, after reading some articles written by experienced heart specialists who knows about shortness of Breath Treatment.


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