Dyspnea is a respiratory disorder that can occur at any age. It can have multiple origins and can be linked to other medical conditions such as heart or respiratory diseases. Dyspnea can be inspiratory orr expiratory.
Regardless of whether the dyspnea is inspiratory or expiratory, the disease always manifests itself through a conscious or unconscious form of breathing discomfort. Breathing speeds up or, on the contrary, significantly slows down, depending on the symptom’s origin. Dyspnea can be of varying intensity. Dyspnea that occurs after physical exertion is not abnormal at all, although when it happens at rest it is the sign of an underlying medical condition. It can thus be accompanied by laboured breathing, meaning an abnormal respiration characterized by evidence of increased effort to breathe, and other symptoms such as nasal flaring or cyanosis. We can also mention sputum, fever, and intense pain at the precordial area that radiates towards the limbs.
To relieve dyspnea, it is recommended to take Bryonia alba 5 CH and Aconitum napellus 5 CH. For the treatment to be effective, the recommended dosage consists of three granules of each remedy, to be taken three times a day. The patient must keep taking these remedies until his or her overall condition improves. One can also take three granules of Antimonium tartaricum 5 CH three times a day.
If dyspnea is linked to precordial pain, it is necessary to administer the patient Spigelia anthelmia 5 CH or Sulphur. Sulphur 9 CH is mainly recommended in the treatment of dyspnea of pulmonary origin, such as asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia and pleurisy. If there is significant breathing discomfort, it is recommended to take one dose of Carbo vegetablis 15 CH as soon as possible and 5 granules of Hydrocyanicum acidum 9 CH every hour. These remedies should be taken while waiting for a medical consultation.
Dyspnea is a disease that can be relieved by using homoeopathic remedies. However, if the patient’s condition does not improve after treatment, it is necessary to consult a doctor. In addition, if the patient suffers from an acute form of the disease, further medical attention is necessary as well.
• Carbo Vegetabilis
• Hydrocyanicum Acidum
Good to know: Dyspnea is a disease that should not be left untreated. Indeed its causes are not benign and complications can occur in the near or far future.