What is the best thing to drink for shortness of breath?

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What is the best thing to drink for shortness of breath?

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answered Mar 8 by Wenja921 (29,120 points)
The best thing to drink for shortness of breath is warm ginger tea or water that helps calm yourself and allows you to breathe more easily.

Ginger also has anti inflammatory properties so it helps to reduce inflammation in the lungs.

The signs that your shortness of breath is heart related is the shortness of breath or breathlessness occurs even when you lay down and are at rest.

The two signs of worsening heart failure are shortness of breath and unusual swelling in the legs, feet, hands and or abdomen.

The sneaky signs of heart failure are.
Dizziness.
Rapid heartbeat.
Chest discomfort or chest pain.
Nausea and sweating and struggling to catch your breath while doing things that used to be easy or struggling to breathe when you lay down.

The 5 heart disease symptoms that you should never ignore are shortness of breath, chest pain, heart palpitations, dizziness and loss of consciousness.

You can be skinny and have heart disease or heart failure and even being skinny you can still have a heart attack.

Being overweight increases your risk of heart disease, heart failure and heart attack as your heart has to work harder when you're overweight.

However being a normal weight or skinny can also lead to heart failure, heart disease and heart attack.

The age that is considered early heart disease is age 30 to 35 or younger.

Heart disease and heart attacks can occur at any age.

The first signs of heart failure are a cough that does not go away or a cough which brings up pink mucus or white mucus with spots of blood, wheezing, reduced ability to exercise, rapid or irregular heartbeat, swelling in the feet, legs and ankles, fatigue and weakness and shortness of breath with activity or when lying down.

The life expectancy of someone with congestive heart failure is between 5 to 10 years depending on how bad the congestive heart failure is.

Dying of congestive heart failure is sometimes painful although not always.

Some people dying of congestive heart failure during the final stage may experience some pain or discomfort while dying and others may not experience any pain at all.

To treat pain in patients with congestive heart failure non opioids and opioids can be used such as paracetamol.

People who are getting or have congestive heart failure may experience symptoms such as Irregular or Rapid Heart Beats, Weakness, Fatigue, Dizziness, Water and Fluid Retention, white or pink blood-tinged phlegm, wheezing, Persistent Cough, shortness of breath and a reduce in your ability to exercise.

Another sign of congestive heart failure is swelling of your hands, feet, ankles and legs as well as congestion of your lungs due to fluid backing up into your lungs.

If you or someone are experiencing any of those symptoms then it could be a sign that congestive heart failure is coming or you or someone already has congestive heart failure.

So get to a doctor or the emergency room if you think you or someone may be having or has congestive heart failure.

When you have something wrong with your heart they'll usually be signs to look for that can mean you have heart problems.

Common signs and symptoms of heart problems include chest pain, chest tightness, chest pressure and chest discomfort (angina) Shortness of breath.

Pain, numbness, weakness or coldness in your legs or arms if the blood vessels in those parts of your body are narrowed.

Pain in the neck, jaw, throat, upper abdomen or back.

The best way to strengthen a weak heart muscle is to eat healthy and eat foods such as oats and other foods high in fiber.

Also exercise is a good way to strengthen a weak heart muscle and to help keep your heart strong and healthy as well.

Brisk walking, running, swimming, cycling, playing tennis and jumping rope.

Heart-pumping aerobic exercise is the kind that doctors have in mind when they recommend at least 150 minutes per week of moderate activity.

The signs of an unhealthy heart are chest pain, chest tightness, chest pressure and chest discomfort (angina) Shortness of breath.

Pain, numbness, weakness or coldness in your legs or arms if the blood vessels in those parts of your body are narrowed.

Pain in the neck, jaw, throat, upper abdomen or back.

The closing and opening of the heart valves is what causes the sound of the heartbeat.

The familiar 'lub-dub' sound of the heartbeat is caused by the rhythmic closing of the heart valves as blood is pumped in and out of the chambers.

A heart murmur is a sound caused by blood flow within the heart.

The difference between the bell and the diaphragm of a stethoscope is in the shape of the ends and the sound frequencies they are used to listen too.

The bell of the stethoscope is used to listen to low frequency sounds while the diaphragm of the stethoscope is used to listen to higher frequency sounds.

The diaphragm part of the stethoscope is the circular end of the chest piece of the stethoscope and is used for listening to higher frequency sounds.

On two-sided chest pieces of the stethoscope, the diaphragm is the larger of the two ends. Its larger size allows the user to listen to a bigger area of the patient's body.

The diaphragm is designed to pick up sounds with higher frequencies compared to the bell.

Using the bell part of the stethoscope is better for taking blood pressure with.

The bell side of the stethoscope is better for blood pressure.

The bell of the stethoscope is suggested because it is used for low-pitched sounds like blood pressure.

To check if your heart is healthy you can use a stethoscope and also have your heart rate checked.

Your heart rate should normally range between 60 to 100 beats per minute, although many doctors prefer their patients to be in the 50 to 70-beat range.

If you train regularly, your per-minute heart rate may be as low as 40, which typically indicates excellent physical condition.

A heartbeat should sound like a lub and a dup sound.

A normal heartbeat has two sounds, a lub (sometimes called S1) and a dub (S2).

These sounds are caused by the closing of valves inside your heart.

If there are problems in your heart, there may be additional or abnormal sounds.

Normally, two distinct sounds are heard through the stethoscope: a low, slightly prolonged “lub” (first sound) occurring at the beginning of ventricular contraction, or systole, and produced by closure of the mitral and tricuspid valves, and a sharper, higher-pitched “dup” (second sound).

When listening for heart sounds you use the bell of the stethoscope.

The bell of the stethoscope is used for listening to low frequency sounds while the diaphragm of the stethoscope is used for listening to higher frequency sounds.

The bell is best for detecting lower pitch sounds, like some heart murmurs, and some bowel sounds.

It is used for the detection of bruits, and for heart sounds (for a cardiac exam, you should listen with the diaphragm, and repeat with the bell).

The reason a stethoscope has two different sides for listening is one side of the stethoscope is used to listen to low frequency sounds and the other side of the stethoscope is used to listen to high frequency sounds.

The bell end of the stethoscope is the end of the stethoscope that is used to listen to low frequency sounds.

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