The most common and troubling symptom of respiratory ailments is nasal congestion or stuffy nose, which makes breathing difficult. There are various ways to get rid of the nasal congestion, and breathe easy.
A potent expectorant helps thin down your mucous thus clearing your nose. Inhalers are quick-fix solutions for nasal congestion.
Nasal drops or spray decongestants bring instant relief to the problem. However, you need to use these with discretion.
Regular physical exercise, deep breathing exercises, Yoga and Pranayam are good for lung fitness. Steam inhalation and use of vapourisers can help ease your breathing trouble. Intake of high protein diet improves your immunity and raises your resistance power.
Exercise helps recover from nasal congestion quickly. The body sweats off toxins and clears the sinuses with ease. Exercise helps to relieve the inflammation and get the blood flowing again. Swimming, aerobic workouts or power yoga help by increasing the lung capacity. There is an improvement in the energy levels resulting in higher stamina.
Guided breathing exercises increase your endurance. For stress reduction too, you need to deep breath and relax. Studies shoe that a proper inhale and exhale technique, if exercised at proper intervals impart medical benefits, particularly stress reduction.
Drinking plenty of liquids : water, fruit juice, etc help eliminate congestion. hot soups and broths clear the sinuses and soothe the nasal passageways, forcing the discharge out. Fairly spicy food too may make you feel better.
Vitamins A, C and B complex help. A healthy diet helps your respiratory system strong. Nuts are good source of vitamins E that boots the immune system and magnesium which helps the lung function. Apples, oranges and tomatoes are good sources of antioxidants and vitamin C.
Rest is an effective treatment for most ailments, including those causing nasal congestion.
Source : Timeswellness