Difficulty Breathing And Hypertension
The four types are as follows: (1) the hypoxemic type, in which the oxygen pressure in the blood going to the tissues is too low to saturate the hemoglobin. (2) the anemic type, in which the amount of functional hemoglobin is too small, and hence the capacity of the blood to carry oxygen is too low. (3) the stagnant type, in which the blood is or may be normal but the flow of blood to the tissues is reduced or unevenly distributed. (4) the histotoxic type, in which the tissue cells are poisoned and are therefore unable to make proper use of oxygen.
Healthy persons may follow simple methods to increase oxygenation such as get fresh air, Drink water to keep lungs hydrated, Eat iron-rich foods to improve hemoglobin level shich carries oxygen in the body, Exercise and train your breathing. Persons with any form of lung damage may need additional treatment to improve oxygen level.
High blood pressure forces your heart to work harder to pump blood to the rest of your body. This causes part of your heart (left ventricle) to thicken and may lead to heart failure which presents as shortness of breath, chest pain, persistent cough, swelling in legs and weakness.
There is no one miraculous method which works for every person. You need to have regularity in the method you follow. One of such method is the military method. Relax your entire face, including the muscles inside your mouth. Drop your shoulders to release the tension and let your hands drop to the side of your body. Exhale, relaxing your chest. Relax your legs, thighs, and calves. Clear your mind for 10 seconds by imagining a relaxing scene. If this doesnât work, try saying the words âdonât thinkâ over and over for 10 seconds. Within 10 seconds, you should fall asleep.
Drinking water has role in blood pressure maintenance. When a person is dehydrated BP drops initially but later on kidneys reabsorbs more water rather than excreting in urine and vasopressin is released which constricts the blood vessels, both together can increase blood pressure. Hence, every person should drink at least 3 liters of water in a day to prevent dehydration and to maintain BP. One should also note that excess water intake should also be avoided which can put more stress on heart and cause fluid retention in the body.
Find somewhere comfortable to sit. If you can, close your eyes. Breathe in through your nose to the count of four, hold the breath to the count of seven and exhale through your mouth to the count of eight.
At home, you may check your lungs functioning with an instrument named "Peak Flow meter". It is a small hand held device, when you blow air into it, it calculates the lung capacity and expansion. Spirometer is another instrument which helps in similar way in lung assessment and additionally it also has therapeutic usage. You may check oxygenation level by "Pulse Oximeter" which gives indirect clue on lung damage but keep in mind there are other medical conditions which may affect pulse oximeter readings.
Symptoms include bluish coloring around nails and lips, which means there's a lack of oxygen in the blood, Chest pain- often when you inhale, wheezing, coughing up blood.