Sarah is concerned about her labored breathing and sore throat. She is in her mid 60s and has had a few instances of labored breathing. Her friends think it is allergy related as she shows no other signs of being sick. She does not know if this is true, but has hired a landscaper and maid to clean her home so that she is not exposed to potential allergens. She has been tested for common food allergies and all results are negative, and does not have any pets.
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When Sarah worked at a school years ago, she would clean the chalkboard erasers and be overcome with sneezing. She never had difficulty with her lungs before, and explained that holding the erasers out of a window improved her condition. Sarah has a treadmill at home that she uses regularly, but does not overexert herself.
Her sore throat is ongoing, and no change in environment improves it, whether she is at home, in a park, or running errands. Sarah wanted us to know that her home is has hardwood floors and is always clean behind every corner. For these reasons, she doesn’t believe her health concerns are from environmental factors or allergens.
When breathing through the throat and not the nose, dust and other debris enter. This can cause inflammation or dry out the throat, both of which can cause soreness. Herbal tea with raw honey and plenty of water will usually relieve the pain.
If the sinuses are blocked and breathing becomes a conscious effort that must be done through the throat, then determining the cause of excess mucus or blockage is important to restore healthy breathing habits. Read about how candida and other conditions can affect the sinuses.
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An important indication on whether labored breathing is a cause for candida or another serious health problem is to keep track of how often it occurs. When the forced breaths start, notice where you are, possible allergens or dust, what you recently consumed, how you are feeling, and any other physical or emotional signs that happen at the same time. These are main factors that can determine what might be a trigger.
Short-term labored breathing may happen from inhaling cigarette smoke or a foreign object. Changes in air pressure such as a quick ascent into high altitudes may also be a cause. Dusty environments or an obstruction in the air passageway are other factors. Most of these are external considerations, and are usually temporary. For those who are constantly around triggers, the problem may seem chronic.
Hyperventilation and panic attacks can be another cause. Prescription medication may cause hyperventilation. Check with your doctor if you have trouble breathing and have started a new medication or combination of new drugs. Keep in mind that herbal supplements may interact with prescriptions.
If anxiety and depression are common, they may lead to labored breathing through hyperventilation. Stress should not be overlooked or shrugged off, as it affects the body in many ways. If it is a concern, meditation, a relaxing form of exercise such as walking or yoga, and other practices can help reduce stress.
Similar to stress, an irregular heart beat can affect breath. While there are heart rhythm disorders, sometimes a stressful situation or other stress-related occurrence will cause the heart to beat differently.
An intake of certain substances may be to blame for abnormal heart beats. Caffeine, particularly coffee and chocolate, can speed up the heart. Alcohol is a depressant, but may also increase heart rate. Some supplements such as maca root and B vitamins can affect the heart in certain individuals. Likewise, an unhealthy diet or missing meals will affect more than only digestion.
Allergies can be an important trigger, too, and serious allergy attacks may lead to a whole body reaction known as anaphylaxis. Whether the cause is external such as pollen, or internal such as a food allergy, the body’s immune system attacks harmless particles. Read more about allergies and the candida connection.
More serious health concerns are related to breathing trouble. Lung disease, a blood clot in the lungs, heart failure, and immune disorders are a few conditions. Chest pain, dizziness, and fatigue are additional symptoms that may indicate a more serious health problem.
Pneumonia can be caused by a fungal infection in the lungs and throat. Viral and bacterial infections can be causes as well. Heavy coughing without mucus, chest pain, and rapid breaths are other signs. Pneumonia will typically go away on its own, however the health risks are higher in children and the elderly.
Candida Connection and Care
Taking a probiotic such as CanXida Restore supports a healthy immune system with probiotics. If a doctor’s visit for labored breathing determines that antibiotics are necessary, probiotics will maintain a healthy balance of internal flora so that any side effects with antibiotics are reduced.
Labored breathing and sore throat may be a cause of candida if the fungi spreads to the throat. These symptoms are normally accompanied by fatigue, a painful chest, and other signs. Testing for Candida can be done at home, and there are 8 effective options for determining whether candida is a problem. A thorough and free quiz for yeast infection evaluation is also available.
If the cause is still uncertain, a formula that fights candida, viruses, and bacteria can still benefit the body while determining the cause. Candida Remove is one such example of a formula that covers all three culprits for health concerns. Oregano Oil, garlic, and grapefruit seed oil get positive reviews for people with any sort of illness. Even those with parasites find these ingredients beneficial.
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Sarah’s labored breathing and sore throat alone do not signify a candida infection. Since Sarah is an older woman, her body likely has to work harder to fight off infections and other potential causes. Environment, allergens, and infections may be the cause, however candida may certainly be a deeper source.