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Dyspnea or shortness of breath after eating : Causes

Reasons for Dyspnea or shortness of breath after eating 


Shortness of breath after eating is common among people who are facing problems like heart disease, digestive trouble, or anxiety disorder. It is also referred to as dyspnea which is referred to as uncomfortable respiratory sensations. There are many factors that may lead to shortness of breath after eating. Some patients also face conditions like chest pain and elevated heartbeat along with shortness of breath.

The cause of dyspnea is not confined to some symptoms and a particular disease.

Conditions that can trigger dyspnea or shortness of breath

● Infections in the respiratory tract

● Heartburn

● Chest pain

● Heart failure

● Pregnancy

● Allergic reactions

●  Blood clots in the lungs

● Choking

● Asthma

● Obesity

● Overeating

● Full stomach eating

● High blood pressure

● Emphysema

● Lung disease

Over Eating

Overeating is one of the most common causes of dyspnea. The patient has a habit of eating food that causes gas and bloating and may face dyspnea in the long run. Since the food taken sticks to the diaphragm, it can cause shortness of breath accompanied by bloating. When you are full and tight, the diaphragm in connection to your food pipe may feel narrow as it is unable to take air for functioning. This results in difficulty in breathing when you eat too much food.


Dypsnea: the feeling of suffocation after food

Some people who are prone to food allergies may feel suffocated after eating food. Additionally, this condition should not be ignored. Also, consult with your doctor. Generally, it leads to the problem of anaphylaxis.

Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening condition. Additionally, its first symptom is shortness of breath after eating. Also, difficulty in breathing can happen within minutes or 2 hours of eating. Moreover, the leading cause of Anaphylaxis is a food allergy. If you have a known food allergy and if you suspect that you have an Anaphylaxis attack, you must use your auto-injector Epi-pen for instant relief. Moreover, if you face a problem of shortness of breath after eating, your doctor will explain to you some simple ways. So, you can relax your breathing in case of an attack. However, home remedies are useful but are not a substitute for a doctor’s advice.

Home remedies for Dyspnea

Pout Lips Breathing Technique

It’s a fundamental and simple way to relax your breathing. You must relax your neck muscles and inhale for two counts through your nose. Now slowly exhale through the mouth with pursed lips. It helps you to take a deep breath and regulate the breathing pattern.

Sitting Forward

Rest in a chair and lean forward and try breathing slowly and gently. Try to relax by keeping your hands on your knees and giving it time.

Give your Posture a Support

No matter if you are sitting or standing. If you are having trouble breathing, you should give your posture support. So, this will help you maintain balance and relax. Additionally, apply the remedies above to get relief. However, if you are feeling a severe attack, it is advisable to call an ambulance and visit the hospital.

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