Shortness of breath and dry mouth: how to rehydrate?

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The dysfunction of the body can result in certain unpleasant sensations.

These include shortness of breath and dry mouth.

They are real headaches for suffering subjects, because the pain stigmatizes and oppresses both physically and psychologically.

Shortness of breath and dry mouth

But thanks to certain treatments, they are quickly tamed.

In this article, discover the essentials to remember about these pathologies.

Shortness of breath

Shortness of breath is a sensation that results in difficulty breathing.

It is a breath that we do not control and of which we are not aware.

It is normal when it occurs after heavy work or strenuous efforts: the body experiences an unusual rhythm.

This sensation creates an increased respiratory rate which in turn causes the body to produce more oxygen.

If, this sensation occurs during insignificant or minimal exertion, it is a pathology.

One must expressly consult a doctor at the risk of facing throbbing pains in the chest.

Possible causes and symptoms

Habitual or normal shortness of breath can be related to anxiety, panic attacks, or even obesity.

In the case of abnormal pathology or shortness of breath, the main causes are related to problems with the heart or lungs.

Among the possible causes are:

  • anemia,
  • cardiac and respiratory pathologies,
  • smoking,
  • lung cancer, etc.

In some cases, this shortness of breath is accompanied by a high fever, wheezing when breathing, or swelling of the feet.

It is urgent to consult a healthcare professional to carry out a comprehensive medical assessment in order to develop an adequate treatment.


The treatment is developed by a doctor who, after consultation, identifies the causes of the gene.

If it is caused by a respiratory infection, adequate antibiotics will be prescribed.

If it is heart-related, curative care will be taken to limit the symptoms.

However, there are powerful medicines that fight the shortness of breath caused by an asthma attack.

In any case, to get a good result, your best bet is to stop smoking and avoid exposure to carbon monoxide.

Dry mouth

What is dry mouth and how do you treat it?

Dry mouth: definition and causes

Also called xerostomia, dry mouth is an annoying sensation that appears when there is a weak secretion of saliva.

Saliva is produced by the salivary glands and plays several roles.

It protects the mucous membranes and gums, lubricates the mouth, facilitates chewing and digestion.

When there is a lack of saliva production, it is called hyposialia.

This phenomenon leads to dry mouth.

Pain then appears during swallowing or chewing.

Pain accompanied by a burning sensation.

Multiple are the causes of xerostomia.

However, it is a side effect of certain conditions such as shortness of breath, cancer, diabetes or certain drug treatments.

Drug use, smoking, aging, stress are all factors that cause dry mouth.

How to treat this pathology?

By observing a few measurements, one can avoid this unpleasant feeling.

To do this, you need:

  • prioritize the intake of soft foods,
  • use candy or gum to stimulate salivation,
  • drink water regularly throughout the day,
  • brush your teeth several times a day,
  • stay away from foods that increase dehydration,
  • suppress the consumption of tobacco.

If these precautions are insufficient, it is best to see a doctor who after analysis will suggest more effective treatments.

In addition, many cases of shortness of breath are due to a blockage of the diaphragm.

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