Shortness Of Breath
Shortness of breath is a very uncommon condition that we are asked about. Whenever someone asks about a particular issue I will research and answer the member. I will then add an article to this database just in case anyone else has either suffered this and/or has a remedy for shortness of breath. Remember somethings may reveal themself once you start carnivore as the background inflammation subsides.
Shortness of breath
Can vitamin C deficiency cause shortness of breath, which is reported on a video regarding this condition
Vitamin C deficiency, also known as scurvy, is not commonly associated with shortness of breath. However, it can cause a variety of symptoms including fatigue, joint and muscle pain, and anemia. Scurvy can also lead to the development of small, red-blue spots on the skin, and the formation of rough, bumpy skin. If you are experiencing shortness of breath, it is important to consult with a medical professional to determine the cause.
What can cause shortness of breath that lasts in 4 hour bouts?
There are many potential causes of shortness of breath that lasts in 4 hour bouts, and some possible causes could be:
Asthma: This is a chronic condition that affects the airways and causes them to become inflamed and narrowed, making it difficult to breathe.
Panic attacks: People with panic disorder may experience sudden and unexpected episodes of intense fear, along with physical symptoms such as shortness of breath.
Pulmonary embolism: This is a serious condition that occurs when a blood clot becomes lodged in the lung, blocking blood flow and causing shortness of breath.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD): This is a condition that occurs when stomach acid flows back into the esophagus, causing heartburn and other symptoms such as shortness of breath.
Anemia: A deficiency in iron can cause anemia, which can lead to fatigue, weakness and shortness of breath.
Cardiac issues: Some heart conditions such as heart failure, myocardial infarction (heart attack) and cardiac arrhythmia can cause shortness of breath.
It is important to see a doctor to determine the underlying cause. The treatment will depend on the underlying condition.
Can a lack of electrolytes cause shortness of breath?
A lack of electrolytes can cause a variety of symptoms, but shortness of breath is not typically one of them. Electrolytes, such as sodium, potassium, and calcium, play an important role in maintaining the balance of fluids in the body and in the proper functioning of muscles and nerves. A deficiency in electrolytes can cause muscle cramps, weakness, and fatigue, but it is not likely to cause shortness of breath.
However, if you have a medical condition that could cause electrolyte imbalances, such as kidney disease or diabetes, it may lead to other symptoms that could include shortness of breath. If you have an underlying medical condition and you experience shortness of breath, it is important to consult with a medical professional to determine the cause.
It's also worth noting that electrolyte imbalances or deficiencies can occur in conjunction with other conditions, so it's important to address all symptoms and underlying conditions when treating shortness of breath.
Diet and lung function
(From the Diet Doctor Website)
Modern medicine offers us a variety of interventions that target specific disease mechanisms. In the case of lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the primary targets of drugs are inflammation and bronchodilation (relaxing of the airways).
Although inflammation is indeed a key player in acute episodes of COPD and asthma, there are other relevant mechanisms current treatments do not target and perhaps many more that we have yet to discover.