Tachypnea - Causes, Prevention, Cure & Medicine - Atiyaherbs

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Tachypnea is defined as an elevated respiratory rate, or more simply, breathing that is more rapid than normal.


  • Fast and shallow breathing
  • Bluish-gray tint of the skin, nails, lips, or gums
  • Light headedness
  • Chest pain
  • Fever
  • Chest caves in with each breath
  • Breathing that gets worse over time


  • Imbalance between the respiratory gasses in the body
  • Low oxygen level in the blood
  • Increased level of carbon dioxide in the blood
  • Excess of acid in the body
  • Fever
  • Lung diseases
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Asthma
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Heart failure
  • Anaemia
  • Certain medications

Prevention and Precautions

  • Breathing and relaxation techniques
  • Alternate nostril breathing
  • Deep belly breathing
  • Full body breathing
  • Avoid self-medication
  • Stopping smoking
  • Visit the doctor frequently for prenatal care

Lifestyle and Dietary Tips

  • Breathe through pursed lips
  • Breathe slowly into a paper bag or cupped hands
  • Attempt to breathe into your belly (diaphragm) rather than your chest
  • Hold your breath for 10 to 15 seconds at a time
  • Stress reduction
  • Acupuncture
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Exercising regularly

Home Remedies

  • Deep breathing
  • Blow air across the nose and face
  • Inhaling steam
  • Drinking black coffee
  • Eating fresh ginger

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