Nasal Congestion: Cause and Total Relief Treatment
Cause of nasal congestion
Nasal congestion (also known as
a "stuffy nose") occurs only in people who have low body-oxygen levels (less than 20 seconds for the body-oxygen test). Tissue
hypoxia is caused by chronic hyperventilation, upper chest breathing, and habitual mouth breathing.
While main superficial causes of nasal congestion include bacterial and viral
infections, low body-oxygen content, on a cell level, is the key factor that suppresses the immune system and creates conditions for bacterial infections
and/or allergic reactions.
Stuffy nose can also be caused by allergies to some airborne substances (e.g., as in
case of hay fever). However, even in this case, the hypersensitive state of the
immune system is caused by chronic overbreathing. As a result, the cause
of nasal congestion is the same, as you can see on the right diagram.
Natural nasal congestion relief
Over 90% of people with nasal congestion can get a relief in less than 2 minutes
if they slow down their heavy breathing using a simple breathing exercise. This
easy respiratory exercise to clear a stuffy nose was invented by Soviet MDs practicing one popular
breathing method. More than
180 MDs taught this most natural remedy to
thousands of their patients with asthma, sinusitis, hay fever, chronic mouth
breathing, rhinitis, and many other conditions.
treatment and remedy also works for children, pregnant women, and those with
symptoms of fatigue. The exercise can be applied before night-time
sleep as well. Here is the link for the breathing exercise "
to get rid of a stuffy nose" in less than 2 minutes.
If you slow down your automatic breathing (or get it closer to the medical
norm) and achieve more than 20 seconds for the body-oxygen test, your
frequent respiratory infections will disappear. Hay fever eradication requires over 30 s
for the body-oxygen test and avoidance of triggers for desensitization of
the immune system.
Bartley James, Nasal congestion and hyperventilation syndrome,
American Journal of Rhinology, 2005 Nov-Dec; vol 19(6): p. 607-11.
Waitemata District Health Board, Auckland, New Zealand.
BACKGROUND: This article evaluates the prevalence of
hyperventilation syndrome (HVS) in patients who continue to complain of
ongoing nasal congestion, despite an apparently adequate surgical
result and appropriate medical management.
METHODS: Prospective case series of 14 patients from June 2002 to
October 2003 was performed. Patients, who presented complaining of
nasal congestion after previous nasal surgery and who appeared to have
an adequate nasal airway with no evidence of nasal valve collapse, were
evaluated for HVS. When appropriate, nasal steroids and oral
antihistamines also had been tested without success. Three patients had
end-tidal P(CO2) levels measured and five patients underwent breathing
RESULTS: All patients had an elevated respiratory rate (>18
breaths/minute) with an upper thoracic breathing pattern.
Twelve of the 14 patients complaining of nasal obstruction had an
elevated Nijmegen score indicative of HVS. An average number of 2.5
procedures had been performed on each patient. End-tidal P(CO2) levels
were < or = 35 mmHg in the three patients who had expired P(CO2)
levels measured. Breathing retraining was successful in correcting the
nasal congestion in two of five patients.
CONCLUSION: HVS should be included in the differential diagnosis of
patients presenting with nasal congestion, particularly after failed
nasal surgery. One possible explanation is increased nasal resistance
secondary to low arterial P(CO2) levels. Another possible explanation
is reduced alae nasae muscle activity secondary to the reduced activity
of serotonin-containing raphe neurons. Additional surgery may
not necessarily be the answer in HVS patients complaining of nasal