nose (rhinorrhea) is a common symptom of heavy nasal discharges. This symptom
can be super heavy in some people. It can be caused by an allergy, infection
(e.g., cold or flu), inflammation, or physical irritation.
Inflammation of the nose (called rhinitis) is a common
cause of the runny nose. Other common causes include the common cold (upper
respiratory infection), influenza (flu), and sinusitis (inflammation or
infection of the sinuses). The running nose may be accompanied by redness,
itching and/or sneezing.
A runny nose can occur only when one's body- and brain-oxygen
levels are much less than the norm. Modern people often have less than
20 seconds for the body-O2 test due to their heavy breathing.
Low-cell-oxygen levels are caused by chronic hyperventilation (breathing too
much air), upper-chest breathing (which drastically reduces blood oxygenation),
and habitual-mouth breathing.
Allergic reactions may lead to a runny nose for some
people, especially in cases of hay fever (also known as allergic rhinitis).
In more rare cases, a running nose can be a symptom of a serious head injury
caused by trauma to the brain. Overuse of nasal sprays, especially
decongestants, is another cause of the running nose. Certain foods (e.g.,
spices) and other irritants may also trigger this condition. A runny nose
sometimes, but not always, is accompanied by nasal congestion (or a stuffy
The main superficial causes of runny nose include bacterial and viral
infections, meals, sleep, stress, emotions, and many others. However, low
body-oxygen content, on a cell level, is always the key factor.
When nasal congestion is caused by infections, the person with
this symptom will notice that his or her mucus is yellow or green.
This indicates the presence of dead bacteria and/or viruses in mucosal
runny nose is often caused by allergies or allergic
reactions to some airborne substances,
like dust, dust mites, perfumes, smoke, proteins due to cats or dogs, tree
pollen, and many others. Meanwhile, if this is the case, the main problem is
that the hypersensitive state of the immune system is due to chronic
hyperventilation (breathing more than the medical norm). As a result,
the cause is the same, as you can see on the right diagram, but mucus
in this case is going to be clear.
Another possible cause of a large production of clear mucus is dairy products.
Such allergic reactions occur due to either casein (the main protein in milk) or
lactose (milk sugar) making the nose running with mucus.
Running nose remedy
Natural remedies for runny nose due to allergies
If your runny nose is caused by allergic reactions, you need to
identify and avoid them. For example, you can test your body reactions
to dairy products, if you temporary eliminate all dairy products from
your diet (e.g., for 3-4 days).
If you are allergic to tree pollen or cat or dog proteins, these airborne
triggers can cause heavy nasal discharges. These triggers should be
avoided. Once you slow down your breathing, most of these substances (dust,
dust mites, tree pollen, cat proteins, dog proteins, and so forth)
will not produce an allergic or auto-immune response
due to partial normalization of the immune system. Hay fever
usually requires better results for the body-oxygen test and
avoidance of all triggers for gradual desensitization of the immune system.
How to cure running nose for good
Up to 90% of individuals with a congested
or stuffy and running nose can get a quick relief and easier nasal breathing in
1-2 minutes, if they slow down their heavy breathing and increase body oxygenation
using a very simple breathing exercise. This
easy respiratory exercise to clear a runny nose was invented and used by
more than 180 Soviet and Russian medical doctors
practicing one special breathing method. They taught this
most natural remedy to 1,000's of their patients with
asthma, sinusitis, rhinitis,
chronic mouth breathing, cystic fibrosis, hay fever, and many other conditions.
This natural treatment and remedy can also be used by pregnant
women and children too. The exercise can be applied during sleep (at night) as well:
to get rid of a stuffy nose" in less than 2 minutes.
If you slow down your basal (or automatic) breathing patterns and get
closer to the medical norm for breathing at rest, then you can be free
from the problems with a runny nose and nasal congestion as well. The
exact goal and criterion (the number) for you to achieve are hidden as
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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 HVS
(hyperventilation syndrome) in patients who continue to complain of
chronic nasal congestion, despite an apparently adequate surgical
result and appropriate medical management.
. . .
RESULTS: All patients had an elevated respiratory rate (with >18
breaths/minute) with an upper thoracic breathing pattern.
. . .
CONCLUSION: HVS should be included in the differential diagnosis of
patients presenting with nasal congestion, particularly after failed
nasal surgery. . . Additional surgery may
not necessarily be the answer in HVS (hyperventilation syndrome)
for patients complaining of nasal congestion.