- Updated on September 11, 2020
By Dr. Artour Rakhimov, Alternative Health Educator and Author
- Medically Reviewed by Naziliya Rakhimova, MD
Cause of runny nose: low body oxygen
A runny 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.
In this video below, Dr. Artour Rakhimov shares his experience with treating this problem in hundreds of his students. He explains causes of running nose, fast remedy, and cure (clinical remission of all symptoms).
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 nose).
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 discharges.
A 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 a 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 temporarily 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: “How 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 a bonus content right below here.
You will need to have more than 25 seconds for the body-oxygen test 24/7, then your frequent upper-respiratory infections will disappear. This is the permanent solution for a runny nose due to infections and other causes.
Study claims hyperventilation causes sinusitis
Bartley James, Nasal congestion and hyperventilation syndrome, American Journal of Rhinology, 2005 Nov-Dec; vol 19(6): p. 607-11.