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How To Get Rid Of Chest Congestion?

HPFY Staff Writer

As we enter the autumn and winter months, concerns with respiratory health increase. Being proactive and informed can go a long way in keeping you and your family as healthy as possible.  

During cold and flu season, chest congestion is often the result of ailments from the common cold to pneumonia.  

What is Chest Congestion? 

Chest congestion is a  tightening in your chest due to the collection of mucus in the lungs and bronchi and may be accompanied by a moist productive cough. 

Chest congestion happens when infection with the cold or flu virus progresses from the upper to the lower respiratory tract, involving the sinuses, nasal passages, throat, lungs, and bronchi. It can affect either the larger airways or the smaller air sacs of the lungs, thus making breathing difficult and causing wheezing or crackling sounds when you breathe in and out. 

Chest Congestion Causes

Chest Congestion Symptoms 

  • Coughing with a clear, green, or dark yellow mucus 
  • Shortness of breath or wheezing  
  • Headache 
  • Body aches and chills 
  • Chest tightness  
  • Sore throat 
  • Fever 

Most of these symptoms often disappear in a few days, but a cough can last for weeks until your bronchial tubes heal. If you have a cough persisting for more than 14 days, you should consult your healthcare provider.  

How To Get Rid Of Chest Congestion?

Antibiotics are often prescribed for bacterial infections, but there are natural home remedies that can help - 

 

 

Cough and Congestion Prevention Tips 

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure!  

  • Eat a healthy diet 
  • Exercise your lungs 
  • Reduce your stress 
  • Get good-quality sleep 
  • Cover your mouth while coughing 
  • Wash or sanitize your hands after coughing 
  • Avoid touching your face too often 
  • Avoid sharing utensils and cups with others 
  • Practice physical distancing 

The colder months bring a multitude of respiratory ailments, but following proper protocols and being proactive can go a long way in preserving wellness. As your partner in health and wellness, Health Products For You has the products you and your family need to navigate the season and stay healthy! 

 

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