What is Lung Congestion?
Simply put, Lung Congestion is when you experience difficulty in breathing which may often lead to a cold or an asthma attack. Lung Congestion is a common condition that happens when there are irritants present in the respiratory tract. Irritants can be any microscopic particles coming from pollutants such as smoke and smog. It can also be a bacterial infection. The body reacts to this and tries to get rid of them by producing more mucous secretions in the respiratory tract which is normally expelled by coughing. This condition can happen to anyone at any age.

Although the causes may be plenty, there are basic health remedies that you can do to relieve Lung Congestion.

Below are some of them:

Breathing Exercises. Perform deep breathing exercises regularly, daily if possible. This prevents your lungs from drying out and brings much-needed oxygen to your bloodstream. All you have to do is sit relaxed in a comfortable chair then inhale slowly and deeply, hold it in for a few seconds, then exhale slowly. Repeat at least three times. You will immediately feel a clearing in your lungs afterward.

Avoid Food Allergens. It is best to avoid certain foods that can trigger further congestion. Common foods to avoid are dairy products and seafood. If you know of a particular food trigger that can aggravate the condition, avoid it, by all means.

More Fluids. Increase your clear fluid intake. By clear we mean liquids that you can see through such as water, light tea or light juice. Increasing your fluid intake keeps you hydrated and helps thin out thick mucus which can be difficult to expel.

Avoid Pollutants. Stay away from people who smoke or keep out of polluted and poor-ventilated places. Cover your nose when these cannot be avoided. These irritants will only magnify your Lung Congestion.

One basic home remedy that is very effective in relieving Lung Congestion is steam inhalation. It loosens the thick mucus which makes it easier to be coughed out. All you need to do is heat a large saucepan half-filled with water. Let the water boil and simmer then take the saucepan and place it on a table. Get a clean towel and cover your head and the saucepan to trap the steam. For a more potent steam, add a few drops of eucalyptus oil to the water and some garlic cloves. This will create a very aromatic steam which will give you instant relief.

Adopted from dyingfromlungcancer.com