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Find out why coughing causes more coughing
When you cough, you actually breathe 3-4 times more air as compared to the medical norm, thereby losing excessive amounts of CO2. This is known as hyperventilation or overbreathing, which leads to less oxygen in all vital organs and body cells.
Moreover, chronic coughing via the mouth has the potential to:
1. Irritate your airways because of mechanical friction of air flow
2. Trigger urge-to-cough receptors that are located within the larynx and tracheobronchial tree. This is because low CO2 makes all nerve cells hyper-excited and extremely sensitive
3. Destroy alveoli or tiny air sacks of the lungs because of sudden changes in air pressure
4. Suppress the immune system due to the onset of cell hypoxia
5. Generate reactive oxygen species (also known as “free radicals”) and make way for countless other abnormalities within the body
How to get rid of coughing fast
Before anything else, check out this YouTube video ‘How to stop coughing naturally‘.
The one thing that you must know is that coughing irritates your airways, destroys alveoli of the lungs, reduces CO2 and NO content within the lungs, reduces the amount of CO2 found in all body cells, cuts down on oxygen content within vital organs, suppress the immune system, produces free radicals, and causes a number of problems in the body. For this reason, you actually end up living in a vicious cycle:
coughing > CO2 drop> airway irritation > increased inflammation > infections > more coughing > even lower CO2 ….
The first step is to turn this negative cycle of CO2 loss around. Learn how to cough only via the nose. Believe it or not, this is the most crucial and basic requirement of the Buteyko Emergency Procedure as well as the Buteyko method in general. There is simply no way for you to improve your health as long as your cough via the mouth.
The next step is to practice breathing exercises that can help you to get rid of cough. How? You have to sit down in a comfortable position on a straight chair at an ordinary table. When you have a coughing bout, keep body muscles relaxed. At the end of exhalation, pinch your nose and start holding your breath. Do it until you experience moderate level of stress or strong discomfort, when you have more experience. Remember, your mouth, during this exercise and at other times, needs to be closed at all times.
If you find it hard to hold your breath (in cases of severe coughing), just pinch your nose and keep your mouth closed while coughing – this will prevent excessive air exchange and CO2 losses. This is because your goal is to increase the amount of CO2 in your airways (not to lose it). This CO2 boost is going to calm down the cough-receptor cells irritated because of several biochemical and mechanical factors during severe coughing bouts, as in severe asthmatics. These nerve cells over-stimulate the breathing centre in the brain both to initiate and to continue persistent coughing.
Once you experience a moderate or distinctive desire to breathe after the breath hold, take only a short or small inhalation (just a small sniff) that is also done via the nose. Start focusing on relaxing all of your body muscles again after this small inhalation. In order to exhale slowly, focus particularly on the muscles in your shoulders and upper chest. If you are coughing, your basic aim is to limit your gas or air exchange to a very small amount. Ideally, the exhalation, during this exercise and in general, needs to be relaxed or unforced and natural. Then you should take another small inhalation. Without delays, relax completely in order to exhale.
Your basic goal with each breath is to take a reduced (or smaller) inhalation. After this inhalation, without delays, relax completely to exhale even if you suffer from chronic coughing. It is vital for you to gradually increase CO2 content in airways by creating a significantly distinct air hunger while keeping your body muscles relaxed. What would be the effect of reduced breathing? You are going to experience a growing desire to breathe more air (also known as “air hunger”), and you need to maintain this air hunger for some minutes. It usually takes 1-3 minutes for coughing to subside.
All through this reduced breathing exercise to eliminate coughing, it is common for your breathing to be frequent. If you practice the exercise correctly, and actually breathe up to 30 – 50% less air while being relaxed, there are 2 signs that you are definitely going to notice:
1. Your arms and feet are going to become warmer in about one or two minutes after you start this exercise
2. Your nasal passages will become more moist and open in the same 1-2 minutes
How can I stop coughing at night or during sleep?
If you have persistent cough at night, you need to perform a different natural exercise “How to stop coughing at night“.
How you can stop coughing naturally and permanently
All in all, if you get rid of the cause and begin breathing slower and lesser to enhance the oxygen and carbon dioxide content in your body, every single one of your coughing symptoms will disappear. The best and proven medical means to stop coughing is that of achieving more than 25 seconds for the CP test (also called the “body oxygen test”). This is how you can stop coughing for good. Check out the YouTube video How to Get Rid of Cough Fast for more details:
Another factor that will help you to stop coughing naturally is to use Earthing for grounding the body to acquire Earth’s electrons to cut down on inflammation.