Just by walking, you feel breathing difficulties? It is important to realize that being overweight is one of the most common causes of shortness of breath with every effort, however small.
How to explain this phenomenon ? What are the consequences ? And finally, what can be done to limit these inconveniences? We tell you everything!
Shortness of breath, what is it?
Feeling breathless is not uncommon after an intense effort. It is an automatic response of the body that increases the breathing rate to allow a better oxygen supply in the niwali keto lungs and more generally in the muscles.
Stress or fatigue can also affect your breathing pattern and may result in unusual shortness of breath. But generally, the lack of sport (thus sedentariness) and / or the overweight (even the obesity) are the most frequent causes of a sudden breathlessness after an effort, if only minimal, during a climb of steps, for example.
Close link between weight gain / obesity and shortness of breath
Being obese or having a few extra pounds, one must naturally make more effort to move because body mass is more important. The physical effort becomes automatically more difficult, which creates insidiously a desire not to move from his sofa.
This sedentary lifestyle will have an impact on the health of obese people, causing cardio respiratory deconditioning, which will have more negative effects on their physical condition in the medium and long term.
But that’s not all: people who have a BMI above average (and who are overweight in the abdominal belt) are hampered in their breathing by the compression of the diaphragm, essential muscle to breathe properly. .
What are the consequences of shortness of breath?
Shortness of breath can lead to increased heart rate and therefore some palpitations or dizziness. It often limits movement and movement because it causes immediate fatigue (related to the acceleration of the heart) during a simple climb of stairs, for example.
Tips to limit breathlessness
When one is running out of steam quickly, one is tempted to limit one’s movements. But the remedy is quite different.
Indeed, nothing like returning to regular physical activity to develop your breathing capacity and feel less and less pain during an effort. But being overweight, which sports to promote? Of course, it is better to take care initially by resuming slowly but surely a sporting activity.
Brisk walking or slower can go at your own pace, without attacking the joints. What to adapt speed and intensity to his abilities and take care of his heart and his breathing abilities while refining.
Smokers should also be aware that smoking has a negative impact on their breathing.
You will understand, obesity is an aggravating factor of dyspnea, especially with the effort. Resuming a sports activity and, if necessary, quitting, are two interesting levers for people with dyspnea in their daily lives.