Dr Oz: Natural Expectorants
Dr Oz did a segment on Reasons Why You Can’t Catch Your Breath. Does walking up a flight of stairs leave you winded? Why does this happen and what can you do about it? Doctor Oz gave three reasons that you might be out of breathe.
Dr Oz: Oxygen Saturation
The first reason is that you may have extra pounds, and if you are overweight, it is more likely that you will have trouble catching your breath. Dr Oz used a device to test Donna’s, his Assistant-Of-The Day, Oxygen Saturation level and heart rate. You want your Oxygen Saturation to be around 99%, which is where hers was. Though her heart was beating fast at 154 beats per minute, but that is likely from the excitement of being Doctor Oz’s Assistant-Of-The-Day! Then, Dr Oz had Donna run up and down stairs for 20 seconds and tested her again. Her Oxygen Saturation was still around 99% but her heartbeat went up of course. Dr Oz said that this only becomes a problem when your Oxygen Saturation is something like 90% or 92%.
Dr Oz: Emphysema
The second reason why you can’t catch your breath is due to changes in your lungs. For example, if you get Emphysema, you can get extreme damage to your lungs. Dr Oz showed the difference between a regular lung and a lung from a person with Emphysema. The Emphysema Lung looked like a moth ate holes right through it, which of course can cause breathing problems. If you breathe in and then try to breathe in again without breathing out first, that is similar to what it feels like to have Emphysema.