ASTHMA


Asthma is a condition in which your airways narrow and swell and produce extra mucus. This can make breathing difficult and trigger coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath.


Health professionals do not know exactly what causes asthma, but genetic and environmental factors both seem to play significant roles.

Some factors, such as sensitization to an allergen, may be both causes and triggers.

  • Stress can give rise to asthma symptom, and other emotional reactions can all trigger an asthma attack.
  • Genetic factors, asthma runs in families.
  • Allergy: Allergies develop when a person’s body becomes sensitized to a specific substance. Once the sensitization has taken place, the person will be susceptible to an allergic reaction each time they come into contact with the substance.
  • Environmental factor
          - Air pollution, both inside the home and outside of it, can affect the development and triggers of asthma.
          - Some allergens inside the home includes: mold, dust, animal hair and dander, Fumes and household cleaners                 and paint, cockroaches, feathers.
          - Other triggers: Pollen, air pollution from traffic and other sources.
  • Pregnancy- smoking during pregnancy appears to increase the risk of the fetus developing asthma later in life. Some women also experience an aggravation of asthma symptoms while pregnant.
  • Obesity- there seem to be higher levels of asthma in people with obesity than those without it. 
  • Smoking: Cigarette smoking can trigger asthma symptoms.
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest tightness or pain
  • Trouble sleeping caused by shortness of breath, coughing or wheezing
  • A whistling or wheezing sound when exhaling (wheezing is a common sign of asthma)
  • Coughing or wheezing attacks that are worsened by a respiratory virus, such as cold or the flu
  • Signs that your asthma is probably worsening include:
  • Asthma signs and symptoms that are more frequent and bothersome
  • Increasing difficulty breathing (measurable with a peak flow meter, a device used to check how well your lungs are working)
  • The need to use a quick-relief inhaler more often

 

  • Aavoid triggers that cause your asthma symptoms. 
  • Inhalers for immediate relief.
  • Avoid unnecessary stress.
  • Do yoga on a regular basis.

Asthma can't be cured, but its symptoms can be controlled. homoeopathic medicines are very effective in controlling asthma. 
Homoeopathy is a safe science that offers a permanent cure for asthma and helps remove asthma from the root. These set of medicines set off the body's own restorative processes, mainly strengthening its natural healing system to make it strong enough to fight the condition. In case asthma is allergic in origin, these medicines start by treating the allergies causing asthma to completely uproot the disease.
Medicines of asthma include: Arsenic Album, Antimonium Trat, Spongia Toasta, Ipecac and Drosera Rotundifolia.

  • Lung function test to assess how well the lungs are working. The spirometry test is one example of a lung function test. 
  • A challenge test. This test allows a doctor to assess how cold air or exercise affect a person’s breathing.
  • Radiology: Chest xray and CT scan
  • Routine blood test, cbc. serum IgE.
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