RESPIRATORY ALLERGIES

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. There are over 30 crore asthmatics in the world.

For some asthma can be a minor issue for others it can be a major problem that interferes with their day to day activities and may lead to life threatening asthma attacks. The primary reason why asthma develops in some people and not in others isn’t well understood, but a combination of family history and exposure to allergens like pollen, house dust, moulds, mites, animal dander, smoke, strong odors and chemicals are the major triggering factors. Likewise certain conventional medications like pain killers, certain foods, infections like flu, common cold can also trigger asthma.

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SIGNS & SYMPTOMS

Signs and Symptoms of Asthma include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Coughing or wheezing attacks that are worsened by common cold or flu
  • Trouble sleeping caused by shortness of breath or coughing

HOMEOPATHY TREATMENT

Homeopathy is extremely effective and safe in treating asthma cases of recent origin and in children homoeopathy has shown curative results and in chronic cases homeopathy helps in improving the resistance and makes the person less prone to recurrent respiratory ailments. Homeopathy has shown noticeable reduction in the intensity and recurrence of the attacks a disease free period is achievable in a significant number of patients.

Commonly used homeopathic medicines in asthma are arsenicum album, antimonium tart, blatta orientalis, ipecac, kali bichromium, lobeliua inflata, nux vomica and natrum sulp. But you should always use any on these medicines under the supervision of a doctor.

SELF _ HELP

Although people with asthma are on medication you can always do several things on your own to maintain your health and lessen the possibility of asthma attacks like:

  • Avoid asthma triggers
  • Stop smoking
  • Regular moderate exercise
  • Lose weight if you are obese
  • Take care in cold weather
  • Eat Healthy
  • Avoid medication which trigger asthma like aspirin

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