Asthma is a condition caused by inflammation of air ways which leads to cough and difficulty in breathing. This happens when body reacts to certain triggers like dust, smoke or exercise which stimulates an asthma attack. During the attack the person wheezes and often experience tightness in the chest.
Some of the common symptoms of asthma are:
- Difficulty in breathing.
- Cough at night.
- Wheezing and shortness of breath.
- Tightness in the chest and chest pain.
- The frequency of your asthma attacks has increased and is more and sustained than before.
- Your asthma symptoms are not responding to medications as well as they used to.
- Difficulty in sleeping through the night. You are more frequently woken up at night due to night time asthma attack.
There are two major categories of asthma:
- Allergic asthma: - That means there is something in the environment that a person is allergic to that is having an adverse reaction to that normally does not cause the problem. Other allergens that can cause asthma attack are cockroaches, rodents, house dust, mites, mold, and pets.
- Non-allergic asthma: - Which means not an allergen is creating it. Probably 80% of people who have an asthma episode have a viral infection which turns around in asthma. The most common viruses called rhinovirus that causes asthma in 80% of people of asthma who have an asthma worsening when they get that virus.
- Environment: - There has been a seasonal change (pollen season) and other changes in the environment (cold conditions) and your asthma is reacting to it. The first thing you should do is to limit your exposure to such known asthma triggers.
- Change in food habits: - Diet change might trigger frequent asthma attacks. The best thing is to avoid those foods that might induce heavy asthma attacks.
- Medications: - Medication you are taking for another condition might be intervening with the medication that you are taking for asthma. Or your asthma medication itself may not be correct one.
- Allergies: - - May be you are allergic to few things like dust, mites, pollen, chemicals, pet dander, etc- Dust mites and pollen can often trigger your asthma attack. Clean and vacuum your beds and carpet frequently. Wash children's toys regularly.- Artificial chemicals like bleaching powder, petrol etc can trigger your asthma attacks. Knowing which of these chemicals induces an asthma attack will help you in staying away or avoiding using them.
- Family history of asthma
- Second hand smoke
- Family history of allergies linked to asthma
Exercising a strict diet control by avoiding the food items that are not good for your Asthma and trigger Asthma symptoms and attacks is one of the foremost important measures to be taken in your fight against Asthma.
Adding Vitamins C and E to your diet daily can help avoid your asthma symptoms and triggers.
Orange juice, citrus fruits, broccoli and squash are known to contain Vitamin C.
Kale, wheat germ, almonds, whole grain cereals and sunflower seeds are rich in Vitamin E.
Homeopathic Approach for asthma:-
According to conventional medicine there is no cure for asthma, only the long term use of inhalers, corticosteroids or certain medications is the option.
But proper Homoeopathic treatment helps to control the frequent attacks of Asthma, cold and cough weakness and restlessness thus helping a person to lead a normal life.
Attacks of Asthma may last from few minutes to hours. Proper diet, care and preventive measures with proper medication help to cure the disease.
In Homeocare international, during the first visit of the patient case history is taken which includes the present complaints of patients, duration of the symptoms, family history, presentation and mental symptoms of patients, any treatment he has undergone before, lastly the medicine is selected on the basis of evaluation of symptoms and constitution of the patient. This type of treatment will help prevent the progress of disease and cure the rest from its root and the effects of drug are long lasting.
Homeocare offers a remarkable homeopathy asthma treatment where the medicine given acts as an Antibiotic against infection and thus addresses the symptoms. The right approach of using homeopathy for treating this condition avoids unnecessary complications whilst emphasizing long term cure. The aim of homeopathy treatment is not only to cure the asthma symptoms but also the underlying cause.