World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates 300 million people suffer from Asthma. Asthma creates a substantial burden on individuals and families as it is more often under-diagnosed and under-treated. Sadly, asthma symptoms can often mean that people miss out on school or work and other activities they enjoy.
What is Asthma?
Asthma is primarily a chronic disease of the airways. The tubes (bronchi) carry air in and out of the lungs. In asthma, the bronchi get inflamed and become more sensitive than normal. When you come in contact with triggers that irritate your lungs, three things happen:
- the airways become narrow
- the muscles around them tighten and
- there is an increase in the production of sticky mucus (phlegm)
This leads to symptoms including of breathlessness, wheezing, chest tightens and coughing.
What causes asthma?
The cause of asthma is not fully understood, although it is known to run in families. You are more likely to have asthma if one or both of your parents has the condition. Common triggers to be aware of:
- respiratory infections (such as the common cold)
- cold weather or weather changes
- cigarette smoke
- house dust mites, pollens or moulds
- animal fur
- work-related triggers (e.g. wood dust, chemicals, metal salts)
- irritating substances breathed in the air, such as cigarette smoke
- some food additives
- certain medicines (e.g. aspirin, some blood pressure drugs)
Who are affected?
Onset of Asthma can occur at any age but children and young adults are the commonly affected. 5-10% cent of children with mild Asthma go on to develop severe Asthma later in life.
Lessen the possibility of Asthma attack!
- Avoid exposure to allergens
- Use your air conditioner as it reduces the amount of airborne pollen
- Dust proof and vacuum your home
- Avoid damp areas in the bath and kitchen
- If you are allergic to dander avoid pets with fur or feathers
- Avoid exposure to air pollution and tobacco smoke
- Exercise regularly. It helps to improve the lung functions.
A permanent respite!
Increasing evidence indicates that allergic sensitisation is the most common precursor to the development of Asthma.
Homeopathic treatment utilizes small doses of medicinal substances in order to prevent and treat the hypersensitive state. The medication reduces the hypersensitivity to the allergens by restoring body’s immune system. Homeopathy permanently re-programs the immune system and reduces the frequency and severity of the asthma attacks.
There is a reduced dependency on steroids inhalers and bronchodilators with continued homeopathic treatment.
Several randomized and clinical studies have shown that Homeopathy is an extremely effective and safe treatment for Asthma without any adverse effects.