Asthma Treatment

Asthma is s cause of concern for parents of children suffering from asthma. Children suffering from asthma have difficulty in breathing,  cough and wheezing.Children are unable to sleep at night due to cough.This may cause anxiety and lot of stress for children as well as parents.Children may miss their school due to repeated asthma attacks. Adults suffering from asthma also suffer as dust,  certain allergens may trigger the attack which can be a cause of constant worry in office or while travelling to different places due to office work. They may miss their promotion due to health issues. Homeopathic medicines are very effective in treating asthma.

Asthma is a condition in which there is narrowing of airways.Breathing is difficult due to cough. Asthma can be  life threatening in some patients.

 
Cause of asthma
 

The exact cause of asthma is not known. The airways become inflamed, swell and  they are filled with mucus.

  1. Genetics : If your parents are asthmatic there are chances that you may suffer from asthma
  2. Respiratory tract infection : Viral or bacterial infections of respiratory tract may cause asthma attack. Sinusitis ,bronchitis and cold may cause asthma attack

Triggers of asthma

  1. Food allergens
  2.  Asthma can be triggered by any allergens which could be inhaled allergens or ingested allergens. Inhaled allergens can be dust, pollen in air,pet dander,chemical fumes. Ingested allergens could be anything the person is allergic to such as nuts, chocolates or certain non vegetarian food
  3. Some patients may experience asthma attack while doing aerobics or any work out
  4. Emotional stress ,shock or grief may cause asthma attack
  5. Extreme cold or weather changes may cause asthma attack

Signs and Symptoms

Asthma symptoms vary from person to person. Signs and symptoms of asthma

  1. Cough
  2. Shortness of breath.Patient may be unable to sleep due to cough.
  3. Pain in chest
  4. Whistling sound known as wheeze
  5. Difficulty in breathing, patient may experience a sense of tightness in chest.

Status asthamaticus

It is a severe attack of asthma which may lead to respiratory failure. It is extremely necessary to visit a nearby hospital  and get treated if you suffer from status asthamatics. Such attacks do not respond to inhalers . It is an emergency condition and the patient has to be hospitalized

Tips for management of asthma

  1. Have hot vegetable soups
  2. Have dinner early before 7pm
  3. Do not have rice for dinner
  4. Do gargling with warm water
  5. Know trigger factors for asthma and avoid them

Homeopathic approach

As per Ayurveda, Bronchial Asthma is a Vatakaphaja disease; hence the aim of the treatment is to balance the aggravated dosha.

In Ayurveda, a lot of herbal medicines are there which give  best results in the condition of asthma.These herbs help to reduce excessive mucus and soothe the airways without any side effects.

It is important to understand your body and how it works, especially if you are an asthma sufferer or are prone to allergens.We prescribe certain herbal products to increase your immunity so that your body can fight with these allergens and reduce the attacks of breathlessness.

Other asthma triggers like stress and anxiety can be maintained by relaxing medication. If  your asthma triggers by certain environmental conditions, you are advised to take care accordingly.

Diet and lifestyle changes are extremely important in management and cure of Asthma.

Asthma Treatment

 

Dr.Geetanjali Joshi Bothe (BHMS)