What is Asthma?
Asthma is a chronic disease characterized by recurrent attacks of breathlessness and wheezing, which vary in severity and frequency from person to person. Symptoms may occur several times in a day or week in affected individuals, and for some people become worse during physical activity or at night.
During an asthma attack, the lining of the bronchial tubes swell, causing the airways to narrow and reducing the flow of air into and out of the lungs.
- genetic factors
- tobacco smoke
- maternal smoking during pregnancy
- viral infection
- infection of Upper respiratory tract
- allergy- exposure to allergens
- food allergens
- vigorous exercise esp on cold dry day
- cold dry day with strong wind
- gastro-oesophageal reflux
- chest tightness
- dyspnoea/ breathlessness
symptoms are usually worse during night or early morning
Recurrent asthma symptoms frequently cause sleeplessness, daytime fatigue, reduced activity levels and school and work absenteeism. Asthma has a relatively low fatality rate compared to other chronic diseases.
- According to WHO estimates, 235 million people suffer from asthma.
- Asthma is the most common chronic disease among children.
Asthma is a chronic breathing disorder characterized by recurrent attacks of breathlessness and wheezing. Some causes and triggers are common to all people with asthma, and some are more individual. strongest risk factors for developing asthma include:
- Indoor allergens – house dust mites in bedding, carpets and stuffed furniture, pollution and pet dander
- Outdoor allergens – pollens and moulds; tobacco smoke; and chemical irritants in the workplace.
- Other triggers include cold air
- Extreme emotional arousal such as anger or fear, and physical exercise. In some people,
- Certain medications such as aspirin and other non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs, and beta-blockers (which are used to treat high blood pressure, heart conditions and migraine).
Homeopathy is a natural system of medicines that utilizes minute doses of well-researched remedies to enhance the body’s natural healing process. Homeopathic treatment for Asthma treats the patient as a whole and not only reduces severity of the attack, but helps to prevent further attacks.
- Homeopathic treatment for Asthma believes in prescribing for the individual in disease rather than for the disease in individual. The complete physical, mental and emotional make-up is considered while making a prescription.
- Homeopathic treatment for Asthma targets the immune system and modifies the hypersensitive response of the lungs so that breathlessness and excess mucous discharge does not occur. This not only reduces severity of the attack, but helps to prevent further attacks.