Asthma is a condition in which your airways swell and makes breathing difficult. Not only breathing, it can even make some physical activities difficult. For some, this condition is only a minor one while for others; it can pose a risk for life-threatening asthma attack.
Are you an Asthmatic? If so, chances are you have an asthma inhaler to get quick relief from symptoms such as shortness of breath and wheezing. But the use of such inhalers can give you only temporary relief. Moreover, frequent use of this inhaler can cause some side effects as well. What side effects they can cause? Well, if you take too many puffs of your asthma inhaler, you may experience fast heartbeat, headache and feel shaky. Wait! The lists of side effects do not end here. It can even enhance acid content in your blood, which can further increase your breathing rate.
If you are also among those who use their inhaler frequently then chances are, you may also face these side effects. Do you still want to continue its usage just to get temporary relief? Do you want to leave it unattended and give an asthma inhaler a chance to cause the dangers, later? “No”!
Do you want to look for any safer way that can help manage the symptoms of asthma for a longer time? Although Asthma cannot be cured, its symptoms can be well managed even with some natural remedies without any side effects. Keep on reading to learn more about asthma, its causes, symptoms and safe treatment.
WHAT IS ASTHMA?
Asthma is the most common chronic condition, nowadays. 1 out of every 12 children is suffering from the same. To understand about asthma in detail, it is better you learn about what happens when we breathe.
With every breath we take, air goes through our nose and down into our throat. From the throat, it passes into our airways to make its way to our lungs. In the lungs, there are many small air passages that deliver oxygen from the inhaled air to our bloodstream. This is a normal process which occurs in a healthy human being (or we can say a person without asthma).
The symptoms of asthma occur when the lining of airways inflamed (swell). With the result, the muscles around the airways tighten. What happens next is mucus starts filling the airways and reduces the amount of air that can pass through. This, in turn, leads to coughing, tightness in your chest or an asthma attack.
Let us now proceed to asthma symptoms. Knowing the symptoms of asthma can help you in early diagnosis of this condition.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF ASTHMA?
The asthma symptoms vary from person to person. Some people may experience asthma attacks only at certain times such as when they perform exercises while others may have signs all the time.
A person with this condition may experience following common signs and symptoms-
- Coughing, more frequently at night or when laughing.
- Chest tightness or pain
- Shortness of breath
- Wheezing (a whistling sound made when breathing)
- Trouble sleeping caused by coughing or wheezing
Remember, not everyone with this condition will experience these specific symptoms. However, if you notice these symptoms and think that you have this condition, don’t wait to book an appointment with your doctor.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF ASTHMA?
The exact cause of asthma is still unknown. But scientists believe that the following factors can cause the breathing problem for an asthmatic. Check out if you have any of these factors!
- Genetics– A child with an asthmatic parent (or parents) is more likely to develop this condition. Take extra care of yourself if your parents are asthmatic.
- Medical history of viral infections– A person with a medical history of frequent viral infections during his or her childhood days is also at the increased risk of developing this condition. Be careful, if you have also experienced some viral infections in your childhood years.
- Weak immune system– A healthy immune system can help fight off infection, asthma or other allergic reactions. While a weak immune system may not be able to perform in the same better way as when it was healthy.
- Exposure to allergens– A person having frequent contact with possible allergens or irritants is also at risk for developing the same condition. Well, if your workplace contained allergens or irritants that can harm you, make sure you are taking precautions. After all, prevention is better than cure!
There are some triggers such as respiratory illness, extreme weather conditions like high humidity or a low temperature, irritants like smoke and allergens like dust or pollen; and exercise or an increased movement that can worsen the symptoms of asthma.
TREATMENT FOR ASTHMA
Do not leave the symptoms of asthma unattended as untreated asthma can be life-threatening. So, it is important to take the proper treatment in order to avoid any complications later. Not only taking medicines, but performing some breathing exercises can also help manage the condition to some extent.
Based on your age, triggers and the type of asthma you have, your doctor will determine the possible treatment. Do you want to go for a safer treatment? If so, then you can opt for a natural treatment available for an asthmatic patient. What’s that? It’s an Ayurvedic treatment! This treatment focuses on balancing the affected dosha (bodily energy) causing a particular disease and correcting the root cause with natural herbs while promoting an individual’s overall health. The most important thing- Ayurvedic medicines do not cause side effects. Instead, you will get extra health benefits with each herbal formulation.
What more do you want? You will enjoy additional benefits in a single method in a very natural way with Ayurveda. Don’t you want to give this natural treatment, a try? Or would you like to go ahead with over the counter medicines to get temporary relief only? Your health depends on your decision. So, take a decision now and stay healthy!