Asthma is a chronic respiratory disorder wherein individuals suffer from symptoms like wheezing, persistent cough, chest tightness and breathlessness. People suffering from asthma are called asthmatics and under this condition, the airways which help in carrying air from and to our lungs get inflamed. Due to this inflammation, the bronchial tubes narrows and becomes highly sensitive. When these sensitive airways come in contact with allergens, infections or other triggers, the cells present in the mucous lining of airways produce excess mucus which further narrows the airways and makes breathing difficult. Several factors like allergies, family history, obesity, cold and pollution act as asthma triggers. Asthma symptoms flare up when individuals come in contact with allergies or other triggers and lead to an asthma attack.
Asthma can be intermittent (comes and goes) or persistent (long lasting). Asthma is classified into several types like childhood asthma, allergic asthma, occupational asthma or adulthood asthma, exercise induced asthma, cough variant asthma and nocturnal or night-time asthma. Asthma can raise your risk of few health complications like sleeping disorders, pneumonia, respiratory failure and lung failure. Asthma attack, in general, can be severe in children and elders as they tend to have constricted airways when compared to youngsters and middle aged group.
Causes of Asthma
Asthma is believed to be hereditary. Family history increases individual’s risk of asthma. Apart from family history environmental factors like pollution, cool weather, high exposure to chemicals and smoking are also said to cause asthma.
Several other factors like stress, cold weather, being obese, allergens (dust mites, pollen, mold and pet dander), stress, sinusitis and other conditions are said to be the triggers of asthma. These triggers raise asthma attack by worsening the symptoms. Intense exercises and few medications are also said to worsen the symptoms of asthma.
Symptoms of Asthma
Common symptoms of Asthma include
- Persistent cough
- Breathlessness or shortness of breath
- Pressure in chest or chest tightness
Symptoms of Asthma differ for each individual based on the severity of the condition. In general, people suffering from asthma do not regularly face the above mentioned symptoms of asthma. These symptoms only rise when asthmatics come in contact with allergens or other triggers including cold, flu, seasonal changes, stress and others. Symptoms of Asthma are usually severe at night and early morning hours, this is mainly due to the cold temperatures recorded between these hours. Treating and controlling Asthma is very important to avoid complications. In few rare cases, asthmatics also face difficulty in talking and it can also be life threatening.
How Homeopathy works for Asthma
Homeopathy treatment for Asthma is highly recommendable. It does not just focus on suppressing the symptoms but mainly aims at controlling the triggers and root causes. Homeopathy treatment mainly uses natural substances as remedies and hence is safe and free from side effects. Homeocare International offers constitutional homeopathy treatment for Asthma and provides relief, in the early stages homeopathic remedies work by controlling and lowering the attacks and in later stages eliminates the risk of attacks and provides long lasting cure.