Tired of your asthma inhalers Homeopathy can help
Around the world, more than 300 million people suffer from asthma, and each year, around 250k die from it. But why do people develop asthma and how can this disease be fatal? First, let’s understand what we are dealing with.
What is asthma and how does it work?
Asthma disease affects the respiratory system, particularly the smaller airways such as the bronchi and bronchioles. In people suffering from asthma, the airways are chronically inflamed, which can make them overly-responsive to certain triggers.
If an asthma patient is exposed to a trigger, the rings of muscles that circle the small airways in their lungs contract and become narrow. Simultaneously, the trigger worsens the inflammation, secreting more mucus. Normally, the body uses this mucus to trap and clear particles like dust or pollen but during an asthma attack, it blocks the narrow airways. This, in turn, results in difficulty in breathing.
Some of the asthma triggers include pollen, tobacco smoke, fragrances, exercise, dust, stress, cold weather, and even the common cold.
Symptoms of asthma
Smooth muscle constriction results in chest tightness. Increased inflammation and excess mucus can cause coughing. When the airways contract and become narrower, air whistles as it passes through them, causing the wheezing noise. These asthma symptoms may make an individual feel like they are running out of air.
Strangely enough, during an asthma attack, the inflammation can make it harder to exhale than inhale. Over time, this leads to excess air in the lungs, a phenomenon known as hyperinflation. The trapped air inside the lungs makes the bodywork harder to allow the passage of air in and out of them. This in turn can result in reduced oxygen delivery to the tissues and organs. Sometimes, in severe asthma attacks, the body doesn’t keep up which can be fatal.
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So, how do we stop these potentially fatal attacks?
There are many different types of asthma treatment. One way to prevent these attacks is to reduce the presence of triggers. Unfortunately, the world is an unpredictable place and controlled exposure can’t be achieved at all times. This is where inhalers come into the picture.
Asthma inhalers help asthma patients both control and prevent their asthma symptoms. They transport medications along the affected airways and relax constricted muscles using a fine powder or a liquid mist at its source. This allows the airways to widen so there is more passage of air to and fro.
The thing with these inhalers though, is that they are small and very easy to lose, sometimes resulting in a hunt to find them. The fact that you have to carry them with you at all times makes it difficult for some people to coordinate, particularly the mentally challenged, children, and the elderly.
Common side-effects of inhalers include cough, oral thrush, sore throat, vision problems, and hoarseness. Inhaled steroids, if used for a long time, may present a risk of osteoporosis, especially to older adults. Some studies have also shown that prolonged usage of inhalers may stunt growth in children, or may cause an individual to gain an unusual amount of weight. (Source: NCBI) Not to mention the fact that inhaled steroids can be addictive in the long run.
One has to factor-in the side-effects when treating asthma. There is one other method that provides a long-term solution to the asthma disease - homeopathy!
Asthma treatment in homeopathy
Asthma treatment in homeopathy has a holistic approach. Asthma is a respiratory medical condition that can be associated with/aggravated by other respiratory diseases such as allergic rhinitis and bronchitis. There could be a genetic component involved and it can be hereditary. In some cases, stress and inadequate sleep can act as contributing factors as well.
The thing is you cannot fully treat this condition without getting to the principal cause of it and that’s what homeopathy aims to achieve. Homeopathy works to get rid of not only the physical symptoms but also the source of those problems.
At Dr Batra's™, skilled homeopaths weigh-in all the aspects pertaining to each patient’s medical, psychological, and genetic history in a detailed manner. Only after a thorough examination, they arrive at inference and based on this, provide personalized homeopathic medicine for asthmato each individual.
These remedies are totally organic and present no side-effects or addiction problems whatsoever; no matter how long you take them. If you or your loved ones are suffering from asthma, visit the nearest homeopathic clinic by booking an online appointment Reach out to us and let homeopathy help you breathe normally for the rest of your life.