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Asthma – Is There A Treatment?Guidelines And Early Signs. Natural Remedies And Cures For Asthma.

Asthma –  Early Signs
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In ancient Greece the word “asthma” is used to describe breathlessness or shortness of breath. It was believed, that asthma is caused by internal imbalances that could be recovered with a healthy diet and changes in lifestyle.

Asthma is an inflammation of the bronchi, which leads to swelling and contraction of the airway tubes. Narrowing  of the bronchi can be fully or partially. The inflamed bronchi can become overly sensitive to allergens (specific triggers) or other irritants.

Airways can become irritated and remain in a state of heightened sensitivity. This condition is known as hyperreactivity. Asthmatics have a much greater degree of bronchial hyperresponsiveness than others. In sensitive individuals, the bronchial tubes tend to swell and constrict when exposed to allergens- tobacco smoke, etc. Asthma can affect people differently. Each individual has a different degree of reactivity to the environment, which affects the type and dose of the drug.

How does  asthma affect breathing?

Asthma causes a narrowing of the airway tubes, which prevents the normal movement of air into and out of the lungs. Asthma is associated with the bronchi and doesn’t affect the alveoli  or lung tissue. Narrowing of the airway tubes is caused by three main factors:
  • inflammation
  • bronchospasm
  • hyperreactivity

When inflammed, bronchial tubes become red and swollen or irritated. This inflammation leads to increased thickness of the bronchial tube walls and the hole through which air can flow becomes very small.
The inflammation occurs in response to an allergen or irritant. Inflamed tissues produce extra sticky mucus in the tubes. Thus, specific allergy cells can cause tissue damage. These cells are being secreted into the airway tubes, and thus help to the narrowing.

2. Bronchospasm

During an asthma attack, muscles around the bronchial tubes narrow themselves . This narrow is called a bronchospasm. Shrinkage may be caused by inhalation of cold or dry air.

3. Hyperreactivity (hypersensitivity)

In patients with asthma, airway tubes are very sensitive, and it can easily be triggered by allergens, irritants and infections. If you are constantly exposed to these irritating factors, it leads  to even more inflammation and narrowing of the airways.

The combination of 3 factors (inflammation, spasm of the bronchi and hyperreactivity) leads to difficulty in breathing or exhaling. Because of  this narrowing, the air should be exhaled or inhaled "by force", causing wheezing. Typical sign for people with asthma is  a cough, caused by mucus. As a result of the narrowing, the flow of oxygen in the blood decreases, and in severe cases can accumulate large amounts of carbon dioxide.

The importance of inflammation

Inflammation and swelling are normal human reactions to trauma or infections. Blood flow itself  increases to affected area and so begins the healing process. The main problem is that inflammation does not subside on its own.  If the problem persists, it can lead to a progressive thickening of the bronchi walls. In this situation, the narrowing may become irreversible. Therefore, treatment of asthma reduces to controlling airway inflammation (short-term) and stop the remodeling of the airways (long-term).

Reasons for an asthma attacks

Asthma can be triggered by many factors, so asthmatics may react to different agents, as the most affected are nose and eyes.

Triggers fall into two categories:
  • allergens (specific stimuli)
  • no allergens (nonspecific stimuli)

Once bronchi are inflamed (during  allergic response), they can become infected  and by repeatedly exposure to allergens. Bronchi may swell themselves  by exercises, infections or other  irritants. More triggers:

seasonal - pollen
perennial - mites, mold, mildew, dust mites, pets, insects
food - fish, eggs, peanuts, nuts, milk, soy
other- latex, epoxy, formaldehyde

Types of irritants/agents

respiratory infections, viruses, colds, bronchitis, sinusitis
beta-blockers (used to treat blood pressure), aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents
external factors- smog, weather changes, evaporation (gas)
internal factors - paints, detergents, deodorants, perfumes and chemicals
emotional factors - laughing, crying, shouting, suffering
hormonal factors
exercises (premenstrual syndrome)

The Many Faces of asthma

Asthma can occur in many different ways and forms.
It begins in early childhood (2-6 years) . So, 80% of children and 50% of adults with asthma have some other allergies.
The most common  cause of asthma in children is allergens such as dust, mites, tobacco smoke, and other viral infections.

Most difficult to diagnose is asthma in children under 2 years.
Along with difficulty breathing, may occur and viral infection, and wheezing may disappear later, without leading to asthma. However, asthma can appear during maturity, and it is more common in women.

Symptoms and signs of asthma

Symptoms may vary. The most important  are:

  • shortness of breath (especially at night)
  • wheezing and hissing sounds when breathing
  • coughing (may be chronic), worse at night or early in the morning. It can occur after exercises, exposure to cold or dry air
  • chest tightness
Acute asthma attacks

They are caused by exposure to allergens or respiratory infections. Asthma attacks are potentially life-threatening and unfortunately do not stop by itself. If you have prolonged seizures that do not respond to treatment, seek immediately emergency medical care. Symptoms of severe asthma are coughing, difficulty pronouncing whole sentences and shortness of breath. You also may have blocked  breasts and bluish lips. Additional aggravating factors:
  • excitement
  • confusion or inability to concentrate
If this happens, you need an asthma inhaler.
They are used temporarily and removed when lungs and breathing is OK. Visit doctor if things get worse!

Folk recipes for the treatment of asthma

Caffeine can control and prevent asthma attacks. People who drink strong coffee have 3 times less symptoms of asthma attacks.

It is characterized by very good anti-inflammatory properties. According to medical studies, it can reduce the narrowing of the bronchial tubes during astma. You can consume several heads boiled onion a day to reduce attacks.

Place a cheesecloth bag in any room of your home. This "home-filter" captures dust, dead cells from animals etc. This may alleviate symptoms.

"Hot" and spicy foods open airways. Chilli  stimulate saliva in the mouth and throat. They, in turn, reduce the amount of mucus, making coughing and breathing easier. They are anti-inflammatory and contain large amounts of vitamin C.

Orange juice
Vitamin C is a great antioxidant. It was found that patients with asthma have very low levels of vitamin C. Drinking  three glasses of orange juice per day, solves the problem.

Salmon, mackerel, tuna
They contain omega-3 fatty acids, helping lungs for better responding to different irritants. Children who consume fish at least once a week, suffer from asthma more often.

Mint extract
Place 250 ml of water in enameled pot and place it on the stove. Add 10 drops of peppermint oil and leave it to a boil. Let then simmer for about 1 hour until the water evaporates. The essential oil will saturate the room and you’ll breathe easier.

13 tips for preventing asthma
For long-term control:
  1. Avoid exposure to cigarette smoke
  2. Avoid food additives,  stop eating processed and fried foods
  3. Avoid fruits and vegetables with nitrates
  4. Reduce protein to 10% of the day (replace animal protein with vegetable)
  5. Avoid  milk and milk products  (replace them with other sources of calcium)
  6. Do not eat margarine and vegetable oils
  7. Use olive oil (extra virgin)
  8. Drink at least 2 liters of water per day
  9. Eat ginger and turmeric regularly, they have anti-inflammatory effect
  10. Move to live in the mountains or at sea, if necessary
  11. Include aerobic exercises, stretching and yoga in your daily life
  12. Eat fruits and vegetables containing antioxidants
  13. Experiment with traditional Chinese or Ayurvedic medicine (India)
Diseases and health conditions that can mimic asthma symptoms
  • Sinusitis (inflammation and swelling of the sinuses)
  • Myocardial  ischemia
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Gastroesophageal reflux
  • Angina
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Heart failure
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Obstruction of the airway tubes
  • Dysfunction or paralysis of the vocal cords
  • Lung cancer
  • Pulmonary aspergillosis
  • Respiratory syncytial virus

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