Asthma is a condition whereby the breathing passages (bronchioles) that help in the exchange of air in and out of the lungs gets inflamed or swollen.
When this happens, the airways become constricted narrowing down the passage and start producing more mucus. This congestion in the inner anatomy of the breathing system prevents the oxygen to flow freely while collecting the harmful carbon dioxide within the lungs.
This unwanted constraint in the efficient breathing is visible outside as symptoms.
Symptoms of asthma attack
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain and tightness
- Difficulty speaking
- Wheezing sound when exhaling
Asthma as a health concern usually persists long term but with proper management and treatment, one can live a stable life.
But if not managed properly, a person’s work-life, relationships, and even normal routine activities can get affected.
Additionally, it makes people suffering from the same more vulnerable to allergies and/or other reactions.
Though genetic factors raise the chances of its occurrence, but a normal adult with no previous history of asthma may also develop this condition.
Asthma flare up
When the symptoms of asthma get worse than their usual mild triggers and need a medical intervention, a person is said to have an asthma flare up.
They may appear suddenly or may develop in few hours.
Causes of Asthma
Clinical research has still not been able to locate the root cause of asthma but have pointed out certain genetic and environmental factors that may trigger up the symptoms as
Type of environment
Having other allergic conditions
Exposure to mould, dust, mites, animal dander, and any other such pollutants
How to treat asthma attack?
The conventional treatments try to manage the condition through a mix of anti-allergy medicines, corticosteroids, bronchodilators, Leukotriene modifiers, and/or beta agonists.
The drugs are administered considering two factors- First to reduce the constriction of airways and the other to reduce the inflammation.
Both the treatments congregate to manage asthma as a whole.
But if you ask for the complete cure-The answer is no. The addictive nature of these medications may in itself create several other health issues only visible at a later stage with a more aggravated asthmatic condition.
While treating asthma, the conventional treatments just stress on symptom relief and leave off any side effects that can be incurred leaving the body and its organs in a more sensitive state.
The inhaled medications prescribed therein are not harmful, though not to be overused, work directly with lungs to provide the relief to bronchioles.
Other than the inhaled bronchodilators, the tablets or liquids supplemented affects not just the lungs but the entire body creating severe side effects.
Also, the asthma inhalers side effects may include an increased heart rate and/or muscle tightening effects.
Some other common conditions which can come as a by-product to conventional treatments are vomiting, nausea, and headache.
Asthma treatment in homeopathy
The worries associated with these modes of treatment are now compelling the asthmatic patients to look for more stable and safe treatments such as homeopathy..
Homeopathic remedies for asthma are made from natural flora and fauna. These medicines serves to cure the asthmatic condition by not just reducing the symptoms but also treating the underlying cause.
Clinical research has also proven the effectiveness of homeopathic remedies to reduce the frequency and strength of these attacks and that too with no side effects.
By considering the emotional, mental and physical concerns, a homeopath tries to locate events or patterns that might be in any way linked to the onset of asthma initially.
Simultaneously, the homeopathy for asthma bring about a raise in the body’s immunity and an associated improvement in the breathing pattern.
As no two asthmatic patients have similar symptoms or triggers, they may require a personalized consultation with a well-trained homeopath for an effective treatment to take place.
Some top homeopathic medicines for asthma which a homeopath might recommend are
- Antimonium Tartaricum (Ant-t.)
- Grindelia (Grin.)
- Arsenicum Album (Ars.)
- Nux vomica [Nux.v]
- Kali bichromicum [Kali.bi]
Note: Do not self-medicate. Consult a homeopathic practitioner before proceeding with any of the above listed medicines..
The right fit of remedy, the frequency of dose, improvisations as and when necessary during the treatment phase can be well ascertained under the guidance and prescription by a homeopathic practitioner.
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