Asthma is defined as a chronic inflamatory disease of airways characterized by increased sensitivity of the respiratory system to a variety of stimuli. There is wide spread narrowing of the air passages with outbursts of difficulty in breathing, cough, and wheezing. There are acute episodes mixed with symptom-free periods. Clinicallythe patient seems to recover completely after an attack.However, few times, the patient experiences some degree of airway obstruction daily. In unusual circumstances, acute episodes can cause death. Bronchial asthma occurs at all ages but predominantly in early life.
From an etiologic standpoint,genetic, environmental factors, such as viruses, occupational exposures, and allergens,contribute to its initiation and continuance.
- Environment and air pollution causes of asthma are usually related to climatic conditions that promotethe concentration of atmospheric pollutants and antigens
- Season and place change where many flower pollens are floated in the air.The change of climate, humid atmosphere, cloudy weather or moving from village to urban area with more exposure to pollution, chemicals, smoke.
- Occupation-related asthmais a significant health problem. Exposure to wood and dusts, biologic enzymes, serums,and secretions, metal salts, industrial chemicals, plastics, various dyes can lead to asthma.
- Respiratory infections are the most common of the stimulithat evoke acute exacerbations of asthma.
- Exercise is a very common precipitant of acute episodes ofasthma
- Emotional Stress and psychological factors can worsen or ameliorateasthma.
- Eczema and asthma- eczema is one type of skin diseases that manifests with the symptoms of itching skin with red patchy spots and sometimes oozes fluids after itching.
- Gastro esophageal reflux disorder and asthmaâ€“The GERD patients are more prone to get the asthmatic condition.
- Pharmacologic drugs most commonly associated with the induction of acute episodes of asthma are aspirin, coloring agents such as tartrazine, beta-adrenergic antagonists etc.
What are the symptoms of Bronchial Asthma?
- Shortness of breath (difficulties in full breathing) is the common symptom of asthma. The patient may experience breathlessnessand express it as suffocation or gasping for breaths. There is restriction of space for free flow of air during respiration.
- Coughing-The body tries to expel out the antigen from outside that has been inhaled and is in the respiratory air ways and hence produces cough.
- Wheezing or whistling sound-is produced when the air ways is narrowed due to swelling of inner mucosal lining in addition to secretion of mucus in it.
- Cough with thick, white, sticky sputum.
- Chest tightness-frequently occur as the bronchus get inflamed due to allergens and causes tightness of smooth muscles around the airways.
The diagnosis of asthma is establishedby demonstrating reversible airway obstruction. Diagnosis is made by spirometry. Positive whealand-flare reactions to skin tests can be demonstratedto various allergens, but such findings donot necessarily correlate with the intrapulmonaryevents. Sputum and blood eosinophilia and measurementof serum IgE levels are also helpful but are not specific for asthma.
Homoeopathy can cure asthma. The length of the treatment or for cure would, however, vary from case to case. Factors like duration and severity of asthma and individual response to homoeopathic medicines decides the course and length of treatment
Homeopathy for child asthma:
Generally it’s a common view in public that Asthma is an incurable disease, but this concept is wrong. Asthma can be permanently cured by Homoeopathic medicines. The bronchial asthma is nothing but a type of chronic inflammatory disease of the airways characterized by variable and recurring symptoms, reversible airflow obstruction, and bronchospasm. Symptoms include wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. It is triggered by various allergens or irritants. In allergic asthma, when the airways come in contact with an allergen, the immune system reacts and releases chemicals. These chemicals cause the muscles around the airways to tighten. Inflammation, swelling, and a buildup of mucus in the airways causes further narrowing. In day to day life we expose millions of allergens. Our immune system neutralizes those allergens so we do not develop any asthmatic or reactive respiratory problems. But the person who is HYPERSENSITIVE to those allergens reacts to them and leads to an asthmatic condition. The breathing problems, difficulties in respiration, cough, all are the external manifested symptoms of the internal inflammatory condition of the airways. So the treatment should be aimed to manage the symptoms as well as to correct the internal derangement that creates the asthmatic condition (i.e. hypersensitiveness of the person). Just to manage the external symptoms will give you though temporarily relieve but not solve your problem permanently. So both the aspect should be considered during treatment to CURE the patient. A PROPER HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT can manage the symptoms very well within a short time periods. The breathing difficulties due to bronchial spasm can be well managed and controlled by proper homeopathic medicines which act like bronchodilators. The homeopathic medicines can relieve the cough, congestion within a short period of time. Besides that a proper homeopathic treatment is required to combat the hypersensitiveness of the asthmatic person so the CURE in its real term can be achieved
- Homoeopathic Medicine Homoeopathy can cure asthma. The length of the treatment or for cure would, however, vary from case to case. Factors like duration and severity of asthma and individual response to homoeopathic medicines decides the course and length of treatment.