What is asthma?
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory lung disease characterize by episodes of wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath and cough. The airways leading air in and out of the lungs gets inflamed and narrows the path of air into the lungs. The inflamed airway secretes mucus which may further narrows the path of air into the lungs.
Who can have asthma?
Though the exact cause of asthma is unknown it is believe that genetic and some environmental factors may lead to asthma. People having asthma may have inherited from the family. Asthma tends to run in the family. Some respiratory infections in early childhood can lead to asthma. Asthma is also commonly seen in kids prone to allergies, eczema or recurrent respiratory infections.
What are the types of asthma?
Some of the types of asthma are
- Allergic Asthma
- Infective Asthma
- Occupational Asthma
What are the symptoms of asthma?
Symptoms of Asthma can be
- Breathlessness and wheezing on exertion
- Chest tightness
- Spontaneous cough and wheeze during the night or early morning
- Productive cough with frank respiratory infection
What causes asthma?
The factors that triggers the episodes of asthma can be
- Allergens from pollens, dust, animal fur and others can cause the episode of asthma.
- Viral infection as common cold
- Environmental factors as dust, air pollution
- Drugs as some NSAIDS and some beta blockers
What test are done to diagnose asthma?
Lung function tests, Allergy test, Chest X-ray are commonly done to make a diagnosis along with the presenting symptoms.
What is the role of Homeopathy in Asthma?
The prevalence of asthma has been continuously rising over the gradual period of years. Homeopathy works very effectively in treating asthma. Homeopathy takes into consideration the whole personality of a person. Appropriate medicines are been selected taking into consideration the personality of a person as well as on symptoms similarity. However medicines as Arsenic Album, Arum triph, Natrum Sulph, Blatta Orientalis, Griendelia are proven effective in many cases according to symptoms. Little self care along with Homeopathy can help a person to get relieved from the asthma in an effective way. Along with the Homeopathic medicine one should avoid the irritants causing asthma. People with asthma should eat a well balanced diet and stress should be avoided from life.