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Asthma Relief and Treatment

by: Michal

About Asthma:
Asthma is a condition in which the airways of the lungs become either narrowed or completely blocked, impeding normal breathing. However, in asthma, this obstruction of the lungs is reversible, either spontaneously or with medication.Nearly 5 million children younger than 18 have asthma. Increasing in prevalence, asthma is the most common chronic illness of school-aged children. It is responsible for 10.1 million school absences every year — three times as many as any other cause. Asthma also can limit participation in school athletic programs. However, when properly managed, children with asthma can participate fully in both academic and athletic aspects of student life.Asthma is a chronic lung condition that can develop at any age. Fifteen million people--seven percent of those who live in the United States--have asthma. However, it is most common in childhood and occurs in approximately 7-10% of the pediatric population. It is the number one cause for school absenteeism among all chronic diseases.

Symptoms of Asthma:
The most common symptoms during an asthma attack are as follows: the airways become narrowed and inflamed, making breathing difficult, wheezing and troublesome coughing (particularly at night) results.It is important to check with your doctor if you are having any of these problems:
1.Breathlessness with exercise or activity
2.Breathlessness with wheezing
3.Wheezing
4.Coughing
5.Chest tightness or soreness, especially with coughing or deep breathing
6.Waking up at night with breathlessness or wheezing

Causes of Asthma:
The most common cause of asthma is allergy. Of the children who have asthma, 90 percent are allergic. Of the people over 30, 50 percent have allergies. Asthma may also be a result of infection such as bronchiolitis, which is caused by a viral infection of the airways. More than half the children who get bronchiolitis have asthma until they are at least 7 years old.
Generally, the cause of asthma can be divided into two major factors: Triggers, which result in tightening of the airways. Inducers, which result in inflammation of the airways. Triggers irritate the airways, and do not cause inflammation. Symptoms caused by triggers tend to be immediate, short-lived, and rapidly reversible. Airways will react more quickly to triggers if inflammation is already present in the airways. Common triggers include everyday stimuli such as cold air, a polluted environment, strong fumes, emotional upsets, and smoke. Smoke acts as a very strong trigger. Second-hand smoke has been shown to aggravate asthma symptoms, especially in children.
Tropical Medications of Asthma:
Some tropical medicines for asthma treatment are follows.
Angelica Root Extract

Bronchitis & Asthma Aide
Ginkoba
Kombucha Tea
Home care Suggestion:
Avoid tobacco smoke. Apply an onion poultice to the chest.
Maintain a vegetarian diet as much as possible eat only fresh raw foods.
Also take walks as exercise helps the system to get rid of toxins.
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