Asthma is a disease in which air passage in lungs gets inflamed and thus results in improper breathing, chest congestion, inflammation, coughing, etc. asthma can be mild, moderate or severe, depending upon the frequency of the inflammation of the air path. Today, six out of every 110 people are suffering from this chronic disease. Children are more prone to this disease than adults. Person with no family history of asthmatic condition can also suffer from it.
Asthma is caused due to contraction or inflammation in air path/lungs. Though, the reason for such contraction could be anything. The contracted airways prevent air to pass through lungs and thus results in cough, congested chest, thick mucus and difficulty normal in breathing. There is still a debate for considering asthma a hereditary disease as it is also found in people with no such family history.
However, inflammation and contraction are not the only reasons; asthma is also caused due to triggering factors. These triggering factors can be anything that activates the breathing process. Smell of tobacco, feather and skin of animals and birds, tensions are common factors. Triggers also include dust, pollen grains, animal dandruffs, toxic smell, strong fragrance, medicine etc. With dusts and other triggers like pollen, dandruffs when enter to the breathing system, contract the lung and also form thick mucus that prevent further contraction.Rigorous exercise also causes asthma in some people. Mild exercise, however, are good for asthmatic patients, it is advised that the patient should use inhaler before starting the exercise. Foods items like egg, fish also cause contraction of lungs and thus are triggers. It may sound strange but emotional and mental stress may also cause asthma
Asthma is caused due to the choked lungs, inflammation in the respiratory organs, blockage in nostrils, etc. All this is aroused by triggers. Patient should always stay away from triggers, like animal skin or feathers, tobacco, dust, tension, etc. Remember, a disease should never be ignored nor hided. Proper and treatment in time is the best solution. Follow healthy diet, habits, and life style, and never give up.
Abstain from food for a few days and live only on fruits, sprouts, leafy vegetables, pulses and lemon juice, etc. especially during severe attacks. The patient should strictly avoid fried stuff, rice and sugar. This will make your body system strong and cleanse all the toxic materials. The basic idea behind such diet is to avoid carbohydrates, fats, proteins, caffeine, spicy, and sour food, etc. Patient should not overeat and should eat food slowly, chewing it properly. This will help in proper digestion and prevent inflammation and other stomach and lung-related problems like, choke in lungs, thick mucus formation, difficulty in breath in and breath out. Drink at least 8--10 glasses of water per day.
Person suffering from asthma can suffer from its severe attack anytime. This badly affects his day-to-day life activities and he becomes helpless. The asthma symptoms are:
These asthma symptoms are not presented strongly in all the patients. Patients with minor or moderate asthma can also get these attacks occasionally. However, patients suffering from severe asthma may get asthmatic attacks anytime and finds difficulty in sleeping, talking, and movement, etc.
The attacks of asthma can be severe or moderate. It may last for few years or for whole life. There are inhalers and various medicines for the treatment of asthma. However, these medicines are rich in steroids, have alarming side effects and thus people are inclining towards home remedies for asthma and natural treatments. The natural treatments include building the proper functioning of excretory organs, annihilating decay matter from the body through healthy balanced diet and exercise and yoga. Practicing various yogic mudras and pranayamas makes human body healthy and strong.
Massage and Mud packs: Add camphor to mustard oil and massage on the back of the chest, this will loosen the breathing organs and support breathing. Apply wet mud packs on the patient’s chest. This makes lungs strong and helps in proper breathing. Apply it to abdomen, this will help in proper digestion of food matters and thus reduces inflammation. This is one of the important home remedies for asthma.
Sun bath, steam bath etc. helps in opening your lungs and enhances your breathing capacity. It also keeps your skin healthy and beautiful.
Patient suffering from asthma are also given an enema. This helps cleansing of the excretory organs and detoxification.
Honey: You may add honey in the milk, lukewarm water or in lemon water. This not only detoxifies your body, assimilate harmful chemicals, soften the mucus (and also prevent further formation of thick mucus by strengthening pulmonary tissues) and thus enhance breathing process, nurtures your skin. This is one of the useful home remedies for asthma.
Onion and garlic: Onion juice helps in reducing inflammation and open choked lungs. Garlic-rich food like garlic paste with milk, or garlic tea is also a good remedy, as it detoxifies the body, clear mucus, helps in breathing process.
Milk with turmeric powder: Add 1--2 teaspoon of turmeric in milk and give to patient. Turmeric is one of the best medicines for asthma, cancer, cough, cold, etc. This is one of the best home remedies for asthma.
Vitamin and minerals: Vitamin C and magnesium are good for asthmatic patients.
Herbs: Boswellia, Tylophora Indica is some herbs used in treating asthma because of their anti-inflammatory characteristics. However, these herbs should never be used without consulting the doctors.