What is Asthma & what happens during an asthma attack?
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways in the lungs, causing shortness of breath in the patient. Asthma attack occurs when an individual is hyper-responsive to some stimuli such as cold air, exercise, dust, pollutants and even stress and anxiety. This happens because some changes in the lungs of the person. The muscle tissue branches of the bronchi go into spasm, the cells lining the airways swell and mucus secretion takes place resulting in narrowing of the bronchi, thereby making it difficult to breathe out.
Treatment of asthma can be done by various methods
allopathic asthma attack treatment :. Medical experts conduct spirometry test to measure the functions of the lungs in patients. Some of the common drugs used allopathic treatment are methylxanthine (theophylline) which has anti-inflammatory effects and control of symptoms in the night Bronchodilators relieve sudden attacks effectively, steroids are drugs that resemble body hormones, block inflammation and leukotriene modifiers anti-leukotriene production of white blood cells in the lungs. These drugs are either inhaled or administered orally or by injection
Food & Nutrition treatment :. Avoiding milk, processed foods, refined starch, sugar, foods with additives and sulfites recommended by this treatment. The patient is advised to take a diet high in fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low salt. A vegan diet is said to reduce the frequency of attacks in patients. Drinking plenty of water keeps Airways arguments. Including onions and garlic in the diet also helps as they are rich in flavonoids that inhibit the release of histamines. Regular use of a multivitamin with vitamin A, C, E and B complex and minerals like magnesium and selenium and omega 3 fatty acids improve conditions
Herbal treatment of asthma :. Chinese herbs like ephedra Ephedrine acts as a bronchodilator. Ginkgo was shown to reduce the frequency of attacks. Licorice is a natural group and expectorant. Other plants like lobelia, nettle, thyme, passionflower, Asian ginseng has also been used to treat asthma. Caffeine and theophylline present in coffee and tea making himself a good bronchodilators. Herb Tylophore asthma tica is used in Ayurvedic treatment
homeopathic treatment :. Thuja occidentalis, antimonium tartaric, Kali Carbonic, Silice, Tuberculinum are some common drugs used in homeopathic treatment but the exact treatment is determined by in-depth assessment of the case