Asthma is a respiratory disorder in which there is a chronic inflammation of the tracheobronchial tree with hyper-responsiveness causing symptoms-
In asthma, the air passages through which air comes in and go out are inflamed and swollen. The muscles around the airway tighten when there is exposure to triggers. The airways then start producing extra mucus, which makes it difficult to breathe.
Asthma can be activity-related also and people develop symptoms of asthma while exercising which is known as exercise-induced broncho-constriction or exercise-induced asthma.
Asthma can be allergic also as people with allergies or with a family history of any allergy are prone to develop asthma and thus it is known as allergic asthma.
People with certain occupations in which inhalation of fumes, gases, dust, other harmful industrial substances develop industrial asthma.
Asthma can develop at any age and can be seen in children also as early as before age of five years.
PREDISPOSING FACTORS OF ASTHMA:
Factors that may protect against asthma:
Symptoms of asthma typically include:
The exact cause of asthma is not known that why few people suffer from asthma and others don’t but there is a combination of environmental and genetic factors which cause asthma.
But atopy (IgE levels are high) causes sensitization and exposure to allergens is an important risk factor.
Diagnosis of asthma is made by a lung function test, medical history, and a physical examination.
Often while testing the patient is better by bronchodilators.
Homeopathic medicines have been shown much better results in the treatment and management of asthma especially in the case of children.
Homeopathic medicines can not only increase the frequency of bouts but improve the quality of life as well.
Medicines like ars alb, pulsatilla, rumex, lobelia, sepia, medo, etc are very good depending on the case.