Asthma is a respiratory disorder in which there is chronic inflammation of the tracheo-bronchial tree with hyper-responsiveness causing symptoms-
In asthma the air passages through which air come in and go out are inflamed and swollen. The muscles around the airway tightens 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 family history of any allergy are prone to develop asthma and thus it is known as allergic asthma.
People with certain occupation 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 which may protect against asthma:
TRIGGERS FOR ASTHMA ARE:
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) cause 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 treatment and management of asthma especially in 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.