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Do you feel the need for an asthma natural remedy?
Then you must know what it is like not been able to breathe, not been able to get air into your lungs. You understand how absolutely precious each breath you take is.
So what is Asthma Actually?
In simple terms, asthma is a chronic, potentially serious respiratory condition which is an overreaction of the body's own immune system usually caused by exposure to an allergen, which is a substance that the body perceives as foreign and dangerous.
When having an asthma attack, which can range from mild to life-threatening, the small airways in the lungs suddenly become clogged with mucus and other secretions; if not cleared the blockage can lead to suffocation.
The major long-term underlying cause of asthma is a
battle against chronic inflammation and thickening of the bronchial
tubes and nasal passages leading to dramatic muscle spasms, constriction
of air passages and consequent breathing difficulties.
Symptoms of Asthma
coughing and especially at night
shortness of breath
pressure in the chest and a feeling of tightness
Symptoms of a severe Asthma Attack
pale sweaty face
blue lips or even fingernails
severe wheezing when breathing in and out
coughing bouts that won't stop
unable to catch breath
tightness in the chest
unable to fully exhale
feeling of panic
Things to avoid as part of an Asthma Natural Remedy
Avoid gas-producing foods such as beans, cabbage
and cauliflower as gas can irritate an asthmatic condition by
putting pressure on the diaphragm.
Cold foods or drinks. The cold can shock the bronchial tubes into spasms.
Avoid over-eating. A large meal can cause shortness of breath by making the stomach put pressure on the diaphragm.
Simple things that can Help as an Asthma Natural Remedy.
Keep a diary of what might have triggered an asthma attack.
methods to relieve stress and avoid strong emotions like worry and
fear. Try taking yoga classes, meditation or practicing deep breathing.
Exercise. Walk to stay active.
An active lifestyle can help control asthma much better than a sedentary one.
Physical activity helps improve lung capacity.
Discuss a fitness program with your doctor.
Avoid exercising in cold air.
As an asthma natural remedy avoid furry animals wherever you can, but if you love your animals too much to live your life without them, then ensure that you wash them at least once a week.
If possible remove any carpeting, or at the very least those in your
bedroom, this would remove some of the risk of being exposed to any
indoor allergens like dust and mites.
Install a HEPA
(high efficiency particulate air) filter in your home. HEPA filters
remove air particles that can be asthma triggers, such as dust, animal
dander and pollen. They can also help prevent the spread of airborne
viral and bacterial organisms, reducing the risk of infections that can
trigger an asthma attack.
Avoid plant pollen, try and stay indoors between 5.00am and 10.00am (stupid advice if you work).
Stay indoors whenever possible on dry, hot and windy days when pollen counts tend to be highest.
Make your house a smoke free zone, we know that cigarette smoke can trigger asthma attacks.
Take magnesium - magnesium levels are frequently found to be low in asthmatics and supplementation may improve lung function.
your hands often. This can protect you from bacteria and viruses that
may trigger attacks. It can also remove allergens from your fingers and
keep you from inhaling them.