What is Bronchial Asthma?
Bronchial Asthma is a respiratory disorder characterized by an attack of a trio of symptoms, as follows:
- Tightness in the chest.
Facts About Bronchial Asthma
It affects around 22 million of the American population, 15-20 million of Indian population and more than 330 million people all over the globe. Asthma is associated with morbidity, chronic disability and also mortality making it all the more imperative to avail of medical awareness.
Types of Asthma
There are two types of Asthma, namely:
- Allergic Asthma
- Non-Allergic Asthma
As the name itself suggests, the causative factor is an Allergen. Allergens can be of different kinds. Here is a list of different types of Allergens.
Common Allergens That Cause Asthma
- House dust
- Plant Pollen
- Animal dander
- Cold air
- Cockroach droppings
Food Allergens Causing Asthma
- Cold food/ drinks
Drug/ Medicinal Allergens
- Sulpha drugs
- Chemicals like Epoxy resins
There could be a variety of factors that lead to non-allergic asthma. Here is a list of various causes of non-allergic Asthma:
- Viral infections
- Emotional causes
- Chronic obstructive lung diseases
Symptoms of Asthma
The commonest symptoms found in majority of the asthmatics are wheezing, difficulty in breathing and tightness of the chest.
But there are certain unusual symptoms also, which one must look out for. These include a dry, non-productive cough; cyanosis of the mucous membranes (bluish discoloration of the nails, tongue or soles) and fanning of the nostrils.
Role of Climate in Triggering Asthma Attacks
Asthmatics can be very sensitive to both weather and climatic changes. People with Allergic Asthma tend to get severe aggravations during the spring season because of the pollen grains in the air.
Similarly a drop in the atmospheric temperature can also excite an acute attack. The climatic triggers vary from patient to patient and while some can tolerate warm climates and weathers, others are pretty comfortable throughout the year, only to come down with an attack in summer.
Yet others cannot tolerate the salty sea air or the cloudy weather. So it would be a matter of personal idiosyncrasy which decides the onset.
Depression and Asthma
There is a definite relation between the mental health of a person and Asthma. Depression is very common in chronic asthmatics as in any other long standing disease.
The asthmatic attacks often lead to inability or reduction of certain activities like socializing or working or in serious case hamper even normal day to day routine.
All these can lead to depression in the long run. Anxiety and stress also can trigger off acute attacks.
Why is Homeopathy the Best Asthma Treatment Option Available?
There are numerous medications and treatment procedures for dealing with Bronchial Asthma in conventional / Allopathic medicine. Broadly they are divided into preventive and symptomatic treatments.
The usual method of conventional Asthma treatment is by using bronchodilators, steroids, antibiotics and antianxiety medications.
The problem with these Allopathic medications is that they do not provide permanent cure. Moreover, they create a lot of harmful side effects in the patient’s body, when used for prolonged periods of time.
Homeopathy is the best asthma treatment option available because it not only relieves the acute attacks, but also helps to prevent recurrence and thus cures the disease permanently.
Homeopathic treatment is safe and without any side effects. It does not suppress the disease inside. Permanent cure of asthma and all other breathing disorders is possible with homeopathic management.
Allopathy and other conventional treatments suppress the symptoms and weaken the immunity of the patient. But homeopathy removes the internal root cause of the disease and also boosts the natural immunity of the patients.
After completing the prescribed course of homeopathic treatment, patients experience an overall wellness and their quality of life is definitely enhanced.