Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airway that causes airway hyperresponsiveness, mucosal edema, and mucus production.
Asthma is characterized by chronic airway inflammation and increased airway hyperresponsiveness leading to symptoms of wheeze, cough, chest congestion and dyspnoea.
Asthma is a disorder of the bronchial airways characterized by a period of reversible bronchospasm.
A person suffers from asthma may experience a symptom-free period alternating with acute exacerbations, which lasts from minutes to hours or days.
The most frequent form has its onset in childhood between the ages of 3 to 5 years and may either worsen or improve during adolescence
Signs and symptoms
- The principal symptoms of asthma are wheezing attacks and episodic shortness of breath.
- Typical symptoms may include recurrent episodes of wheezing, chest congestion, breathlessness, and cough.
- In some instances, the cough may be the only symptom.
- Cough with or without mucus productions.
- Expirations require effort and become prolonged.
- As the exacerbations progress diaphoresis, tachycardia and a widened pulse pressure may occur along with hypoxemia and central cyanosis.
Classifications: Asthma is a complex disorder of the conducting airways that most simply can be classified as
- Extrinsic- when there is an external factor that is responsible can be called allogenic.
- Intrinsic- when there is no agent present or non-allergic asthma.
Risk factor and etiology
- Asthma can occur in families that have an inherited disorder.
- Allergy is the strongest factor for asthma.
- Chronic exposure to airway irritants or allergens also increases the risk of developing asthma.
- Common allergens can be seasonal eg. grass, tree, weed pollen, mold, dust, or animal dander.
- Occupational environment.
- Factors such as cold air, air pollutions, drug infections.
- Upper respiratory tract viral infections
- Excessive Exercise
- Cold air
- Sulfur dioxide drugs ( beta-blockers, aspirin) might become a cause
- Irritants such as household sprays, paint fumes.
- Lung function test / pulmonary function test.
- Blood tests – show an increase in the number of eosinophils in peripheral blood.
- Sputum test – the presence of a large number of eosinophils in the sputum.
- Chest X-Ray.
- Skin test – Skin prick tests.
- A person should take precautions from allergens related to occupational exposure and household exposure.
- Use a face mask.
- Prevent upper respiratory tract infections as much as possible.
- Avoid smoking and smoky environment.
- Stay away from passive smoking.
- Keep the humidity low and fix leaks to reduce the growth of organisms such as mold.
- If a person is allergic to an animal should be kept out of the bedroom.
- Cover bedding with allergy-proof casings to reduce exposure to dust mites.
- A person with asthma should also avoid air pollution, industrial dust, and other irritating fumes as much as possible.
- Eliminate tobacco smoke from your surroundings as this is the single most important thing a family can do to help a patient with asthma. This smoke can trigger asthma symptoms.
Treatment of Asthma in Homeopathy
- At Dr. Chhabra Healthcare we believe in Tailoring treatment according to one’s mental and physical health. Remedies are well selected by a team of doctors. Many factors contribute to the selection of medicines, such as emotions, stress/anxiety levels, etc.
- Improving the efficiency of lungs is the foremost thing and parallelly symptoms like constant coughing, sneezing, difficulty in breathing, oversensitivity to changes in weather, etc are dealt with immediate effect of medicine intake.
- The most beneficial part of treatment with homeopathy is that it is Long Lasting Treatment.
- There are No-Side Effects of homeopathy medicines.