Did you know? Asthma As of 2012, more than 18 million adults and 6 million children suffered from asthma. Let's talk Asthma!!!
What is it?
Asthma is a condition in which a person's airways become inflamed, narrow, and swell, and produce extra mucus which makes it difficult to breathe. Coughing ,wheezing, shortness of breathe, and chest tightness is some symptoms to look out for.
Types of Asthma
1. Adult Onset Asthma
4.Asthma- C.O.P.D overlap
What Causes it?
There are many things that can contribute to one having Asthma. Asthma triggers exposure to various irritants, and substances that trigger allergies (allergens) can trigger sign and symptoms of asthma.Asthma triggers are different from person to person and can vary. Airborne substances, such as pollen, dust mites, mold spores, pet dander or particles of cockroach waste.
Tips to Prevent it?
1. Identify Asthma Triggers
2. Stay Away from Allergens
3. Avoid smoke of any type
4. Prevent colds
5. Allergy proof your home
6. Avoid certain foods- Certain foods, such as milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish, and food additives can trigger asthma symptoms. It is best to avoid these foods if they trigger an asthma attack.
While there are many medical for asthma, here are some natural remedies for asthma that can provide some relief.
1. Mustard Oil- Mustard oil mixed with camphor is a potent combination for asthma treatment.
2. Eucalyptus oil- Has anti-inflammatory properties that may help people with bronchial asthma, by reducing the inflammation of the airways.
3. Figs- Help clear mucus from bronchial tubes and are therefore a valuable food remedy.
4. Ginger- a root known for its strong earthy flavor, can help ease symptoms of asthma by opening constructed airways.
5. Evening Primrose oil- May help to reduce the frequency and severity of your asthma attacks.