Asthma and other Respiratory Disorder In children
October 25, 2017
Asthma is a chronic disease involving the airways in the lungs. These airways, or bronchial tubes, allow air to come in and out of the lungs.
If you have asthma your airways are always inflamed. They become even more swollen and the muscles around the airways can tighten when something triggers your symptoms. This makes it difficult for air to move in and out of the lungs, causing symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and/or chest tightness.
For many asthma sufferers, timing of these symptoms is closely related to physical activity. And, some otherwise healthy people can develop asthma symptoms only when exercising. People with a family history of allergies or asthma are more prone to developing asthma. Many people with asthma also have allergies. This is called allergic asthma.
Occupational asthma is caused by inhaling fumes, gases, dust or other potentially harmful substances while on the job.
ASTHMA SYMPTOMS & DIAGNOSIS
According to the leading experts in asthma, the symptoms of asthma and best treatment for you or your child may be quite different than for someone else with asthma.
The most common symptom is wheezing. This is a scratchy or whistling sound when you breathe. Other symptoms include:
• Shortness of breath
• Chest tightness or pain
• Chronic coughing
• Trouble sleeping due to coughing or wheezing
Asthma symptoms, also called asthma flare-ups or asthma attacks, are often caused by allergies and exposure to allergens such as pet dander, dust mites, pollen or mold. Non-allergic triggers include smoke, pollution or cold air or changes in weather, emotional upset or stress.
Asthma symptoms may be worse during exercise, when you have a cold or during times of high stress.
Children with asthma may show the same symptoms as adults with asthma: coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. In some children chronic cough may be the only symptom.
Mostly according to modern sciences - Asthma has NO CURE but only pure management of the episodes which are known as controller medication besides anti- histaminic in cases of allergies , controlled medication are corticosteroids and other broncholdialators.
ASTHMA IN CHILDREN
is the leading cause of chronic illness in children. It affects about 7 million children in the United States and, for unknown reasons, is steadily increasing. Asthma can begin at any age (even in the very elderly), but most children have their first symptoms by age 5.
The rate at which the childhood asthma is increasing can be attributed to lot of stuff children spend too much time indoors and are exposed to more and more dust, air pollution, and second hand smoke. Some suspect that children are not exposed to enough childhood illnesses to direct the attention of their immune system to bacteria and viruses.
Although the trigger factor and signs and symptoms are more or less the same but as kids there a lot of challenges that comes to kid because it can affect their play activities, their food restriction
HOMOEOPATHY CAN IT CURE ASTHMA
Most of the modern science doctor believe that Asthma is not treatable and children with asthma do not outgrow this illness as an adult or adolescence they continue to advance with asthma and only key is in controlling the attacks and managing to lead a normal life.
On Contrary - as asthma is related to the body mechanism of fighting illness which is call immunity Homoeopathy can help you out grow this illness.
HOW CAN HOMOEOPATHY HELP
Homoeopathy is a science based on treating every individual and not just it's part or organ , likewise it is known as a holistic science of healing ,homoeopathy is based on principle called like cure likes. therefore a homeopathic medicine works efficiently on everyone without any side effects.
As mentioned when any qualified homeopathic doctor prescribes according to these principles to an individual, a well selected homeopathic medicine can help in enhancing the immunity of a person which can help to reduce the reaction from the trigger factors of the disease. Eventually when well managed by right homeopathic medicine the asthmatic or allergic Attacks reduce and slowly the disease looses the intensity and the patient if he or she maintains a good lifestyle like regular exercises and breath work , a healthy diet with anti - oxidant rich and with good vitamins and mineral supplementation can help you get rid of Asthma permanently and you can enjoy every breathe you take plus stay away from the side effect of the medicine otherwise used.
Homoeopathy is better option for the kids in any other illness also for the fact that it is safe, gentle, it can either help you or not but will never ever have any side - effects on you. This is one of the major reason why it has been gaining popularity.
What are the medicine in Homoeopathy?
Ok so unlike other school of science the protocol of homoeopathy is not fixed to a disease equals to x , y,z drug . A qualified homeopathic doctor would take you history very seriously, if its a child case you will have to give every details about the child right from the behaviour of the person who is sick , what has been stressing the person lately, What are the kind of the things that trigger the attack it can be anything from daily stool activity, food or any kind of an emotional upset.
For instance, I knew a patient who would get asthmatic attack when she laughed or cried more than usual … this was an important guide for homoeopath to treat her and her medicine was decided accordingly
Yet another instance one patient felt better if he was in full air conditioned room whole is body is wrapped warm and only his head was out
sometimes the position a person sits while he is an asthmatic attack can be helpful or what relived the attack like one patient asthma would reduce if he would urinate.
so you may find some symptoms strange but we as homeopathic doctors find all this very Important and you will have to report every detail to your homeopathic doctor to find a solution to this problem
TIPS TO KEEP AWAY ASTHMA:
Wash bedding weekly in hot water (above 130 degrees F) to get rid of dust mites and use a dehumidifier to reduce excess moisture and help prevent mold in your home.
Pet dander - a common asthma trigger - is often difficult to avoid entirely because for many of us, our pets are just like members of the family.
Remove carpets and stuffed toys from bedrooms. If carpeting cannot be removed, vacuum at least twice a week with a cleaner equipped with a HEPA air filter.
Mold is a common asthma trigger. To reduce mold in your home, remove household plants and keep bathrooms clean and dry by opening a window or using a bathroom fan during showers or baths.
Breathing smoke - even secondhand smoke and smoke on clothing, furniture or drapes - can trigger an asthma attack. Be sure to ask for a smoke-free hotel room when traveling.
Fumes from household cleaners can trigger asthma. Avoid inhaling fumes at home and prevent exposure away from home as much as possible.
Intense emotions and worry often worsen asthma symptoms so take steps to relieve stress in your life. Make time for things you enjoy doing - and for relaxation.