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Asthma

Asthma is a disease affecting the airways that carry air to and from lungs. People who suffer from this chronic condition are said to be asthmatic. 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 or occupational asthma. It may affect up to 10% of the population.

Asthma can be easily controlled with proper diet and medications. The severe onset of symptoms is known as an asthma attack or an acute asthma exacerbation. Asthma attack may require hospital treatment and can sometimes be life threatening although this is rare. Asthma does not only start in young people it can develop at any age. The cause of asthma is not fully understood although it is known to run in families. Asthma makes the person very tired, restless and unable to carry out his day to day activities and may also make the person drowsy.

WHAT IS ASTHMA?

Asthma is caused by inflamation of the airways. Small tubes called bronchi, which carry air in and out of the lungs will be inflamed and more sensitive than normal. When person comes in contact with something that irritates lungs, known as trigger, airways become narrow, the muscle around then tighten, and there is an increase in production of sticky mucus or phlegm, which leads to difficulty breathing, wheezing, cough, tight chest.

CAUSES OF ASTHMA: 

  • Allergies,
  • Tobacco smoke,
  • Environmental factors,
  • Obesity
  • Pregnancy.
  • Stress.
  • Genes.
  • Airway hyperactivity.
  • Atopy.
  • Weather condition.
  • Airway and chest infections.
  • Exercise.

HOW AYURVEDA CAN MANAGE ASTHMA?

Ayurvedic line of management focus on treatment of the root cause and not just the symptoms. In other sciences, the treatment isonly concerned with symptomatic relief . Healing Earth Team treats bronchial asthma with classical ayurvedic principles , where digestion and metabolism are considered to have a close relation with the manifestation of asthma.Various internal medications as well as specific treatment modalities are adopted so as to give a total cure for the patients.

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