ASTHMA

Bronchial asthma is a lung disorder characterized by periodic attacks of wheezing alternating with periods of relatively normal breathing. Bronchial asthma is usually intrinsic (no cause can be demonstrated), but is occasionally caused by a specific allergy (such as allergy to mold, dander, dust).Although most individuals with asthma will have some positive allergy tests, the allergy is not necessarily the cause of the asthma symptoms.

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Symptoms can occur spontaneously or can be triggered by respiratory infections, exercise, cold air, tobacco smokeor other pollutants.The muscles of the bronchial tree become tight and the lining of the air passages become swollen, reducing airflow and producing the wheezing sound. Typically, the individual usually breathes relatively normally, and will have periodic attacks of wheezing. Asthma attacks can last minutes to days and can become dangerous if the airflow becomes severely restricted. Asthma affects 1 in 20 of the overall population, but the incidence is 1 in 10 in children.Asthma can develop at any age, but some children seem to outgrow the illness. 

Risk factors include self or family history of eczema, allergies or family history of asthma.Decrease or control exposure to known allergens by staying away cigarette smoke, removing animals from bedrooms or entire houses, and avoiding foods that cause symptoms. Allergy desensitization is rarely successful in reducing symptoms.Symptoms are wheezing, usually begins suddenly, composed of a sequence of attacks, may be worse at night or in early morning, increased by exposure to cold air, increased by exercise, resolves spontaneously, good relief from bronchodilators, rales, cough with sputum production containing mucus cough increasing recently, shortness of breath aggravated by exercise, shortness of breath occurs only when wheezing, breathing requires increased work, intercostals retractions.

Emergency symptoms are extreme difficulty. Additional symptoms that may be associated with this disease: nasal flaring, coughing up blood, chest pain, breathing, a feeling of chest tightness, increased front-to-back diameter of the chest abnormal breathing pattern, exhalation takes more than twice as long as inspiration. In homoeopathy medicine like ars alb, Nat sulp, Ipecac, Blatta, Spongia, Kali carb, Mephitis, Carbo veg  are used for the treatment. The proper analysis of the case with the qualified homoeopathic physician will give the better results.