HOMEOPATHY IS A MOST SOUGHT AFTER ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE FOR THE CURE OF ASTHMA
HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT OF ASTHMA
ASTHMA is described as a chronic condition of the lungs, presenting as wheezing, tightness of lungs, difficulty in breathing and cough. Uncomplicated asthma is never accompanied by fever. Childhood asthma is increasing at an alarming rate due to pollution, poor food habits and lifestyle which facilitate this condition.
GENETIC PREDISPOSITION - asthma runs in some families. Children who have parents, brothers or sisters suffering from this condition run the risk of getting this condition as well. However children without such a family history can suffer from asthma as well.
ALLERGY – Persons who are allergic to certain foods, who suffer from eczema and frequent colds (allergic rhinitis).
ENVIRONMENT – Certain toxic substances can trigger off asthma in some people. These substances vary from person to person and in some can worsen the condition. House dust, pollen, animal hair, cockroaches can aggravate or trigger a reaction.
RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTIONS – Viral infections
PHYSICAL EXERCISE – especially swimming in cold waters or extreme exertion.
HOW TO AVOID RISK FACTORS
House-cleaning is done preferably using a Vacuum cleaner. If the patient needs to clean the house himself/herself, a moist cloth tied over the nose and mouth like a mask could help. Avoid keeping pets and carpets in the house. Dust pillows and mattresses outside the house on a terrace. Adults must stop smoking as second hand smoke can affect a child seriously. Proximity to chemical factories, automobile exhaust may mean a change of locality or city itself. Many patients learn to identify their personal allergies and must therefore avoid such triggers- food or other items.
Asthma always runs in families – not so. Many patients have no such family history
Asthmatic patients must avoid sports – many international athletes and sports persons are asthmatics. Exercise helps the lungs retain their elasticity.
Homeopathic treatment takes a long time to cure asthma – the average time taken is six months to a year and may extend to two years in occasional cases. This is better than a lifetime of allopathic medicines which include steroids with no possibility of cure.
There are two types of medicines in Homeopathy. 1- Acute remedies which control the attack
2- Constitutional remedies which help rid the body of the asthmatic tendency