health tips and home remedies for asthma



What Is Asthma?

Asthma is a chronic disease of the airways that cause breathing difficulties. In asthma, there is inflammation of airways, which results in temporary contraction of the airways that carry oxygen in the lungs. Asthma symptoms are including cough, wheezing, shortness of breath, and stiffness in the chest. It is serious and may result in lack of activity and the inability to talk. Some people call asthma as "bronchial asthma".
Asthma is a serious one - even dangerous - the disease that affects approximately 8 to 10% of population. With proper asthma treatment, you can live well with this situation. Insufficient treatments for illness limit the ability of exercise and active. Bad controlled asthma can cause many trips to emergency rooms and even hospital admissions, which can affect your performance at home and at work.

Asthma has three major characteristics:
1.  Airway obstruction.
During normal breathing, the muscles around the airways are comfortable, and air runs independently. But in people with asthma, allergens, colds,  respiratory viruses, and environmental triggers make the airway muscles tight around the airways, and the air cannot go independently. Less air causes a person to feel less breath, and the air coming out of harsh airways causes a roaring voice that is called wheezing.
2.  Swelling.
Asthmatic people have red and swollen bronchial tubes. This inflammation is believed to contribute to long-term damage which can cause asthma lungs. And, therefore, the treatment of this inflammation is important for the management of asthma for a long time.
3.  Airways irritability.
The airways of Asthmatic people are extremely sensitive. Airways are susceptible and narrow due to minor triggers like pollen, animal dander, dust or smoke. 

What causes Asthma?

It is not clear why some people get asthma and others do not, but this is probably due to the combination of environment and genetic (heritage) factors.

Asthma triggers:
Exposure to various allergic problems and substances trigger asthma symptoms. Asthma triggers are different for each person and may include:
  •  Particles of atmospheric substances, such as pollen, dust bites, mold spores, pet dander or cockroaches.
  •  Common cold caused respiratory infections.
  •  Excessive Physical activity.
  • Cold environment.
  •  Air pollutants and troubles, such as smoke.
  •  Some medicines, including beta blockers, aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen.
  •  Strong emotions and stress.
  • Sulfites and preservatives are included in some types of food items and beverages, including shrimp, dried fruits, processed potatoes, beer and alcohol.
  •  Gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which stomach acids back up in your throat.

The risk Elements:
·        Several factors are considered to increase the chances of developing asthma. Contains:
  •  Having blood relatives (like a parent or brother) with  asthma.
  •  Another allergic condition, such as atopic dermatitis or allergic rhinitis (hay fever).
  • Being overweight.
  • Being a smoker.
  •  Exposure to second smoke.
  • Exposure to smoke fumes or other types of pollution.
  •  Exposures to work triggers, such as farming, hairdressing and chemicals used in manufacturing. 

Health Tips for Asthma:

1.          Healthy Habits:
       If your doctor has prescribed prevention medication take it regularly.
     Know how to use your inhaler - it may include using spacer
     Follow your written asthma work plan.
  •   Avoiding things that make your asthma worse (like tobacco smoke, other fumes, or being close to animals you are allergic to)
  •  Regularly visit your doctor for asthma checkup.
  •  Consult your doctor or pharmacist for information and advice about asthma.
  • Every person with asthma should have their own written asthma work plan and follow it. If you do not have any one, ask your doctor.

2.        Be smoke free :
Smoking and asthma is a dangerous combination.
If you breathe smoke or other people's smoke:
  •          Loses your lungs
  •          Stiffness in managing asthma
  •          Asthma drugs stops working
  •          Increases your risk of asthma attack or flare-ups
         Damages the lungs of the children and spoils the knees and asthma.

Tobacco smoke that sticks in your hair and clothes is still poisonous. Smoking any type of tobacco is harmful and also any type of smoke damages to your lungs. People with asthma who have quit smoking are healthy within 6 weeks.
If you are planning a pregnancy, you and your partner should stop smoking to protect your newborn before pregnancy.
By ensuring that your home and car are free of smoke, can protect the growing lungs of children.

3.        Enjoy healthy food :
Healthy eating can help to control your asthma.
Fresh fruits and vegetables are filled with antioxidants, which can improve your lung health and help prevent asthma attack. Target every day for five serves of vegetables and two serves of fruits. Eating fish can often help in your asthma.
By eating too much good fats, your asthma medicines can work properly. Limit the amount of foods with the highest quality in good fats, and select lean meat, skinless chicken and low-fat dairy foods.
Milk and other dairy foods may cause asthma symptoms some time.

4.        Enjoy a physically active life :
Being more active can make you feel better.
Asthma do not stop you from being physically active. Consider joining structured exercise training, because asthma participants in this kind of training can feel better.
Choose the activity life, because it can help to inspire you. Target at least 30 minutes of minor intense physical activity every days. Minor intense physical activity means that any activity that normally takes you fast and deep breathes but does not make you puffs and pants.
After physical activity, symptoms of asthma may reduce. Please stop being more active, if your asthma symptoms aggravate when physically active, tell your doctor so that you can find the treatment that works best for you. Before being physically active,
Symptoms of asthma should not stop you from participating in sports or being physical activity. Many of our athletes have asthma, but they have overcome it.

Get fit as much as possible. The more fitter you are, the more you can exercise.
Exercise in hot and humid conditions - Avoid cold, dry air if possible.
Avoid exercising where there are high levels of pollen, dust, smoke or pollution.
While exercising, try breathing through your nose (not your mouth). When it reaches your lungs, the air makes the air warm and moist - cold dry air can worsen the symptoms.
Make sure you get the proper hot before exercising. 

5. Allergen Control :
A. Use allergy-proof covers on pillows and mattresses.
To get rid of dust bites, wash the bed weekly in hot water and use dehumidifier to help reduce the excess moisture and prevent mold in your home.

B. Do not allow pets in the bedroom or on furniture.
Pet Dander - A common asthma trigger - is often difficult to completely avoid because many of us, treat pets are like family members.

C. Remove the carpet and stuffed toys from the bedroom.
If the carpet can not be removed, then clean it at least twice a week with vacuum cleaner and equipped area with an HEPA air filter. Ask your doctor what type of cleaning products are best to use.

D. Fix leaky faucets.
Mold is a common asthma trigger. To reduce the mold in your home, remove the home plants and keep the bathroom clean and dry.

E. Avoid harsh cleaning products and chemicals.
Smoke from home disinfection can trigger asthma. Avoid breathing smoke and keep it away from home as much as possible.

F. Take control of your seasonal allergens.
Allergies and asthma are closely related, so if you have a grass fever, talk to your doctor. Use medicines as guided and stay as close as possible when the pollen count is high.

6. Belly breathing technique
This technique maximizes air distribution in your lungs. You can seat down. Focus on your breathing. Preferably breathe through your nose slowly. When you breathe with your stomach then you should go out against your chest. Gradually push the inside your stomach. As the breath should ideally be exhaust twice.

7. Butyeko breathing exercises
The purpose of this technique is to deliberately reduce the rate of breathing or the amount of breathing. This method involves comfortable sitting and breath directly with chest and stomach muscles. Focus, close your eyes and breathe slowly through your nose with your closed mouth. Take a slow and shallow breath. Remove slowly until it appears that there is no air left in the lungs. Hold the breath as late as possible and then return to the gentle breathing.

8. Lips breathing technique
This technique is helpful during asthma attack. Since the air gets stuck in your lungs during an attack, it helps in getting more air and is easier to breathe. It involves breathing slowly through the nose and then removing through the chased lips, or gradually removing whistles. 

Home Remedies for Asthma:

1. steam bath and Inhalation :
Hot steam baths are often used to help reduce the nasal congestion associated with asthma and the burning of airways, Steam bath "can get rid of some symptoms because it can provide moisture to the airways." It is cautious that steam can be dangerously hot, "so in some asthma, it can  enhance symptoms."
Steam baths can help remove some symptoms, especially the beauty of the nose, but steam bath "is not an option for asthma medicines."

2. Garlic:
 Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, garlic has been used as a natural remedy to manage many diseases, especially cardiovascular disease. Since asthma is a swelling disease, it is understood that garlic can also help in getting rid of asthma symptoms

3. Ginger:
Ginger is also thought to reduce inflammation, and a recent study has found that oral ginger dosage was associated with improvement in asthma symptom. Using ginger, there is some improvement in the functioning of the lungs. As a result,

4. Licorice Route:
The licorice root - which has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties are sometimes used for asthma to calm their lungs. It is found to be ineffective as an alternative treatment of asthma and high blood pressure

5. turmeric:
turmeric has been the subject of many studies, and some anti-allergic properties have been found in it. It is believed that turmeric has an effect on the histamines, which can cause inflammation.

6. honey:
Honey is an ingredient in many coughs and cold treatments, which helps to calm a troubled throat and calm cough. Many people with asthma can try honey mixed with warm water for relief.

7. Omega 3:
Omega-3 fatty acids are often used in the form of natural remedies for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Although some research suggests that omega-3s can also help reduce the swelling of airways and promote lung function,

8. mustard oil
Mixed mustard oil with camphor is a good combination for asthma treatment. Massage the mixture on the chest until you relieve asthma. Heating the oil before making the massage ensures that you feel warm that provide quick relief.

9. Eucalyptus oil
Eucalyptus oil is an easy solution to keep asthma in the control. Add a few drops of Eucalyptus essential oil in hot water bowl and inhale steam. It facilitates easy breathing and open any nasal obstruction.

10. Fig
When it comes to an effective home remedies against asthma, the figs are the best. Keep Dry figs overnight in water and eat them the first thing in the morning. Drink residual water.

11. Coffee
Caffeine in coffee helps in asthma treatment. It cleanses the nose path, so that you can breathe easily. Limit the consumption to 3 cups of the day.

12. evening primrose oil
Oil contains a fatty acid (GLA), which can have positive anti-inflammatory effect. In some countries, it becomes part of traditional treatment for asthma.

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