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Asthmaticbronchitis in children Homeopathic treatment



Anyone who has witnessed someone in the throes of a severe asthma attack, with the victim's attendant feelings of helplessness and panic, knows that this disease can be cruel and dangerous. The word "Asthma" comes from the Greek, meaning, "to breathe hard." "Breath is life and life is breath". Breathing is such an accepted reality of life that we do not give much significance to it until we are deprived of it. Ask an asthma patient the agony and distress of waking up in the middle of the night, with a feeling of suffocation, short ineffectual cough, labored breathing, and wheezing.
Asthma is a chronic lung disease characterized by inflammation and spasm of the bronchial tubes (airways) that transfer air into and out of the lungs. The bronchial tubes of an asthmatic patient are hypersensitive and react excessively to things that are minor irritants to people without asthma. Symptoms vary from person to person, but may include coughing, producing a lot of mucus, paroxysms of wheezing, difficult breathing and tightness of chest, feeling of suffocation and anxiety. Asthma can happen at any age, but most often develops in childhood. This health condition seems to be increasing in our population. It affects one in ten adults and one in seven children.

Conventional doctors devise action and treatment plans based on a stepwise approach to an attack's onset and severity, but homeopathy seeks to address the disease at its source. A homeopath will investigate not just the disease mechanism but the patient's overall well-being in every regard, all the physical and even emotional attributes.

There are many downsides to the traditional approach, including the side effects of and permanent dependency on the medications. Groups of asthma medications include inhaled corticosteroids (ICS's), short-acting beta-agonists (SABAs), long acting beta-agonists (LABAs), and leukotriene receptor antagonist (LTRAs). Some well-known and widely prescribed specific medicines are albuterol, ipatropium, cromolyn, nedocromil, budesonide (Pulmicort), omalizumab, ipatropium, formoterol (Foradil), salmeterol (Serevent), montelukast (Singulair), zafirlukast (accodate), zileuton (Zyflo), and prednisone.

For example, the side effects of ICS's include growth retardation, and mouth yeast; for LABAs they include headaches, tremors, palpitations, and cramps; and for LTRAs, headache, nausea, dizziness, rashes, fatigue, and stomach aches. These are not mild, benign medications at work. Plus, the treatment itself can be a major drain on the body. For example, often a child who is able to get an asthma attack under control with the use of a nebulizer will be left too weak from the medication itself to go to school.

Definition

Asthma is primarily a chronic disease allergy-allergen reaction that presents as recurrent attacks of cough, wheezing and breathlessness. There is a vast variation in the frequency and severity of symptoms of asthma from person to person. This is where the individualized treatment with Homeopathic treatment  can give significant relief to patients of asthma and help them lead an easy breathing life .

Asthma cannot be cured permanently long-term relief achieved by medicines which only help in relieving bronchospasms,temporarily temporarily by bronchodilator like Asthalin etc in long run is difficult. Treatments offering long-term relief capable of curing such as Homeopathy which treats underlining causes of this ailment which are: poor resistance to allergens, lowered immunity, genetic predisposition in family, recurrent infections & colds etc. Homeopathic medicines help by improving our body’s natural responses called immune system which can maintain health for long run. Patient treated by homeopathy develop immunity to dust, pollen, mold, scents or other fragrances & smoke.

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Causes of Asthma

Actual cause of asthma is unknown but is generally due to a hypersensitivity of the lungs and airways to certain "triggers" such as:

  •           Pollens, dust mites, pets.
  •           Foods such as fish, eggs, peanuts, nuts, cow’s milk.
  •           Respiratory infections, like colds, bronchitis, and sinusitis.
  •           Certain drug sensitivity.
  •           Tobacco, smoke, weather changes, diesel fumes, paint, detergents, deodorants, chemicals, dust, gases, and perfumes.
  •           Exercise.
  •           Emotional stress.
  •           Hormonal factors, such as in premenstrual syndrome.
  •           Genetic tendency in children with a family history of asthma, allergy or eczema are more prone to this disease. Approximately 80% of children and 50% of adults with asthma also have allergies.

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Symptoms of Asthma

How to recognize signs and symptoms of Asthma? 

  •           People with asthma may seem anxious and restless and may cough with each breath as an attack comes on.
  •           Wheezing that initiates as a slight whistling sound and progresses to an evidently shrill noise with each labored breath.
  •           Coughing that gets worse over minutes to hours.
  •           The chest may appear curved in and the ribs may show as the person with asthma struggles to get air. This is observed well in children, as their small chest is flexible.
  •           Exhaling (breathing out) takes longer than inhaling (breathing in).
  •           Breathing is faster as the person fights to get enough oxygen.
  •           Fingernails and lips may turn blue (especially in children).
  •           Shortness of breath – air hunger.

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Homoeopathic Treatment

Homeopathy is a system of medicine that supports the body’s own healing mechanism, by means of specially prepared remedies. It is possible to treat asthma with correctly selected Homeopathic medicines. However, it involves careful study of every episode to evaluate the cause that might have precipitated the attack, the exact symptoms, and the factors that make the attack worse or better. Every patient suffering from Asthma experiences it in a different way: with exertion, when apprehensive, when outdoors, in summer, in winter, on waking, after eating, etc. Persons treated with Homeopathy may be saved from using heavy doses of inhalers, steroids and bronchodilators.

Below I have noted some of the basic Homeopathic remedies that can be of assistance in treating an acute attack of asthma at home. Constitutional Homeopathic care with the management of an experienced professional Homeopath can help to recover a person’s general health on deeper levels by treating asthma from the origin rather than suppressing its symptoms, and in all prospects diminish the tendency towards asthma. Thus you can rely on Homeopathy for healthy breathing and a healthy life with an enhanced resistance power.

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Self Care Measures

  • Avoid pets with fur or feathers in the house or keep them outdoors
  • Use an air conditioner with a clean air filter
  • Keep humidity of the house low
  • When pollen counts are high, stay indoors as far as possible
  • Dust mites live in fabrics and carpets. Cover bedding and pillows using allergen proof covers. Change bed sheets and pillow covers regularly. Wash the bed and pillow covers in hot water. Replace carpeted floor with hardwood floors or tile.
  • Avoid stuffed animals, or only buy washable ones
  • Avoid foam rubber bedding with synthetic materials
  • Keep your kitchen and bathroom clean. Keep them dry to prevent mold and cockroaches.
  • Avoid air pollution, industrial dusts and other irritating fumes as much as possible.
  • Eliminate tobacco smoke from the home

Hence, try some simple and safe Homeopathic medicine to treat your asthma. You may never want to go through another asthma attack without using Homeopathic medicines.

 

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Dr. GURPREET SINGH MAKKAR is a dynamic homeopath from India(pb). He is an ardent student of classical Homeopathy. He is a registered doctor degree holder (B.H.M.S.) from Sri Guru Nanak Dev Homoeopathic medical college(S.G.N.D Barewal Ludhiana,PUNJAB, India.
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