The number of children suffering from Asthma is steadily on the increase throughout the world. Many of these children find their ailment going undiagnosed and therefore do not receive adequate treatment.
Some of the theorised causes for the increase in Asthma sufferers are:
- Western Society dietary habits and the rise of Obesity.
- Increased use of conventional medicine as an answer to every health problem.
- Lack of outdoor activities for children leads to an overexposure to indoor allergens.
There are many medications available for the treatment of Asthma but, unfortunately, as is often the case with medication, turning to drugs as a source of treatment, opens the asthmatic up to a wide range of possible side-effects.
Thankfully, more people are turning to alternative and natural remedies as a treatment for Asthma; ensuring the symptoms are managed and kept under control which enables sufferers to take control of their lives by means of the various methods of prevention and treatment.
What Is Asthma?
Asthma, like Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), is a chronic respiratory ailment and can affect people for many years – potentially for their entire lives.
Asthma inflames and narrows the airways; causing shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing. While the disease can affect people of any age, it is most commonly found in children. Unfortunately it frequently goes untreated, as the symptoms are often ignored, or misdiagnosed. This lack of treatment can lead to irreparable damage to the respiratory system and, in severe cases, can be fatal.
The Symptoms Of Asthma
Though the symptoms suffered by asthmatics can differ from one individual to the next, the following are some of the most common and easily recognised:
- Coughing: The most common symptom of Asthma, and, unfortunately, the one that goes unnoticed the longest. Coughing associated with Asthma generally disturbs sleep as it worsens during the night and in the morning.
- Wheezing: Because of the bronchial restriction caused by Asthma, a whistling or squeaking sound often accompanies breathing. This restriction also reduces the flow of air in and out of the lungs.
- Chest Tightness: a feeling in the lungs that feels as though there is a great weight pressing on the chest; making breathing difficult.
- Shortness Of Breath: A common symptom of Asthma; shortness of breath feels like an inability to catch one’s breath or to fill one’s lungs to capacity.
Severe symptoms of Asthma can be life threatening. Symptoms of a more severe case of Asthma include:
- Severe Coughing, Wheezing Or Shortness Of Breath: In severe cases, these symptoms become so extreme that they make normal day-to-day activities difficult to undertake.
- Difficulty Concentrating: This is a result of a lack of oxygen in your blood and, therefore, to your brain.
- Blue Or Grey Tint To The Skin: Cyanosis is caused by deoxygenated hemoglobin in the blood near the surface of the skin.
Oxygen As A Treatment For Asthma
Management of the symptoms associated with Asthma is possible with careful treatment – thus aiding the prevention of attacks and other severe symptoms which could prove to be life threatening.
Oxygen Therapy is a remarkably effective Asthma treatment. Oxygenation of the cells is the most effective way to cleanse and detoxify the body; providing the cells with vital Oxygen, necessary for optimum health.
As the leading causes of Asthma are pollution, airborne allergens and toxins in the system, detoxification is the ideal treatment for combating and preventing attacks.
Oxygen capsules are a convenient method of home treatment – to help one combat Asthma.