Certain genetic problems which a human being carries since birth may result in disturbed lifestyle infested by multiple long term diseases of which epilepsy and asthma are the two most significant issues.
Characterized by recurrent obstructions to the airflow and spasm in the bronchi, Asthma attacks may be harmful to fatal. Derived from the Greek word asthma, which means panting, Asthma is a disease that can never be cured. In other words, it is a condition when the airways of the patient become narrow and swollen and produce extra mucus.
Asthma kills around 1000 people worldwide and affects as many as 339 million people every day. The prevalence is, unfortunately, rising. Most asthma-related deaths occur in the countries having low and lower middle income. As per recent research carried out in the US, the African-American children fall prey to the disease much more in comparison to white children. People with a family history of Asthma are more likely to be the victims of the disease.
Several genetic and/or environmental factors can be the causes of Asthma. Exposure to the pollutants in the environment surrounding us and allergy to certain food or medicine may be the cause of sudden attacks. This is why the victims are advised to carry inhaler pumps with them wherever they go. Medicines like the aspirin may at times be responsible for an attack. Certain irritants like dust, and dirt may also trigger the problems. Smoking tobacco and weed adds to the common causes and increases the possibilities of attacks.
Symptoms of Asthma may include episodes of tightness in the chest, breathing with a rattling sound in the chest, continued coughing, a feeling of smothering and shortness of breath. These are recurrent and become worse at night or during exercising. Mucous or sputum may be produced in the lungs which cannot be coughed up and leads to the patient's claustrophobia. Such symptoms may worsen with virus infestation resulting in cold and cough.
Induced by exercising - A sudden attack of Asthma may result from heavy exercising. This is why the patients are asked to avoid gym and cardio exercises like sprinting or swimming.
Induced by profession - Certain workplaces like factories and production units may have irritants like chemical fumes in the air. Attacks are often triggered by these substances.
Induced by allergens - The patients of Asthma should also be well informed about the allergic reactions of certain products and medicines. Seafood and Aspirin should, in general, be avoided as they tend to trigger the attacks.
Induced by dust: Such patients are allergic to dust and the condition worsens when they inhale dust and other particulate matters in the air.
Inhaling Salbutamol and intake of corticosteroids can provide short-term relief from the attacks. Very severe cases may require administration of magnesium sulfate and eventual hospitalization. Asthma patients are diagnosed in early childhood and are advised not to get involved in intensive exercises and to keep handy an inhaler while sleeping at nights.
The "Mala" and "Ama" are the residues of toxic elements present in our body. Ayurveda says that these should be removed immediately from the system so as to get rid of diseases. Asthma cannot be cured but may be kept under control with effective treatment from "Panchakarma". This treatment emphasizes the removal of "doshas" or faults from our system by administering certain methods of purification.
The toxin removal procedure of Panchakarma has the following five steps. If done in the Vasant Ritu (springtime), the treatment is said to be much more effective.
The above-mentioned five steps, toxins are removed from the digestive as well as a respiratory system by inducing emesis and sometimes, the toxins also leave the body through faeces. The steps are carried out with the help of professional experts and a proper administration may safeguard the patient from frequent attacks. This treatment is being praised worldwide for its effectiveness and has quickly subsided the medications and other methods of prevention of the disease. Panchkarma may not cure completely but certainly, control of the disease is possible, and hence, it is always advisable to undergo Panchakarma treatment for treating the deadly attacks of Asthma.
Inflammation is the condition in which the airways get swollen, and the air path becomes narrow. It happens due to the underlying tissue which affects airways. It is the infection reaction in which underlying tissues swell.
There is no specific time or age for asthma to start. It can occur at any time. Most of the people who suffer from asthma start to notice asthma symptoms, before the age of 10. Children may also suffer from this condition at the age of 5 or 6.
Environmental conditions like air pollution, cold air, infections, and particle in the air like pollens may cause asthma. Asthma could also occur due to genetic conditions in which a person could inherit this medical condition from parents and grandparents.
Yes, asthma is a long term disease. Although the health condition of the patient could improve with continuous treatment. Children often show significant improvement in asthma conditions during adults years. However, people with severe asthma conditions could suffer for a long time.
Asthma may have a direct or indirect impact on memory loss. However, stamina loss is common in asthma patients. An asthma patient should exercise regularly to avoid severe asthma attacks and maintain stamina.