Our experience of treating thousands of Asthmatics shows that the majority of people experience significant improvement in their health with our treatment and also shows their trust and belief in us.
What is Asthma and how is Asthma caused?
Asthma is a disease affecting the airways that carry air in and out of your lungs. People who suffer from this chronic condition are said to be asthmatic. Asthma is caused by inflammation of the airways. The muscles around the inflamed airways are irritated and cause them to contract (squeeze) which leads to narrowing of the airways. It becomes difficult for air to get in and out through these narrowed airways leading to wheeze and breathlessness. The inflammation of airways also causes the mucous lining of the airways to make extra mucus which causes cough and further irritation of the airways. An asthma attack may be triggered due to several factors like allergies, stress, obesity and infections. It is also believed that sinusitis can trigger an asthma attack.
What are the types of Asthma?
Based on the severity and duration of the symptoms asthma is classified into :
If asthma is due to an allergy it is called as atopic asthma and the person is called as an atopic individual. Atopic asthma is the most common type of childhood asthma, Asthma due to chronic exposure to chemical fumes or allergens in the workplace is called as Occupational asthma, which is the commonest type of adulthood asthma.
Does Asthma affect all?
Now a days Asthma has become a very common problem and is affecting many people. Asthma can start at any age but is more common in childhood. Around 10- 15% of children and about 5 to 10% of adults are suffering from asthma. Asthma may run in families and has genetic factors too.
What are the symptoms of Asthma?
4.Tightness in the Chest.
Symptoms can range from mild to severe and vary from time to time in the same person and between two different people. Each episode of asthma symptoms may last for an hour or so or may even persist for days to weeks until treated. People tend to develop mild symptoms from time to time and a triggering factor can stimulate a severe episode of attack. Asthmatics usually experience the above symptoms most frequently during the night and the early morning.
What makes Asthma symptoms worse?
As Asthma is a recurring disease and exposure to certain factors can trigger an acute attack of asthma or can make the symptoms worse. Avoiding such triggering factors helps in reducing the frequency of attack and can keep the symptoms in control. Certain factors that may trigger asthma symptoms include
3.Pollens and Moulds
5.Smoking and Pollution
6.Allergic to Animals
7.House Dust Mite
How’s Asthma diagnosed?
Based on the symptoms and complete examination of asthmatics diagnosis is easily made by a doctor. Most commonly used test to confirm the diagnosis is spirometry. A chest X-Ray may also be performed. An allergy test may be performed to detect the substances a person is allergic to and which may trigger asthma attack.