Juggling inhalers, prescription drugs, grocery store antihistamines - the bills to pay for all of them! It's enough to make anybody doubt the possibility of natural asthma control.
But guess what: natural asthma control IS possible. You just need the correct information to get started. And the will to do what's required.READ MORE
How common is asthma?
A lot more common than you might think! Over 25 million Americans have asthma. And 1 in every 4 of them is a child.
First of all, understand that asthma cannot be cured. Instead, focus your energy on managing symptoms. Luckily, with today’s sophisticated treatments, and doctors well trained in caring of patients with the condition, most people with asthma experience relatively few symptoms and live very full and active lives.
Is it easy to get an asthma diagnosis?
Not always! That’s part of what makes natural asthma control so hard. Many people who need it don’t even realize they’re living with a problem.
For one thing, most people call to make a doctor’s appointment after suffering for days (or even weeks) with coughing and wheezing, even shortness of breath. But by the time they’re physically in the medical office to be examined, all those symptoms may have disappeared. So the doctor tells them it was probably a seasonal flu bug and they’re sent home.
Then sooner or later, the symptoms return.
This happens because if you do have asthma, you can go for weeks or months without symptoms.
It also takes time to figure out the triggers for your asthma symptoms. For some sufferers, it’s seasonal pollen. For others it can be a cold or flu. A sinus infection. Even exercise or emotional stress.
As a result, the more you study and document the triggers that provoke your symptoms, the sooner your doctor can recommend the necessary tests to determine with certainty whether you have the condition.
How do doctors usually control asthma?
Managing your asthma (or your child’s) usually requires a well-balanced combination of prescription drugs and strategies to reduce the environmental triggers that provoke symptoms. So you may be told to avoid (or even eliminate) any of the following:
- ordinary dust
- cigarette smoke
- aerosol sprays
- scented laundry detergents and fabric softeners.
NATURAL ASTHMA CONTROL
Natural asthma control definitely helps. Nevertheless, asthma is a serious medical condition that requires a doctor’s care. The following tips are meant to complement medical management, not replace it.
Maintain good air quality at home. Don’t smoke. Avoid wood fires. Change air conditioning filters regularly. And use a HEPA (high efficiency particulate air) vacuum cleaner at least twice a week.
Dust mites and pets trigger asthma. Therefore, aim to reduce the indoor allergens these creatures shed – especially in mattress fibers, bed linen, and upholstered furniture. For example, use herbal formula Easy Air Organic Allergy Relief Spray and Organic Allergy Relief Laundry Rinse. Both destroy indoor allergens without harsh chemicals.
Pycnogenol may ease asthma symptoms. In one study, 22 asthma patients reported fewer symptoms after taking a daily dose of 200 mg for 4 weeks. However, don’t use this antioxidant while pregnant or breastfeeding. And it’s unsafe for anyone with autoimmune disease.
Magnesium may help relax tight airway muscles. That explains why ER doctors use it when patients have an asthma attack. Usually taken as a dietary supplement, it can cause stomach upset. So ask your doctor to recommend a dosage.
Licorice root is an anti-inflammatory for the lungs. It helps reduce bronchial tube inflammation and calms airways. Try 2 teaspoons of licorice root powder in a cup of hot water. Steep 10 minutes, strain, add honey, and drink once daily. Not recommended if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, adrenal disease, or reduced kidney or liver function.