Asthma / Bronchial Asthma Treatment in Homeopathy:
Asthma commonly used as “damma” in Hindi, “ubbasamu” in Telugu, “ubbasa” in Kannada.
Asthma or Bronchial Asthma is because of the airflow obstruction into the lungs. Along with reduced airflow, there is wheezing and dyspnoea(breathlessness).
Narrowing of airways is usually reversible with treatment but in severe cases of chronic asthma, the narrowing will be irreversible.
Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases found affecting population globally. Asthma is more common in childhood. Male children are twice more affected by asthma than female children. Whereas in adults, asthma is found equally in both the sexes.
The real cause(s) for the asthma are yet to be understood. As of recent studies, genetic and environmental factors are thought to be the reasons for asthma.
But there are certain risk factors and triggering agents for asthma.
- Atopy(allergic tendency): About 80% of asthma patients have atopic tendencies.
- Indoor / Outdoor allergens
- Passive smoking
- Dietary habits
- Occupational exposure
Asthma has very characteristic symptoms which vary according to the onset and treatment took.
The symptoms of asthma are wheezing, breathlessness and cough. These symptoms may get worse at night and typically the patients wake-up in the early morning hours with the asthmatic attack. Before an asthmatic attack, there is itching under the chin, discomfort between the scapulae or an unexplainable fear(impending doom).
What if ignore?
Asthma that is ignored, wrongly diagnosed, or not treated aggressively leads to the risk for lung tissue scarring from airways disease. This leads to the irreversible stage of asthma where it is severe and persistent.
Where the disease may lead the patient to?
Poorly controlled asthma leads to chronic asthma initially. Chronic asthma leads to Anxiety, Stress, Depression. There may be muscle wasting. In severest cases, sudden, persistent asthmatic attacks can trigger respiratory failure and can even lead to death.
Why one can go for Homeopathy Treatment?
Asthma cure required certain specific and deep-acting medicines. Homeopathic medicines work so deep and help widen the airways. There is the number of homeopathic remedies which provides immunity against risk factors for asthma. Homeopathy also takes into consideration the constitutional aspect of asthma patients which help in treating asthma permanently without any adverse effects.
Positive Homeopathy’s SPECIALITY in dealing with Asthma / Bronchial Asthma
At Positive Homeopathy Clinics the aim of the Doctors is to minimalize the chronic symptoms. Reduce the number of acute attacks. This is followed by long-term medicinal action so that there are no limitations to perform physical activities including exercise. The medicines prescribed in Our clinics are of high quality and good care is taken to avoid long-term use of medications.
Asthma is not completely genetic. It is interesting to know that in some of the studies done on twins, it is found asthma is affected in both the twins but again it is not entirely understood whether is a role of atopy or allergy in them.
Therefore, the causes of asthma are supposed to be the combination of genetic and environmental factors. But the asthmatic patient is susceptible to certain risk factors such as passive smoking, genetic factors, allergens, diet, obesity, certain drugs, respiratory infections, occupational sensitizers etc. But finally, for an asthma attack, certain triggering factors are responsible such as cold air, stress, physical exercise, chemical irritants, etc.
Asthma has the characteristic triad of symptoms, dyspnoea(breathlessness), wheezing and cough. On examination, a physician will find hyperventilation, rhonchi all over the chest and difficulty in inspiration than expiration.
An asthma attack is triggered by cold air, physical exercise, stress, certain drugs, allergens etc among others which vary from person to person’s susceptibility and individuality.
Asthma is known by the suddenness and duration of the attack. It can be classified under 3 types :
Acute asthma: It is the sudden appearance of asthmatic complaints in the initial years of patients of asthma. It gets better with or without medication with a combination of breathlessness, cough, and wheeze.
Chronic Asthma: A patient with asthma will have a regular asthmatic attack with established complaints of wheeze, cough and dyspnoea. The patient accepts the disease and starts living with it well prepared.
Acute exacerbations of chronic Asthma: This is an emergency state of an asthma attack in patients with uncontrolled asthma.
Wheeze is the sound one gets to hear when a patient asthma breathes. The sound resembles the sound of see-saw cutting the wood. This particular type of sound in the asthmatic patient is called wheezing. It is more heard when breathing-in of air and to a great extent when breathing-out. This is caused due to the difficulty in passage of air through the air passages.
Asthma is not an allergy. Asthma is a heterogeneous disorder due to the genetic and environmental factor. It is triggered by certain allergens or allergic substances. A patient with asthma is prone to certain risk factors which include allergens such as dust, cold air, animal hair, chemical irritants, certain food items,varying from patient depending on individual susceptibility and constitution.
Asthma is mostly triggered by certain factors and among them, passive smoking exists. Active smoking is definitely a factor for the asthmatic attack. Therefore, yes in some patients of asthma, smoking can trigger asthma.
Asthma patients have the typical signs of wheeze, breathlessness and cough. The reasons for asthma is found to be a combination of genetic and environmental factors. In patients with asthma, the lining of the airways in lung tissue become sensitive because of the surfactant problem. There is inflammation of the airways and sensitivity develops.
Whenever there is difference in air temperature due to sudden weather changes or seasonal weather changes, the already inflamed airways linings in patients with asthma get irritated and they will sense of breathlessness . If it continues or if they get exposed for some more time, inflammatory changes lead to mucus production causing cough . With difficulty in breathing and subsequent cough, patient develop wheeze during inspiration and greater during expiration.
Asthma causes suffocation because of breathlessness and similar complaint with less intensity is felt when there is gastric acid reflux such as chest discomfort and breathlessness. So a patient already suffering with asthma may get more apprehensive from gastric complaints fearing its an asthmatic attack and actually land into more trouble. But in reality, there is no link between gastric complaints and asthma to worsen each other. It is the sense of apprehension and fear which triggers an asthma attack.
This question can be divided into two parts.
Can asthma be prevented in a non-asthmatic person and can asthma be prevented in asthmatic patient? Asnwering the first part, prevention in non-asthmatic person depends on the environmental and genetic factors associated with the constitution. Since prevention is better than cure, every individual who is non-asthmatic should take preventive measures from risk factors which initiate asthma disease.The risk factors for potential asthma patients are allergy, obesity, early viral infections, occupational sensitizers, passive smoking, diet, respiratory infections etc.
Answer to the second part is that there are certain triggering factors responsible for every asthmatic attack in an already asthmatic patient. Such triggering factors should be observed and noticed so that exposure to such factos which trigger asthmatic attack can be pervented.Triggering factors can be passive smoking, chemical irritants and gases, occupational hazards,physical exercise, sudden stress or anxiety etc depending on the individual asthmatic patient.
Homeopathy has homeoprophylaxis as a method to prevent asthma for which a homeopathic doctor can be consulted.
In most of the patients suffering from asthma, it is made to accept that inhaler is the only saviour for them for life from asthma disease. But its such a negative solution to agree for. The medical science should come with medicines which doesnt leave asthma patients dependent on inhalers.
Homeopathy provides best treatment for asthma which cures it completely and permanently which implies freedom from inhaler. Homeopathic medicines are safe, non-toxic, non-addictive and does not contain steroids. The treatment is done with constitutional method which ensures permanent cure for asthma.
Yes, asthma is curable only with constitutional treatment. Asthma is caused due to genetic and environmental factors. Not all patients suffer from asthma, this proves the fact that there are only few constitutions which have certain genetic traits susceptible to certain environmental factors who suffer from asthma. Therefore any constitutional treatment will cure asthma and Homeopathy is the only science which considers constitutional method of treatment as one of its doctrine in the treatment of all the diseases including asthma. In order to get best homeopathic treatment for asthma, it is imperative to visit a registered homeopathic doctor and follow a course of treatment as suggested by the doctor and see asthma getting cured.
Yes, you can use inhaler along with homeopathic medicines. In fact, homeopathic medicines are the only medicines which can be used in conjunction with other medicines(conventional or ayurveda or unani etc) provided they are taken under the supervision of a homeopathic doctor. There are also ample scope that use of inhaler may not be required with the continuation of homeopathic medicines for the duration of treatment suggested by the homeopathic doctor.
Asthma is a disease of the airways in which there are inflammatory changes due to sensitivity to certain risk factors. These risk factors differ from individual to individual and most of the common risk factors are allergy, obesity, early viral infections, occupational sensitizers, passive smoking, diet, respiratory infections etc.
Asthma patients complain of 3 typical signs ; breathlessness, wheeze and cough. And since asthma is a disease of airways , even passive smoking can initiate or pose as risk factor for asthma in potential asthmatic patients. Smoking has chemical irritants which act as trigger factors for an asthmatic attack. Homeopathy is a science which considers causative factors responsible for getting sick or unhealthy. Among different causative factors, maintaining cause is defined as a causative factor which exists or persists or continues being with the patient. The patient living in an unfavourable environmental becomes maintaining cause. Likewise, smoking for patients with asthma is a maintaining cause and therefore according to homeopathy, until the maintaining cause exists, cure is not possible. So, no medicine can help asthma patients who smoke.However, there are homeopathic medicines which help in de-addiction and also helps quit smoking.
It is wise and logical to quit smoking and even stay away from passive smoking.
Asthma is a distressing common respiratory disease. It is caused due to sensitivity in the airways to certain risk factors as result of which inflammation of airways can be seen. Asthma affects children and adults The potential asthma patients have risk factors such as allergy, obesity, early viral infections, occupational sensitizers, passive smoking, diet, respiratory infections etc.
Asthma disease is characterised by the complaints of cough, breathlessness and wheeze which is unique to asthma disease. There are certain triggering factors like allergens, respiratory viral infections, physical exercise, cold air, some drugs, some chemical irritants, sudden or acute stress, etc which trigger asthmatic attack in already patient with asthma depending on individual’s susceptibility.
The permanent solution for asthma can be the one which takes constitution of the patient while treating asthma. Since asthma is found in patients with genetic and environmental background, such patients need to be treated from the root of the cause. A constitution covers the genetic traits, the lifestyle, the mind characteristics, the causative factors, family and past history etc.
Homeopathy is the science which is completely based on philosophy of permanent treatment inclusive of asthma. This is possible because homeopathic doctor considers constitutional treatment along with therapeutic action of some of the best homeopathic medicines for asthma. When such a method of treatment is employed homeopathically, permanent cure for asthma is possible.