Asthma: Symptoms, Treatment And More - Ayurvedicare

Asthma Disease
Asthma Disease

What Is Asthma?

Asthma or (bronchial asthma) is a chronic lung disease that causes narrowing of the airways, wheezing, chest tightness, Difficulty breathing. 

Asthma is thought to be caused by a combination of factors including cigarette smoke, urban pollution, dust mites, cockroaches, pets and pollen. 
Asthma is a chronic disease, but the changes that occur during an attack are temporary and the lungs generally function normally at other times.

 If asthma begins in childhood, the frequency and severity of attacks may decrease as the child ages and disappear in adulthood. However, some adults relapse as a result of viral infection.

Anyone can develop asthma, regardless of age. People with allergies or exposure to cigarette smoke are more likely to develop asthma.

Asthma is a chronic (permanent) disease. It does not go away and requires continuous treatment. Asthma can be life-threatening if you left untreated it.

    1. Symptoms of Asthma:

    Asthma symptoms
    Asthma symptoms

    These symptoms are usually evident in people with asthma. These are symptoms of asthma:

    • Asthma can cause difficulty breathing or shortness of breath. 

     • Tightness, pain, tightness in the chest. 

     • Coughing (especially at night). 

     • Gasping.

    In asthma, not all of these symptoms occur with each flare-up. Chronic asthma may present with different symptoms and signs at different times. Also, in asthma attack symptoms can change.

    2.Who Is Affected?

    • Over 27 million people in North America affected

     • 300 million people worldwide 

     • 9.4% of US asthma sufferers are children. 

     • Adult women are at higher risk of asthma than adult men 

     • Asthma becomes a chronic disease in children under the age of 18.

    3. Quick Tips:

    Use coffee to control seizures: 


    Drink a cup or two of coffee or tea to avoid mild asthma attacks. Caffeinated coffee and tea contains theophylline, a bronchial muscle relaxant used to treat people who do not have asthma 
     Sensitive to salicylic acid. (To diagnose an allergy to salicylic acid, doctors often give salicylic acid However, people taking theophylline drugs should not take large doses. Caffeinated beverages as it can lead to overdose.

    4. Foods that Heal Asthma:

    Beneficial nutrients for people with asthma include: 

     •Vitamin D in foods and dietary supplements 

     •Vitamin C 

     •Vitamin E 

     • beta-carotene 

     •Antioxidants such as selenium and 

     • Full grain

    1. Fruits and veggies:

    Fruits and veggies
    Fruits and veggies

    There is no specific asthma diet that can cure breathing problems. However, certain foods have benefits. Fruits and vegetables are a good to start for asthma sufferers. They are rich in chemicals called antioxidants, such as beta-carotene and vitamins E and C. Fruits and veggies help to stop particles called "free radicals" that can damage cells, inflame and irritate the lungs.

    2. Tomatoes :


    Foods which are made from tomatoes seem to help people with asthma.Scientists believe that lycopene is the most effective, but more research is needed. It shows that it can be improved.

    3. Nuts and seeds:

    Nuts and seeds
    Nuts and seeds

    Almonds, hazelnuts, raw seeds, and cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and kale are good sources. Vitamin E contains tocopherol, a chemical that reduces coughing and wheezing caused by asthma.Research is ongoing.

    4. Ginger :


    Not only can ginger soothe an upset stomach, but it can also help ease the symptoms of asthma. It may help you to relax the airways.which is helpful in asthma.

    5. Berries and leafy green veggies :

    Berries and leafy green veggies
    Berries and leafy green veggies

    Leafy greens such as berries and spinach are rich in vitamin C and are known to promote a healthy immune system and reduce wheezing in children. Aim for iridescent fruits and vegetables for maximum protection. Here's how to eat more vegetables without making an effort.

    5. Foods that Harm Asthma:

    Dried fruit, beer, wine, white grape juice, instant mashed potatoes, cheese, soy sauce, and mushrooms are foods that are harmful to asthma sufferers.

    1.Dried Fruits :

    Dried fruits
    Dried fruits

    Dried fruit is one of several foods to avoid if you have asthma. Fresh fruit, especially oranges and apples, can help control asthma, but sulfites, which help preserve dried fruit, can make the condition worse in some people.Alcohol (especially red wine), shrimp , pickles, maraschino cherries, and bottled lemon juice also often contain sulfites.

    2.Food Allergies :

    Dairy product
    Dairy product

    People who has asthma are more likely to have food allergies. Food reactions can also cause wheezing and other asthma symptoms, sometimes worsened by exercise after eating certain foods. Be aware of what it does and try to avoid it. Typical triggers include nuts, dairy, wheat and shellfish, but it varies from person to person.

    6. Important Nutritions :

    Asthma treatment pump and cigarettes
    Asthma treatment pump and cigarettes

    Food allergies can trigger asthma attacks in many asthmatics. In these cases, Perpetrators may require significant investigative work. For more information, please see the entry for food allergies. These general guidelines can help reduce your risk of attack and complications: 

     1. Avoid Sulfites: 

     These preservatives are added to many foods. Sulfites are commonly found in dried Fruit, dehydrated or instant soup mixes, instant potatoes, wine, beer, white grape juice. Everyone Sulfite-sensitive people should check food labels carefully for ingredients ending in "-sulfite" and for sulfur dioxide. Sulfites can cause asthma attacks as well as anaphylaxis. sensitive to it. 

    2. Avoid Salicylic Acid: 

     These compounds belong to the same family as the active ingredient in aspirin and are also found naturally in many fruits, especially dried fruits and processed foods, and can cause seizures these foods.

    3. Know your trigger food: 

     People who are allergic to mold and mildew may react to mold in foods such as cheese, mushrooms, or fermented foods such as soy sauce, beer, wine, and vinegar. Please inform the restaurant staff. 

    4. Aim for 7-10 servings of fruits and vegetables for him: 

     There is increasing evidence of the protective effects of fruits and vegetables on lung function. The variety of colors ensures that you are getting a variety of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that are important for healthy lungs. Vitamin C, especially high in berries, green leafy vegetables, etc., may help promote a healthy immune system and reduce wheezing in children with asthma. 

    5.please talk to your doctor:. 

     Eating a healthy, balanced diet can be difficult when you have to avoid entire food groups (such as milk and other dairy products) because of allergies. Your doctor may recommend alternatives or supplements to help you maintain a proper diet and limit the side effects of asthma medications. Supplements can help prevent problems.

    7. Beyond Diet :

    Products for asthma
    Products for asthma

    Some asthma attacks are quickly relieved with bronchodilators, which open the constricted airways. Other episodes were longer, with injections of epinephrine and corticosteroid drugs to stop seizures. The best way to prevent attacks is to use the following tips. 

     1. Reduce exposure to triggers:

     Limit exposure to tobacco smoke or smoke, cold air, or exercise allergens. Seasonal asthma is usually caused by various pollens, molds, and other environmental factors. 

    2. Monitor your weight:

     Some studies have found a correlation between weight gain and adulthood onset asthma. Additionally, overweight people with asthma may see improvement when they lose weight symptoms of asthma.

    8. Treatment of Asthma:

    Asthma treatment
    Asthma treatment

    Self-Care Treatment:

    • Avoid contact with certain allergens such as dust and pollen.

     • Limit or, at worst, avoid sugary fruits such as apples and bananas. 

     • Avoid indigestible and fried foods. 

     • Also avoid foods you are allergic to. 

     • Drink enough.

    Medical Care Treatment :

    • Taking oxygen therapy which Provides extra oxygen to the lungs of people who has breathing problems.

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    Q.1 What are the first warning signs of asthma?

    Ans.The first signs of asthma are: frequent coughing, especially at night, Light shortness of breath or shortness of breath, tiredness or weakness during exercise, Post-exercise wheezing or coughing, fatigue, irritability, moodiness or moodiness, and decreased or altered lung function as measured by a peak flow meter.

    Q.2 Is spicy food good for asthma?

    Ans.Hot chili peppers contain vitamin C, known as an antihistamine, and can also fight inflammation.Spicy foods can also help clear asthma-related mucus buildup.

    Q.3 Are dates good for asthma?

    Ans.Health experts and even Ayurveda recommend eating one to two dates each morning and evening to keep the body warm and reduce the frequency of asthma attacks.

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