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Natural Cures and Remedies for Asthma

There has been a huge growth in the number of people who have asthma, with children being the majority. One cause might be air pollution. As proof, there is a larger percentage of people with asthma who live in large cities and rural areas. Some other causes might be chemicals that are in your food, cleaning products, pesticides, perfumes, cosmetics, drier sheets and other products that are in your home, outside or where you work.

It is easy to eliminate toxic products from your home by replacing them with natural alternatives. If you have asthma, it is critical that you eliminate as many toxins as possible. All these toxins undermine your immune system making your asthma that much worse. A diet loaded with organic or natural foods while eliminating processed foods will help you feel much better.

It is beneficial if you don't consume dairy products as they may constrict your bronchial tubes. They can also cause your sinuses to produce more than normal levels of phlegm and mucus which makes breathing more difficult.nettles

You might want to get tested for food allergies as well. It is possible that food allergies might be helping to cause your asthma attacks.

What Are The Symptoms of Asthma

You need to make sure your symptoms are due to asthma and not some other cause. Your doctor can help you with this. Asthma symptoms can be different for you than for someone else. They might also mimic symptoms of other health problems involving the respiratory system or some heart conditions. Below are listed the four prominent symptoms of asthma:

  • Feeling short of breath, particularly when exercising and at night.
  • Making a whistling sound or wheezing when breathing.
  • Coughing that can be chronic and worsens in the evening and early in the morning. It also may happen when exposed to dry, cold air or when exercising.
  • A feeling of tightness in the chest that may happen along with other symptoms mentioned above or by itself.

Remedies that May Help You With Your Asthma

Below you will find several natural remedies to help you control symptoms or maybe even eliminate them all together.

Immune System Health -- Asthma is an immune system disorder. It is imperative that you have a healthy immune system in order to minimize or prevent symptoms. Here is a link to Boosting Your Immune System right here on my Web site. There is also an article about the immune system and how it may help your asthma below:

Asthma attacks found to be caused by suppressed immune system

Magnesium -- The use of magnesium is a very healthy way to improve the function of your lungs. When depleted of magnesium asthma attacks are more likely to occur. Using intravenous magnesium has been known to stop very serious asthma attacks. It is also known to sooth muscle spasms which can help stop bronchial muscle contractions that constrict the air you are trying to breath. Just a great supplement to try.

Pine Tree Bark or Pycnogenol -- There was a study that showed some of the participants who took Pycnogenol for three months were able to stop using their inhalers and where completely symptom free. Pycnogenol is used as an anti-inflammatory and is also rich with antioxidants. It causes a reduction of leukotrienes and thus helps inflammation and the constricting of the bronchia.

Quercetin -- It suppresses allergy and inflammatory reactions by suppressing antibodies from being released and thus increasing histamine. Bioflavonoids such as quercetin require some time to reach high enough levels in the body to be useful. It therefore needs to be taken over a long period of time to be effective. You will not feel immediate relief.

Vitamin C -- This vitamin is a histamine blocker and so, of course, can be very helpful. Studies have shown that people with asthma tend to be Vitamin C deficient and that it might be one of the causes.


Research Articles:

Journal of Medicinal Food: Pycnogenol® in the Management of Asthma

New Research on Pine Bark (Pycnogenol) and Childhood Asthma

Helpful Books:

The Allergy and Asthma Cure: A Complete Eight-Step Nutritional Program

Reversing Asthma: Breathe Easier with This Revolutionary New Program

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