Asthma Home Treatment
Asthma is a chronic condition that cannot be cured completely but can be controlled effectively by following a good treatment regimen. All types of asthma treatment work to relieve symptoms reduce inflammation and control the condition. Minimizing discomfort, inconvenience and making people lead a normal life are the goals of any asthma treatment. If the patient follows the treatment plan closely, visits to the health care provider or the emergency rooms can be reduced.
The most essential step is to identify and avoid triggers and managing one’s environment. There are various allergens that produce symptoms in asthmatics and it varies from patient to patient. So through keen observation, a patient should know the triggers and try to reduce or eliminate them. Keeping home free of dust mites, moulds, pets etc, avoiding allergic foods, good ventilation, reducing humidity with air conditioners, use of synthetic furnishing materials, removing carpets etc are some ways to avoid common triggers. Patients who smoke should quit it at once.
Natural home remedies may be tried by patients in order to reduce the dependence on medication as these home remedies remove symptoms effectively without causing any side effects. Honey is a very effective home remedy as it thins mucus and helps its elimination from the respiratory system. Turmeric is also valuable in asthma and has to be taken along with milk on an empty stomach. Indian Gooseberry (Amla) has proved valuable in asthma.
Fresh air, breathing exercises, dry climate, mild physical exercises and correct posture help in treating the condition. Inhaling the steam from boiling potatoes that were cut in pieces with the skin left on them is a good remedy at the onset of asthma. With or without the potatoes, inhaling steam can be beneficial. Eating three to six apricots a day may help promote healing of lung and bronchial conditions. Jerusalem artichokes also called sunchokes may be a real plus for nourishing the lungs of the asthmatic when eaten daily.