Challenges for Those With Asthma
One of the biggest challenges that someone with asthma faces today is the onset of severe asthma attacks. Asthma causes almost 2 million emergency room visits, 500,000 hospital visits and about 5,500 deaths each year and rising. 300 million people the world over suffer from this chronic disease with the death toll at about 250,000 annually. This is a big challenge for asthma sufferers and it grows bigger with every generation. What is causing this chronic disease? No one seems to know the answer to that. There are several guesses on its cause but no definitive conclusion has been found.
Another challenge falls on doctors. They have to diagnose patients to see if they do have asthma and it takes many tests. One test is a peak flow meter, which checks the flow of air in and out of the lungs. This test allows doctors to tell at what capacity the lungs are working. This can be challenging due to the fact that over the years, there have been false diagnosis of asthma in children and adults. There are other diseases that can actually give you the same symptoms as asthma. These illnesses are known as congestive heart failure and pneumonia. False diagnoses, however rare can cause serious problems down the road with the use of prescription drugs used for the wrong symptoms. Treating the wrong symptoms has lead to death for some people.
Another challenge that people with asthma have is the exposure to an assortment of asthma triggers. Everyone is different and reacts to triggers differently. Some have pollen induced asthma or allergy induced asthma which is probably the most common trigger we see today. Triggers can come from environmental exposures, the air we breathe, the food we eat and the water we drink. Pollution has been known to affect people to the point that their asthma attacks can be fatal. This only happens when you fail to use the right medications at the right time.
The biggest challenge for asthma suffers to this day seems to be finding a method that will eliminate their asthma all together. Most doctors say that asthma is an incurable disease and in that we can only control the symptoms. I don’t know about you but I don’t see anything in this world to be incurable. The truth is that our bodies have the only cure. There is no drug or doctor or anything really that can cure any disease or illnesses. Our bodies do the curing. I believe if we can give our bodies the right tools, preferably natural ones, our bodies can overcome many different types of disease and illness.
Take this challenge and find something to eliminate your asthma. There are plenty of things out there that can treat your symptoms, but the problems always come back. Together with Mother Nature we can find tools that can give our bodies what they need to fight the diseases that want to take them over. Do yourself a favor and research ways to find this solution. It is out there and you just have to learn and listen to those who know how the body works. Find out how the tools they posses can help you. I have seen someone I love with all my heart rid them of asthma, so I know it can be done. Can it be done for you? Let’s find out