According to the World Health Organization 300 million persons suffer from asthma. Asthma figures are on the up climb. There have been numbers generated that estimate around 4,000 person in the United States day each year from asthma. To date there is no known cure for Asthma.
As this alarming rate grows more and more persons are subjected to the frightening experience of either having an asthma attack themselves, watching their child and even love ones endure the scary reality of not being able to breathe as their lungs start to constrict. The wheezing and gasping for air and extreme fright sets in.
Asthma is a enduring chronic lung disease for which it is doubtful it will ever have a cure. The symptoms that asthmatic endure can happen at any time when the airway becomes irritated. Sometimes it can be really mild and go away on its own or with a little help from medication. Unfortunately, there are those time that the severity keeps increasing to a emergency level of needing hospital emergency care.
The normal realm of conventional medicine is medications. Medications give out for control and prevention. When those daily medications seem to fail and they do on occasion, asthma inhalers can help to provide an immediate salvation to get one’s breathing back under control once more.
Now a days we have forms of liquids, powders, sprays, shots and pills all trying to get a handle on the asthma condition. It seems as if new ones are developed each day with more of a extravagant or catchy names and with prices that could actually feed a family of four for dinner.
We have a select assortment of these medications in various modes too
Bronchodilators to give rescue help during an attack.
Anti-inflammatory that stop attacks from happening. Of course corticosteroids is the most popular choice.
Over the counter group which are sold in just about any department store and pharmacy which consist of primatene mist the most common that I know is usually purchased. There is also Bronkaide. They are not for long term use and should not be used on a daily basis at all.
Allergy related asthma consists of allergy shots in which most health practitioners do not agree about how useful they really are.
Dry powdered inhalers which give you the medication in a powder form. Draw back to this is you must inhale with great strength in order to get the powder out of the medication device and into your lungs and is known to be a little difficult understand to use.
Metered dose inhalers most commonest device to deliver the medication. It is delivered in metered doses and technically has two parts. The first part being the canister which holds the medication, propellant and the stabilizer. The second part has the mouth piece with discharge nozzle and the cap to keep dust out.
Now if the practitioner decides on one which they believe is appropriate for you condition, do not get to secure here that this is the end of it because unfortunately it is not. First off asthma medications depend on a variety of factors including age, heart disease, chronic illness or any other conditions. The dose has to be figured out for it to be appropriate for your need. Plus asthma symptoms can possibly alter in time, as to the type and severity of it. For this reason you always need to work closely as possible with your health practitioner, to watch your condition so they can change any medication or doses if they need to.
Asthma medications do contain side effects and some of these in a years time of refills could most likely equal a whole entire tree.
Asthma medications do present some very vital drug reactions and even some direct opposite information. These medications do hold the probability of some deadly side effects. For example, not once but twice did the FDA recall Advair and also recalled Foradil, Servevent and Symbicort. In June, the FDA new recommendations in drug labeling of inhaled medication LABA’s (long-acting beta-agonsits) used to treat asthma and chronic COPD. These recommendations in part where to warn the patient they do not relieve sudden asthma symptoms among others. The recommendation was done based on the FDA’s analysis of studies which indicated a heightened risk of asthma symptoms becoming more severe which leads to hospitalizations and death in some persons who did use the LABA’s in order to treat there asthma.
Thankfully there are choices today that leave us with options to avoid side effects and potentially dangerous medications to treat our conditions. One of these options today is chiropractic care.
Chiropractors firmly believe in treating the cause of the condition not just the symptoms in which accompany it. How can a medication that leaves a person vulnerable to numerous side effects and possibly hospitalization or even death help take care of the cause of the condition. There are many persons on average that need two or more types of medication for their asthma each and every day. Remember asthma is not curable it is life long. Would you like to have to take that many medications each day of your life on a pretty much religious time schedule?
Chiropractors have strongly believe that most illnesses begins as a flaw in the central nervous system. Chiropractors have had accurate training in order identify the places of the spine being misaligned and then adjusting them so once again the spine is in alignment and the body is functioning as it should.
Chiropractors treat and prevent conditions. Their approach is hands on and medication free and they can also offer herbal remedies and life style changes.
There have been many persons who use chiropractic care to control their asthma and state that there asthmatic condition has totally been relieved or very low key.
There have been numerous testimonials and case sites on chiropractic care and asthma.
In March 2010, an article reviewed a case site of a four year old child with asthma and bed wetting problems. Spinal and Cranial adjustments were used. After eight months of chiropractic care the child no longer had asthma symptoms or bed wetting problems. Another article around the same time state that patients do benefit from chiropractic treatments for their asthma.
In October 2009, another case presented of a seven year old child who had chronic colds, allergies and asthma since five months old. Also, at the child’s first evaluation visit with the chiropractor he was on Albuterol for asthma along with Alvert for allergies. The illness had the child missing one or two days each month due to cold and asthmatic symptoms. Within two weeks time of chiropractic care the child was capable of not needing his allergy or asthma medications (please note this was the parents decision). Within five months of visits the child only saw his health practitioner for wellness check ups. The past year had given the child no missed days of school because of illness.
These are just some of the case research which concerns chiropractic care and asthma. There has been numerous testimonials from patients as well.
Parents have stated that with their child receiving regular chiropractic adjustments has no more asthma, colds, infections not to mention sleepless nights and emergency room trips.
If persons do not wish to use medications for asthma, pain and other conditions maybe trying chiropractic care could be beneficial.