Is Asthma Running Your Life?

Over 20 million Americans have asthma – maybe not you, but a loved one or friend. Asthma might be triggered by allergies or constrictive respiratory reactions, but both can pose a life-changing problem. If you think emergency inhalers are the only answer to this serious breathing problem, it will continue to be that way. Continue reading “Is Asthma Running Your Life?” »

Asthma Care

Asthma is one of the diseases that make it difficult for one to breathe if it is not obviated in its early stages. These days people are living their lives in an environment that is unhealthy, polluted and that invites several diseases to enter their body system. Continue reading “Asthma Care” »

SELF-HELP AND MIND/BODY WORK IN ASTHMA

It is our opinion at Nature’s Healthcare that to improve any medical condition and to achieve improved health and wellness, it is important to strive for a sense of balance in one’s life. This involves setting priorities, proper time management, and appropriate lifestyle changes that allow us time for our work, time for our family, as well as time for rest, exercise, personal fulfillment, and spiritual growth. Continue reading “SELF-HELP AND MIND/BODY WORK IN ASTHMA” »

HERBAL THERAPY IN ASTHMA

There are two types of Herbal Remedies available. One would be what we have come to call Western Herbs, the other would be Chinese Herbs. With Western Herbs, we generally understand the mechanism of action of the Herb. That is, we know what cellular function or metabolic process those Herbs effect, much like we understand the mechanism of action of prescription drugs. Continue reading “HERBAL THERAPY IN ASTHMA” »

DIETARY FACTORS IN ASTHMA

Food allergies are often mentioned in regard to asthma, but identifying specific food allergens and arriving at a dietary plan presents a challenge for the asthmatic and their families. Allergy testing can be helpful in identifying food allergens. The skin tests (or RAST tests) which may have been done can determine some potential food allergens. However, skin tests are designed to identify only one type of antibody, which is called the IgE antibody. Continue reading “DIETARY FACTORS IN ASTHMA” »

REDUCTION IN ALLERGEN EXPOSURE

Allergy testing is a procedure whereby small amounts of common substances are injected under the skin to detect sensitivity (allergy) to that substance. This information can guide our efforts to avoid where possible exposure to those substances to which you are allergic. As well, consideration can be given to immunotherapy (allergy shots) in order to become desensitized to those substances. Continue reading “REDUCTION IN ALLERGEN EXPOSURE” »

TREATMENT OF ASTHMA

MEDICAL TREATMENT OF ASTHMA:

The use of drugs is the cornerstone of treating an acute asthma attack, and drug therapy can indeed by lifesaving. Drugs are also used in a prophylactic (preventive) manner to help prevent or minimize asthma attacks. The decisions as to which drugs are used and how these drugs are given are individualized. Continue reading “TREATMENT OF ASTHMA” »