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Things To Know About Asthma

MBBS, MD - Chest Medicine, DM Pulmonary Medicine
Pulmonologist, Delhi
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Asthma may cause difficulty breathing, chest pain, cough and wheezing. The symptoms may sometimes flare up. There are many causes like pollution, smoking, and more. So It can be cured by medication. We should have a healthy diet and lifestyle to prevent it.
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Breathing Problem - What Are The Common Causes?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
General Physician, Pune
Breathing Problem - What Are The Common Causes?
Breathing is life, without breathig, there is no life. Who knows this better than an asthmatic or someone with breathing problems like wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath 24/7? If you have breathing problems, read on about possible causes and treatments for them

Causes

There can be a number of causes of breathing problems. They can happen due to colds, acute sinusitis or inflammation of sinuses. This usually subsides in a week or two with the inflammation going down and the sinuses draining out.
But if you are still experiencing breathing problems, you could be in more dangerous territory.
Breathing difficulties can happen in a case of asthma, allergies, and infections of the lungs, bronchitis and even heart problems especially if you feel a shortness of breath during exertion. These can all be long-term problems that need proper management.
Symptoms
Chronic issues that cause breathing problems, especially asthma and allergies have a number of symptoms likeg is life, without breathig, there is no life. Who kno

Nasal and chest congestion
Runny nose
Itchy or watery eyes
Cough
Wheezing
Laboured and/or shallow breathing.
A number of virus and allergens like pollen reach the lungs via the nasal passage. Any inflammation in the nasal passage due to an allergy is a major cause for concern because the number one trigger for asthma is allergies. If left undiagnosed and untreated, these can make life hell for you.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD, which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis, also causes breathing problems. Breathing issues can also stem from other serious diseases like lung cancer, tuberculosis, and pneumonia. Most of these can be diagnosed by a specialist.



How are breathing problems treated?

Breathing problems caused due to asthma and allergies are usually treated by avoiding allergy triggers like air pollutants, pollen, dog hair, dust, mites or dander.
Wearing masks, avoiding peak traffic, staying indoors during low air quality days, all make a significant difference to allergy and asthma sufferers.
Medications are another way to treat breathing problems due to asthma and allergies. Allergy drugs such as antihistamines and decongestants can make it easy to breathe for some.
Inhaled steroids are also given to people with chronic allergies and sinusitis for reducing inflammation in the airways. Allergy shots to reduce sensitivity to allergens are another option.
Asthma is treated with inhaled or oral drugs that help open nasal airways and reduce inflammation. These cut down on breathing difficulties because the airways are cleared of excess mucus and inflammation.
If you have more serious issues like cancers, heart disease and lung diseases, the medication will vary according to your diagnosis. Your specialist will diagnose the problem first and set you on a proper course of medication.
The last piece of advice before we go, don t ignore breathing difficulties especially if they persist beyond 2-3 weeks, get yourself a doctor s appointment.
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Is it safe to use asthalin inhaler thrice a day. I am suffering from wearing so I use asthalin inhaler for relief.

MD, MD - Tuberculosis & Respiratory Diseases / Pulmonary Medicine
Pulmonologist, Mumbai
Is it safe to use asthalin inhaler thrice a day. I am suffering from wearing so I use asthalin inhaler for relief.
Asthalin is safe in most of the conditions, but if your need for asthalin is thrice daily for longer duration, then you need to take a proper consultation with a chest physician, who will in turn diagnose severity of your asthma and tailor treatment accordingly. Such long term use of asthalin without any other medication is going to worsen your condition.
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I am sever patient of asthma. Using Nirantar 400 inhaler & Dublin inhaler presently along with DOCOMAX XP BD. Earlier for last 22 years used Asthalin inhaler 2 puff 8 to 9 times in 24 hours. Finding it not effective consulted general physician who prescribed Aerocort inhaler twice daily with asthalin inhaler. Again finding it not effective consulted a chest physician who stopped these two & asked to take BUDAMATE 400 bi daily & Duolin inhaler thrice daily along with Docomax XP tablet twice daily. I still find occasional short breathing Should I also add asthalin inhaler also. The present schedule of medicine is as below 6 AM. 2 puff Badalate 400 10 am. 2 puff Duolin 11. Am. Docommax XP TAB 2 PM. 2 puff Duolin 6 pm. 2 puff Duolin 8 pm. Docommax XP TAB 10 pm. 2 puff Badalate 400 Even after such regular medicines short of breathing take place although mild. No mucous comes out even coughing vigorously. I was a heavy smoker for past 45 years but have left smoking completely since past 8 months. I need your advice regarding loosening of cough as well as short breathing. Treatment of Larangytis size was done for 2 months but the hoarseness in voice takes place in nid of day. I have been asked to hydrate my throat regularly. Degeneration in spine has also been found in MRI but have been advised regular light exercise with mild heat therapy of spine by steam. Also taking 1 tab of BP but has to reduce it because the BP is going too low I.e. 108/60 For prostate BPH taking Urimax 0.2 for past 15 days with positive results. Should I continue for another 15 days Daily go for moderate walk of 2.2 kms in 30 minutes.

MD - Pulmonary, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
I am sever patient of asthma. Using Nirantar 400 inhaler & Dublin inhaler presently along with DOCOMAX XP BD. Earlier...
Use LABA and LAMA combination by inhalation with spacer. As you are having COPD to be confirmed by PFT.
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Bronchial Asthma - Important Information You Must Be Aware Of!

Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine & Surgery (BAMS), MD [Masters In Ayurveda - Kaumarabhrutiya( Pediatrics)]
Ayurveda, Panipat
Bronchial Asthma - Important Information You Must Be Aware Of!
The medical term bronchial asthma is also referred to as chronic respiratory illness that causes swelling of the air passageways. The main symptoms of the chronic respiratory illness includes shortness of breath, chest tightening, wheezing and coughing. More than 22 million people in the US suffer from this health condition. The main factor that causes asthma is air pollution and it occurs due to allergic reactions of airborne substances.

Important information on bronchial asthma

About 5-10% of individuals suffer from this global health problem and it is mainly diagnosed based on a physical examination, clinical history and pulmonary functioning tests.
The treatment is provided by professional doctors mainly to control the symptoms of asthma.
There are chances that acute shortness of breath occurs recurrently and it occurs either early in the morning or at night.
The four main conditions that are the cause of obstruction of the airway include edema of the airway walls, contraction of bronchial smooth muscle and irreversible changes in the lungs.
About 5 % of adults and 10% of children are affected by bronchial asthma.
How to prevent bronchial asthma
It is very important that individuals who are affected by bronchial asthma stay away from the asthma triggers. The conditions that can trigger asthma include smoking of tobacco, air toxins and pollutions, food and airborne allergens, extreme weather conditions, dust mites, stress, food preservatives, anxiety and additives. To some extent it also happens due to singing, crying and laughing. Asthma attacks can also be triggered by respiratory infections such as cough and cold. It is very important to be healthy and have a strong immunity to be able to fight against infections.

How to diagnose bronchial asthma
The symptoms of bronchial asthma should be described properly to the doctor for treatment. The things that you do day to day and where you experienced unexpected flare-up must also be mentioned to the doctor. This way the doctor can identify the cause of inflammation of the bronchial passageways and shortness of breath. There are certain laboratory tests that can be performed to diagnose the health condition and these include chest X-ray, and spirometry.

Ayurvedic Bronchial Asthma Treatment
Ayurvedic treatment for Bronchial Asthma is initially focused on improving the digestive system. Herbal medicines are administered to clear the blockage from the channels by eliminating toxins (ama) from the body. They will then liquefy the Kapha present in the channels, allowing proper movement of Vata and fostering proper and easy respiration. Additionally, immune-booster herbal combinations are given to the patient in order to provide both physical and psychological strength, as the patient becomes weak due to repeated attacks of Asthma.
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Treatment of Exercise-induced Asthma!

MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
Treatment of Exercise-induced Asthma!
Treatment of Exercise-induced asthma

Homeopathic Treatment of Exercise-induced asthma
Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Exercise-induced asthma
Psychotherapy Treatment of Exercise-induced asthma
Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Exercise-induced asthma
Surgical Treatment of Exercise-induced asthma
Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Exercise-induced asthma
Other Treatment of Exercise-induced asthma
What is Exercise-induced asthma
Symptoms of Exercise-induced asthma
Causes of Exercise-induced asthma
Risk factors of Exercise-induced asthma
Complications of Exercise-induced asthma
Lab Investigations and Diagnosis of Exercise-induced asthma
Precautions & Prevention of Exercise-induced asthma
Treatment of Exercise-induced asthma

Homeopathic Treatment of Exercise Induced Asthma

Homeopathy improves exercise capacity and respiratory function. It gives relief from cough, difficult breathing and tightness of chest. Homeopathy has capacity to cure asthma. It treats the person as a whole. Treatment is constitutional. It means that homeopathic treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological condition. It balances the energy system, improves immunity and body functions. It naturally cures the root cause of disorder. Some of the homeopathic medicines for exercise induced asthma are:

Arnica
Gels
Ferr I
Cocc
Stann
Spong

Acupuncture and Acupressure Treatment for Exercise Induced Asthma

Acupuncture promotes free energy flow. It improves respiratory capacity and relieves respiratory difficulty, cough and other complaints.

Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy Treatment of Exercise Induced Asthma

Psychotherapy and hypnotherapy can resolve underlying psychological issues. They can help in reducing stress and other negative emotions. Hypnotherapy gives quick response in improving body capacity.

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Exercise-induced asthma

Allopathic Treatment of Exercise-induced asthma involves the following medications:

Short-acting beta agonists
Inhaled corticosteroids
Leukotriene modifiers
Long-acting beta agonists (LABAs)
Theophylline
Combination inhalers
Allergy medications
Immunotherapy injections

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Exercise-induced asthma

Try to limit salt intake
Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables
Eat Omega-3 fatty acids which is found in fish like salmon, and omega-3 fortified foods like bread and eggs

What is Exercise-induced asthma?

When asthma attacks happens during or after exercise, it is known as exercise-induced asthma or exercise-induced bronchospasm.

Symptoms of Exercise-induced asthma

Coughing and wheezing
Tightness of chest
Shortness of breath
Fatigue during exercise
Poor athletic performance

Causes of Exercise-induced asthma

It isn t clear exactly what causes exercise-induced asthma

Risk factors of Exercise-induced asthma

Being a child
Exposure to air pollution or pollen
Hay fever or other allergies
Parent or sibling, with asthma
Chemicals, such as chlorine in swimming pools
Participating in sports that make you breathe harder and faster
Smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke

Complications of Exercise-induced asthma

Poor athletic performance
Permanent narrowing of the airways
hospitalizations for severe asthma attacks

Diagnosis of Exercise-induced asthma

Diagnosis of Exercise-induced asthma involves the following tests:

Physical exam
Lung function test (spirometry)
Exercise challenge
Peak flow measurement
Methacholine (Provocholine) challenge
Allergy skin tests

Precautions & Prevention of Exercise-induced asthma

Do your best to avoid colds and other respiratory infections
Keep your mouth and nose covered during exercise in cold weather.
Warm up for about 10 minutes before strenuous exercise
Avoid allergens when exercising
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Best Ayurvedic Doctor in Bangalore!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Best Ayurvedic Doctor in Bangalore!
Ayurveda can treat the most chronic problem that you have been facing or even the smallest problem like treating acne or pain. Best ayurvedic doctors in Bangalore are there to help you. Ayurvedic treatment is considered to be safe and holistic in nature. The treatments are based on your bodies basic composition. Some of the best ayurvedic doctors in Bangalore are:

1. Dr. Phanindra V V

MD - Ayurveda Medicine, BAMS, Yoga Teachers Training Course

Consultation fees: 200

Dr. Phanindra is a reputed doctor with post graduation in General Medicine In Ayurveda. He is also a certified yoga instructor and has done a Fellowship in Cardiac Rehabilitation from Apollo Hospital Hyderabad. He treats all conditions as per traditional Ayurvedic System and has been trained by some of the famous ayurvedic doctors. His areas of expertise are treating Anorectal Conditions, Panchakarma and Orthopedics. He currently practices at Narayana Ayurveda Kuteeram - Ayurvedic Treatment Centre and best oral paper presentation award.

2. Dr. Sandhya Krishnamurthy

BAMS

Consultation fees: 200

Dr. Sandhya Krishnamurthy is a reputed Ayurveda Practitioner in Bangalore who is associated with Shubha Clinic. She has an experience of 29 years and specializes in treating conditions like Acidity, Piles, Jaundice, Acne, Pimples, Skin Infections. Her home remedies are very effective, safe and convenient to use. She is also known for care and warmth in treating for her patients.

3. Dr. Rohini BV

BAMS, YIC, DEC

Consultation fees: 350

Dr. Rohini is a reputed doctor with 7 years of experience and a member of Ayush Unani and Ayurvedic Board. She has been associated with some very reputed medical clinics like Ayushadyala and Shathayau Ayurveda. She currently practices at Ayurcenter. Some of the key treatments provided by her are Anti Aging, Acne, for various skin allergies, cold and cough.

4. Dr. Payal Khandelwal

BAMS, MD - Ayurveda

Consultation fees: 350

Dr. Payal Khandelwal is one of the most renowned ayurvedic doctor in Whitefield Bangalore and currently practices at Carewell Clinic, Basil Ayurveda & Panchakarma Centre and Ayurveda First. She has done her post graduation in Ayurveda. In 15 years of work experience she has taken multiple roles like research associate and lecturer other than being a ayurveda consultant. Her area of expertise are treating lifestyle and chronic diseases like gastrointestinal tract diseases, hormonal disorders and allergic conditions in both children and adults.

5. Dr. Akarshini AM

BAMS, MD-General Medicine, Phd - Kayachikitsa

Consultation fees: 350

Dr. Akarshini AM practices at Lakshy Ayurcare Ayurveda Clinic & Panchakarma Ksharasootra Centre. She has 15 years of experience. Areas of keen interest to her are treating type- 1 and type 2 diabetes. She is also known for her treatment of renal and neural disorders. SOme of the other conditions she treats are spine or back related problems, arthritis, skin and hair problems as well as fertility issues related to women.

6. Dr. Sharad Kulkarni

M.S - Ayurveda, BAMS

Consultation fees: 250

Dr. Sharad Kulkarni is amongst the most renowned ayurvedic doctor of Bangalore. Just in 5 years of his practice he has been nominated for several awards and was the youngest ayurvedic doctor who was invited to speak on Ayurveda in LONDON. He has many articles published in journals, blogs and other media. His areas of specialisation are treating chronic and acute conditions related to gastro, skin problems and conditions like diabetes and hypertension. He currently practices at Jeevottama Health.

7. Dr. Aparna Kulkarni

MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)

Consultation fees: 200

Dr. Aparna Kulkarni s a popular ayurvedic doctor. She has an experience of 3 years and specialises in heart related diseases, diabetes, PCOS, liver functioning disorders, constipations, high cholesterol and hypertension. She is currently practising at Dr Kulkarni's Ayur Clinic, Bangalore.

8. Dr. Shambulingaiah S. Hiremath

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MS - Ayurveda

Consultation fees: 250

Dr. Shambulingaiah S. Hiremath is a famous ayurveda specialist with 30 years of experience. He is well known for treating various conditions using Panchkarma, Ksharsutra, and Agnikarma. His areas of specialization are treating conditions like piles, fistula, allergies, asthma, arthritis, migraine, backache, skin and sexual problems. He is a managing director of Shree Dhanvantari Groups of Hospital and also visiting professor various Ayurveda Medical Colleges across India.

9. Dr. Neetha Ganesh

BAMS

Consultation fees: 200

Dr Neetha Ganesh is practicing from last 17 years and is a reputed name in her field. She believes in a holistic approach and combines Ayurveda, Yoga and meditation as a part of her treatment. She is currently associated with Ayurdhan Ayurvedic Hospital as a senior consultant. Her areas of specialization are acute and chronic pain related to Back, Spine and Joint Pain. She also treats cases of skin and hair problems and has a special interest in women care and infertility.
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Is Homeopathy Effective In Treating Asthma?

BHMS
Homeopath, Kota
Is Homeopathy Effective In Treating Asthma?
Asthma is a serious expiratory disorder, whereby, the patient faces difficulty in breathing or dyspnoea due to various factors such as allergies, bronchial infection, anxiety or stress and occupational hazards. In all the cases, it leads to excessive bronchial spasm and mucus accumulation, plugging the bronchial which leads to paroxysms and the patient starts panting heavily. But it is completely chronic without any complications.

Although allopathic measures such as inhalers and steroids can temporarily help to control the situation, yet, homeopathy has proved even more useful for asthma as the treatment is completely natural and does not carry the uncertainty of side effects like the steroids. It not only helps to reduce the intensity of spasms, but also, tries to cure the actual cause of asthma itself. Consequently, after a complete and proper treatment of asthma with homeopathy for a couple of months, it has been found, that the patients are living a happy life without any sign of the disease. Given below are the various homeopathic medicines used for curing asthma:

Arsenic Album This medicine comes into rescue when the patient is extremely restless, unable to sit or stand comfortably, feels extremely thirsty but is unable to drink too much water, feels suffocated with pain in upper-right chest. Arsenic Album is said to have provided great relief to such patients.

Ipecac When a patient suffers from vomiting and nausea during these asthmatic attacks, this medicine can prove very useful, especially in children and adults who are a little fat.

Antim Tart One of the effective medicines for asthma accompanied by rattling cough caused due to eating making the patient feel very weak and sleepy. This medicine is generally suitable for old people and children.

Nux Vomica This medicine helps patients who suffer from gastric problems due to asthma causing headache and epigastric pain in the stomach region.

Carbo Veg This medicine helps in cases where asthmatic attacks make the patient s face blue and also cause coldness of hands and feet.

Although above medicines are very effective, yet, they should always be taken strictly under doctor s guidance.
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