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Homeopathy - 5 Myths And Facts About It!

Dr. Obaidullah Nayaghar 88% (97 ratings)
BHMS, Diploma In Emergency Medicine, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Belgaum
Homeopathy - 5 Myths And Facts About It!

Homeopathy, being an alternative form of medicine, is often misunderstood when compared to allopathic treatments. In fact, there are many myths and rumours about the working of this field of medicine. This has become a primary reason as to why many people think twice before trying out homeopathy. However, of late, more and more people are breaking the shackles of these myths and rumours and opting for this natural and alternative form of medicine. Here are certain myths and facts which disclose the truth about them.

  1. It is often said that homeopathy first aggravates the symptoms and then reduces it. Most people shy away from this prospect and decide otherwise. The fact is, sometimes the condition worsens naturally due to the serious stage at which it is in. This is, however, not caused by side effects of taking any homeopathic pills. Thus, this line of treatment does not aggravate the symptoms. This is a myth and should be looked beyond.
  2. A set of people believe that homeopathy, being natural, has the ability to cure any disease whatsoever. But it has to be kept in mind that homeopathy is, after all, a natural science of medicine. Just as allopathic cure sometimes fails to produce the desired results, homeopathy too fails at times in delivering. But this is no reason to not opt for such a treatment. Every field of medicine has its own sets of limitations.
  3. At times, homeopathic doctors are not given the same respect that is given to those who practice allopathic treatment and deal in general medical sciences. Here, it needs to be discussed that homeopathy is an alternate form of medicine, which is practiced by those who have a proper degree in medicine, even in general medicine. In fact, many conventional doctors have thought it beneficial to switch streams of practice and have left allopathy for homeopathic treatments.
  4. Homeopathy is believed to provide relief only from pains, allergies and maybe skin troubles. But it is not so. Recent developments and studies have shown that homeopathy, if administered effectively, can also bring about pathological changes in the individual.
  5. People think that homeopathy takes time to show its results. But this is not true. In fact, at times while treating fever, cold and allergies, it shows rapid results. It is only when the disease is chronic that it takes time to heal.

These are some of the popular myths about homeopathy and it is needed that these myths are busted so that more and more people believe in the power of homeopathy.

Side-Effects Homeopathic Remedies: What You Need To Know?

Dr. Rupesh Waphekar 89% (46 ratings)
MD Homoeopathy, Post Graduation Homoeopathy, London, DIACH, BHMS
Homeopath, Thane
Side-Effects Homeopathic Remedies: What You Need To Know?

In an age where contemporary and conventional medicine seems to cure an ailment only to cause significant side effects, it is only to be expected that people wish to take a look at alternative medicine. One of the primary forms of alternative medicine happens to be homeopathy. That being said, people do have concerns as to whether homeopathy has any side effects, as well.

The truth of the matter is that homeopathic medicine does have side effects. It is only to be expected to see side effects when any medicine, at all, is consumed in an amount which is greater than what it is to be consumed in. The good part when it comes to homeopathic medicine is the fact that the side effects are not close to as bad as those of allopathic and other medicines.

The only signs of an overdose and its accompanying side effects in terms of homeopathy is likely to be that the person will show effects of a high amount of energy. All this means is that the medicine has had its intended impact and has gone beyond that. Once the homeopathic medicine stops, all the symptoms are very likely to disappear without a permanent trace. Is this not better than conventional medicines whose side effects can lead to more medication being required in order to sort out the adverse side effects?

In a few of the many cases of treating patients by the way of homeopathic medicine, it is found that when the course of medicine is begun, the situation does get a bit worse prior to it getting better. This is known professionally by the term ‘homeopathic aggravation’ and is nothing to worry about, by any measure.

Most forms of homeopathic medicine feature a very high level of dilution of the actual medicine, so the risks are minimal. That being said, there are a few medicines which can have side effects if they are consumed in larger than prescribed doses. Arnica, which is a popular medicine, is one. It can cause some stomach irritation. However, as long as it is consumed in the right quantity, there is no need to worry about this. Isn’t that quite a relief?

The high degree of customization when it comes to homeopathic treatment is also good as what this does is that it reducing the risk of side effects. This is because, after all, a side effect is generally caused by the lack of suitability of an element in the medicine to the person who is under treatment. Because homeopathic treatment is customised, the scope of this is limited, which is quite a good thing!

White Vs Brown Egg - What Is More Nutritious?

Dt. Sumiya Sulthana 87% (113 ratings)
Post Graduation Diploma In Clinical Nutrition & Dietician, Certificate In Diabetic Educator
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mysore
White Vs Brown Egg - What Is More Nutritious?

Lifestyle changes such as eating healthy and exercising are to be incorporated in everyone’s life. The awareness to go organic is being spread wide, mostly because of social media. Analysis of the food we eat and questioning the components of our diet is very much necessary and this has created a lot of facts and myths. In the world that we live in today, we weigh multiple options for choosing the right one. One such comparison is between white eggs and brown eggs. The egg shell color influences consumers to a great extent.

Nutritional value: Eggs are filled with nutritional value. About 70 calories, 6 grams of protein and vitamin B are the components of eggs. Eggs are a very good source of protein. The egg yolk contains a lot of cholesterol. Those who would want to avoid cholesterol can take only the egg white. Carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin are the other nutrients present in eggs. They lower the risk of macular degeneration. Choline, another element present in the eggs helps in memory development.

Types of eggs: The common labels one could see in the case of eggs are free-run, organic, free-roaming, vegetarian fed, Omega-3 enriched and graded eggs. These categories are based on the diet and lifestyle of the hens. Some hens are fed vegetarian food and are not given animal proteins. Some are not caged and are let in open spaces. These hens lay eggs in their nests and some are fed with flax seeds. Such eggs are labeled as Omega-3 enriched.

White vs brown eggs: Here are a few points to ponder about the difference between white eggs and brown eggs.

  1. Shell: The color of the shell is the major difference between brown and white eggs. The egg shells of brown color are believed to be hard, which is nothing but a myth. Young chickens lay harder shelled eggs.
  2. Nutritional value: The color does not really determine the egg quality. What really matters is the hen's diet. Two hens, given the same diet, lay eggs with the same nutritional value irrespective of the color of the shell.
  3. Yolk: It is believed that brown eggs have richly colored yolks when compared to white eggs. This is determined by the amount of corn the hen eats rather than the eggshell color.
  4. Cost: White chicken lays white eggs and brown chicken lays brown eggs. Brown eggs are costlier than white eggs. This is because the maintenance of brown chickens cost more. They are larger in size and they require more food. This costs the farmers more.
  5. Taste: White eggs and brown eggs taste the same. There are not many differences when it comes to taste of the eggs. This again depends on the food to the hen.
  6. Bleaching of white eggs: White eggs are not bleached to make them appear white. As mentioned earlier, the color of the hen influences the color of the eggs. Sometimes brown hens lay white eggs but the color of the resulting white egg is darker than a normal white egg. This has no connection with bleaching.

The nutritional value is the same for both the eggs. The major things that cause a difference between these two eggs are the shell color and cost.

Low Ovarian Reserve - How Can IVF Help?

Neha Lad 85% (20 ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
IVF Specialist, Nashik
Low Ovarian Reserve - How Can IVF Help?

The available eggs in the ovaries at a time are collectively called an ovarian reserve. Low reserve happens when the production of eggs reduces. This affects the chances of pregnancy. The general cause of low reserves can be aging ovaries. In such cases, the ovary may be healthy and functioning even if the reserve is low. Production of eggs lower as a woman ages. A woman starts with 250,00 to 500,000 eggs at puberty and ends up with 1000 eggs at menopause.

Causes:
Low reserves are caused by

  1. Production of eggs decreases: Chromosomal abnormalities like Turner syndrome (lack of two X chromosomes) and genetic anomalies like Fragile X can decrease egg production.
  2. Ovarian tissue damage: Rough torsion, endometriosis triggered ovarian cysts, malignant or benign tumours, surgical removal of ovary or any other part of it, chemotherapy or radiation, pelvic adhesions, immunological problems or high BMI (Body Mass Index) can destroy the ovarian tissues.

IVF Protocols:
If a woman has low ovarian reserves, then she will be put on the either of the following protocols:

  1. Short GnRHa Flare: Gonadotrophin releasing-hormone-agonist (GnRHa) like Lupron, Nafarelin, Synarel or Buserelin is administered. This therapy is initiated at the onset of menstruation. The goal of the treatment is to stimulate the release of the follicular stimulating hormone (FSH) which augments the ovarian follicular growth.
  2. Combined Clomiphene or Gonadotrophin/Letrozole Stimulation: Older women are mostly administered this protocol. But it is strongly advised not to, as this protocol can potentially harm the egg or the embryo.
  3. Mid-follicular GnRH-antagonist protocol: Once the GnRHa-agonist protocol is commenced, the GnRH-antagonist is given several days later. Once the follicles reach the size of 12mm, GnRHa antagonists like Ganirelix, Orgalutran, Cetrotide and Cetrorelix are added. These drugs stop the pituitary from secreting the luteinizing hormone (FSH leads to secretion of this hormone).
  4. Long GnRHa Pituitary Down Regulation Protocol: This is the usual approach to deal with low ovarian reserves.
  5. Agonist/Antagonist Conversion Protocol: This protocol inhibits FSH production. This protocol generally yields good results.

Ovulating- Things You Must Be Aware Of!

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS, Diploma In Specialised Advanced Gynaecological Endoscopy
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Ovulating- Things You Must Be Aware Of!

Most women stay confused with the time of their ovulation or the duration of fertile period. A figure of 90% is often quoted as the proportion of couples, who are sexually healthy and are in their 20s and 30s and are not using any birth control measures, who will be expecting a child after staying together for a year. It is interesting to know that you have a high chance of getting pregnant at the time of ovulation. It is a small window period that comes each month. It is the time when your ovary produces ovum or egg and the egg is open for fertilisation. Even if you are having sex two or three days before ovulation, there is a high possibility of fertilisation. After ovulation is over, the window period gets shut for the next cycle. It is the safe period. Though doctors say that it cannot be considered 100% safe to have unprotected sex during this period, the chances of getting pregnant are considerably lower. 

When does ovulation actually start? 
It should be remembered that ovulation takes place at the middle of your menstrual cycle. It usually occurs halfway through the cycle. Commonly, the average time period of a cycle is 28 days. In such cases, ovulation will occur approx on 14th day (first day of bleeding is counted as day 1 of cycle). But, in some cases, women may have cycles as long as 23 to 35 days. In these women, ovulation day varies from 9th day to 21st day of cycle. 

How will you know that you are ovulating? 

  1. Check your calendar: It is a healthy habit to keep a menstrual calendar. Now a days, a number of apps are available for maintaining menstrual calender. You must maintain the dates for a few months. This will give you an idea as to when you actually ovulate.It is difficult to know the actual time of ovulation if you are having irregular periods
  2. Carefully listen to your body: It is a common thing that your body spontaneously sends a memo to you before ovulation starts. You get cramps or feel pain in the lower abdomen before ovulation starts. This pain is called mittelschmerz. It is a reminder of the coming periods. 
  3. Chart your body temperature: Well, you will need to keep a record of your basal body temperature. You can measure it early morning before getting up from bed. Your basal body temperature changes throughout the monthly ovulation cycle. Progesterone hormone is responsible for the increase in body temperature. In the first half of the month, the progesterone levels are low and hence the temperature remains low as compared to the second half of ovulation. You can also use an ovulation detector kit to know the dates. 
  4. Fertile Period: Three days prior to ovulation and two days after ovulation are considered the fertile period because a sperm can remain alive for 3 days inside female genital tract and an ovum once released, is available for 2 days for fertilisation.
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Know More About Breast Cancer Surgery!

Dr. Harsh Garg 87% (14 ratings)
MBBS, Ms - General Surgery, DNB - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Panchkula
Know More About Breast Cancer Surgery!

With the recent number of breast cancer cases on the rise, it is important that we should get the examination done on a regular basis as a preventive measure. Even if someone is suffering from it, it is important that we should make an effort and learn about.

If you have breast cancer then a surgery will be part of your treatment. Based on the condition, surgery will be carried out due to any of the following reasons:
1. To remove the cancerous tissues from the breast
2. To reconstruct the breast once the cancer is removed
3. To check whether the cancer has spread to the lymph nodes below the arm
4. To treat symptoms of cancer that has progressed to an advanced stage

Breast cancer surgery may be classified into two types-
1. Mastectomy: Mastectomy involves removing the entire breast; tissues in the adjoining region may also be removed. A double mastectomy is a procedure where both the breasts are removed.
2. Breast-conserving surgery: In this surgery, only parts of the breast affected by cancer are removed. The area of the breast that is to be removed will depend on the severity of the cancer. Some healthy tissues may also be removed in this surgery.

Usually, if a woman is in the initial stages of cancer then she may opt for the latter as it entails removing parts of the breast. They may also undergo radiation therapy along with these surgeries.
For checking if the cancer has spread to the lymph nodes below the arm, the lymph nodes are removed from the body. Once they are removed, they are studied under a microscope to check if it has spread, if yes then the extent of their damage. This procedure is carried out along with the surgery to remove the cancer.

Once the mastectomy procedure is completed, you can opt for a breast reconstruction surgery to rebuild the area. You may opt for this procedure at the time of breast cancer removal or at a later stage. If you are considering breast reconstruction surgery then you should discuss it with your surgeon.

Surgery is sometimes not used to treat cancer, but in slowing the progression of cancer or even reducing its symptoms.It is important you talk to your surgeon before the procedure to understand the goal of the surgery.

Right Steps To Prevent Pre-diabetes Evolving To Type 2 Diabetes!

Dr. Vikram Tolani 91% (63 ratings)
MD - Medicine, MBBS, DTCD
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Right Steps To Prevent Pre-diabetes Evolving To Type 2 Diabetes!

If your blood sugar has shot to the border level, but not quite high enough to be considered as Diabetes, think of it as a blessing. You are given the opportunity to take corrective measures and prevent the onset of diabetes. The ball is still in your court and you can take the right steps to prevent it from evolving to Type 2 Diabetes.

Here are the best ways to prevent:

  1. Know where do you stand: Find out your blood sugar levels by getting a blood sugar test done. Being older than 45 with a Body Mass Index above 25, puts you at a greater risk, so get your blood sugar checked. Even more pressing reasons to get checked can be high blood pressure or cholesterol or history of diabetes in the immediate family.
  2. Eat healthy: Food is medicine and what you feed your body, impacts the most on your overall health. Is your diet full of fast food and highly processed foods? Then, its time to change to a well-balanced diet full of wholesome nutrients. Eat regularly scheduled meals with a wide variety of foods in order to avoid extreme blood sugar spikes.
  3. Bust the stressChronic stress tends to suppress your immune system and lead to grave consequences. Since, stress aggravates your blood sugar levels, practice techniques of Yoga and meditation to drive stress away from your life.
  4. Move your body: When you are at a greater risk of diabetes it is time to act and avoid a sedentary lifestyle. Regular exercise can help you manage your overall health and boost your energy levels. Also, exercise keeps blood sugar levels from spiking after meals and active muscles will use insulin efficiently. Maintain a good fitness regime with 30 minutes of moderate exercise like walking, jogging, aerobics at least 5 days a week and opt for intensive exercises like cardio, weight training or strength training at least twice a week.
  5. Get quality sleep: Deprivation of sleep derails metabolism. According to studies, people who clock less than 6 hours of sleep are more likely to see their blood sugar climb up into the pre-diabetes territory. A short sleep for a prolonged time can potentially set the stage for high blood sugar.
  6. Medication: In most cases, simple lifestyle changes like the above will help to prevent Type 2 diabetes. But in special cases, you can visit a doctor and he may prescribe certain drugs to keep the glucose production in check.

Prediabetes is a warning sign and a good wakeup call for you. So, wake up and take the right steps for a better tomorrow.

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9 Tips To Help You Lose Weight Fast!

Dt. Homesh Mandawliya 88% (125 ratings)
Ditetics & Food Service Management, Bsc Human Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Indore
9 Tips To Help You Lose Weight Fast!

9 tips to help you lose weight fast

Story time! My gym trainer once told me, “Eat whatever you want but make sure you lose it in the gym. After that I, the happiest person on Earth was on my way to McDonald’s for a McChicken burger. The next day I killed my workout and the cycle continued. Turns out after a month, I had gained 2 kilos. Say whaaaaa? Damn you, trainer! The truth is that while gymming is a very integral part of losing weight, there are many other things that need to be taken care of. Don’t worry, though! I will take care of letting you know about all the other things. Let’s start!  

1. Cut down on starch and sugar:

Insulin is the main fat storage hormone in the body. Frozen yogurt, tomato sauce, fruit juice, white rice potatoes, peas are rich in sugar and starch and heavily stimulate the secretion of insulin in your body. Low intakes of sugar and starch will reduce your insulin levels, kill your appetite and you’ll be losing weight in no time and that’s a ‘sweeet’ feeling.

2. Avoid Alcohol:

Chug! Chug! Chug! Chug! Don’t. Alcohol supplies what nutritionists call empty calories- calories without nutrition. Alcohol, whenever taken in, is the first fuel to burn. While that’s going on, your body will not burn fat.  So, think of it as  ‘Every drink equals an extra mile on the treadmill. So you can either let loose or lose weight. Your call!   

3. Lift weights:

Loss has 4 letters and so does Lift. Coincidence? I don’t think so! The ultimate hack to losing weight is to ‘Lift heavy’. Lifting helps in building the lean muscle in the body which in turn kills your body fat. And there’s a little cherry on this cake: Even after you leave the gym, your body keeps burning calories to recover from the heavy weight lifting. What are you weight-ing for?  

4. Don’t skip your breakfast:

Every time you skip breakfast, the fats in your body prepare themselves for a grand feast because they know that you will have to make up for it later in the day and when you do, you will be having tons and tons of additional calories. Now I understand that breakfast doesn’t quite fit in our busy schedules and hence, skipping it seems like a perfectly valid option but keep in mind that everytime you miss your breakfast, you’re missing out on your fitness goals.

5. Get more sleep:

Less sleep means less energy and when you’re low on energy, a bag of Doritos, ice cream or doughnut seems like a no brainer. Hitting the gym is very conveniently replaced with ‘I just want to hit the sack and doze off’. Bottomline: You get to keep your ‘not so favorite waistline.’ So wake up like an adult, work like a machine and sleep like a baby!

6.Green Tea:

If you thought green tea is just hot, flavored water, think again! With a perfect blend of caffeine, catechins and epigallocatechin gallate, green tea is a heavyweight when it comes to boosting metabolism. According to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, people who took green-tea extract three times a day saw their metabolic rate increase by about 4 percent. Go green!

7. Eat only when hungry:

How many times have you peeked inside your fridge only because you were bored? If you’re anything like the average human being, ‘Quite a few times’ is the right answer. Needless snacking will just leave you with unwanted fat. So instead of letting time and boredom be a ‘go’ for eating, eat only when you’re hungry.

8. Keep moving:

No extra efforts go in for this one but it can move mountains for your body. In simple words: Stay active! Talking to a friend over the phone? Move. Reading a magazine? Move! Need to move a showpiece from the bedroom to the living room? You heard me, Move!

9. Stay motivated:

This one’s my favorite and I’m sure it will be yours too! ‘Click Selfies’. Yes! That’s exactly what I said. Nothing serves the purpose of motivation better than a picture from the past. Click a full body selfie every month to remind yourself how far you have come and how far you need to go!

 

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Panchakarma

Dr. B Chandra 91% (73 ratings)
Diploma In Traditional Siddha, B.H.M.S
Sexologist, Bilaspur
Panchakarma

Traditional medicine has a holistic approach i.e., viewing man in his totality within a wide ecological spectrum and of emphasizing the viewpoint thatill-health or disease is brought about not only by the causative agent and of pathogenic evolution, but also by an imbalance or disequilibrium of man in his total ecological system.

Ayurveda, the basic science of life is the knowledge that describes or indicates the four stages of life, the appropriate and inappropriate, happy and sorrowful conditions along with what is good and bad for longevity as well as measurement of life itself.

Ayurveda is completely based on the ‘Theory of Pancha mahabuta’ and aim for equilibrium between the influences of the five elements on the five senses of body.

Panchakarma is a special offshoot of Ayurveda that deals with healing. In this system of medicine, to maintain positive health and to be free from any disease, the special line of treatment adopted right from good olden days, dates back to 5000 B.C., is Panchakarma therapy. It is designed to achieve the greater efficiency in treating a disease as well as of medicines and diet.

Panchakarmas are the therapeutic means of eliminating toxins from the body. It is a series of five therapies or steps that help in removing deep rooted impurities from the physiology while balancing the doshas- those humors or forces that govern all the biological function. These five basic cleansing procedures are named as “Shodhana chikitsa”. They go as:

Vamana (Emesis)

A medicated emesis therapy, cleanses Kapha collected in the body and decongests the respiratory tract. Effective in Kapha predominant diseases, like bronchitis, asthma, severe skin diseases (psoriasis, urticaria, eczema etc.), allergic rhinitis, sinusitis, various psychological disorders etc.

Virechana (Purgation)

A medicated purgation therapy, removes toxins from the body that are accumulated in the gastro-intestinal tract. Effective in treating chronic fever, diabetes, asthma, skin disorders, paraplegia, hemiplegia, joint disorders, digestive disorders, constipation, hyperacidity, psoriasis, headache, elephantiasis and gynecological disorders.

Basti or Vasti (Medicated Enema)

Cleanses the accumulated toxins from all over the body. Basti is also highly beneficial in rejuvenating treatment; especially in convalescence. Vasti is tridoshahara in nature and can produce both samsodhana or samana effects. It is effective in vata conditions like neuromuscular and musculoskeletal disorders, rheumatic diseases, digestive ailments, sexual debility, infertility and other associated conditions. Vasti is of three types – Kashayavasti, Snehavasti and Uttaravasti.

‘Uttara Vasti’ is an exclusive type of basti upa-krama, can be defined as a therapeutic administration of a specific medicinal oil, ghrita or decoction through urethral route in males and urethral or genital route in females. Uttara vasti has been highly successful treatment for the management of most of the uro-genital, fertility and gynecological disorders.

Nasya (Nasal Insufflation)

Cleanses accumulated Kapha dosha from the head and neck region. Effective in treating urdhwajatrugata rogas (ENT & Eye disorders), trigeminal neuralgia, facial palsy, paralysis, insomnia, pre-mature graying of hair, headache of various origin, frozen shoulder, stiffness of the neck, neurological dysfunctions, sinusitis and also improves memory & eye sight.

Raktamokshana (Blood letting)

The process of taking out impure blood from the body. Effective in haemopathological conditions, allergies, skin disorders, tonsillitis, sciatica etc.

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Treatment of Exercise-induced Asthma!

Dr. Radhika A (Md) 85% (10 ratings)
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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