Asthma which is otherwise called bronchial asthma, it is a condition in which a person’s airways become narrow, inflamed and swollen and also produce extra mucus which makes it very difficult to breathe.
The muscles around the airways are tightened when something triggers its symptoms.
The occurrence of these symptoms can be closely related to some physical activities. Furthermore, healthy people can show symptoms when exercising.
This exercise-induced asthma is known as exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB). It is very important to stay healthy and one way to stay healthy is to be active, so asthma should not be an hindrance to staying healthy.
Your medical practitioner can construct a management plan to keep the asthma symptoms under control before, during and after exercises.
In Nigeria, more than 1.5 million cases per year have been recorded. It has been shown that persons with a generational history of allergies or asthma are quick to develop asthma.
Certain people with this condition also express some allergies, when this is so, it is called allergic-asthma.
An immunologist is the best medical practitioner who is good at diagnosing and treating asthma.
Types of Asthma
There are two major types of asthma;
Childhood asthma: This affects millions and millions of children and their families; most of these children who develop this condition do so before reaching the age of four.
Occupational asthma: this is acquired by breathing-in harmful and dangerous substances when working, substances like gases, fumes, dust amidst others.
DIAGNOSIS OF ASTHMA
It is usually diagnosed by taking a look at an individual medical history, also by performing breathing tests to know how well the lungs are working.
One of the breathing tests is called spirometry, this test is used for measuring the severity of asthma and also how well the treatment is working.
Spirometry test works in such a way that you take a deep breath and blow into the sensor to measure the amount of air the lungs can hold and the rate at which the air is inhaled and exhaled.
Researchers have shown that most people with asthma also have allergies. Treating the allergies that serves as trigger will help in avoiding an attack or expressing symptoms.
The most common symptom is a scratchy or whistling sound when you breathe, which is popularly known as wheezing.
Other symptoms are:
• Chronic cough
• Difficulty in sleeping due to coughing or wheezing
• Chest pain
• Tightness of the chest
• Shortness of breath
MANAGEMENT AND TREATMENT OF ASTHMA
Now, we all know that there is no cure for asthma medically but that the signs can be managed with effective treatment and management.
Some of these include taking medications as directed and also by learning to avoid things that trigger asthma attacks.
The good news is that apart from the medical point of view, which is taking of medications prescribed by the allergist or immunologist which may have a residual effect in or on the body, we can also use an organic and natural way to treat asthma, these natural remedies are not harmful.
Milk and garlic is an Alternative and natural remedy for management and treatment of asthma and many other conditions.
Here at Herbalpharmal, we know these combinations of food sounds strange, but hey, why not give it a try! Its organic, natural and cost less than conventional medicine, its worth a try.
Many fruits, veggies or spices are used as cures when combined right and there won’t be any other need for meds.
This recipe and is called garlic milk. It is a warm natural remedy.
500 ml milk
10 garlic cloves, minced
2-3 tsp sugar
250 ml water
METHOD: In a pot, put the water and milk and then add the garlic. Put on the heat and let this boil a bit. The heat must be minimal and stir all the time. Strain this and add sugar into this mix. Drink warm!
BENEFIT OF THIS DRINK:
3 garlic cloves daily at night, relieves this problem.
MILK AND GARLIC ARE ALSO USED TO RELIEF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS; TUBERCULOSIS, PNEUMONIA, INSOMNIA, HEART ISSUES, COUGH, ARTHRITIS AND LOTS MORE.
To treat pneumonia effectively, take this milk combo 3 times per day.
This drink lessens the bad LDL cholesterol and stops clots to form, so the heart health is much better. If you make this with low-fat milk, it will be more effective.
The garlic is great for curing jaundice and for detoxification. It acts as an activator for good enzymes and the liver, making it work fine.
Our liver needs sulfur to make the body detox and the garlic has that sulfur. This is crucial for the liver and it is even better for curing fatty liver disease.
Have this mix daily it reduces inflammations and pains.
INSOMNIA OR LACK OF SLEEP
Such mixes soothe you and help you relax more.
Add turmeric to this and the perfect cough cure is here. Mix garlic, milk, and turmeric for this purpose. The garlic kills bacteria and when honey is added It will solve the issue of a chronic cough.
This mix is good for lung tuberculosis too. the garlic sulfur is a great help in this case.
To combat this, you need about 1 g garlic, 250 ml milk, and water 1 liter. Boil them all mixed and in the end, you are left with ¼ of the initial amount. Drink 3 times per day.
Take this mix warm and for 7 days too, the bad LDL cholesterol will be reduced and the good HDL cholesterol will be increased.
Garlic is an antiseptic; it boosts immunity and aid in the good digestion of food. It is also good for cleaning lymph system and removal of toxins. Garlic secretes more digestive juices and helps in diarrhea cases.
Here you have it, a natural method to manage asthma and asthma allergies.