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Asthma: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment Options | Prince Health & Wellness

Do you struggle with asthma? Are you looking for a solution to your asthma symptoms?

Asthma is a chronic condition that affects people of all ages and backgrounds.

Asthma is a life-altering condition that can impact both your quality of life and the lives of those around you. There are many different treatment options available to help manage your symptoms, but it's important to understand what causes asthma in order to find the right solution.

This article will provide an overview of the various factors that contribute to asthma development so you can take steps towards improving your health. 

We'll cover everything from common triggers and risk factors for developing asthma, how it feels when someone has an attack, as well as some all natural remedies that may be able to help control or eliminate symptoms altogether.

What is Asthma and How Does It Affect Your Body?

Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease that inflames and narrows the airways. It affects the bronchial tubes and causes difficulty breathing.

Asthma is a long-term disease of the lungs. Some people refer to asthma as "bronchial asthma." It causes your airways to get inflamed and narrow, making it hard to breathe. Severe asthma can cause trouble talking or being active.

Asthma affects about 25 million Americans and leads more than 2 million emergency room visits each year. Asthma can be a debilitating condition with patients often suffering from difficulty breathing and needing constant medical care. With proper treatment however, you'll be able to live your life as normal while managing this condition! Without treatment, not only will those who suffer severely experience unmanageable shortness of breath but they will also often have trouble talking and are unable to exercise or work.

What are the Symptoms of Asthma?

It can be triggered by allergies, cold weather, exercise or other factors.

Symptoms include wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath. If left untreated it can lead to hospitalization or death.

Many of those who suffer from asthma will also notice that their symptoms worsen in the morning soon after waking up. The best way to combat this is by making sure you get enough sleep every night while on your medication! If you don't take care of yourself, your symptoms will get worse over time.

How Does Asthma Feel Like?

Asthma is an inflammation of the bronchial tubes. Symptoms include tight airways, inflamed lung tissue, and mucus inside the lungs or trachea.

The three major signs of asthma are:

Blockage of Airways - People with asthma experience increased tightness in the muscles around their airways. Air passage is reduced when breathing.

Inflammation - When you have asthma, your airways in the lungs become inflamed. These red and swollen bronchial tubes can cause damage that may not always be reversible with treatment.

Airway irritability - it is when the airways in your lungs react to triggers causing them to narrow. This can make it difficult for oxygen and other important things from getting through resulting in asthma symptoms such as shortness of breath, wheezing or coughing.

Airway irritation occurs because people with asthma have sensitive airways that overreact and tighten up around even slight stimuli like dust, cigarette smoke or animal dander.

One of the major symptoms of asthma includes:

  • Persistent cough, especially in the morning or at night
  • Wheezing, a whistling sound when you breathe
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest tightness
  • Tightness, pain, or pressure in your chest
  • Trouble sleeping because of breathing problem

Not all people with asthma experience the same symptoms. Each person may not have the same symptoms at all, or they may not present in any pattern but rather change from one attack to another. Your severity of your symptoms can also vary widely from one attack to the next, being mild during a single instance and severe during another.

Some people with asthma may go for long periods without symptoms, others might have problems everyday. In addition, some people may only have asthma when exercising or when they're ill with a viral infection like a cold

When Should I Seek Medical Help?

Get medical help if you have serious symptoms including:

  • Fast breathing
  • Pale or blue face, lips, or fingernails
  • When you inhale, the rib joints come closer together and give a sense of tightness around your ribs.
  • Trouble breathing, walking, or speaking
  • If your asthma symptoms do not improve after using medication for a few days

What Are The Types Of Asthma?

There are also different types of asthma. The most common types are:

Allergic asthma - which may develop when you have a respiratory infection such as the cold virus or from eating certain foods.

Exercise-induced asthma - it can occur during aerobic activity like running or biking. This could be caused by things in your environment that affect your lungs.

Occupational asthma - this is asthma that develops from your job and can be caused by chemicals or dusts in the workplace.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) - it's a type of lung disease that causes inflammation, scarring, and thickening of the lungs which makes breathing difficult. This condition often develops from smoking or environmental exposure.

What Triggers Asthma Attack?

Some common triggers for asthma attacks are:

  • allergens in the air, such as dust mites or pollen
  • tobacco smoke
  • irritants like paint thinner and gas fumes from cars. The more you're exposed to these things, the greater your risk becomes.
  • triggered by exercise.
  • sudden changes in the temperature or humidity
  • air pollution, such as smog and car exhaust fumes
  • sensitivities to certain types of food, such as seafood and milk products
  • chemical irritants like chlorine or ammonia fumes from cleaning fluids
  • cold air (temperature)
  • fumes like gasoline vapors, paint thinner, formaldehyde and cigarette smoke. Fortunately these triggers are avoidable, and should go away as soon as you leave the area.
  • allergies to pollen, dust mites (some may also be allergic to pets)

Living with asthma can be stressful because your readiness to breathe is always on guard. Asthma attacks can happen any time you have an allergy attack, are exposed to something that triggers a reaction in your lungs or if your

What are the Treatments for Asthma?

There are many different treatments that can help you manage asthma, these include:

Oral medicine - this will help relieve symptoms and reduce the amount of times your airways narrows. These medicines may also prevent attacks in people who have milder forms of asthma. They're called controllers.

Steroid Inhalers - Inhalers contains bronchodilators and corticosteroids that help to loosen up the airways in your lungs so you can breathe better.

Leukotriene modifiers - represent a long-term asthma treatment that blocks leukotrienes, substances which trigger an asthma attack. Current options include:

  • Singulair (Montelukast)
  • Accolate (Zafirlikast)
  • Zyflo CR (Lumiracoxib)

Injections - Injections into a vein helps widen air passages immediately or within one day. If you’re in the hospital for a bad asthma attack, your doctor may inject steroids directly into a vein. This will get the medication into your system more quickly.

Some people use complementary treatments such as spinal adjustments, yoga, and acupuncture to help relieve their symptoms.

How Spinal Adjustments and Chiropractic Care Can Help Alleviate Symptoms of Asthma

Did you know that chiropractic care is effective for treating all kinds of asthma?

Many people who suffer from asthma also have spinal misalignments. These misalignments can cause imbalance which leads to stress on the lungs, causing them to constrict and making it harder for you to breathe.

If you have asthma, a spinal adjustment can help alleviate your symptoms. Spinal adjustments have been proven to realign the vertebrae which releases constrictions in the nerves. This improves your body's ability to properly respond to the asthma attack. It helps to increase lung capacity and improve the function of your respiratory system.

Chiropractic care can help with asthma symptoms by improving spinal alignment. Chiropractors can also help correct nerve interference, which may lead to fewer asthmatic episodes and decreased dependency on medications such as inhalers or nebulizers.

How spinal adjustments can help relieve asthma symptoms?

The spine is connected to the nervous system which controls your breathing. By adjusting the spine, it can help relieve asthma symptoms by improving breathing and decreasing stress. Spinal adjustments can help relieve asthma symptoms by aligning the spine and giving it more space. This allows your lungs to expand, making breathing much easier.

Spinal adjustments can help treat asthma because it realigns the vertebrae in your spine which reduces stress on your back and neck. This helps alleviate pressure around your chest walls and lungs so you're able to breathe more easily.

Yes, chiropractic care has been shown to increase lung capacity in asthma patients! And, it's not just for adults! Chiropractic treatments are safe and effective for children too!

Why Choose Dr. Ashley Prince To Give You High Quality Chiropractic Care To Relieve Your Asthma Symptoms?

Dr. Ashley Prince specializes in treating patients with allergies and asthma through chiropractic care at her clinic located in the Woodlands TX. Chiropractic care helps the body eliminate toxins and reduce stress, both of which have been shown to improve the immune system's response time. In addition, it can also reduce the frequency and severity of asthma attacks due to spinal misalignments.

Dr. Ashley Prince of Prince Health and Wellness at the Woodlands TX can help you with chiropractic care to relieve your asthma symptoms! Dr. Ashley offers high-quality spinal adjustments that will leave you feeling better than ever before.

Dr. Ashley Prince and her team at The Woodlands Chiropractic Clinic are passionate about helping people feel their best to be able to live life fully!

Aside from alleviating asthma symptoms through spinal adjustments, her services also include:

She offers chiropractic care as an alternative treatment option for asthma sufferers who are looking for relief from their symptoms without medication side effects. 

If you’re looking for relief from the symptoms of asthma, Dr. Ashley Prince is here to help! She has been practicing chiropractic for several years and specializes in spinal adjustments in the Woodlands that can treat a variety of conditions including asthma!

If you are looking for a chiropractor specializing in spinal adjustments in the Woodland, Dr. Ashley Prince is the perfect choice for your needs! Her background as an osteopath and her dedication to providing high quality care have made her one of the most sought after providers around Texas. She has helped many people with asthma symptoms by allowing their bodies to heal naturally through spinal adjustments that alleviate pressure on nerves and joints, opening up airways so they can breathe more easily. It’s important not just to treat the symptom but also find out what caused it in order to prevent future attacks, which is why she takes time during each appointment to talk about diet, exercise habits and other lifestyle factors that could be affecting your health.

With her expertise, she can help alleviate your asthma symptoms and get you back on track to living a full life without breathing difficulties.

To learn more about how Dr. Ashley Prince of Prince Health and Wellness can help with your asthma, please call (281) 545-5067 or contact us online today at https://princehealth.org/contact-us/.

Source: https://www.webmd.com/asthma/what-is-asthma

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