What Is Asthma?

A long-term condition that narrows and intermittently inflames the airways in our lungs, causing them to swell.  Asthma can cause coughing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, and periods of wheezing, and sufferers can have symptoms that range from very mild to severe.

What Causes Asthma?

The cause can vary from patient to patient.

However, the most common cause is when our immune system reacts strongly to an allergen. Treating asthma means treating your symptoms, allowing you to resume your daily activities and lead a healthy life. When it comes to the specifics of the treatment, many factors have to be considered first, such as age, and the severity of asthma. The majority of cases are easily manageable, and don’t involve purchasing expensive medications just to get through the day.

How To Treat Asthma At Home

The best and only way to treat asthma, especially in severe cases, is to use a prescription inhaler. However, it’s possible to alleviate some of the symptoms of asthma with this home remedy.

RidgeCrest Clearlungs Decongestant promotes easy breathing, based on a Chinese traditional formula, that has been used for generations.

Designed to ease the symptoms of asthma by relaxing the airways, allowing the air to pass through unhindered. However, if the symptoms get worse, please visit your doctor.

Steam Bath

Into a bowl of boiling hot water, add a few drops of eucalyptus and lavender essential oils, and breathe in the steam as it rises. This can effectively clear your airways, and relax your chest. Adding some peppermint oil to the water provides a lovely aroma and will soothe away any headaches or soreness you feel as a result of the asthma.

Asthma Symptoms

Asthma differs in severity, depending on the underlying causes, and in many cases the sufferer can go through their lives without any major effects, or having to make drastic lifestyle changes.

Asthma usually causes a series of symptoms including, but not limited to:

  • Incessant coughing, that intensifies at night, after or during physical activity, or when laughing
  • Inability to breathe or straining to breathe
  • Tightness in the chest
  • Whistling sound coming from the lungs when breathing that is louder when exhaling

Since there are different types of asthma, they can be triggered by different situations. Sometimes, it is exercise and physical activity that triggers an attack, especially during winter weather when the air is dry and cold. It  can also be triggered by irritants like smoke or chemical fumes. However, the most common cause is as a result of allergies to mold, pollen, insect bites and pet dander.

Please remember that, in very rare cases, asthma attacks can prove fatal . If you are experiencing severe, debilitating symptoms, please see your doctor.