Asthma is a difficult disease to live with. Un-controlled, it can literally take your life.
Pharmaceutical companies profit from our decisions NOT to deal with the underlying causes of many diseases. Asthma operates on what doctors and psychologists call “triggers.” When a trigger is activated, the brain sends a message that causes the airways to swell. Swelling can increase to the point that the person loses consciousness from lack of oxygen.
As reported on asthma.com, asthma symptoms can be reduced by identifying and avoiding these triggers. From a medical standpoint this can be a daunting task. Think how difficult it is to avoid this list of common triggers:
- Dust Mites
- Strong Odors
- Pets and Fur
- Growth Suppression
- Drug Dependance
- Corticosteroid Accumulation in Tissues
The first step in winning over asthma is to understand the basics of how it works.
A foundational question is this: Why does my body react to my environment the way it does ?
The onset of childhood asthma sometimes accompanies a cold or respiratory infection. A depressed immune system makes anyone, especially children and the elderly, more vulnerable to disease.