Action plan for sudden breathlessness

Asthma is a rising problem, both for children and adults. In fact, asthma has amplified by more than 300 percent over the last 20 years. Asthma in children is one of the utmost causes of missed school days. It can disturb sleep, play and other activities. Asthma can’t be cured, but you and your child can reduce symptoms using simple plans. Asthma treatment in children develops day-to-day breathing, lessens asthma flare-ups and helps diminish other problems caused by asthma.

Your friends are planning a weekend trek and asked you to join, but you refuse to join. Several such situations may have crossed, where you wanted to go but avoid from going because you fear an asthma attack. You might have tried all possible ways, but have you ever wondered and tried using simple yoga techniques for asthma treatment. Yes, the ancient art of yoga is indeed the best key to ease your breathing problems. A couple of hours expended educating oneself on yoga at a local centre will equip you with postures that help reduce the effects of asthma. Daily practice of these postures for 15 – 20 minutes will considerably reduce asthma attacks.

Cough is a normal tendency of the body to fight phlegm and other irritants, however prolonged coughing can signal a number of conditions. It’s best not to overlook coughing which prolongs for a week or two and consult a physician. Or else you can try some home remedies prescribed by Ayurveda for cough treatment and relaxation.  A productive cough is one in which you are coughing up phlegm or mucous, this generally shouldn’t be supressed but natural expectorant can be used to ease out the removal of expectorant. A dry cough on other hand triggered by allergens, dry air etc. needs to be taken care of. It’s best to use demulcents, ingredients like honey, salt, pepper and so on that relax irritated mucous membranes and eliminate the irritant triggering the cough.

Feeling breathless might be somewhat familiar on a day-to-day basis. Whether it was when you ran to catch that bus or train, or when you decided to walk up the stairs instead of using the elevator. Whatever might be the cause for your shortness of breath the sensation can be quite draining, making you want to take a few minutes off. But imagine if the feeling of breathlessness was a consistent and repeated feature in your life. It does sound horrifying, but normally these are the ways or early symptoms your body mechanism shows signs of an onset of some bigger problem. Generally this sign comes with problems associated with the lungs or the heart. A closer examination reveals such signs are usually early signals of asthma, heart attacks or pulmonary disorders. A best way to stay healthy and live long is not to avoid such incidences and consult the physician when in doubt, as precaution is always better than cure.

Breathlessness that comes and goes, especially if accompanied by wheezing, is the symptom of asthma. Asthma treatment should be immediately sought from the physician as further delay would threaten ones health.




Do not let breathlessness get the better of you

A much required change in weather and the beginning of monsoons brings a lot of joy and excitement to a lot of people. Schools may begin to remain closed, mid-week rain leaves at office become a norm and a cup of hot coffee teamed with a good book on work day afternoons becomes  a reality. However, it is also true that a lot of people dread the weather and wish for it to go away as quickly as possible, not because they are afraid of being drenched or their feet getting soaked, but because they may have to go through bouts of sickness and medications.

The health problems:

There may be a lot of health issues that people start to face at the juncture of change in weather. One of the most common problems is cough and cold but people who suffer from greater health issues are prone to more serious allergies and may need to take proper cough treatment for their health problem. A lot of people may be affected by asthma or bronchitis in which case one may have to face aggravated health issues.

Apart from excessive and uncontrolled cough, people may also suffer from breathlessness, more in such seasons when the climate gets cooler and uncomfortable. It may not be true that the problems appear only in these seasons but it is a fact that they come in a stronger form and may need to be given more care and treatment. It is also essential to ensure that the right kind of medical help is sought when the problem is serious so that the health scare may be tackled with more efficiency.

The treatment:

When you are aware about the conditions of health that you go through and the repercussions of the problems, it is important that you seek for help from the most viable and efficient health care centres and doctors. Going to a general doctor for asthma treatment may not be the wisest thing to do, you may have to seek asthma specialist for it so that the problem may be treated much more effectively. The use of the best treatment methods, the most effective medicines and the best treatments for the cough and breathing issues may be real necessity, especially in times when the diseases are much more prevalent. If the right specialist is chosen for the job, you may be able to enjoy the weather like everyone else does!