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Asthma (from the Greek ásthma, "panting") is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways. It is characterised by variable and recurring symptoms, reversible airflow obstruction, and bronchospasm. The most common symptoms include wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath.

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Asthma Info

Asthma (from the Greek, ásthma, "panting") is a common chronic inflammatory disease of the airways characterized by variable and recurring symptoms, reversible airflow obstruction, and bronchospasm. Common symptoms include wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath.

Asthma is thought to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Its diagnosis is usually based on the pattern of symptoms, response to therapy over time, and spirometry. It is clinically classified according to the frequency of symptoms, forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1), and peak expiratory flow rate. Asthma may also be classified as atopic (extrinsic) or non-atopic (intrinsic) where atopy refers to a predisposition toward developing type 1 hypersensitivity reactions (allergic reaction.)

Treatment of acute symptoms (severe shortness of breath) requires medical attention. Standard treatment is usually with an inhaled short-acting beta-2 agonist (sue.g. salbutamol) and in most extreme cases with oral or even injected, corticosteroids. In very severe cases intravenous corticosteroids, magnesium sulfate and hospitalisation may be required. Symptoms can be prevented by avoiding triggers, such as allergens and irritants. The prevalence of asthma has increased significantly since the 1970s.

Asthma prevention and management involves balancing biochemical deficiencies, treating overworked adrenal glands, supporting and nourishing the bronchials with specific respiratory herbs and implementing dietary changes.  Where possible environmental allergens need to be mitigated too.  

There are some natural health remedies that may help benefit those suffering with asthma. These remedies may help alleviate the wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath associated with asthma.

Lobelia is a specific herb – 4 drops lobelia tincture under the tongue is effective in acute asthma onset - Nature’s Sunshine Lymphomax has this ingredient. Marshmallow contains mucilage which helps aid the expectorant influence of difficult phlegm and helps relax the bronchial tubes, while soothing and healing. It is valuable for all lung ailments and is especially good for asthma, and helps remove mucus from the lungs. It heals inflammation and prevents gangrene and other infections. Marshmallow is a great healing herb. Both garlic and wild oats are great herbal remedies for asthma.

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  • Works well, but expensive

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    I've been taking magnesium capsules for a while for painful night-time leg cramps I get as a result of peripheral neuropathy (numb legs) from rheumatoid arthritis. The capsules work ok but I need four of the rather large capsules every day.

    I decided to try Liposomal Magnesium since that's supposed to be absorbed better, but when I take the recommended 10ml per day there is little effect. When I take one 20ml dose each evening before bed it works as well as the capsules. At 20ml a day I get no cramps at all, and if I don't take the magnesium I'm guaranteed to get painful cramps every time, so it most certainly works. I also sleep a little better.

    The taste and texture is a little strange but it's not a problem, and the bottle needs a really good shake every time. Somewhat more expensive than capsules, but way more convenient. I use two bottles a month, so it's nearly $100 monthly, compared to under $20 a month for the capsules.

    Some details about my dosage:
    To get the required effect I've found I needed the normal required daily intake (RDA) of Magnesium on top of whatever I get through my diet. The RDA for Magnesium is 4.5mg/kg for men. I'm 90kg so I need about 400mg per day. The bottle says to take 10ml daily but that only gives me 200mg of magnesium, and I've found this to be ineffective. When I take 20ml of the liquid per day, which is the RDA, it works well.

    Lindsay

    16/04/18

  • deep lung support

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    didn't help me at all

    john

    14/04/18

  • helps with breathing

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    My husband has become a believer in this and finds it really helps his lungs.He can exercise better too

    Lesley

    1/01/18

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