What is Asthma
Asma è una malattia dell'apparato respiratorio in cui le vie aeree si infiammano e si rivestono di muco.
Mentre le cause dell'asma sono incerte, poiché variano da persona a persona, l'unica cosa certa è che l'asma rende più difficile la respirazione restringendo il flusso naturale dell'aria attraverso le onde radio.
Asthma cases are often the cause of allergies. Exposure to irritants such as smoke, chemicals, mould or dust might trigger asthma symptoms in an individual. Other causes which can trigger asthma include:
- Respiratory infections such as a cold
- Cold air
- Smoke and other air pollutants
- Foods and additives
- Allergies to grass, weed pollens, mould, dust and animals
Foods which cause Asthma
Le persone che soffrono di allergie alimentari possono soffrire di sintomi correlati all'asma. Questo perché la reazione allergica al cibo può portare shock al sistema, causando sintomi di asma come respiro sibilante o tosse per divampare e difficoltà respiratorie.
This is not the same if you are intolerant to certain foods. Intolerance which causes belly bloating or stomach aches is not the same as an allergy, as it is not connected to your immune system, and is unlikely to trigger asthma related symptoms.
Common allergic triggering foods include
- Pesce / frutti di mare
Alcuni conservanti alimentari possono anche scatenare l'asma come i solfiti - anidride solforosa e metabisolfito di sodio. Questi conservanti si trovano comunemente in cibi e bevande come:
- succo di frutta,
- dried fruit,
- alimenti dolcificati artificialmente
Tips on avoiding the risk of food-based asthma triggers:
- Avoid picking up ready meals from the supermarket. Sandwiches in particular are laden with preservatives and key allergen ingredients including Dairy, Wheat and some salads
- Select free from foods – these are usually free from known allergens and maybe a safer option
Non-Food Allergies can Trigger Asthma
Non-food allergies such as to dust, pollen or mould can also trigger asthma symptoms. Irritants such as aerosols, cleaning agents and smells from perfumes can trigger asthma. This is because your airways are more sensitive, so can react more extremely to external irritants than the next person.
Exercise induced Asthma
Strenuous exercise, such as running, swimming or HIIT can lead to exercise-induced asthma symptoms during or soon after the workout completes.
Your symptoms will be the same as regular:
- Wheezing, coughing
- Fiato corto
- Tight chest
The wheezing and shortness of breath can occur often immediately during the activity and can occur in children as they play.
Asthma is a controllable illness (fonte).
However, modern day science has no cure for asthma. Control treatments are often so effective, many people who do control this illness often suffer from zero to little symptoms.
As Asthma is an inflammation, there are several methods you can use to reduce inflammation to ease the symptoms and effects of asthma using natural foods.
Garlic – Garlic is a natural anti-inflammatory which can be useful to relieve asthma symptoms. Anti-inflammatories help to reduce or inhibit airway contraction and reduce airway inflammation. It may help in relax to relax the muscle tissues in the airways, which is constricted during the Asthma attack.
Ginger – like Garlic, ginger is also an anti-inflammatory and could have positive improvement of asthma symptoms.
Steam Showers – steam opens up your nasal passages and airways which can provide a temporary relief against asthma.
Breathing Exercises – taking deep breaths in a controlled pace is beneficial to improve air passage by opening up your lungs and could help reduce the long term need for asthma medication.