The magnitude of the Problem
Asthma Problem in Canada is an emerging Health issue in different Canadian Provinces.
According to Statistics Canada https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/pub/82-625-x/2015001/article/14179-eng.htm 8.1% of Canadians aged 12 years or older (almost 2.4 Million Canadians) were diagnosed with lung asthma. Women are more prone to asthma than Males. According to 2014 statistics, 9.2% of Canadian women were diagnosed with Asthma as compared to only 7% of Canadian Males
Causes of Asthma
There are many reasons for bronchial asthma. The hereditary or congenital tendency to bronchial asthma is one of the main causes of asthma. According to the National Institute of Health report 2019 https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/allergic-asthma#genes Bronchial Asthma is a complex disorder that is caused by multiple genetic and environmental factors and one of the reasons that medical doctors believe that Bronchial Asthma has a genetic or hereditary component is that family members of a patient with Bronchial Asthma are more liable to bronchial asthma or other allergic disorders such as eczema or allergic rhinitis. Other causes of Asthma are environmental reasons such as exposure to pollens, air dust, paints, animal hair or fur, carpet dust, and synthetic shampoos or soaps.
Treatment of Bronchial Asthma
The medical treatment of Bronchial Asthma is mainly based on medications that improve the diameter of the bronchi or cause bronchial dilatation such as Salbutamol or Ventolin inhalers or puffers, or using the steroids in the form of either puffers such as Pulmicort or Flovent or oral tablets such as prednisone as an anti-inflammatory measure to stale the inflammatory cascade the initiates the maintains Bronchial Asthma symptoms. . The success of the medical treatment for asthma depends on many factors such as the consistency of taking the medications, effects of the environmental exposure especially during the seasons of Asthma exacerbation that may be in the summer, spring or fall, and also the personal response of patients to the different treatment regimens.
How Naturopathic Medicine Helps patients with Bronchial Asthma?
The Natural approach to patients with Bronchial Asthma is based mainly on treating the root cause of the problem. So it addresses the reasons for Bronchial Asthma such as exposure to the triggers of Asthma by educating the patients about avoidance of all possible triggers that can result in an asthma attack. Moreover, Naturopathic Medicine works on reducing the overreacting immune system that starts the whole process of inflammation and bronchial constriction. The successful use of natural health products such as Inhalational Glutathione, Herbs and Vitamins has changed the results of treatment of patients with bronchial asthma a lot and helped these patients to achieve longer periods of remission. Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine is another powerful tool for treating and preventing Bronchial Asthma that gained a lot of success as well.
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