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How to Treat Asthma

Tuesday, 21 Jun 2011 04:52 PM

Asthma is an inflammatory disease of the respiratory system. It causes wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath. Treatment for asthma involves medications that ease symptoms of the disease.

Treatment can be in the form of long-term control therapy, or as quick-relief – especially during an attack or acute wheezing episode.

Asthma treatment guidelines must be followed both in cases of therapeutic treatment and drug treatment. Patients should keep a journal of their daily activities and asthma attacks so that any allergy-causing factors can be identified and prevented.

Natural asthma remedies include ginger, pepper, and salted lime juice. These can help control wheezing and chest tightness. An effective treatment of asthma may be a combination of natural asthma remedies and asthma medication such as anti-inflammatory drugs, corticosteroids, bronchodilators, mast cell stabilizers, leukotriene modifiers.

Asthma remedies for short-term asthma control include short-acting beta-agonists, anticholinergic medication, and systemic corticosteroids. These drugs are generally used in the case of an acute asthma attack. These are most necessary to first control the condition so that effective long-term treatment can begin. Therapeutic treatment of asthma includes massage treatments and lifestyle and diet changes.

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