Asthma the inflammatory disease occurs due to the existing or pre-existing environmental,climatic changes or genetic disorders. Asthma is seen commonly among children in the age group of 0-10. According to studies conducted by International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC), there are about 14% of children among the 336 million population living with asthma.
Asthma in its initial stage is hard to diagnose. Thus wheezing, difficulty in breathing with coughing are often misinterpreted as common symptoms of other diseases.
Asthma attacks in children
as a result of their hyper-sensitive reaction to allergens have to be treated with utmost care. Parents opting for immediate recovery methods like inhalers, antibiotics and nebulization should realize that all these medicines can offer is a temporary relief unless taken on an episodic basis. Scientific studies have also proven that the over usage of medicines or inhalers leads to depression due to the presence of steroids.
Ayurvedic treatments such as “panchakarma” or detoxification have been found very effective in resolving numerous cases of chronic and acute asthma. The attractive element in ayurveda is the absence of side-effects on patients as ayurveda uses only herbal medicines to release allergens or mucus (kapha)that get accumulated in tissues due to asthma.
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