What is Asthma

The word asthma has originated from an ancient Greek word meaning panting. Essentially asthma is a chronic and recurring inflammation of the airways (bronchi) that results in obstruction of air flow. Asthma is very common all over the world, in all age groups. It may start in as early as months old baby to elder age group. Asthma is largely controllable and to an extent curable, depending on the stage and extent of the disease.

Prevalence

Children aged 2-12 years reported higher rates of asthma (15.7%) than adults aged 16 years and over (10.1%). In males, the prevalence of asthma was highest among children aged 2-12 years; in females, prevalence was highest among young adults aged 16-24 years. Asthma is also closely linked to allergies. Most, but not all, people with asthma have allergies. Children with a family history of allergy and asthma are more likely to have asthma.

Treatment for Asthma:

Asthma can be treated naturally with homeopathy medicines through the treatment is a bit lengthy but it's quite an effective way to get rid of asthma. For more information about treatment Click Homeopathy Treatment for Asthma.

Asthma Diagnosis: Clinical Tests for Asthma

Diagnosis of asthma is mostly clinical. Some investigations to assess the extent of asthma and association of other conditions is usually called for in most cases. A detailed medical history and physical examination are done to assess the presence or severity of the following symptoms.

  • Recurrent respiratory infections
  • An allergic cough worse at night
  • Sudden onset of wheezing and shortness of breath when exposed to allergens
  • Your family history of asthma and allergies
  • Medicines you may have used to help your breathing