2018-04-20
Blozzom Team
Apr
20

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Though many theories have been forwarded about the causes of asthma, toxins have been recognized as one of the root causes. The disease can be triggered by factors which include allergies, air pollution, poor nutrition, respiratory infections, weather conditions, stress, sulfites in food and antibiotic abuse.

It has widely been accepted that antibiotics may play a key role in contributing to the original cause of the disease and trigger asthma attacks. So treating asthma naturally is the best option through lowering of intake of toxins in diet or in the environment, eating foods which are rich in nutrients, managing stress and addressing the role of the nervous system in lung function.

Healthy Diet for an Asthmatic Patient

Incorporate a healthy and nutrient-rich diet into your child’s meals. The antioxidants and nutrients will help him to combat the triggers and the toxins. Give him a wide variety of foods to ensure that his nutrient-intake is fulfilled.

  • Carotenoids are the sources of vitamin A, involved in mucous membranes. So make your child eat red and orange foods that have the Beta-carotene compound.
  • Folate or vitamin B9 also helps to counter asthma and is present in green leafy vegetables, nuts and beans.
  • Vitamin B3 and B12 can help to reduce wheezing and antihistamine levels.
  • Vitamin C helps in detoxification of the body and also reduces inflammation and wheezing.
  • Increasing magnesium helps to lower asthma. Magnesium and vitamin E are powerful and effective antioxidants.
  • Increase antioxidants in your child’s body by giving him broccoli, brussel sprouts, broccoli sprouts and other foods.
  • The omega-3 fatty acids in oily fish including sardines, mackerel, salmon, tuna and trout help to lower the incidences of asthma considerably.
  • Raw milk has healthy probiotics which strengthens the immune system and protects children from asthma and hay fever.

 Home Remedies

  • Ginger has been found to reduce airway inflammation and heal asthma. It also has compounds which may help to enhance the muscle relaxant properties of some asthma drugs.
  • Massage your child with mustard oil when he is having an attack. This can help in clearing the respiratory passages and restoring his normal breathing.
  • Figs can promote the respiratory health of your child and alleviate problems with difficulty in breathing.
  • The caffeine in coffee acts as a bronchodilator and can be effective in controlling asthma attacks. Strong hot coffee will help your child to relax and clear his airways making it easier for him to breathe.
  • Eucalyptus oil has decongestant properties and can be used effectively to deal with the symptoms of asthma.
  • Garlic can also be used to help clear congestion in your child’s lungs during the early stages of the disease.

 

  •  Stress Management

Stress has been found to be one of the triggers for asthma attacks. Encourage your child to adopt stress management techniques to combat asthma naturally. Based on studies conducted, the British Guideline on the Management of Asthma recommends practicing Buteyko and Pranayama yoga for managing asthma, which have been found effective in reducing lengths and severity of asthma attacks. Your child can also practice other stress management methods including massages, progressive muscle relaxation and deep breathing to modulate his response to stress and ultimately reducing dependence on asthmatic drugs.

 

 The best way to deal with your asthmatic child is to get involved in his care. Understanding his disease will help you to ease fear and help him with the attacks. Taking care of your child with home remedies is the quickest option to help him deal with an attack. For more information on how to take care of your asthmatic child naturally, .