A chronic disorder with recurrent attacks of wheezing and shortness of breath.
It affects all ages but 50%of the cases are in children under age 10(boys with asthma outnumber girls)In adult onset asthma,women are more often affected than men.
Chest tightness and shortness of breath.
Weezing upon breathing out.
Coughing,especially at night,with little sputam.
Rapid,shallow breathing that is easier with sitting up
Breathing difficulty – neck muscles tighten.
Severe symptoms of acute attack:
Inability to speak.
Mental changes,including restlessness or confusion.
Overactivity and spasm of air passages(bronchai and bronchioles)followed by swelling of the passages and thickening of lung secretions(sputam)The decreases or closes off air to the lungs.These changes are caused by:
Allergens,such as pollen,dust,animal dander,molds and some foods.
Lung infections such as bronchitis
Air irritants,such as smoke and odors.
Exposure to occupational chemicals or other materials
Stresses,viral infections,exercise,emotional upset,noxious odors,tobacco smoke.
Ipecac,Ars Alb,Calcarea Carb,Cuprum met,Caladium,Lobelia,Nux Vom,Blatta Orient,Aspidospermine,Pothos Foet,Natrum Sulph,Kali Bich,Kali Phos are vey effective.
Sulphur 30,An occasional dose,once a week,during intervals will benefit those subject to this disease.