We all know what Asthma is. Medically speaking, Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways. It is a condition in which your airways narrow, get inflamed and produce extra mucus. This clogs your airways making breathing difficult and triggers coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath.
That is the medical explanation. The real problem here is not restricted to the confines of medicine alone. For some people, asthma is a minor nuisance. Some medication accompanied with some basic lifestyle changes does the trick. For others, it can be a major problem that interferes with daily activities and may lead to a life-threatening asthma attack. So an asthmatic needs not just medicine but understanding, empathy, support and encouragement from family and friends to tackle this tricky problem.
It is hard for an asthmatic to learn and accept that like any other allergy, asthma too has no cure. It can be worse when your doctor tells that your small kid who has seen barely four or five summers of his life, are at the mercy of inhalers and steroid, that which would last him or her for a lifetime, and the sufferers are left wondering with just a question in mind “Can we really ever lead a normal life with asthma?”
Can you? The answer is YES you can! However, this normal life doesn’t come that easy and the road to normalcy won’t be a cakewalk!
The key to the problem lies in early detection of the ailment and learning to cope with symptoms. With a bunch of adjustments, changes and lifestyle modifications, it is possible to make it through life without too much dependence on medicines. But the first step towards fighting this menace comes from the first emotion that needs to be handled: Denial. Most patients spend a lot of time coming to terms with the fact that they have asthma.
All chronic diseases test your patience making you frustrated, angry or depressed because they are a limiting factor in your day-to-day activities. You may also feel embarrassed by the symptoms of the disease and by complicated management routines.
So the first prerequisite of any successful therapy is that you get out of denial mode and take an active part in your care and follow-up plans. Instead of being a patient, be a participant in your treatment. Resorting to heavy medication is the shortest way to treat all such ailments but remember short cuts always leave dirty trails. So instead of grabbing the inhaler every time you feel a shortness of breath, reach out to nature for treatments.
One such powerful natural treatment is Salt Room Therapy. It is a scientifically proven natural, safe and drug free therapy for patients of all ages. It involves the inhalation of dry aerosol particles in an hour long session in the salt room where the natural mucolytic, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties of salt do the healing on reaching the deepest level of lungs. This therapy not only relieves asthmatic patients’ of their suffering but also helps boost up their immunity to withstand future attacks or allergen encounters.