While there is no thing that can in a medical sense be referred to as a cure for asthma there are methods that can help you to live a life that is pretty much normal.
According to recent statistics, around 300 million people suffer from asthma.
Asthma itself can’t be cured – but if you want to get rid of the symptoms or at least have the symptoms greatly reduced and stop having to rely on medication or coping strategies, there are things that can be done.
Danger: Conventional Asthma Medication
Conventional asthma medication can increase your risk of osteoporosis and heart disease. Now, asthma is a dangerous condition, and having some kind of medication – even if it is bad for you – is still better than having to risk death. (More than 3000 people die every year in the USA because of asthma).
Most often asthma patients get non-steroidal bronchodilators, and they can help. Unfortunately, they also double your risk of heart-disease. Inhaled steroids are no better, they can cause all kinds of problems like osteoporosis, inflammation, diabetes, high-blood pressure and so on.
There is a strong connection between emotional stress and the severity of asthma symptoms. Anything that can help you to manage your emotional stress might have a direct impact on the quality of your sleep.
Methods that can help you to better cope with emotional stress are breathing exercises, meditation, hypnosis, guided imagery, progressive muscle relacation and biofeedback.
Omega-3 fatty acids can have a positive impact on your overall health and reduce asthma symptoms. Omega-3-rich foods are salmon, mackerel, sardines, herring, anchovies, (organic free-range) eggs, walnuts, flaxseeds and dark green vegetables.
Avoid any dairy products that are made from pasteurized milk and minimize your sugar intake. Fruit juice is only good for you if it’s freshly squeezed juice (not any kind of bottled or packed juice, which is often made by “powdering” fruits and then mixing them with water, even if the label says “100%”).
Suffiently high levels of vitamin D can help your body to better fight asthma. Your body naturally produces vitamin D when your skin is exposed to enough sunlight. If you live in an area where there is not enough sun, you might want to try a special tanning bed or vitamin D supplements.
When you use vitamin D supplements, make sure to have your blood checked. It’s very easy to take in too much vitamin D through supplements, and that can be harmful. Make sure that the laboratory which you use to have your vitamin D blood levels checked is a reputable one like LabCorp.
Doing exercises and working out every day will be beneficial to your overall health. Specially aerobic exercises help to strengthen your breathing apparatus.
It’s best to exercise outside in the fresh air, rather than a gym.
Getting enough quality sleep every single day can help you to be in an overall good condition and thus lessen the likelyhood and severity of asthma attacks.
While none of this might forever cure you from asthma, it might make it possible for you to stop using medication. Eliminate the need to rely on conventional medication can enhance the quality of your life a lot – specially if you look ten or twenty years ahead.