Asthma is referred to as a chronic lung disorder according to medical institutes. Asthma is characterized by erratic, recurring symptoms such as improper breathing cycles, inflammation of respiratory organs or tiny particles that block the bronchial passage. The cause of asthma can be identified through different cases. Either environmental, genetic or gene-environment types of interactions cause asthma to trigger.
Environmental. Some environmental risk factors are associated with the asthma development. These environmental factors include the following:
- Environmental smoke tobacco – passive smoking or commonly called “Second Hand Smoking (SHS)” is one example of an environmental factor that triggers asthma.
- Poor Air Quality – the quality of air that we usually breathe depends on its composition. Poor oxygen level can cause asthma to trigger.
Genetic. Most genes are related to immune system development, which are associated with the process of protecting the body, generating antibodies, and preventing inflammations.
Gene-environment. Research states that some genetic factors are only triggered when mixed with environmental factors. A good example for this is exposure to “Endotoxins”. Exposure to Endotoxin, a type of bacterial product, varies from one person to the other when in close contact with: animal fur, grass, wool from clothing, dust, and other environmental factors.
Asthma can be contained with or without the use of medication. For asthma cases that can still be controlled without the use of proper medication, here are examples on how to maintain its trigger at the minimum level:
- Since asthma can be triggered mostly by environmental factors, finding the source or the root of the cause that exists in the environment could greatly help. If you are working in an office and you sit on a furry chair or you have a carpet at your house and you experience an asthma attack every time you walk on it. Then that explains the trigger. It is best to get rid of anything that could cause your asthma to activate. If possible, avoid going to places where you are vulnerable to the following risk factors so at least you would not have any problems worrying about it.
- Breathe re-training – breathe re-training is a type of exercise which proves to be highly effective in controlling asthma symptoms. This is done by maintaining a certain “rhythm” on your breathing patterns to “reprogram” the brain. In doing this method, the brain could get used to the breathing patterns and eventually lessen the chances of having an asthma attack.
- Taking vitamins and natural herbal remedies as a replacement for clinical medication is a natural way of healing the infection. Taking vitamins is a good way of treating asthma. The advantage of doing this is that you also heal the other internal organs naturally because of the other elements present in natural herbs.
- The “Butekyo” method – The Butekyo method was discovered by a Russian doctor in the mid 1950’s. This method is almost the same as the “breathe re-training” method and the only difference is that in practicing the Butekyo method, you have to follow a couple of steps in order to train yourself.
- Firstly, take two normal breaths.
- Secondly, breathe in and hold your breath. Have a timer with you to check how long you could hold your breath. After holding it as long you can, slowly breathe out and check the time. Normally, a person could hold their breaths from twenty to twenty five seconds. If a person could only hold for less than twenty seconds, it is a possible sign of breathing disorder.
- Thirdly, try to breathe through the nose. Keep doing this exercise for about five minutes.
- Repeat the cycles five times a day for the whole week and maintain the proper breathing while doing so.