Natural Ways to Help With Asthma

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need asthma advice
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   Posted 11/10/2006 3:31 AM (GMT -6)   
I am just wondering if anyone can suggest the name of a book that focuses on natural ways to help with asthma?

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   Posted 11/12/2006 12:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Be careful of natural products as they may contain an ingredient which can trigger an allergy which inturn will trigger an asthma attack. Is it for you or your child? What meds are being taken presently specifically for asthma? Asthma is a serious disease and you should learn everything about it and consult your MD before starting any herbal product. I'm a resp therapist and asthma educator and the phrase "no one ever told me" is something I hear a lot. Contact the Americal Lung Association and they will be happy to send you various info which will help you to make a better decision.

The info I provide is strictly for educational purposes only and not meant as medical advise; always seek help from your MD and maintain the MD's tx plan.

Remember: The more you understand asthma, the easier it will be for you to relate to your MD and understand his tx plan. Good luck!

need asthma advice
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   Posted 11/12/2006 1:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you. That was extremely helpful and you are right, no one has ever told me that. It is for my almost one year old daughter. She's had asthma symptoms since she was 4 months old. We have an appointment with a respiratory specialist the end of this month and I was going to take some names of natural stuff that I would like to put her on, but okay them with him first. She's currently on Pulmicort and Salbutamol (ventolin) daily. She has also, on numerous occasions, had to take prednisolone and a few other harsher steroids. I haven't contacted the American Lung Association... thanks for that as well. I appreciate your response.

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   Posted 11/13/2006 7:41 PM (GMT -6)   
swimming is seen as a very good way to strengthen the lungs and may be of benefit to anyone with asthma.

Also, as pegleg has said [The more you understand asthma, the easier it will be for you... ]
Find out what the allergies are, I only found out in my early 20's what actually triggered off my attacks, it wasn't the dust of feathers I'm alergic to, it was something my body produces during exercise.
once i knew this It made things easier

hope this may be of some use
Diagnosed June 2005 with Crohns (left colon, large bowel)
Diagnosed Osteopenia Feb 2006
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   Posted 11/14/2006 10:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I have heard deep breathing exercises help longterm with asthma. I was taught the technique for my anxiety disorder. 
I only have the occaisional mild bout of asthma and find short fast breaths through my nose seem to work for me as opposed to trying to breath normally. Kind of hard to describe how it works though. Can't remember the last time I used an inhaler.

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   Posted 11/17/2006 10:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello I have not read any books on nature healing on Asthma. I stay away from those. I see a asthma/allergist specialist. I recommend reading books about childhood asthma. My son, also takes Pulmicort. I am also an asthma suffer. Good luck, Best wishes.
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