Asthma (अस्थमा/दमा) or Asthma bronchiale (अस्थमा ब्रोन्कियल) is a disease that hurts the airways inside the lungs. It causes the tissue inside the airways to swell. Asthma also causes the bands of muscle around the airways to become narrow. This makes it hard for enough air to pass through and for the person to breathe normally. Asthma also causes mucus-making cells inside the airways to make more mucus than normal. This blocks the airways, which are already very narrow during an asthma attack, and makes it even more difficult to breathe. A person having an asthma attack often makes wheezing sounds when trying to breathe. It is being a dreaded disease, Siddha Spirituality of Swami Hardas Life System wishes our readers to go through this article and know causes, types, symptoms, triggers, attacks, diagnosis, treatment, and free Siddha energy remedies for wellbeing.
Asthma Definition (अस्थमा की परिभाषा)
Asthma attacks all age groups but often starts in childhood. It is a disease characterized by recurrent attacks of breathlessness and wheezing, which vary in severity and frequency from person to person. In an individual, they may occur from hour-to-hour and day-to-day.
This condition is due to inflammation of the air passages in the lungs and affects the sensitivity of the nerve endings in the airways so they become easily irritated. In an attack, the lining of the passages swells causing the airways to narrow and reducing the flow of air in and out of the lungs.
Asthma Causes (अस्थमा के कारण)
The exact cause is not yet known. It is believed that it may be because of many different reasons:
When changes happen in a person’s genes, these changes are passed on to their children. One or both parents may have these changes or mutations in their genes, and some or all of their children may be born with them, which means they inherited them.
Modification in genes (जीन में संशोधन)
Epigenetics changes or modifications cause different kinds of changes that affect how a person’s genes work or ‘express themselves’ in three different ways, but do not change the gene in the DNA. These epigenetic changes may be inherited, or they may happen in utero which is when a baby is still inside its mother. They may also happen in childhood, because of different reasons, like a respiratory infection, being exposed to chemicals or drugs, diet, etc.
Genetic or epigenetic changes (आनुवंशिक या एपिजेनेटिक परिवर्तन)
If a person who has genetic or epigenetic changes in their genes that makes them have a bigger chance of getting asthma, also has unhealthy environmental factors in their life, like living in a home that has a lot of dust mites, then it is more likely that they will get affected.
Air pollution (वायु प्रदुषण)
Environmental factors are things that affect a person; which can be either healthy or unhealthy. Unhealthy environmental factors are things like living in an area where there is a lot of air pollution or living somewhere where there are lots of bugs in the house, or being around cigarette smoke.
Atopy (एलर्जी उत्पन्न होने की आनुवंशिक प्रवृत्ति)
Atopy is when there are changes in some of the genes a person is born with. These genetic changes make their body produce more Immunoglobulin E, a type of antibody. They are also more sensitive to things like chemicals, smoke, and dust. This hypersensitivity means they are more sensitive or allergic to things in the environment than people who do not have these changes in their genes and are not hypersensitive or allergic.
If a person has one parent who is atopic they have a chance of being atopic too. If they have two parents who are atopic they have an even bigger chance of being atopic.
Acetaminophen and asthma (एसिटामिनोफेन और अस्थमा)
There have been studies that show a link between acetaminophen and asthma. For instance a 2008 analysis of information collected from a very large study called the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood, or the “Isaac study” for short, showed that children who had taken acetaminophen for a fever during the first year of their life had a 50% higher risk of getting asthma later on.
“Children with asthma or at risk for asthma should avoid the use of acetaminophen.”
Types of Asthma (अस्थमा के प्रकार)
Atopic asthma (एटोपिक अस्थमा)
Atopic asthma is the most common form of asthma.
Cough-variant asthma (कफ-प्रकारीय अस्थमा)
It is a type in which a cough is the main, and sometimes only sign. Cough-variant asthma usually does not cause wheezing or breathlessness and causes a dry, scratchy, mostly nonproductive cough. About 30% of people who have cough-variant asthma will develop typical asthma.
Work-related asthma (काम से संबंधित अस्थमा)
Work-related asthma is a type that is caused or made worse by irritants in the environment at a person’s place of work. The kind of jobs that may cause work-related asthma are usually those in which there is a lot of smoke or chemicals are used.
Exercise-induced asthma (व्यायाम-प्रेरित अस्थमा)
Exercise-induced asthma (EIA) – also called exercise-induced bronchospasm – is the term used to describe asthma cases in which exercise is the main, and many times the only trigger for an asthma attack. If a person already has a form of asthma or they are atopic there is more of a chance of getting EIA.
Nocturnal asthma (निशाचर अस्थमा)
It is the term used to describe asthma cases that get worse at night.
Premenstrual asthma (PMA) [महावारी पूर्व अस्थमा (पीएमए)]
PMA is when asthma symptoms get worse during the premenstrual period. This condition may affect up to 40% of female asthma sufferers. For a diagnosis of PMA to be made it is necessary to have a detailed history of the timing of menstrual cycles along with asthma symptoms experienced and the peak expiratory flow rate. It is helpful in making a diagnosis to keep a diary of symptoms and peak expiratory flow (PEF) rates.
Status asthmaticus (स्थिति अस्थमा)
It is a severe form of asthma in which an asthma attack gets worse as it goes along and the medicines that are usually used to treat asthma do not work. Status asthmaticus can be fatal.
Asthma Symptoms (अस्थमा के लक्षण)
Signs and symptoms in medicine are the way a medical condition affects a person’s body. Sometimes the signs and symptoms may be mild which does not bother the person too much. At other times they may be severe which may make the person feel very sick.
Some people with asthma may have long periods of time between asthma attacks where they show no signs and experience no symptoms, while others may have some or all of the signs and symptoms everyday which become more severe during an attack. It also depends on what type of asthma a person has and whether they have a mild, moderate or severe case.
Early warning signs (शुरुआती चेतावनी के संकेत)
The early warning signs of asthma may include:
- Coughing a lot, especially at night
- Losing your breath easily
- Shortness of breath: this is when a person cannot take a deep breath which means they cannot fill their lungs all the way with air
- Getting tired easily during exercise and feeling weak and wheezing or coughing after exercise
- Feeling the symptoms of a cold or allergies coming on like sneezing, a runny or stuffed up nose, coughing, sore throat, and headache
Asthma Triggers (अस्थमा ट्रिगर)
A trigger factor or trigger for short is something that causes the signs and symptoms of a medical condition to begin in a person who already has that medical condition. Common triggers are:
Tobacco smoke (तंबाकू का धुँआ)
A person does not need to smoke themselves, second-hand smoke can trigger an asthma attack. Second-hand smoke is the smoke from the end of a burning cigarette, cigar or pipe that someone else is smoking or the smoke that they breathe out (exhale).
Pets (पालतू जानवर)
Animals give off chemicals called proteins which are allergens; people can be allergic to them. These allergens can act as irritants and make someone’s asthma worse and trigger an asthma attack. The proteins are in the pet’s dander which is the dead flakes of skin that animals and people also shed.
Different types of bugs may trigger symptoms in the same way as pets; the proteins they give off are allergens and become airborne. Some of the more common bugs which may trigger asthma are dust mites, cockroaches and also bedbugs and fleas. Many other species that may infest a home may serve as a source of allergens such as Pharaoh ants.
Fungus spores (कवक के बीजाणु)
The fungus reproduces by releasing spores into the air if the spores land in a good place forms them to grow then a new fungus starts. Breathing in these spores can trigger asthma. One of the most common types of fungus spores found in both outside and outside environments are from a group known as aspergillus.
Strong emotions such as anger, stress and even laughter may worsen symptoms.
Air pollution (वायु प्रदुषण)
Outdoor air pollution can come from many sources such as car and truck fumes in areas of heavy traffic and chemicals in the air near factories and refineries.
The changes in the weather can trigger an asthma attack. Changes in air temperature can trigger an attack, not just cold air. If a person goes from being outside in the cold into a warm house the sudden change can cause bronchospasm. Sudden changes in humidity also play a part.
To deal with asthma triggers is to learn what they are and avoid them if possible, and if not totally avoidable then adjust one’s behavior to deal with them. Example: running on a cold winter day right up to the doorstep of a warm house and going immediately inside.
One big source of allergens in the carpet. Totally replace it with a tiles floor reduce the possibility to create a good environment for the allergens and it is more simple to clean and disinfect.
An asthma attack (अस्थमा का दौरा)
During an asthma attack, the submucosal glands and the goblet cells start making much more mucus than normal, and the mucous is also thicker than normal. This makes it very hard for the cilia to do their job, and bring the mucus up out of the airways.
There are other signs of breathing difficulty as in an asthma attack, which is important to learn, and knowing them can help tell if someone who cannot talk is having breathing problems. People who may not be able to let somebody know they are having breathing problems include babies and young children.
Other signs of an asthma attack (अस्थमा के दौरे के अन्य लक्षण)
Chest and neck retractions (छाती और गर्दन पीछे हटना)
These cause muscles within the chest and neck not normally used too much when breathing, to begin contracting as they try and help to take in more air. Retractions are how the body tries to get enough air because of the difficulty in breathing normally because of the asthma attack.
Nasal flaring (नाक बहना)
It is when the opening of the nostrils get larger than normal during breathing. It is often a sign that a person is having difficulty breathing.
Blue lips and fingertips (नीले होंठ और उँगलियाँ)
Oxygen which is in the air we breathe is what makes blood have a red color. Blood without oxygen has a blue color. Oxygen enters the body through the air sacs which are at the end of the airways. During an asthma attack it difficult for the body to get enough oxygen because it is difficult to get enough air. As less air with oxygen in it makes it to the air sacs and into the blood, there is less red blood and more blue blood.
The blue color of the lips and under the fingernails is because of the blue blood, which can be seen in the small blood vessels under the skin. More parts of the body start turning blue the longer the body goes without oxygen. When parts of the body turn blue because of lack of oxygen it is called cyanosis.
Sweating (पसीना आना)
Sweating may be noticed especially on the forehead, but the skin does not feel warm, it may feel cool and clammy to touch.
Rapid breathing (तेज सांस)
The process of breathing in and out much faster than normal.
Rapid heartbeat (तेज धडकन)
A heart starts beating much faster than normal.
Asthma Diagnosis (अस्थमा का निदान)
Diagnosis is based on a person’s:
- Medical history; information such as what signs and symptoms of asthma have they had
- Family medical history; has anyone they are related to had asthma or related conditions such as occur with those who are atopic
- Physical examination and testing
Diagnostic Tests (नैदानिक परीक्षण)
There are tests that can help in the diagnosis when the results are considered along with the medical and family history and physical exam:
- Lung function tests (Pulmonary Function Tests)
- Spirometry; measures how much air the lungs are able to breathe in and how much air they breathe out and how fast a person can exhale
- Bronchoprovocation test; in this, the airways are provoked into having bronchospasm this is to see how sensitive they are. Some of the things done to provoke bronchospasm are making the person exercise, breathing cold air that gets colder or breathing in a special chemical called methacholine
Asthma Treatment (अस्थमा का इलाज)
Most sufferers carry special medicines around with them, which are called inhalers. The medicine inside the inhaler opens the tubes that go to the lungs. It is usually used to prevent an asthma attack or to stop an attack that is already happening.
How to use an inhaler (इनहेलर का उपयोग कैसे करें)
Proper technique is essential when using an inhaler to make sure the medicine reaches your lungs as intended. Follow your doctor’s instructions about using your inhaler either directly in your mouth, one to two inches away from your mouth, or using a spacer attachment.
Here are the steps to using an inhaler properly:
- Remove the cap from the mouthpiece and inspect it for residue or blockages.
- Shake the inhaler vigorously for a few seconds.
- Take a deep breath and then exhale completely.
- While standing or sitting upright, begin to breathe in slowly with the inhaler in place and press the button. Continue breathing in after pressing it.
- Hold your breath for 5 to 10 seconds, then breathe out slowly using your mouth.
If you’ve successfully inhaled the medicine, you shouldn’t notice a strong chemical taste in your mouth — although a small aftertaste is normal.
A common treatment in a hospital (अस्पताल में आम इलाज)
Hospitals have other options they can use in an emergency when the regular treatments don’t work:
- Certain drugs that act as an asthma spray, but are much stronger
- Breathing aids (including tubes, and valves in very severe cases)
Asthma Home Remedies (अस्थमा का घरेलू उपचार)
- Warm steam baths have often been used to help alleviate nasal congestion and airway irritation associated with asthma
- Omega-3 fatty acids are often used as a natural remedy to help prevent and treat heart disease. Though some research suggests that omega-3s may also help to decrease airway inflammation and boost lung function
- The Buteyko Breathing Technique is based on the premise that raising blood levels of carbon dioxide through shallow breathing can help people with asthma
- Hot beverages are known to open breathing passages, have been said to open airways for irritated asthma symptoms. This method has been said to give temporary relief
- High consumption of apples may protect against asthma. Daily intake of fruits and vegetables in childhood decreased the risk of asthma
- Breastfeeding or the reflection of in adolescence and adults has been proven to strengthen and promote airway health
Drugs may worsen an asthma attack (दवाओं से अस्थमा का दौरा)
There are certain types of drugs that make asthma worse or that can trigger such an attack. Some of these drugs are:
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or ‘NSAID’ for short. Aspirin is an NSAID and some people are allergic to it or may have a higher risk of becoming allergic to it, even if they had used it before
- Acetaminophen is an analgesic, a pain reliever
- ACE Inhibitors are a type of drug usually used to treat high blood pressure and heart disease but they may cause some of the signs and symptoms of asthma
- Sleeping pills and tranquilizers should usually not be taken by people with asthma
Managing comorbid asthma, depression and/or anxiety (कोमर्बिड अस्थमा, अवसाद और / या चिंता का प्रबंधन)
Depression and anxiety have a negative impact on asthma. Comorbid anxiety with asthma is particularly confusing because of the similarity of symptoms and interference in the perception and treatment of asthma. The National Asthma Council Australia recommends treatment for comorbid psychological symptoms. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is one recommended treatment for anxiety and depression.
Comorbid problems (कोमर्बिड समस्याएं)
Often, having one medical problem makes it more likely a person will also have one or more other medical or psychiatric problems. These other disorders are the “comorbid problems” or “comorbidities”. There are various comorbid medical and psychiatric conditions associated with asthma.
Ayurveda Treatment for asthma (अस्थमा के लिए आयुर्वेद उपचार)
Treatments for asthma as per Ayurveda focus on wiping out the Kapha lodged in the lungs. Dr. Ashutosh Gautam, Ayurvedic Expert, and Clinical Operations and Coordination Manager at Baidyanath, tells us that herbal remedies taken on a regular basis, in the long run, are beneficial:
Ginger and garlic cloves (अदरक और लहसुन)
Ginger is one of the most trusted herbs when it comes to deal with inflammation. Half a cup of ginger tea mixed with 2-3 crushed garlic cloves could prove to be an effective remedy to release the Kapha accumulation in the airways, thereby preventing the asthmatic attack.
Turmeric and ginger powder (हल्दी और अदरक पाउडर)
You can also make yourself a quick ginger and turmeric tea too. Boil a teaspoon of freshly grated ginger in a glass of milk and add 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder to it. If taken twice a day, this Ayurvedic remedy could reduce the frequency of asthma attacks.
Cinnamon and honey (दालचीनी और शहद)
Mix one teaspoon of cinnamon and 1/4th teaspoon Trikatu into a cup of boiling water. Let it steep for 10 minutes and add 1 teaspoon of honey before drinking. Take this twice a day for maximum benefits.
Asthma & Free Siddha energy remedies (अस्थमा और नि:शुल्क सिद्ध ऊर्जा उपचार)
1. Siddha preventive measures for Asthma (अस्थमा के लिए सिद्ध निवारक उपाय)
Everybody must practice Siddha preventive measures, whether a person is affected with asthma or not, but preventive measures are the primary steps for switching on to any other Siddha energy remedies, and hence they are important. It helps in one’s capability, effectiveness, and productivity, decision making power, intellectuality and removing minor health problems. There are three types of preventive measures:
- Earthing – performed for earthing the negativity of our body
- Field Cleaning – cleans energy field (Aura) of our body
- Siddha Brain Exercise/Energizing – energizes our brain for proper functionality
Everybody’s tendency is to get attracted to the word ‘free‘, however, don’t neglect even these Siddha preventive measures are free. Avail the benefits by practicing them sincerely, and regularly. For the ease of understanding Siddha preventive measures, please watch a video for a live demonstration.
2. Siddha Shaktidata Yog for Asthma (अस्थमा के लिए सिद्ध शक्तीदाता योग)
This unique Siddha Shaktidata Yog of Siddha Spirituality can solve the problems related to asthma with free Siddha energy remedies. There is no compulsion of training of ‘Swami Hardas Life System’ methods. This not only gives benefits to self but also it can be used for other affected persons, whether a person is in the same house, distantly available in the same city, same nation or might be in any corner of the world, however, both the procedures have been explained here.
3. Siddha Kalyan Sadhana for Asthma (अस्थमा के लिए सिद्ध कल्याण साधना)
Recite this Sadhana with a Sankalp “My problems of asthma are solved as early as possible and I should gain health”, which should be repeated in mind 3 – 3 times every after each stanza. Any person irrespective of caste, creed, religion, faith, sex, and age can recite this Sadhana for free, which should be repeated at least twice in a day. To know more, please click on this link.
4. CCPE products for Asthma (अस्थमा के लिए CCPE उत्पाद)
These products work on the concepts of ‘Conceptual Creative Positive Energy’ (CCPE) within the provisions of the ‘CCPE Life System’ and the theory of Quantum Technology to a certain extent. However, the products get activated only whenever touched by a human and then they become capable of solving the problem and achieving health. However, please use these products for asthma as mentioned below:
CCPE Extractor: The CCPE Extractor should be gently moved over the Agya Chakra in a circular motion at least for 30 to 60 seconds, thereafter, follow the same process on the head, throat, chest, and naval for another 30 to 60 seconds.
CCPE Booster: Keep one Booster over the Agya Chakra and another one each over the head, throat, chest, and naval for 3 – 6 minutes. You may need to have 5 Boosters, which establishes positivity.
5. A daily routine (एक दैनिक दिनचर्या)
In general, a daily routine to manage asthma may look like this:
- Carry out all medical checks as suggested above and follow the advice of your doctor
- Apply free Siddha energy remedies minimum 3 times a day, as explained above
- Do walking and exercises as explained
- Quit smoking, gutka, junk foods, avoid too much consumption of Ice cream, etc
- Avoid exposure to air pollution and sudden change of weather
- Perform Swayamsiddha Agnihotra daily, if feasible as it would protect from air pollution
- Try to learn advanced methods of Swami Hardas Life System for fast recovery
Ensure to sprinkle in some fun during the day: Don’t forget to relax and laugh in between. Laughing is a great way to boost your immune system and help you.
Along with all the above activities, apply above explained free Siddha energy remedies minimum 3 times a day, the more is good. Just try the methods of Siddha Spirituality of Swami Hardas Life System. I am confident that you will surely find improvements within 30 days.
Training of Swami Hardas Life System (स्वामी हरदास लाइफ सिस्टम का प्रशिक्षण)
Any problem with regard to health, peace, and progress can be solved independently without money and medicines by undergoing training of Swami Hardas Life System. Any person irrespective of religion, caste, creed, faith, sex, and age can undergo this unique training.
In view of the above, I am confident that you have learned about asthma, definition, types of asthma, symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment, and Ayurveda treatment. You also learned free Siddha energy remedies. Now, you have become self-sufficient, hence its right time to use your acquired knowledge for solving problems as per the provision available in Siddha Spirituality of Swami Hardas Life System.
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