Bronchial asthma is a disease in which there is a spasm of the respiratory tract, since increased sensitivity to some factors causes their inflammation and subsequent reduction in the smooth muscles of the bronchi, the spasm of the respiratory tract is reversible.
An attack of bronchial asthma can begin suddenly with wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath. Rales are especially audible when a person exhales. In other cases, the attack develops slowly, with a gradual deterioration. It can end in a few minutes, and can last for hours or days. An early symptom, especially in children, is itching in the chest or neck. Sometimes the only symptom is a dry cough at night or during exercise.
Asthma attacks vary in frequency and severity. In some patients, symptoms are quite rare, shortness of breath episodes and lungs. Others cough and wheezing often bother. Viral infections, exercise, allergens and irritants cause severe attacks, sometimes they can be provoked even by crying or laughing.
Severe shortness of breath during an attack scares the patient. He instinctively sits down and leans forward, straining the chest muscles to help breathing, but this does not completely eliminate the feeling of lack of air. In this case, there is increased sweating-a characteristic reaction to stress and anxiety.
If the attack is very severe, the patient is able to say only a few words and must stop to catch his breath. However, during a severe attack of wheezing may be reduced, because the air hardly moves into the lungs and from the lungs. Confusion, drowsiness and a bluish skin tone are signs that the body's oxygen supply is significantly reduced and urgent care is needed. Usually a person is fully restored even after a severe attack of bronchial asthma.
The most common and traditional now in the treatment of asthma used different types of inhalers. As a rule, a person who has started to use them already uses the rest of his life.
With a decrease in the effectiveness of inhalers, hormone steroid therapy is prescribed, which with prolonged use is fraught with complications such as osteoporosis, increased glucose and potassium ions in the blood, increased blood pressure, as well as a number of cosmetic aberrations in the form of hair on the face, even in women, etc.
Non-traditional and folk methods are very popular, and often a miracle is expected from them. Alas, a miracle usually does not happen. The fact is that non-traditional methods are not suitable for everyone, and the effectiveness of most of them has not been proven. But the study of them continues, and it is possible that the attitude towards them will change.
At the moment, most often we are talking about methods such as various types of breathing exercises (yoga, Buteyko methods, Strelnikova, etc.), herbal medicine, acupuncture, homeopathy and others. Many methods have their active supporters, actively promoting their benefit.
Yoga classes are not contraindicated in asthma, but do not replace medical treatment, but complement it.
Herbal treatment for patients with pollinosis (pollen Allergy) can be dangerous. In addition, there is no clear data on the effectiveness and safety of various plants included in the medical fees. The fact that the drug is of natural origin, does not guarantee its safety and lack of toxicity.
Homeopathy and acupuncture in asthma are very effective with the right treatment tactics.
Respiratory gymnastics is one of the necessary methods in the treatment of bronchial asthma, which increases the functionality of the body and restores normal muscle function. The simplest exercise is to train breathing by creating a positive pressure at the end of the exhalation. In addition to the various devices that are available for this, you can use a simple device. After a deep enough inhale exhale is done through a cocktail straw, lowered into a glass of water. This exercise is repeated 4-5 times a day for 10-15 minutes. A similar technique is used in the well-known apparatus Frolov.
In recent years, more and more attention among alternative methods of treatment began to occupy again hirudotherapy, medical leech treatment.
At the end of the 20th century, it was undeservedly replaced by hormones and other "instantaneous" modern means of treatment, but eventually found their insufficient effectiveness along with a mass of side effects.
Medical leech is used on specific areas of the human body. You can literally in the eyes without any chemical effects to remove the asthma attack. Removed bronchospasm and swelling of the bronchial tree. Due to the significant improvement of microcirculation, the outflow of toxic products from the alveoli of the lungs increases. A person begins to breathe freely. And he does it in a natural way!
Of course, it is very important to place the leeches, their number and time of exposure and its multiplicity. It depends on the result of treatment and the duration of remission.
Zones of Asian medicine are used in hirudotherapy. However, unlike traditional acupuncture and Ayurvedic medicine, the effect of hirudotherapy is softer and longer. The earlier started hirudotherapy, the less a person used inhalers and hormonal (steroid) therapy, the better the prognosis of treatment in hirudotherapy. However, even in patients with experience if it is not possible to completely abandon hormones or inhalers after medical leech treatment, remission periods are extended, doses of medicines are reduced and the "quality of life"is significantly increased.
A remarkable effect of the leeches was hundreds of years ago, known and successfully used by people in Asia and Europe. They on a whim, empirically found this wonderful animal for the treatment of many diseases. Modern science finds explanations for the phenomena of the action of Hirudo medicinalis-leeches medical.
We have a long-term experience with very good long-term results of the use of hirudotherapy in bronchial asthma.