What is Asthma


Asthma is chronic inflammatory disorder of the airway, characterized by reversible airflow obstruction causing cough, wheeze, chest tightness and shortness of breath.

In this condition person’s airways become inflamed, narrow and swell and produce extra mucus, which makes it difficult to breathe.

Asthma can be minor or it can be major interfering with daily activities.

In some cases, it may lead to a life-threatening attack.

Asthma can be classified into 3 different groups

1 Episodic asthma;  Here the patient has no respiratory symptoms but paroxysms of wheeze and difficult breathing may occur at any time and can be of sudden onset.

2  Severe acute asthma; Here the cough  aggravates the respiratory distress and symptoms accompanied by tachycardia and sweating.

3  Chronic asthma; Here the symptoms of chest tightness. Wheeze and breathlessness on exertion, together with spontaneous cough and wheeze during the night and early morning causing lot of discomfort in breathing.


  • Asthma may cause difficulty breathing, chest pain, cough and wheezing.
  • Cough can occur at night, during exercise, can be chronic, dry, with phlegm, mild, or severe.
  • There will be  difficulty in breathing, wheezing, breathing through the mouth, fast breathing.
  • Frequent respiratory infections, rapid breathing or shortness of breath, especially at night.
  • Also common are  chest pressure, flare, anxiety, early awakening, fast heart rate and throat irritation.


In other sciences asthma are usually managed with rescue inhalers to treat symptoms (bronchodilators) and controller inhalers that prevent symptoms (steroids).

Severe cases may require longer-acting inhalers that keep the airways open , and in the end

Certain side effects may be seen.

Homeopathy for Asthma

Numerous studies have been conducted to look into the effectiveness of homeopathy for asthma symptoms. In homeopathy complete case taking and evaluation is done on the present symptoms and past history.

The homeopathic medicines prescribed on the basis of individualization of the patient .The aim of physician is here to give permanent cure and relief from acute symptoms as well as chronic asthma attacks.

Homeopathy aims at clearing the narrowed airways and strengthening the chest.

Once the treatment starts, the frequency of inhalers reduce drastically.

Complete cure is possible within few months of homeopathic treatment if strict

Diet modifications and medicine is followed properly.

Tips to manage Asthma

  • Avoiding triggers is most effective management
  • Common asthma triggers include:
    • allergens, such as pollen, dust mites
    • Irritants in the air, such as smoke, perfumes, or chemicals
    • extreme weather conditions and can also trigger asthma.
  • Quitting smoking in adults help.
  • Increase intake of warm fluids.

Caution : However, the medication must always be taken under the supervision of a qualified practitioner.

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