Dr.Kamini Silvarajan MD/AAAM

Editorial Board: Dr.Kamini Silvarajan MD/AAAM

Asthma Treatment Types

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Asthma, a chronic respiratory disorder disease is very common in almost every part of this world. 
A potential fatal disease that makes most affected sufferers at a great handicap.
Managing asthma is the key one can adopt to come to terms with the disease. 

Though there is a possibility that the disease can flare up at any time, most sufferers may feel completely well and comfortable at times. 

Even though there is no known medication or vaccine to cure asthma completely, one may or should learn to gain more knowledge about the disease to create self awareness. It is a disease which has evaded cure but treatments are nonetheless available that help in alleviation and prevention of asthma.

The two identifiable types of asthma are:

- Extrinsic asthma and Intrinsic asthma

Extrinsic asthma is caused due to allergy. The immune system response to allergens such as dust particles, pollen, or animal dander are some of the causes. 

Likewise Intrinsic asthma in not allergy related and the causes lies in different factors whereby it can be caused by exercise, laughter, cold air, or other such myriad factors.

The best step to deal with both types of asthma is to consult and work out an asthma management therapy or treatment plan with a registered medical practitioner. Prevention of asthma is very important in its initial stage to avoid severity and complications from developing in future.

There are many factors known as triggers in medical terms that can cause asthma symptoms to worsen. Consulting a registered physician, one can get sufficient help in identifying triggers that causes asthma attacks and that can worsen the effect of asthma. Some of the triggering factors are exercise, viral upper respiratory infections, irritants, certain medicines, allergens, and sulfites.

Children facing a greater risk of asthma attacks are by far more helpless in dealing with the situation as they have a weaker immune system compared to adults. It is for this reason that they should be given constant attention and medical care.

Most doctors prescribe medications to their patients for prevention of asthma. The two general types of medications for asthma often used by doctors are anti-inflammatory and bronchodilators.

Anti-inflammatory render protection to the bronchial tubes (airway passage tubes) from irritants present in the air and this helps in stopping an asthmatic attack from occurring.

Bronchodilators are used during an asthmatic attack and are often used by patients who are under constant threat of such attacks.

Today a number of asthma patients also seek natural remedies for asthma. Not only this medications helps to give a natural boost, it is also known to carry minimal or no side effect. Besides it also help in a better way to respond to any future attack.

Medications for asthma is the key to control and alleviate the symptoms and also to prevent further damage to the respiratory tract. Avoiding known allergens and respiratory irritants can substantially reduce asthma symptoms.

As said earlier, for self awareness of asthma, one need to know all the information and knowledge of the disease. With appropriate preventive steps and regular medication for asthma, one should be able to manage the disease to an extent and enjoy the daily activities in life.