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Natural ways to control asthma - your spray without cortisone

Asthma - everyone has heard of it, and some people may even suffer from it. The chronic respiratory disease that can make your life difficult and sometimes literally take your breath away. But what triggers asthma attacks and how can you deal with them? What natural home remedies can help you find relief and what should you avoid? If this sounds interesting, we hope you enjoy reading it!

With natural methods, such as the individual spagyric mixtures from Zimply Natural, your complaints can be relieved naturally and sustainably.

What exactly is asthma?

Asthma is a chronic disease of the airways that causes your bronchial tubes to become inflamed and constricted. The fact that they transport air in and out of your lungs can lead to shortness of breath, wheezing and coughing. These symptoms occur particularly early in the morning or late at night. With asthma, your airways are hypersensitive to certain triggers in the environment. Such triggers can be allergens such as pollen, house dust mites or animal hair. When these occur, the muscles around the bronchial tubes tighten and more mucus forms. In addition, inflammation in the airways increases, which can lead to asthma attacks. Even though asthma is a permanent condition, you can control it well with the right treatment and by avoiding triggers. However, you should be aware that the following natural tips should be used to support your treatment, not replace it. For severe asthma, non-medication treatment is not recommended.

Did you know ...

That asthma affects men and women differently? While boys are more frequently affected, this changes with age and adult women tend to have a higher asthma rate than men.

These are possible causes of asthma

The exact causes of asthma are still not fully understood, but some irritating combinations of factors are known. Asthma is often described as a combination of genetic factors and environmental influences. If there are several known cases of asthma or allergies in your family, it is more likely that you are also affected. There are also environmental factors such as pollen, animal dander, mold spores or house dust mites that play a role. These are allergens that are falsely recognized as harmful by the immune system and release chemicals that cause inflammation in the airways. With animal hair, it is usually not the hair that is the problem, but the dander, saliva and urine that adhere to the fur. In addition, frequent respiratory infections during childhood, air pollution or Tobacco smokewhether through active or passive smoking, increase the risk of asthma. Hairdressers, painters or people working in agriculture can suffer from occupational asthma due to contact with chemicals or irritants.

Shortness of breath and chesty cough - the effects of asthma

If you have asthma, it can happen that you suddenly literally can't breathe. This is usually accompanied by an agonizing cough that won't let you rest. One of the main symptoms of asthma is shortness of breath, also known as dyspnoea. It occurs when your airways become inflamed and constricted as this affects the flow of air in and out of your lungs. Sometimes this shortness of breath becomes more intense during exertion or at night. Another common symptom is a chesty cough. It is also triggered by the inflammation and constriction of the airways and can be particularly bad at night. The cough is usually dry and can occur in fits and starts, especially if you are exposed to allergens or cold air. All these symptoms are signs that your body is trying to keep the airways clear and fight the inflammation. It is therefore all the more important to know what you can do to avoid these symptoms in the first place.

Did you know ...

That human lungs are not symmetrical? The right lung is slightly larger and has three lobes. The left lung has only two lobes to make room for the heart.

What precautions make sense for asthma?

The first obvious tip is to know what triggers your asthma attacks and, if possible, avoid them. Try to keep your home free of dust, pet hair and mold. You can do this by cleaning regularly and ensuring good ventilation. As pollen can often be a trigger for asthma attacks, you should keep an eye on the pollen count forecasts. This will allow you to limit your outdoor activities on days with a high pollen count. You should also stay away from irritating environmental influences such as tobacco smoke, perfumes or chemical vapors. Also take care to avoid respiratory infections that could make your symptoms worse. Regular hand washing and avoiding close contact with people who have a cold can help. An overview of your vaccinations can also be very helpful. These are particularly recommended for asthmatics for diseases such as influenza and pneumococcus. You should also make sure that you always have your emergency medication to hand to avoid serious complications.

Woman holds her itchy nose. Allergy that can trigger asthma

You can alleviate your asthma symptoms with these home remedies

One tip that is recommended for both cold-related and asthma-related congestion is steam inhalation. This involves pouring hot, non-boiling water into a container and adding tea bags or eucalyptus/peppermint essential oil. This can help to moisten the airways and loosen mucus. The all-rounder ginger has an anti-inflammatory effect. You can prepare this as a tea by pouring hot water over fresh ginger and sweetening it with honey. Turmeric can also have anti-inflammatory properties and soothe the airways. Omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in high concentrations in fish oil, linseed and walnuts, can also reduce inflammation. Home remedies that you can also try include chamomile tea, lavender oil, magnesium and yoga. Breathing exercises such as the lip-braking method can help you with shortness of breath. This involves breathing out with your lips slightly open, which creates a higher exhalation resistance. This can reduce the constriction of the airways during exhalation.

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Easy application by spraying into the mouth

The application of your Asthma sprays is, by the way, very simple: The spray is simply sprayed into the mouth according to the dosage instructions given on the vial. In order to achieve the best possible effect and to be able to optimally counteract the causes, we recommend use over a longer period of six to eight weeks. As a kind of cure, you spray 3×3 sprays daily.

Which diseases have a similar effect to asthma?

Some diseases or conditions can actually cause breathing difficulties similar to asthma. Chronic bronchitis, for example, can lead to persistent inflammation of the airways and consequently to coughing and breathing difficulties. Pneumonia or other infectious diseases can also trigger asthma-like symptoms. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPDThis is manifested by narrowed airways and can cause shortness of breath. Restricted breathing can also be caused by pulmonary fibrosis, in which the lung tissue becomes scarred and hardened. In addition to the lungs, the heart can also cause shortness of breath. Diseases such as heart failure can lead to fluid accumulation in the lungs due to an impaired heart. A whistling breathing noise, which often occurs with asthma, can also be caused by vocal dysfunction of the airways. In this condition, the vocal cords close inappropriately, which can affect breathing. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) can lead to inflammation of the airways and cause asthmatic symptoms such as coughing and shortness of breath.

How the diagnosis of asthma works

Interview and physical examination

The first step in diagnosing asthma is always a detailed discussion with your doctor, the so-called medical history interview. Here you tell them about your symptoms such as persistent coughing, shortness of breath, chest tightness or wheezing. You should also have observed whether the symptoms occur at night or early in the morning in particular. It is also important to mention whether certain activities, environmental conditions such as allergens or physical exertion trigger the symptoms. Your doctor will also ask you about your family health history. Asthma often has genetic roots. This is followed by a physical examination, during which the doctor will pay particular attention to signs of breathing difficulties and allergies. A stethoscope is often used to listen to the lungs and listen for wheezing or wheezing breath sounds.

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Lung function tests and other examination options

Spirometry is one of the most common lung function tests. In this test, you breathe into a device that measures how much air you exhale and how quickly you do so. Another test is the peak flow test, which measures how strong the airflow from your lungs is when you exhale. These measurements are usually carried out several times to monitor changes in your lung function throughout the day. In some cases, a bronchial provocation test is used, which measures your reaction to certain substances that can trigger airway constriction. This helps to assess the hyperreactivity of the airways. Allergy tests, consisting of skin tests and specific IgE blood tests, can show whether allergies could be exacerbating your asthma symptoms. In some cases, MRI examinations are also considered based on the clinical picture to rule out foreign bodies or other causes of the symptoms.  

Did you know ...

That climate change can also have an impact on asthma? Increased exposure to air pollutants, increased pollen counts due to longer growing seasons and longer periods of heat can lead to an increase in asthma attacks.

These medicinal plants can alleviate your asthma symptoms

In asthma, the bronchial and lung tissue overreacts. It spasms and the mucous membranes swell. Because Aralia has an expectorant effect and thus also reduces swelling of the mucous membranes, it is always a good choice for asthma and a frequent component of complex mixtures.

The Balloon plant has natural anti-inflammatory properties that can be helpful in reducing inflammatory reactions in the airways. In addition, Cardiospermum is said to have anti-allergic effects, making it an interesting option for the treatment of allergy-related asthma. Its spasmolytic effects can also help to relieve spasms in the bronchial muscles and thus make breathing easier.

HorsetailHorsetail, also known as field horsetail, has anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce inflammatory reactions in the airways. In addition, horsetail contains antioxidants that neutralize free radicals, which can lead to less respiratory irritation. Horsetail is also said to have an expectorant effect, which can make breathing easier.

Cistus incanus is rich in polyphenols, which have an antioxidant effect and can reduce oxidative stress and inflammation in the airways in asthma. The plant also has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties that help to fight respiratory infections and alleviate asthma symptoms. The frequency of asthma attacks can also be reduced by the immunomodulating effects of Cistus incanus.

Mugwort is antimicrobial, as its ingredients are effective against bacteria, viruses and fungi. They kill these and soothe the inflamed area. This allows the symptoms to subside and the body to recover. Mugwort is also anti-inflammatory. Its bitter substances constrict the blood vessels and allow inflammation to subside.

Zimply Natural - Your natural help for asthma

With Zimply Natural, we are the antidote to painkillers, sleeping pills, and standard medications. We are your medicine! For our mixtures we use the centuries-old natural healing method of spagyric back. The Spagyric combines the herbal active ingredients and phytotherapeutic elements of the HealingplantsThe mineral salt qualities, as well as the subtle information of the medicinal plants and the energetic potential of the Bach flowers.        

With natural methods, such as the individual spagyric mixtures from Zimply Natural, your complaints can be relieved naturally and sustainably.

FAQ: Questions and answers about asthma

Can asthma in children disappear?

In children, asthma can sometimes appear to disappear over time. However, in most cases asthma is a lifelong condition. Sometimes the symptoms can have inactive periods that can last for years or even decades. However, they can reappear due to changes in the environment, stress or hormonal fluctuations. You should therefore remain vigilant despite temporary improvements in symptoms.

How can lung function be monitored and what is the peak flow meter?

Lung function can be monitored using the so-called peak flow meter. This device measures the speed at which air is expelled from the lungs when you breathe out (peak expiratory flow). Using the device is simple: you take a deep breath and then blow as hard as you can into the mouthpiece. This advances a pointer that indicates the maximum airflow. Regular measurements allow asthmatics to recognize changes, adjust treatment in time and thus avoid more severe attacks.

Can asthma also occur together with other respiratory diseases?

Yes, asthma can occur at the same time as other respiratory diseases. The most common of these is asthma-COPD overlap syndrome (ACOS), which combines features of asthma and COPD combined. Those affected experience both the variable airway obstruction and increased reactivity typical of asthma and the chronic, progressive airway narrowing characteristic of COPD. The diagnosis of ACOS is complicated because the symptoms of both diseases must be recognized. Treatment often involves a combination of treatment strategies for both conditions, including bronchodilators, corticosteroids and other anti-inflammatory medications. Smoking is a major risk factor for ACOS, and long-term exposure to air pollution can also have an impact.

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