ASTHMA

asthma

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that over 7.5 million children (9.5% of all children) in the U.S. have asthma. Inhaled corticosteroids and bronchodilators lead to taxyphylaxis, a condition in which a drug’s efficacy is no longer reliable for acute situations, which leave an asthmatic with no solution in life threatening asthmatic attack.

Asthma is characterized by common inflammatory conditions of the lung and bronchioles. It is characterized by variable and recurring symptoms, bronchospasms and reversible airflow obstructions.

Since the causes of asthma are multiple, the solutions are naturally multi-faceted.

Often, support for proper protein digestion, avoidance of allergenic foods and other inflammatory substances are a must. Asthmatics typically have a dysbiotic gut that is damaged allowing for undigested food particles to cross into the blood stream, also known as Leaky Gut syndrome. This is at least partially responsible for the heightened immune sensitivity.

For any inflammatory response, liver support is important. Adrenal gland support is often required to support the production of anti-inflammatory hormones. The thymus, spleen, liver, and bone marrow also require various degrees of nutritional support to enhance lymph drainage and restoration of the immune system. Restoring strength to the immune system to allow it to balance mast and basophile activity will prevent excessive outputs of histamine and leukotrienes.

Optimal lung health is primarily regulated by the autonomic nervous system, stomach, pancreas, spleen, lungs, liver, thymus, bone marrow, small and large intestines. If you have asthma or other breathing health challenges, investigate which of your organs require nutritional support.

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