Asthma Affects Breathing
As a kid, teen and adult, I suffered with asthma. I was hospitalized, given numerous shots and told to stay away from most everything. Today, I breathe easy, take care of myself and eat almost anything (it has to be healthy food). Health finally came because I got adjusted and my family follows the DREAM Principle.
Below is some information about asthma. If you came to this page looking for help, you probably already know this stuff. I would like you to know that I give all the credit for my breathing better to Chiropractic care. So, call our office today 810-225-7246 and We will do our best to make breathing for you or someone you love, Awesome again.
What is asthma anyway?
Asthma is a dis-ease where the airways narrow causing uncomfortable breathing. The movement of the air to and fro from the lungs is made difficult. The primary problem is the affects on the bronchial tube. The lungs are in turn affected due to the strain, causing chest pain.
During the inflammation the bronchial tube narrows down, becomes red and swollen, making it uncomfortable. The inflammation can be caused by either pollutants, carcinogens or the allergens in the environment. At times it may be caused due to the chemical mediators like histamine or leucotrienes. As the inflammation gets worse, mucus is formed in the bronchial tube and the passage narrows down causing the flow of air, in and out difficult. With inflammation the cells are damaged and the passage narrows more.
To make matters worse, bronchospasm can occur when muscles around the bronchial tube tighten up and cause more pain and discomfort. All these factors pose difficulty in breathing, inhalation and exhalation and the action becomes laborious and extremely painful. Sometimes, a wheezing sound may be heard, which will scare the pants off any parent.
The asthma experience.
This scenario is not a pleasant experience for the person trying to breathe and the parent or loved one watching. I’m certain that my mother must have been freaking out when I had asthma attacks.
How to think about asthma.
Now the good news, asthma is a mal-function not a disease. Actually it is a dis-ease of the normal breathing mechanism. Breathing is controlled in the brainstem located at the back of your skull and top of your spinal cord. Nerves travel to the lungs along the spinal cord, then out the spine to the bronchial tubes.
In a normal day, your bronchial tubes will expand during stress, and contract during relaxation. All controlled by the brainstem per the situation that you are in at the time.
Awesome Chiropractic and asthma.
In a subluxation (choked off brainstem), the neurological expression is altered and a breathing malfunction may occur. Please remember that the brainstem also controls your other vital organs like your heart, liver, stomach, etc. So, these can also be affected in a negative way.
Daily stressors (people like to call them triggers) can accentuate the neurological dys-function. In the asthmatic – this means a bad day breathing.
Results may vary, but making a drug-free approach to restoring normal breathing can be an Awesome experience.
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