Understanding Asthma Symptoms And Remedies
February 3, 2011 | By Sarah Ryder
Wal-Mart.com USA, LLC

How often do you stop and think about how your lungs help you make it to work in the morning? By constantly and automatically inhaling oxygen, transferring it to your organs and blood, and exporting carbon dioxide, your lungs prevent your body from shutting down. Until they experience asthma symptoms, many people don't know what it would be like to live without lungs. Being able to spot symptoms of asthma is essential for both adults and children.

Learning the Causes Behind Asthma Symptoms

If you're feeling pretty healthy at the moment, you might think that it's unnecessary to be learning about asthma symptoms. But the most important way to keep this occasional problem from becoming an issue is to spot the symptoms of asthma early. If you're better educated about asthma signs and symptoms, you'll be better suited to help your children and loved ones.

Like most occasional natural health conditions, symptoms of asthma arise when outside irritants intrude the body. These irritants cause the airways to swell, leaving less room for oxygen to get through to the bloodstream. When this restriction occurs, many people will exhibit the following asthma signs and symptoms:

  • Frequent coughing that occurs mostly at night.
  • Losing your breath quickly and feeling short of breath.
  • Feeling extremely weak or tired when exercising.
  • Tightness in the chest.
  • Whistling or wheezing sounds heard during exhalation.

Depending on the person, the symptoms of asthma can be mild or severe, constant or only triggered when outside stress causes the body to react. If you're experiencing severe asthma symptoms, it's recommended you contact your doctor immediately.

Current Methods for Relieving Asthma Symptoms

There is a large amount of available information related to asthma signs and symptoms, but it's important to remember that no matter what medications have been developed, conventional treatment methods will only work to suppress asthma symptoms, not cure them. If you visit your doctor and they confirm you're dealing with asthma symptoms, the first treatment methods suggested will likely be:

  • Inhaled corticosteroids
  • Leukotriene modifiers
  • Long-acting beta agonists
  • Theophylline pills

Dealing With Asthma Symptoms Naturally

Most people cannot afford the high cost of repeated doctor visits or long-term medications that barely control the asthma signs and symptoms. These patients are discovering natural remedies for asthma symptoms, such as dietary changes and probiotic supplements.* If you're ready to start a more natural remedy for your asthma symptoms, talk to your doctor to see if probiotics can help with symptoms of asthma.* Though probiotics are not a form of treatment for asthma, they have been known to help reduce symptoms.*

The content material of this article or webpage is for educational and consumer information purposes only, under section 5 of DSHEA.

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