Asthma is a common disorder that plagues many Americans each and every day. This condition is when the airways go through periods of reversed airflow obstruction known as asthma episodes or attacks. Normally, when air goes through your nasal passage and down your throat, it will lead to your lungs filling your lungs with air. In your lungs, there are small air passages that provide delivery of oxygen into your bloodstream. When asthma hits, however, the lining of these air passages become swollen, restricting the flow of oxygen from consistently making its way into your bloodstream. This restriction is what leads to your body’s response to having an asthma attack that is triggered by the tightness in your chest. The question then becomes what exactly triggered this reaction? In most cases, allergens can be the main proponent of this asthma reaction. The key allergens that can elicit asthma symptoms include pet dander, food, pollen, dust, and most importantly mold.
How Do You Develop Mold- Induced Asthma
The development of asthma is believed to be a culmination of environmental and genetic factors that help perpetuate this condition. About 75 percent of asthma cases are diagnosed by age 7, but even still asthma can be developed at any age. Most people that experience the start of asthma as adults may have experienced significant nasal allergies in the past or even frequent sinus infections. Some external factors that may be contributing to the onset of asthma could be pet dander, pollen, or even mold exposure in your environment. Mold in your home or personal environment may exacerbate your asthma symptoms in those previously diagnosed or elicit the onset of mold induced asthma for someone that has never experienced asthma symptoms before.
Asthma Attack Symptoms
Asthma attacks symptoms can come on suddenly and very unexpectedly. They can take you by surprise and be extremely scary to experience. The tell-tale signs of an asthma attack can include:
- Losing your breath
- Short, shallow, fast breaths
- A whistling sound when you breathe
- Squeezed feeling in your chest
- Difficulty talking
- Feelings of anxiety or panic
- Pale, sweaty face
- Blue lips or fingernails
- Tightening neck and chest muscles, called retractions
Natural Cure for Asthma
Although misleading, there is no actual cure for asthma, only remedies to help minimize the symptoms associated with asthma. Some natural therapies that you implement into your life can help manage or relief some difficult symptoms you are experiencing with your asthma. These natural therapies can include a change in your diet, the use of essential oils in your personal environment and treating your home.
Diet can play a big role in all aspects of your health, and asthma is no different. The foods that you put in your body could positively or negatively affect your asthma symptoms. Eating a healthy diet provides asthma sufferers with antioxidants and nutrients to help fight environmental toxins and control inflammatory responses. Ensuring that you are eating a balanced diet and getting the proper nutrients helps to support a stronger immune system and help counteract health conditions. There have been studies conducted that show consuming the right foods can be one of the best home remedies for asthma. Some foods that you should incorporate into your diet to help aid your asthma symptoms include brightly colored carotenoid food, foods with folate (vitamin B9), Vitamin E & C, foods with magnesium, and Omega-3 foods.
The main symptoms of asthma include frequent coughing, wheezing, and having trouble breathing in general, all of these symptoms can be reduced with the use of essential oils. As fluid fills your airways, these symptoms start to kick in to help reduce the restriction of air to your airways. When this reaction occurs try making a concoction of eucalyptus oil and peppermint oil to open the airways. Using essential oils will help open your airways, and reduce inflammation caused by asthma attacks.
Asthma Treatment at Home
Treating your home is critical to minimizing asthma symptoms in your personal environment. It is estimated that most people spend about 90% of their time indoors, making indoor air quality a major concern when faced with health conditions such as asthma. Allergens trapped in your home’s air could be an elicitor to asthma symptoms. A big allergen that could possibly be invading your home and your indoor air is mold. Specific types of mold growing in your home taints your indoor air by releasing mold spores into your air that are small enough to irritate your air passageway. To remove this allergen from your home you must first have a mold remediation specialists come out to remove any mold in your home. When a mold remediation specialist comes and removes the mold from your home it can then release mold spores into the air and cause health problems for those that breathe in these allergens. Mold spores can be difficult to remove from your air once they are airborne, but using an effective UV air purifier in your home can help remove these pesky allergens from your air. The EnviroKlenz Mobile UV System is the ultimate air purification system that utilizes ultraviolet germicidal radiation (UVC lights) to kill microorganisms from your air such as bacteria, viruses, and mold spores. This air purification system uses a two-stage filtration system with a patented earth mineral air cartridge that removes odors and chemicals that come into contact with the cartridge, as well as a hospital grade HEPA filter that removes particulate matter up to 0.3 microns in size. Once the microorganisms are trapped on top of the HEPA filter, the UVC lights above the HEPA shine down on the mold spores and bacteria to kill the organisms with a high-efficiency of kill.
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