Asthma is characterised by elevated mucous production and hyper responsiveness of the airways which can cause reduced airflow. This can lead to repeated bouts of wheezing, shortness of breath and coughing.
It affects millions of Australians, with 25% of children and close to 15% of teenagers battling with this chronic disorder that causes inflammation of the airways. In fact, compared to other countries, the prevalence of asthma is much higher in Australia.
What can trigger Asthma?
It seems to be driven by helper T cells that are excessively active. The reason for the imbalance is still unknown, but genetics, diet, viruses, environmental factors like pollution, heavy metals and fungi can be factors. The following are some things that can irritate the airways and worsen the condition:
- An infection like a cold or flu
- Chemicals found in the environment
- An irritant like fumes, dust and cigarette smoke
- Food, dust mites or pollen allergies
- Physical activity
- Laughing or crying very hard
How can Brisbane Naturopath help you with asthma?
The team at Brisbane Naturopath will study your history thoroughly and complete any relevant tests before we create a customised treatment plan specifically designed for you. Take back control of your health and contact our team today.