The short answer to the question What is Asthma is, a chronic condition of the bronchioles, or small airways, inside the lungs.
Asthma is a chronic disease of the lungs. You can have a mild or serious form of asthma.
Symptoms include a bad cough, wheezing, a tight feeling in the chest, and trouble breathing.
Asthma cannot be cured, but it can usually be controlled.
People who practice Vedic Meditation regularly find great relief from their Asthma and are able to manage the symptoms much more easily.
In an asthma attack, the airways (or bronchial tubes) in your lungs react to some stimulus or trigger. The airways become inflamed and swollen and make more mucus than usual. Muscles around the airways in your lungs tighten or constrict. The constriction and swelling make it hard to breathe and cause the other symptoms of asthma.
Children are more likely to develop asthma than adults, especially inner-city children – boys are more likely than girls to have asthma. However, it seems that adult women are more likely than men to have asthma.
Women are affected differently than men and are more likely than men to be hospitalized or to die from asthma.
Research shows that asthma may be linked to women’s hormonal changes. For example, asthma attacks may take place just before or during a woman’s period.
A side effect of steroid medicines used for asthma is the loss of bone density, which can lead to osteoporosis. Talk to your health professional about this.
If you have Asthma, and you need further information and advice go to the Asthma New Zealand website: www.asthma.org.nz
There are many things you can do to manage Asthma and / or just stay healthy:
… the combination of Vedic Meditation, for twenty minutes twice a day, with a good diet – especially a low fat, low salt diet – and physical exercise, should see a dramatic change in your health.
Vedic Meditation is one of the most powerful techniques available for reducing stress and anxiety. It is also one of the easiest to learn and simplest to practice.
If you are in Auckland (NZ) call me, Warwick Jones, on 09 419 5380, or email to find our how Vedic Meditation could help you achieve better health.
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