Is there something myself and my 16 yr old cant take every day to prevent an attack?

Asthma is a chronic illness that gives rise to problems in the respiratory tract. It is caused due to an inflammation of the bronchioles, airways or the lungs breathing passages. This in turn affects the manner in which air enters and exits the lungs and disrupts the regular breathing process. A person suffering from this ailment tends to develop sensitivity towards various kinds of triggers. When the inflammation is triggered either by an internal or external factor, it leads to a swelling up of the passages or airways, which then get filled with mucus. The muscles present in the airways contract, this is referred to as a bronchospasm, leading to a further narrowing of these airways. The narrowing of the air passages then makes it hard for air to be expelled out of the lungs. It is this resistance towards the act of exhaling, which causes symptoms that are typical of an asthma attack.

What causes this condition has not been determined exactly, but a few theories suggest that environmental factors, occupational factors, genetic factors and dietary changes may play some part in the development of this condition. Here are a few asthma home remedies that can help keep this condition under control and will prevent the frequency of attacks. Honey is considered to be one of the most effective remedies for treating this condition. A concoction prepared by mixing a teaspoon of honey with a glass of water, should be had 3-4 times a day. This will help in keeping the attacks under control. Garlic is another very effective . Simmer 3-4 garlic pods in 30-35 grams of milk, for about 5-10 minutes. Once the milk cools strain it into a glass. This decoction should be had regularly, on a daily basis to prevent attacks.

You can also use figs to treat this condition. Take 4-5 dried figs and wash them thoroughly with some warm water once they have been peeled. They should then be soaked in a glass of water overnight and consumed, the first thing, the next morning on an empty stomach. Another fruit that is useful for asthmatic patients is lemon. Dilute the juice of one lemon in 2 cups of water. This mixture should be had during meals; it is known to work well. Consume plenty of green leafed vegetables, fresh fruits, grains and sprouted seeds. Avoid foods such as yogurt, lentils, sugar and rice, as they tend to create phlegm.

answered by G M

Prevention of asthma attack

I am afraid your question is incomplete and therefore difficult to answer. You have asked for tips on preventing an attack of some kind, but failed to specify which kind of attack this is. Since you have mentioned an attack, I guess you are referring to an asthma attack.

If you are taking about an asthma attack then you should ensure that you and your son stay away from the factors which cause the symptoms of asthma. If you are allergic to smoke or dust, then you should stay away from those. If strong smells cause trouble, then you should avoid things with a strong smell. Avoid eating heavy meals late at night. You should ensure that neither of you eats fried, spicy food since this will only aggravate your condition. Instead you should eat light food, which is cooked in very little oil. Always eat early at night and give your self a couple of hours to digest the food before you go to bed. Light soups or salads are the best things to eat at night. Periodically sipping warm water will help you too. Some regular breathing exercises can help you prevent an attack. However, you will need the guidance of a professional teacher before you start on these exercises.

answered by G R

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