Preventing Asthma Attacks with Aloe Vera Gel

Preventing asthma attacks with aloe vera gel is an alternative approach worth looking into.

What Is Asthma?

It is an inflammatory disorder of the bronchial tubes or airways.

If you happen to suffer from it, then you know how it feels when you find it difficult to breath from all that wheezing and coughing.

Then it reaches the point wherein you feel like you are drowning and you desperately gasp for air.

What Causes Asthma

Asthma is caused by inflammation in your bronchial tubes. The muscles which surround the airways get tight and the lining of your air passages get swollen.

As a result, the volume of air that can pass by is greatly reduced. This condition leads to wheezing sounds and is very annoying.

Symptoms Of Asthma Can Be Triggered By:

  • Allergies
  • Animal Hair
  • Changes in the Weather
  • Chemicals in your Food
  • Cough and Cold
  • Exercise
  • Hay Fever
  • Molds
  • NSAIDs
  • Pollen
  • Stress
  • Tobacco Smoke

An acute asthma attack can be emotionally devastating because it seriously affects your earning capacity.

Think about it.

Your number of absences tend to accumulate and it might reach the point wherein your job could be in jeopardy.

And worse, an asthma attack could end in your death.

Complications Of Asthma

  • Acute Breathlessness
  • Constant Dry Cough
  • Lack of Sleep
  • Decreased Capacity to Indulge in Physical Activities
  • Death

Increase your chances of preventing asthma attacks by avoiding allergens or substances that can irritate your airways.

What To Do

  1. Cover your bedding to lower exposure to dust mites

  2. Do not install carpets in your home

  3. A regular vacuum cleaning will greatly reduce dusts which irritate your airways

  4. Eliminate cigarette smoke from your home and avoid second hand smoke

  5. Get a flu shot annually for protection against the flu virus

  6. Stay away from people who have respiratory infections

So, aside from identifying and avoiding your triggers, you must also be aware of the 2 basic conventional kinds of medication.

  • Long-acting medications for preventing asthma attacks
  • Quick-relief medications to be used during attacks

I'm asthmatic. I've been one since I was a little kid.

When I was still employed in a copper smelter, I used to bring along a salbutamol inhaler, which is a bronchodilator, when I went on duty. It came in handy when there were instances that I accidentally inhaled SO2 gas.

Be very careful if you are using bronchodilators. It would be wise to heed your doctor's advise regarding their use.

Unsavory Side Effects Of Bronchodilators

  • Fine Tremor
  • Flushing
  • Nervousness
  • Palpitations
  • Sleep Disturbances

Here's An Alternative Approach In Preventing Asthma Attacks

Drinking 1/2 cup of aloe vera gel once a day might appeal to you in preventing asthma attacks.

Aloe Vera Works In Synergy With

Note: Do not drink aloe vera gel if you are pregnant

So there it is...your alternative option in avoiding asthma attacks. Just remember, a pound of prevention is always worth more than a ton of cure.

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