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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Suggestions for asthmatics that do not involve drugs.

Breathing lessons - Guardian


"There are 5.2 million people in the UK currently receiving treatment for asthma - which makes for a lot of inhalers lurking in bathroom cabinets. Inhalers, the most common treatment for asthma, come in two types: preventers, which are taken daily to control inflammation in the airways long-term and usually contain low-dose steroids; and reliever inhalers, which instantly relax the muscles if something triggers symptoms. Most asthmatics agree it's no big deal having to take them. And yes, it's great that they work.

But as with anyone with a long-term reliance on drugs, many asthmatics would like to reduce their reliance on inhalers without increasing the likelihood of a potentially dangerous attack. "Lots of people are very keen to know what they can do about their asthma other than take drugs to control it," says Dr Mike Thomas, a GP and senior research fellow for the charity Asthma UK.

There's a large amount of information out there about "natural" treatments, from avoiding cow's milk to eating more shiitake mushrooms. But as Thomas warns: "There's a fairly low amount of evidence for many of these things because lots of the research is based on drug treatments. It's basically much harder to fund non-drug research - but that has been increasing in the last 10 years, so the evidence is growing."

So what are the alternatives, and how effective are they?"

Click on the link to the article to read about the alternatives.

My own suggestion is that reducing your intake of sodium/salt and salty food could be helpful, especially as any steroids you have been prescribed may have caused some fluid retention/salt sensitivity/sodium retention. - See http://www.wildeaboutsteroids.co.uk/steroids.html

and Sodium in foods

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