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Hi, as many people these days, I suffer from asthma. It's not severe fortunately, but it can be pretty annoying when you try to fall asleep and have to concentrate on every breath. This led to some sort of "addiction" on salbutamol inhaler, I just had to use it to be able to sleep even when I didn't have any breathing difficulties.<br>
My doctor knows that my asthma is only mild, so he was surprised that I depleted my inhaler so fast (I should use it max 1-2x / week, but I used it every night). And when I depleted another one, I just didn't want to go for another and try to overcome this need to use it.<br>
Unfortunately there are some times when I need it for real and dealing with breathing difficulties without inhaler is difficult :). So I tried to find different ways to control the attacks (again, it's only mild and causing more discomfort than danger to life).<br>
So far green tea is the best, it takes an hour for the problems to disappear, but:<br><br><b>do you have any recipes for relieving from asthma symptoms without using an inhaller?</b><br><br>
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P.S.: I know that it is very irresponsible to have no inhaller
 

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Stress often causes asthma attacks, I think. Nurture a calming, meditative practice with deep abdominable breathing, guided imagery and deep muscle relaxation.
 

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Stress often causes asthma attacks, I think. Nurture a calming, meditative practice with deep abdominable breathing, guided imagery and deep muscle relaxation.</div>
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I am very flegmatic person and very hard to stress. My asthma attacks are caused mainly by physical activity, freezing cold or hot wet air and most by cat allergy.
 

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Stay out of carpeted rooms and away from smokers! Those seem to be common 'lurking' environmental triggers for some people.
 

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I have asmtha, as well as brochiatisis-my brochial tubes have "pockets" instead of being smooth. I produce a lot of mucus which stay in the pockets, making it even harder to expel than it would be with just asmtha. Seriously, staying vegan has made the biggest impact in reducing mucus, and inflammation.<br>
I do nasal irrigation every morning<br>
Yoga helps a lot<br>
I have a thing that looks like an inhaler but contains a heavy ball. You exhale as hard as you can, the attempt to raise the ball throws back vibrations in your lungs which help greatly to loosen the mucus plugs! I can't think of what they called it.<br>
Yoga tea "Breath Deep" is wonderful! it's got herbs which help congestion, and relax the asmtha trigger cough<br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=veggieboards.com-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FYogi-Breathe-Herbal-Supplement-16-Count%2Fdp%2FB000CMIYWC%2Fref%3Dsr_1_1%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dgrocery%26qid%3D1300224359%26sr%3D8-1" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/Yogi-Breathe-H...0224359&sr=8-1</a><br>
I also drink a lot of water with lemon<br>
Good Luck!
 

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I am very flegmatic person and very hard to stress. My asthma attacks are caused mainly by physical activity, freezing cold or hot wet air and most by cat allergy.</div>
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Ah. I found this website: <a href="http://altmedicine.about.com/od/aznaturalremedyindex/a/asthma.htm" target="_blank">http://altmedicine.about.com/od/azna...x/a/asthma.htm</a>. This part was specifically interesting:<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">he Buteyko (pronounced bew-tay-ko) Breathing Technique was developed by Russian-born researcher Konstantin Pavlovich Buteyko. It consists of shallow-breathing exercises designed to help people with asthma breathe easier.<br><br>
The Buteyko Breathing Technique is based on the premise that raising blood levels of carbon dioxide through shallow breathing can help people with asthma. Carbon dioxide is believed to dilate the smooth muscles of the airways.<br><br>
A study involving 60 people with asthma compared the effects of the Buteyko Breathing Technique, a device that mimics pranayama (a yoga breathing technique), and a placebo. Researchers found people using the Buteyko Breathing Technique had a reduction in asthma symptoms. Symptoms didn't change in the pranayama and the placebo groups.<br><br>
The use of inhalers was reduced in the Buteyko group by two puffs a day at six months, but there was no change in the other two groups.<br><br>
There have been several other promising clinical trials evaluating this technique, however, they have been small in size and may have had other problems with the study design. Critics of the technique say that the technique is expensive, that it makes no difference in the amount of carbon dioxide in the blood, that higher levels of carbon dioxide is not an effective strategy, and that any effects of the technique may be due to general relaxation.<br><br>
Consult your doctor before starting any new therapy for asthma.</div>
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Hi Lopete, you can end your need for an inhaler by applying the Buteyko Method. Check out this link where you can test your breathing online for free, then you will receive a free follow up health report from a Certified Buteyko Practitioner from Buteyko Center USA:<br><a href="http://www.buteykocenterusa.com/breathingtest.html" target="_blank">http://www.buteykocenterusa.com/breathingtest.html</a><br><br>
I hope this helps! You can contact us by email at <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a> as well. This is a holistic remedy, drug-free with no side effects, there are lots of testimonials on our website written by former asthma sufferers who have overcome asthma completely after learning the Buteyko Method, we work with students internationally online via Skype.<br><br>
Breathe Easy!<br>
Buteyko Center USA
 

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do you eat dairy products?</div>
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I quit dairy 6 months ago (now I am ovo-vegetarian) and I think it helped, but I don't believe it will disappear completely one day.<br><br>
Thanks for all your advices, I will try the breathing method :)
 

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Hi,,,<br>
I don't know about any particular recipe but I can advice you natural cure for Asthma.Try to use this one.Hope so this shall helps you get rid of this disease.<br>
Use the garlic cloves boiled in thirty grams of milk daily.<br><a href="http://notyouraveragebootcamp.com/nutrition.php" target="_blank">apopka boot camp</a>
 

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Asthma can be controlled and made less taxing by regulated activity and simply avoiding some situations. <a href="http://www.remedyguru.com/categories/asthma-treatment.html" target="_blank">http://www.remedyguru.com/categories...treatment.html</a> Check out this link for some good cure and dos and don'ts of asthma.
 

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I am very flegmatic person and very hard to stress. My asthma attacks are caused mainly by physical activity, freezing cold or hot wet air and most by cat allergy.</div>
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This makes me so jealous, you have absolutely no idea! lol<br><br>
I would LOVE to know if anybody has some good remedies for asthma! I get this horrible deep cough where I cannot breathe at all, as well as chronic bronchitis. Inhalers do not work, the only thing that does is taking multiple doses of prescription cough syrup with codeine. Uhh yeah, I've gotten into quite a bit of trouble going into work on that stuff... which makes me want to know what works for everybody else! Mine seems to be cold weather and chemical induced, although, I have recently noticed a food connection... does anyone know of a food intolerance/allergy connection and asthma?
 

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*about you being hard to stress, just to make that clear <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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This makes me so jealous, you have absolutely no idea! lol<br><br>
I would LOVE to know if anybody has some good remedies for asthma! I get this horrible deep cough where I cannot breathe at all, as well as chronic bronchitis. Inhalers do not work, the only thing that does is taking multiple doses of prescription cough syrup with codeine. Uhh yeah, I've gotten into quite a bit of trouble going into work on that stuff... which makes me want to know what works for everybody else! Mine seems to be cold weather and chemical induced, although, I have recently noticed a food connection... <i><b>does anyone know of a food intolerance/allergy connection and asthma</b></i>?</div>
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Food allergies could cause your throat to close up. Have you noticed which certain foods seem to trigger your asthma?
 

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I believe that firstly you should avoid all the hazardous chemicals in your own daily life. Starting from body care, household cleaners till food and bed materials.<br>
As well going into daily green smoothie or juices drinking would help a lot.<br><br><br>
The problem is that we are so full of heavy metals, asthma and allergies are no surprise. But healing yourself is dedicated and hard work. Good luck!
 

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Are you incorporating any of these into your diet? <a href="http://www.healingfoodreference.com/asthma.html" target="_blank">http://www.healingfoodreference.com/asthma.html</a>
 

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This makes me so jealous, you have absolutely no idea! lol<br><br>
I would LOVE to know if anybody has some good remedies for asthma! I get this horrible deep cough where I cannot breathe at all, as well as chronic bronchitis. Inhalers do not work, the only thing that does is taking multiple doses of prescription cough syrup with codeine. Uhh yeah, I've gotten into quite a bit of trouble going into work on that stuff... which makes me want to know what works for everybody else! Mine seems to be cold weather and chemical induced, although, I have recently noticed a food connection... does anyone know of a food intolerance/allergy connection and asthma?</div>
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Ask your docter about a "flutter" thing. It's what I tried to describe in my above post. It looks like an inhaler, but it has a heavy ball inside. You seal your lips on it and blow out- into it- as the ball is trying to rise, it's weight causes vibrations to be sent into your lungs. You have to practice to get it right, it's not easy trying to keep your cheeks from vibrating! Those vibrations <i>really</i> help loosen that compacted, deep, phlem, making it much easier to cough up. Having someone pound all over your back with cupped hands also helps.<br>
As for food allergies- definitly. Most things with sulfates are triggers for me. Many wines, dried fruits, the salad they usually have on salad bars is often treated with it, and a number of beers.<br>
Another big help is yoga.<br>
What medications are you on? I'm on Advair, and if my company goes with a different insurance I'm afraid I won't afford it-it's all too expensive.
 

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My asthma behaves really strange, we have a cat at home, but I get an attack only about once a week o_O, usually on wednesday in last time, but I haven't found any connection...<br>
Thanks for your replies, I think I will stick to my green tea which really seems to help a lot when it's already late.<br>
But the most helpful thing seems to be avoiding dairy. Sadly my dad is much more concerned by me lacking calcium and "many other important nutrients" in milk and ignores health benefits of being milk free <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 
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