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Jun 26


Do you have Asthma or do you know anyone who does? This is a condition that affects thousands of Americans each year. This is a very scary condition for anyone who has it. The symptoms can manifest at any time and are triggered by many different causes.

Common daytime symptoms

  • Coughing
  • Wheezing
  • Tightness in your chest
  • Shortness of breath

Common nighttime symptoms

  • Trouble falling asleep because of coughing, wheezing, or tightness in your chest
  • Waking up in the night with a cough, wheeze, or tightness in your chest
  • Waking up too early in the morning with a cough or tightness in your chest
  • Waking up to use your rescue inhaler

Many people feel their symptoms are under control because they use a rescue breather or are taking an asthma medication. This is only covering up the cause.

What is the cause of Asthma
When you have symptoms of asthma, your air ways are very sensitive and are chronically inflamed. This inflammation can be caused from layers of infection in the lungs and bronchi, from food and airborne allergens, and from leaky gut syndrome. These conditions cause the airways to narrow and become blocked with an increased production of mucus.

What is an Asthma attack
An attack is when the symptoms worsen and the patient feels like they are sipping from a drinking straw and someone has pinched the middle of the straw. In acute cases, emergency inhalers are suggested. During an attack, patients feel they cannot get enough air into their lungs.
Actually they are able to get air in, but cannot get it out as well. Attacks are often seen in the middle of the night between 2 and 6 a.m. This is when your body is in its filtration cycle and is trying to cleanse. The liver is usually overloaded and will shunt toxins to any area of the body that can help with the toxic load. The lungs are one of the largest detoxifying organs of the body. The increased toxic load will cause inflammation and an increased mucus production which leads to tightness in the chest, wheezing, and difficulty breathing.

At the Family Wellness Center, we focus on the cause of the problem by treating the leaky gut syndrome found with most asthmatics, the possible layers of infection in the lungs and bronchi, and by alleviating various food and airborne allergies. We also focus on repair and support of the lungs, colon, liver, adrenals, and any other organ that may be affecting the patient and leading to the Asthmatic symptoms. We must remember that symptoms are only the smoke of the fire. Treating the symptoms is very important, but we need to put the fire out before the smoke goes away. Focusing on the cause of the symptoms and not on the symptoms alone leads to a long term cure for the patient.
For a complimentary computerized evaluation and consultation, contact the center at 801-298-4646.

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