Asthma is a long term lung disease which causes inflammation and narrowing of airway tubes. These tubes carry air into and out of our lungs. When a person is infected by Asthma then these tubes inflate resulting in breathing difficulty for the patient. The disease can happen to anyone but it is more common in children. According to WHO statistics almost 300 million people suffer from this disease and most of them are children belonging to developing countries around the globe. Around 90% of deaths recorded are due to lack of information and those deaths are preventable if properly cured.
Asthma can be caused by number of factors like -
Pollens and moulds
Extreme cold weather
Tough physical pressure
Emotional pressure such as anger or fear
Most important and dangerous part of Asthma is that it can't be cured. It can only be managed if you take appropriate preventive measures against Asthma causing factors.
Allergy tests are conducted in order to identify symptom and trigger of Asthma. Since symptoms can be of various kinds so in this regard every patient treatment changes from another. This complex problem can only be handled if Asthma tests along with the patient's history are combined.
Diagnosis test of Asthma varies from different lab tests, Allergy blood tests and Allergy skin tests. Allergy skin test is most common and is regarded as safe, accurate and a very inexpensive. It actually measure and tend to find the allergens which causes Asthma. By identifying allergens practitioners can make prescriptions relevant to case, symptoms and the test result. There are three ways in which diagnostic skin test usually take place.
1. Skin prick test is the common test for allergy testing and it is done by dropping a tiny drop of allergen on back of hand skin. The next step is a needle puncture into the skin to force the allergen into the body and result of test can be found in 10-15 minutes.
2. Intradermal test is done when skin prick test shows negative result and symptom of Asthma is still there. This test is done by injecting drop of allergen below the skin but it is recommended to have skin prick test first as formal have more reliable results than the later.
3. Patch Test is done by applying the allergen on the patch followed by application of the patch into the skin. When skin gets red or itchy or irritation is felt, it means that you are infected.
Asthma can also be managed by using natural remedies involving conventional use of honey. Further patients can also use ginger tea which opens up the airway tubes and ease breathing.
Exposing yourself to fresh air, sun, and fresh water on daily basis prevents all kinds of allergies. Spiegel is considered as important agent that reduces asthma attacks.
Use of fresh fruits in breakfast and boiled vegetables in dinner and lunch are also very helpful for patients. Food items like milk, rice, sugar and curds should be avoided at all costs. Proper diet along with medical treatment plus fasting once a week can bring patient can also deliver effective results in treatment of asthma.