Asthma Case Study

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Asthma is a progressive inflammatory disease of the small bronchial airways constricting, causing the client difficulties in exhaling, that leads to breathlessness and wheezing. An herbal tincture focus on repairing the lungs membranes and increasing strength and vitality of the respiratory system includes Lobelia, a bronchodilator and antispasmodic which will support the repairing. It is thought to stimulate the respiratory center of the brain resulting in deeper and stronger breathing. Elecampane is a tonic herb for the respiratory system and soothes the bronchial linings and acts as an expectorant. To increase immunity Oregano contains vitamins and nutrients needed. Its primary benefits are owed to its carvacrol and rosmarinic acid content. Both compounds are natural decongestants and histamine reducers that have direct positive benefits on the respiratory tract and nasal passage airflow. …show more content…
It acts as a relaxant and cough suppressant, soothing irritation of the lungs. The compound marrubin helps stimulate the bronchial secretions. For removal of the mucous, thinning and loosening is needed and Cayenne Pepper does this, making it easier to expel it from the lungs. Mullein contains saponins that have an expectorant effect and mucilage that has a cooling and soothing effect.
Asthma is a lung disease that causes obstruction of the airways. An overreaction of the body’s own immune system usually caused by exposure to an allergen, the body perceives it as foreign and dangerous. The bronchi constrict, impeding the outward passage of air. “Starving for air”. This client would receive great relief from removal of dairy products from the diet as asthma attacks lessen after thirty days of no dairy. This client manages hydration levels of water, as dehydration is a big contributor to the onset of an asthma attack as well.

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