What is Asthma
Asthma is a condition that can cause coughing, wheezing, tightness in the chest and breathlessness. It causes swelling and inflammation in the airways.
Things such as pollution, allergens, cold air, exercise, or strong odors can exasperate the symptoms for people with Asthma.
Asthma Facts and Statistics
- 5.4 million people in the UK are currently receiving treatment for asthma: 1.1 million children (1 in 11) and 4.3 million adults (1 in 12).
- Every 10 seconds someone is having a potentially life-threatening asthma attack in the UK.
- On average, 3 people die from an asthma attack in the UK every day
- Around 200,000 people in the UK have severe asthma, this is a debilitating form of the condition that doesn’t respond to usual treatments and can cause people to be in and out of hospital
- The NHS spends around £1 billion a year treating and caring for people with asthma.
- In 2016/17 there were 77,124 admissions to hospital for asthma in the UK.
- In 2017 1,484 people in the UK died from an asthma attack in the UK
The NHS treatment includes prescription medications and quick-relief inhalers, which quickly open swollen airways that are limiting breathing, which helps to manage the symptoms.
Can Hydrogen Help Asthma?
Scientific research has shown that hydrogen inhalation significantly reduced the symptoms of asthma.
A study published in the US National Libary of Medicine called Asthma Research Practice
Showed in an animal test with mice, that had asthma. The mice inhaled hydrogen gas for 60 minutes each day over a seven day period. At the end of the week, when the mice were retested
- The mucus levels decreased
- The inflammation level reduced
- The oxidative stress markers lowered
- The overall lung function improved.
Two more studies from the US National Libary of Medicine published a paper on…
- Hydrogen gas inhalation protects against cigarette smoke-induced COPD development in mice
- Hydrogen ameliorates pulmonary hypertension in rats by anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.
Both of these papers have looked at the therapeutic effects of hydrogen inhalation on respiratory conditions. Both have concluded that the anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of hydrogen can give the therapeutic potential in helping ease the symptoms of respiratory conditions.
A Breath Of Fresh Air
Although there may not be a clear defined magic cure for Asthma yet. Hydrogen inhalation is proven that it can help reduce inflammation within the lungs which can greatly reduce or possibly prevent symptoms of asthma which is a breath of fresh air for any Asthma suffer.
I also believe if other possible triggers are addressed, such as
- Improving the air the quality in the home, by e.g. cleaning any black mold and using air purifies.
- Trying an elimination diet for a 2 weeks period of dairy and gluten to see if that makes any improvement
- Getting an intolerance test to see if there are any foods that could be adding to the triggers.
- Reducing stress levels by learning for example about the 3 principles
- Doing a candida cleanse if necessary using ccws or berberine
- Possibly looking at 1 to 3 months on Cimetidine for its immune boosting quality
- Getting a PRP plasma injection for its immune boosting quality.
I hope this information helps.
To Your Innate Wellbeing
Antony Robert Taylor
Natural Health Coach
Author of Your Greatest Wealth