Asthma is a chronic lung condition that at times, can make it very difficult to breathe. If you have asthma, your lung tissues are considered to be extra sensitive. In response to specific triggers, the lung tissue can become red and swollen and/or begin to spasm – both leading to decreased airway space within the lungs. Asthma is typically brought on by certain triggers such as dust, pollen, pollution, chemical substances, cold air, or even exercise.
Asthma usually has an underlying cause, which can be related to processes in the body that are not directly connected to the lungs. Discovering and treating the root cause of illness is one of the primary goals of naturopathic medicine, and therefore, if you are dealing with asthma, seeing a naturopathic physician is a great option.
Naturopathic physicians at Sage will use herbal medications, acupuncture, food sensitivity testing, and clinical nutrition, just to name a few things, to treat your asthma. If you are relying on a prescription puffer and you wish you no longer had to, it might serve you well to have the root cause of your asthma assessed and treated.