This 3D medical animation provides a general overview of asthma, the clinical condition of the upper respiratory airways. The video includes details related to symptoms of asthma, as well as its causes and treatment.
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Asthma is a lung disease that is accompanied by inflammation and narrowing of the airways. It can be managed with medication, avoidance of triggers, elimination of inflammation, and breathing exercises that increase amounts of CO2 (carbon dioxide) in the airways and alveoli.
As some official medical sources from the NHS (www.nhs.uk/conditions/asthma/) claim, “Asthma … can be managed but not cured”. However, these medical sources in their YouTube 3D animations and videos do not provide educational details about the treatment of asthma using the Buetyko breathing exercises. This therapy was tested in 6 controlled randomized clinical trials conducted in Western countries. More about clinical trials http://www.normalbreathing.com/buteyko-clinical-trials-review.php .
Bronchospasm, due to asthma, is caused by 3 factors:
– Swelling of cells in the lining of airways due to chronic inflammation
– Constriction of smooth muscles that are located around bronchi and bronchioles (also known as bronchoconstriction)
– Production of additional mucus (or phlegm) due to inflammation and triggers of asthma.
As a result, asthmatics suffer from these classical symptoms of asthma
– wheezing (whistling or rattling sounds in the chest)
– chest tightness
– difficulty breathing.
Common asthma triggers include following factors: pollen, house dust mites, mold, cigarette smoke, and pet dander.
However, there are many other factors that can trigger an asthma attack. These include lower respiratory infections, overeating, anxiety, psychological stress, exercise, and even laughter.
Acute asthma exacerbations (asthma attacks) and even deaths are most likely to occur during early morning hours or from about 4 to 7 am during sleep.
There are two lifestyle factors that dramatically increase chances of these problems at night. These are:
– sleeping on the back (supine sleep)
– and mouth breathing.
The common approach to asthma is to use bronchidilator medication (such as Ventolin)
that relaxes the smooth muscles of airways and dilates them allowing easier air flow.
Bronchospasm can be reversed with avoidance of triggers
or elimination of inflammation.
Apart from using medication, 6 randomized controlled clinical trials showed that people with asthma can reduce or eliminate their symptoms of asthma and main bronchodilator medications by about 90% using breathing exercises to slow down breathing back to the medical norms.
This method of alternative medicine is called the Buteyko breathing technique. It has rating from the British Thoracic Society showing much higher efficiency of this method for asthma than yoga, meditation, nutritional intervention, or any other tested complimentary therapy.
This video is created by Dr. Artour Rakhimov, an author of 11 Amazon books and the creator of http://www.NormalBreathing.com.