Asthma is a general term used to characterize an inflammatory disease affecting the breathing passage. In the case of an asthma attack, individuals will develop discomforting symptoms that may involve wheezing, chest tightness, and coughing that restricts the individuals breathing.
The restriction of normal airflow is very discomforting often causing panic further exacerbating the asthma attack. The frequency and the severity of asthma attacks differs widely from person to person as will the treatments used to try and lessen the symptoms. In most cases Albuterol, a Corticosteroid, is used as a vasodilator to widen the blood vessels and relax of smooth muscle cells in an attempt to increase the amount of airflow to a persons lungs. Although the treatments method of using vasodilators is effective at easing the symptoms of an asthma attack, it fails to treat the underlying problem causing the attack.
In many cases the underlying problem causing the attacks is a related food allergy or chemical sensitivity that is overlooked causing the asthma related symptoms. By finding the root cause of the issue, the occurrence and severity of asthma attacks can be greatly reduced. Regular adjustments to the cervical and thoracic spine can also help to reduce the occurrence and severity of asthma attacks. This is because it acts a natural vasodilator aiding in regaining optimal neural function on a more natural level.