What is Asthma?
The Asthma Society of Canada defines asthma as a “chronic inflammatory disease of the airway” that causes shortness of breath, tightness in the chest, coughing and wheezing.
Symptoms of Asthma?
Asthma flare ups do not follow a pattern. The above noted symptoms can be mild, moderate or severe; can vary from person to person; can flare up from time to time, then not appear for long periods; and, can vary from one episode to the next.
Who’s at Risk for Asthma?
Asthma affect more than 3 million people. Doctors cannot always determine why someone develops asthma, but they can recommend the best way to treat it.
Those at risk for asthma include individuals who have parents affected by asthma or severe allergies; exposure to personal triggers.
The best way to prevent a severe asthmatic episode is to avoid personal triggers; take asthma medication as prescribed; educate yourself on how to control your asthma, with the support of your medical team.
Your doctor will explain how to keep your asthma under control by identifying and avoiding your personal triggers; will prescribe medications that will help to minimize symptoms; will monitor your response to these combined therapies.
Chiropractic care for asthma patients addresses musculoskeletal alignment issues in the ribcage and spine. If you suffer from asthma, ask Dr. Strong if chiropractic care is right for you.