Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Asthma Attack Natural Treatment

There are many different types of asthma attacks, the severity will depend on the symptoms and level of your asthma. Generally speaking, the severity will have an effect on the asthma attack natural treatment such as using herbal remedies etc.

Asthma attacks can become more severe if you suffer from a cold or the flu, and certain medicines may be able to treat the air flow through your passageways, making it easier for you to sustain a certain amount of oxygen when having the attack. Herbal and homeopathic asthma attack natural treatments can be the most effective type of treatment. These herbs clear passageways and loosen muscles around them to help increase the air flow through your lungs - the most effective if you’re suffering from an asthma attack and need something that’s fast and efficient

The most common medicine is one called BioVent, which contains many different herbal remedies and other ingredients that may open up air tubes inside of your throat and clear it out to make it easier for you to breathe. BioVent, when used daily, can increase respiratory functioning and health.

Other asthma attack natural treatments may vary from medicines or certain types of remedies, in which in most cases are used sometimes in a mixture with other components inside of an inhaler. Depending on the asthma inhaler type, some may be a natural way to decrease asthma attacks within your lifetime, and after awhile may decrease the overall symptoms of your asthma.

There have been asthma clinical trials to discover new ways of treating asthma, or try and prevent asthma attacks, but few have seemed to work well with certain individuals. Although asthma attack natural treatments can help to control asthma attacks, prevention is still the better treatment. Examples could be identifying the allergen you could be sensitive to and reducing extra-curricular activities.

By Ricky Lim

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Vince said...

Please pass this info along to all of your friends and family.
Ozone-friendly inhalers could face early demise
http://www.journalgazette.net/article/20090330/BIZ/303309942/1031/BIZ

Benefits vague, problems clear in inhaler ban
http://www.journalgazette.net/article/20090330/BIZ/303309941

Asthma Patients Outraged at Indifference to Problems with New Inhalers:
http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2009/02/asthma_hfa02.html

Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee: FDA "Insensitive" to Asthma Patients' Problems:
http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2009/03/asthma_hfa04.html

The number of patient complaints is skyrocketing:
http://www.consumeraffairs.com/health/hfa_inhalers.html

Read the thousands of complaints at this petition:
http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/saveCFCinhalers/signatures.html

Patients at askapatient.com are reporting HFA inhalers as "useless" with a rating of 1.2 on
a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best and 1 being the worst:
http://www.askapatient.com/viewrating.asp?drug=20503&name=PROVENTIL-HFA

You can only wonder if the FDA is trying to kill asthmatics:
http://www.opednews.com/populum/diarypage.php?did=11627

Also worth mentioning from the FDA website is the fact that a manufacturer of one of the HFA

inhalers admits in it's own new drug application to the FDA that it's HFA based albuterol is less

safe and effective than it's CFC based albuterol:
http://www.fda.gov/cder/foi/nda/2001/20-983_Ventolin-HFA_medr_P1.pdf

These quotes taken directly from the new drug application for Ventolin HFA.

"In the multiple dose adolescent and adult studies, albuterol HFA showed a numerically smaller

improvement in FEV1 than was seen with albuterol CFC
"

"There was other evidence that the HFA formulation delivers a lower/less effective dose on a per

acutation basis than the CFC product.
In the single dose, dose ranging study in adults, and in

the single dose methacholine challenge study in adults one and two acutations of albuterol CFC were

statistically indistinguishable in terms of effect, whereas significant differences were seen

between one and two acutations of albuterol HFA. Finally, the combined adolescent/adult studies

showed that the HFA formulation had a longer median time to onset of effect
(4.2-9.6 minutes

versus 3.6-4.2 minutes), had a shorter duration of effect(1.55-3.30 hours versus 2.29 - 3.69

hours), and was associated with more albuterol 'back up' use than the CFC formulation."

"We note that in the two 12 week clinical trials in adolescents and adults, Ventolin HFA

Inhalation Aerosol consistently showed a smaller effect size than Ventolin CFC Inhalation

Aerosol
"

"Because it is expected that many physicians will prescribe Ventolin HFA Inhalation Aerosol for

patients who have previously used the CFC formulation, it would be appropriate to include some

description of the relative effectiveness of these two formulations in the product label."

"Unfavorable changes in physical examinations were observed in the ears, nose, and throat category

as follows: 8% placebo HFA; 13% albuterol HFA; and 5% albuterol CFC."

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