Asthma is a common condition -- and the number of people diagnosed is growing at an alarming rate. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), an estimated 25 million Americans are currently affected by asthma. That’s one in 12 people. However, in 2001, the number was just 20 million people, with one in 14 people suffering from the condition.
With every new case of asthma comes a patient looking for a cure. In truth, there is no cure for asthma. However, medications and lifestyle changes can help to minimize asthma attacks and manage the disease in general.
In addition, some believe that alternative therapies can help those who suffer from this condition. If you’re fighting the battle of asthma, check out these four alternative therapies.
**And remember not to make any changes to your medication without talking to your doctor first. Alternative therapies should only be used IN ADDITION to recommended medications. It’s no secret that if mismanaged, asthma can be deadly.**
1. Anti-Inflammatory Diet
Because asthma is a disease of inflammation, many experts believe that following an anti-inflammatory diet plan can help to reduce symptoms of asthma. This usually involves eliminating common food allergens in order to see if any changes occur in symptoms.