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Asthma Describe the Disease: Asthma is a chronic disease of the lungs that affects the airways and causes them to become very swollen and sensitive to the air that you breathe. With this disease you can get what is called an asthma attack, this is where your airways become narrower, making it difficult to breathe. You may notice that someone is having an asthma attack if the person begins wheezing, getting a tight chest/ chest pains, breathing problems, and coughing. There are different types of asthma depending on your age and what causes you asthma to get worse. There is Child-Onset Asthma, Adult-Onset Asthma, Exercise-Induced Asthma, Cough-Induced Asthma, Occupational Asthma, Nocturnal Asthma, and Steroid-Resistant Asthma. Asthma…show more content…
Although none of the above treatments can help you in a serious asthma attack, it can help you control your asthma, it is not recommended to stop using your asthma medication while doing any of the CAM treatments, for it may worsen your symptoms. Overall Personal Choice: My personal choice, because I have asthma is very simple for me. I use the doctor’s choice and take all the medication that he prescribes for me. With that I also go to a chiropractor, for it has helped me a lot when trying to control my asthma. I find that using both my medication and the treatments from the chiropractor has helped me a lot, though this is not for everyone. I would strongly recommend that anyone with asthma try to see a chiropractor and see if that helps at all with your symptoms. My chiropractor sat down and discussed my asthma and together we found that when he places my back in the right position, it clears up my airways and it makes it easier to go through what are supposed to be the “tough months” for asthmatics. The medications on top of going to a chiropractor have helped a lot, and with it I can live a healthier life with fewer complications. Submitted To: Mr. Carlson Submitted By: Morgan

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