An inhaler for asthma is a very compact, convenient device that administers an inhalant to the lungs making it easier to breathe for an individual affected by asthma. However, these inhalers can also have some unwanted effects that can be deadly.
While most individuals are familiar with the elongated type of inhaler, there is another common but lesser known type of inhaler. This other form of inhaler is usually more disc-like and is meant to provide enduring relief from asthmatic episodes. The more common form of the inhaler is supposed to be used in a pinch to relieve any unexpected episodes from worsening.
Two Kinds of Asthma Inhalers
There are two kinds of inhalers:
- Metered-dose inhalers utilize an inhalant to release the drugs directly into the lungs
- Dry-powder inhalers are able to be inhaled with a quick, forceful respiration
A metered inhaler is typically used in emergency situations, and dry-powder inhalers are used to control an individual's asthma for a longer period of time.
Differed Inhalers, Different Drugs
Now that you know not all asthma inhalers are not created equal, it is important to realize that the drugs utilized in each type of inhaler are different. They can provide either corticosteroids or bronchodilators.
On one hand, corticosteroids are better used for prolonged relief while bronchodilators are best used in times of crisis. There are some medications which mix the two types in an effort to provide the best of both worlds. However, it is obviously best to consult a physician to see if these medications would work best in your specific scenario.
The Secondary Effects of Inhalers
As has been mentioned, asthma inhalers are somewhat unique in the way they are administered. However, this means that not all of the drug may reach its intended location. For example, there’s nothing to stop that fine mist from your inhaler coating your throat and mouth. This is where problems can arise.
Some of the more common unintended effects of inhalers are restlessness, anxiety, nausea, and feeling off-balance to name a few. The actual list of side effects can be found in pamphlets several pages long accompanying the inhalers.
There are some secondary effects that can affect an individual’s mental state as well. A few are feeling melancholy, sudden bouts of anger, and having trouble sleeping. Again, this is merely a shortlist of the many possible effects.
All of these possible negative side effects can be worrying when all you would want from an inhaler is to breathe a little easier. Instead, all these dangerous side effects can plain just take your breath away.
Thankfully, there is a safe and effective way to treat asthma that is completely natural!
Treating Asthma with Chiropractic Care
The symptoms of asthma are well-documented and crippling. When attempting to treat asthma, it makes sense to try to eliminate the root cause instead of just reaching for a stop-gap solution.
There have been amazing results in treating asthma with one method that has proven itself effective in allowing individuals to avoid dangerous, constricting and debilitating asthma attacks.
Believe it or not, the treatment of asthma is an increasingly popular reason people go to see a chiropractor. This is because chiropractic has proven itself to be effective in solving the problem at the source. Chiropractors are not interested in a temporary solution, they are interested in healing you. The science is clear - regular chiropractic care can treat asthma.
Chiropractors will rely on their expertise to adjust your spinal column. When the spine is aligned, your spinal muscles are able to better grow and support the lungs in the correct manner. This results in lungs that can overcome asthma episodes by increasing their capacity and strength.
A misalignment of any degree is enough to throw your body out of balance, this leads to a breakdown in communication between the spine and the brain. This breakdown in communication can result in certain parts of the body not functioning at their peak, in the case of asthma it is the proper alignment of your spinal column preventing you from breathing properly. The symptoms of asthma are simply your body letting you know it is under pressure and needs help. Luckily, chiropractors are able to solve the problem through safe, natural adjustments to their spine.
If you think that chiropractic care is a good treatment option for your asthma, contact one of our Top Rated Chiropractors today. You can overcome asthma, so start your treatment today!