It can come straight out of the blue. At first, your kid just gets the typical winter bug and has a runny nose. Suddenly, he’s gasping for air and nothing seems to help. After a visit to a physician, it’s clear. Your kid has childhood asthma.
Researchers estimate that asthma for a child outpaces all other childhood conditions for most days missed learning. Also, when a child has an asthma attack without warning, a parent often has to pick up that child from school and care for him. Furthermore, it severely limits the types of activities a child can do. From being able to play certain games, join certain clubs, and even have a dog. Asthma can be very serious and sometimes planning a whole childhood around the condition can seem like the only logical thing to do.
Does your kid have to have their childhood become a constant worry of the next asthma attack and treading carefully?
Signs of Childhood Asthma
Some of the most common signs a child has asthma are
- Incessant coughing
- Whooping sound when breathing
- Constant hacking with no phlegm
It is not uncommon for kids dealing with undiagnosed asthma to experience all of these during an asthma attack or even during the course of a day. Even worse, asthma can go undetected for a longer period of time if a child only experiences these signs while playing sports. So if your child complains about running out of breath during recess, it may be more than just them being out of shape.
For the most part, children are unable to hide the signs of asthma very well even if they are shy. After all, not being able to breathe is very uncomfortable and at that point being perceived as “cool” by your peers goes out the window. Be sure to watch out for signs your child may have asthma since your child may not even realize they shouldn’t have to struggle to breathe during exercise.
It can be disheartening for a parent to see their child struggle to breathe. It can be easy to think,” what did wrong?” However, no parent should worry about their child-rearing skills because over half of all childhood asthma can be related to allergens. A sizeable portion of that is pollen-related. As such, there’s not much a parent can do in those cases besides figure out what is triggering your child’s asthma and to try and avoid those dangerous scenarios.
A few of the other circumstances that can determine whether your child will deal with childhood asthma or not are:
- Exposure to environmental tobacco
- Genetic risk factors
- Premature birth
- Poor vitamin intake by mother
- Socio-economic status
- Poor nutrition
It’s hard to pinpoint exactly why childhood asthma is so prevalent but a common belief among many researchers is that increasing pollutants in our atmosphere may be playing a role.
Conventional Remedies for Childhood Asthma
While there is no medication that cures asthma permanently, there are ways physicians attempt to mitigate the effects. By far the most common is the use of inhalers. Unfortunately, inhalers are inherently only focused on treating the symptoms and not solving the problem at the source. It’s no wonder that children on inhalers typically develop a dependency to them.
That’s no way to live! Thankfully, there is a safe and effective way to treat asthma that is completely natural
Treating Childhood Asthma with Chiropractic Care
The symptoms of childhood asthma are well-documented and crippling. When attempting to treat childhood 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 childhood asthma with one method that has proven itself effective in allowing kids to avoid dangerous, constricting and debilitating asthma attacks.
Believe it or not, the treatment of childhood asthma is an increasingly popular reason people take their children to go 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 your child. The science is clear - regular chiropractic care can treat childhood asthma.
Chiropractors will rely on their expertise to adjust your child’s spinal column. When the spine is aligned, your child’s 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 your child’s lungs capacity and strength.
A misalignment of any degree is enough to throw your child’s 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 childhood asthma it is the proper alignment of your child’s spinal column preventing your child from breathing properly. The symptoms of childhood asthma are simply your child’s 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 child’s asthma, contact one of our Top Rated Chiropractors today. Your child can overcome asthma, so start your child’s treatment today!