Yes, It's Possible—Here's How to Treat Asthma Naturally

Even if you don’t have asthma, you probably know someone who does. In fact, as of 2009, about one in 12 people in the U.S. suffered from the condition, according to the Centres for Disease Control. At the time, the centres noted that the number of people with asthma was growing, so it stands to reason that there may be even more people dealing with it today.

“Asthma is inflammation in your airways that can be caused by allergies, viruses, exercise, hot or cold air, and certain fumes,” explains Purvi Parikh, MD, an allergist and immunologist with the Allergy & Asthma Network. “Common symptoms are coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest pain,” she adds. If this all sounds familiar, Parikh encourages you to check in with your doctor to find out if that’s what triggers your symptoms. “Asthma still causes daily deaths in the U.S. in people of all ages and should not be taken lightly,” she advises.

Luckily, there are lots of ways to get treatment, including natural options. It’s important to note, though, that there’s a lot of research available on conventional treatments like inhalers, pills, and injectable medications but not as much on natural options. So if you have asthma and you want to try natural treatments, you should only do so under the supervision of your doctor.

Ahead, find the best evidence-backed ways to treat your asthma naturally, straight from doctors who deal with it every day.

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