Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways. It is usually caused by allergies in the environment or chronic exposures. It affects the bronchi in the lungs causing spasms of the muscular tissue layer lining the bronchi. Asthma manifests as:
- Shortness of breath
- Symptoms worse when exposed to certain environments and allergens
Although there is a genetic link to Asthma, it is often triggered by allergens and environmental triggers such as mold. Our naturopathic doctors in Calgary recommend testing that helps to identify causes and triggers of asthma. Comprehensive testing may include:
- Inflammatory blood testing
- Environmental allergy testing
- Food sensitivity testing
- Mycotoxin testing
Our doctor’s experience with chronic conditions help our naturopaths to effectively treat and manage asthma. Regulating the immune system, and identifying and removing sources of inflammation helps to control asthma and improve a patient’s quality of life.
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