Asthma symptoms can be painful, scary, and cause panic in those who battle the disease. To help relieve and prevent asthmatic episodes, mvua is proud to provide education and a helpful solution to reducing the frequency and severity of asthma attacks – magnesium.
Let’s start with the basics:
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways, which causes sufferers to experience shortness of breath and feel unable to ‘catch their breath.’ Asthma occurs when one’s bronchial tubes become inflamed, and the muscles around the tubes tighten, narrowing airways. Mucus then develops in the tubes and clogs the airways further, making it very difficult for air to flow in and out from the lungs.
The Asthma Society of Canada reports that asthma in Canada is on the rise and it is estimated that over 3 million Canadians are asthmatic.
The American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology reports that one in 12 people; about 25 million Americans suffer from asthma – that’s about 8% of the entire population (2009).
While there is no direct cause of asthma, those who have a family history of asthma, are exposed to antigens in infancy, or have been exposed to smoke or chemicals in the workplace, are more likely to develop asthma. Asthma can also be triggered by exposure to mould, animal dander, pollen, air pollution, fumes, respiratory viral infections, and other environmental factors.
Asthma symptoms can range from very mild to extremely severe and even life threatening. The following symptoms can be irritated by various factors and “flare up” causing an asthma attack.
Shortness of breath
Sensitivity to allergens and weather
Tightness in the chest
If you are experiencing an asthma attack and arrive at the hospital to receive treatment, doctors are likely to give you magnesium sulphate to relax and soothe your anxiety and airways. This form of magnesium can be given to you through an inhaler or an IV.
However, one of the most proactive ways to prevent asthma attacks may be to take a calming magnesium supplement every day. By taking magnesium every day, you will not only actively help to calm your muscles and anxiety, but you will also receive other health benefits such as a decreased risk of:
Magnesium is an essential mineral that contributes not only to one’s respiratory health but also one’s overall wellness. Mvua’s Magnesium Glycinate compound is a calming amino acid that is sensitive on the digestive system, easy to swallow, gluten and common allergen free, and helps to keep the body functioning properly.