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permanence ostéopatique de genève
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ASMATICS

What is the asthma ?

permanence ostéopatique de genève

Asthma is a common pathology related to the airways and affecting all age groups. About one in ten Swiss suffers from asthma at some point in their lives.

 

People with asthma sometimes have difficulty to breath that is coming with wheezing and limited range of motion of their chest. Other symptoms may be added such as coughing, vomiting and spasm.

What is the difference between nallergic and non-allergic asthma?

permanence ostéopatique de genève

There are two types of asthma: allergic and non-allergic. In allergic one, the symptoms are usually the result of inhaling or consuming some type of external substances such as pollen, mites, dust, mold, wheat or dairy products.

 

Non-allergic asthma can be triggered by a variety of factors, including physical fatigue, stress, certain medications, stress, or exposure to environments that are cold and wet.

What happens to the body during an asthma attack?

permanence ostéopatique de genève

Asthma is at first a breathing problem resulting in increased sensitivity of the airways, caused by a series of stimuli or “triggers”.

 

Bronchial spasm or narrowing of the airways are recurrent and reversible. Inflammation of the bronchial epithelium with swelling (oedema), bronchoconstriction: contraction of bronchial smooth muscle (or spasm) and hypersecretion of mucus.

 

All these symptoms cause a partial obstruction of the bronchi causing an increase resistance in airways(especially in small airways), and therefore an increase in respiratory work. At these seizures, is often associated with irritative cough.

 

If the seizure is severe, the airways become narrower and the diaphragm, i.e. the main respiratory muscle, is forced to stress the ribs, the neck and the abdominal muscles(accessory respiratory muscles) to help it function. This results in a greater energy expenditure which causes severe dyspnea until exhaustion.

permanence ostéopatique de genève
centre ostéopathique
centre ostéopathique
centre ostéopathique
permanence ostéopatique de genève
centre ostéopathique

ASMATICS

What is the asthma ?

permanence ostéopatique de genève

Asthma is a common pathology related to the airways and affecting all age groups. About one in ten Swiss suffers from asthma at some point in their lives.

 

People with asthma sometimes have difficulty to breath that is coming with wheezing and limited range of motion of their chest. Other symptoms may be added such as coughing, vomiting and spasm.

What is the difference between
nallergic and non-allergic asthma?

permanence ostéopatique de genève

There are two types of asthma: allergic and non-allergic. In allergic one, the symptoms are usually the result of inhaling or consuming some type of external substances such as pollen, mites, dust, mold, wheat or dairy products.

 

Non-allergic asthma can be triggered by a variety of factors, including physical fatigue, stress, certain medications, stress, or exposure to environments that are cold and wet.

What happens to the body
during an asthma attack ?

permanence ostéopatique de genève

Asthma is at first a breathing problem resulting in increased sensitivity of the airways, caused by a series of stimuli or “triggers”.

 

Bronchial spasm or narrowing of the airways are recurrent and reversible. Inflammation of the bronchial epithelium with swelling (oedema), bronchoconstriction: contraction of bronchial smooth muscle (or spasm) and hypersecretion of mucus.

 

All these symptoms cause a partial obstruction of the bronchi causing an increase resistance in airways(especially in small airways), and therefore an increase in respiratory work. At these seizures, is often associated with irritative cough.

 

If the seizure is severe, the airways become narrower and the diaphragm, i.e. the main respiratory muscle, is forced to stress the ribs, the neck and the abdominal muscles(accessory respiratory muscles) to help it function. This results in a greater energy expenditure which causes severe dyspnea until exhaustion.

How can the osteopath help an asthmatic ?

permanence ostéopatique de genève

The osteopath offers his help by working on the different actors of the respiratory mechanism including:

 

  • The ribs.
  • The spine.
  • The diaphragm and other respiratory muscles.
  • Phrenic nerves.
  • Blood and fluids feeding the bronchi and lungs.

 

The osteopath can also play an important preventive role for people suffering of asthma.

The osteopath replaces conventional medical treatment ?

permanence ostéopatique de genève

It is obvious that osteopathy does not replace conventional medical treatments for asthma. Anti-inflammatories, bronchodilators and sometimes antibiotics are essential in the treatment of this pathology, especially in case of acute crisis.
Osteopaths work in collaboration with other health care providers with the aim, in the long term, of reducing patients’ dependence on their medications, as far as possible.

Osteopaths recognize that human body functions are inherently linked and can interact with each other.

 

Starting from this idea, the osteopath works with softness on the structures of the body to increase and improve the respiratory mechanics by:

 

  • Release of mobility restrictions at the chest and ribs.
  • Relaxation of the respiratory muscles.
  • Improved lymphatic drainage in the lungs and airways.
  • The increase of blood supply in the chest.

How can the osteopath
help an asthmatic ?

permanence ostéopatique de genève

The osteopath offers his help by working on the different actors of the respiratory mechanism including :

 

  • The ribs.
  • The spine.
  • The diaphragm and other respiratory muscles.
  • Phrenic nerves.
  • Blood and fluids feeding the bronchi and lungs.

 

The osteopath can also play an important preventive role for people suffering of asthma.

The osteopath replaces conventional
medical treatment ?

permanence ostéopatique de genève

It is obvious that osteopathy does not replace conventional medical treatments for asthma. Anti-inflammatories, bronchodilators and sometimes antibiotics are essential in the treatment of this pathology, especially in case of acute crisis.
Osteopaths work in collaboration with other health care providers with the aim, in the long term, of reducing patients’ dependence on their medications, as far as possible.

Osteopaths recognize that human body functions are inherently linked and can interact with each other.

 

Starting from this idea, the osteopath works with softness on the structures of the body to increase and improve the respiratory mechanics by:

 

  • Release of mobility restrictions at the chest and ribs.
  • Relaxation of the respiratory muscles.
  • Improved lymphatic drainage in the lungs and airways.
  • The increase of blood supply in the chest.
permanence ostéopatique de genève