Bronchial hyperreactivity is an inflammation of the airways. It is mostly found in people who suffer from asthma, chronic obstructive bronchitis or allergic rhinitis.
Bronchial hyperreactivity is a state characterized by easily triggered bronchospasm (contraction of the bronchioles), resulting from physical exertion or the intake of certain pharmaceuticals. It is tested by making the patient breathe increasing doses of metacholine. Bronchial hyperreactivity is often a clinical sign that is linked to the development of asthma. It may be acute or chronic. In the latter case, it is a chronic inflammation of the airways caused by specific factors, such as allergy, or non-specific factors such as smoking or pollution.
Bronchial hyperreactivity manifests itself by an increased secretion of mucus in the bronchial tubes. This excessive secretion is caused by airway remodelling. In the case of an asthmatic subject, this symptom is accompanied by inflammation with an oedema of the bronchial epithelium. Bronchoconstriction, caused by bronchospasm, also occurs. The patient experiences breathing difficulties due to narrowing of the airways. These symptoms are accompanied by wheezing, chest tightness and shortness of breath.
Homoeopathic remedies can be administered as a preventive measure. Thus one can, for example, take 10 drops of Santa Herba, three times a day. A course of treatment involving the intake of five granules of Lung Histaminum 15 CH every night also produces good results. This remedy is also used as an adjuvant treatment of this pathology. To treat bronchial hyperreactivity accompanied by nocturnal asthma attacks, take Arsenicum album 9 CH. This remedy is also effective in case of asthma attacks that occur after an apparently healed eczema. If the attack occurs during rainy weather, take Dulcamara 9 CH, and if it is triggered by a hindrance, it can be alleviated with Ignatia 9 CH. In the event that bronchial hyperreactivity is accompanied by mucus congestion of the bronchial tubes and expectoration difficulties, administer Ipecac 9 CH in combination with Blatta orientalis 9 CH.
If after following homoeopathic treatments, the subject continues to have breathing difficulties or if the asthma attacks are not alleviated, a medical consultation is required. Moreover, cyanosis and lack of vesicular respiration are two other signs that indicate the need to seek medical attention.
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Good to know: Bronchial hyperreactivity is a pathology that can be treated by homoeopathy, thanks to its gentle and in-depth action that relieves patients of breathing difficulties.