Best Asthma Videos of 2013
Finding Support from Others With Asthma
Asthma is a frightening chronic illness. If you have ever experienced an attack, you know the sensation of being unable to get enough air into your lungs, and just how terrifying those moments are.
According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, one in twelve Americans has asthma, and it’s the most common chronic disease in children. If you are affected by asthma, take a moment to watch these videos. They are informative, inspirational, and may just give you the support you need to cope.
Asthma: Alexis’s Story
From KidsHealth, this video is the story of Alexis. At 12 years old, this young lady has been coping with asthma since she was three. Here she describes what her life is like dealing with asthma, and how she controls it.
By following her doctor’s instructions and taking her medicine as directed, Alexis is able to effectively manage her condition, and is even an avid swimmer. This is a great video to show kids who have recently been diagnosed with asthma. With Alexis’s reassurance, they will know they are not alone and that their condition need not limit their aspirations.
Controlling Asthma, Step-by-Step
Asthmatic episodes are scary. Anyone who suffers from this lung disease should know the signs of an attack, and how manage one. This informational video explains how to avoid the wheezing, shortness of breath, and coughing of an asthma attack.
With a focus on prevention, this short clip can help you learn detailed steps that will help you decrease the risk of having an attack. It goes over the possible triggers, and what you need to do to control symptoms.
Alternative Asthma Treatment
Narrated by Dr. Artour Rakhimov, this video gives a detailed description of what happens in the body when you experience an asthma attack.
Dr. Rakhimov describes the success he has had treating patients with a natural method for controlling breathing known as the Buteyko breathing method; Dr. Rakhimov claims that by using it, asthmatics can slow their breathing and reduce their dependence on medicines. You have to visit his website to find out more, and remember to consult with your doctor before trying any new treatments.
There is no real cure for asthma, but there are a variety of natural treatments that may lessen symptoms and make life more comfortable. This video lists some of those remedies that show real promise.
Using diet, exercise, and alternative treatments like acupuncture, herbs, and aromatherapy may help relieve symptoms, but always speak with your doctor before trying any of the suggestions in this informative clip.
Childhood Asthma: Trinity’s Story
Many children are affected by asthma, and to see a child struggle to breathe is especially difficult for parents. Listen to this story from the mother of a young girl who struggles with the chronic condition and how she learned to treat it.
Trinity ended up in the emergency room on several occasions before her mother learned how important it was to keep her on her medicine. She also discovered the importance of making certain changes to Trinity’s environment. By taking the right steps, Trinity’s mom helped her control her symptoms and kept her out of the ER. This is a great video for parents of children with asthma.
Live Fish: A Cure for Asthma?
In this fascinating clip from WildFilmsIndia, you will see an unusual treatment being given to asthma patients. As a warning to those who are squeamish or feel strongly about animal rights, you may want to skip this one.
The video describes a traditional Indian treatment that is purported to cure asthma. It involves swallowing a small, live fish that is carrying medicine in its mouth. This is a fascinating look at medicinal use in another culture.
New Ideas for Getting Rid of Asthma
According to this video from Fox News, 300 million people worldwide suffer from asthma. Listen to an asthma expert and a patient who has found success with alternative treatments talk about lifestyle changes and non-traditional techniques that have helped many. Dietary improvements, physical activity, and breathing exercises used over the long term seem to relieve many of the symptoms of asthma and reduce the need for medications.
Livestrong - Asthma
This inspiring video was created for a Livestrong contest, and although it didn’t win, it is definitely worth a watch. For anyone who struggles with asthma and who has felt held back by the illness, take courage from this young man. He accepts the challenge of living with asthma, and chooses to work harder to achieve his goals, athletic and otherwise.
Allergies and Asthma
In this video from Discovery Health, Dr. Oz talks to you about allergies and asthma and how to prevent and treat the symptoms. He discusses the importance of avoiding triggers, particularly allergens, as they are the leading cause of asthma attacks. Everyone’s favorite doctor stresses how important it is to control allergies, because of the life-threatening possibility of asthma attacks. He lists some practical and easy-to-follow advice that anyone with any type of allergy should hear.
Learn More About Asthma
Asthma is a frightening illness, both for those who suffer from it and the many parents who watch their children struggle to breathe. While there is no proven cure for this chronic disease, there are plenty of ways to prevent attacks as well as treatments that successfully control symptoms. With these informative and moving videos you can learn more about asthma and how to cope with it.