Saturday, February 26, 2005

Healthy India 2005-Feb-26

Today, Healthy India continued its discussion on Asthma. The panel of doctors was same, as on the last program, but Dr. K.K. Agarwal too joined among the audience.

Once again, this was a very informative episode. Continuously, for an hour, they continued the discussion of Asthma, enlightened the viewers, and answered phone queries.

Following are some of the points that I can recollect (NOTE: Do not consider these as medical advice. Consider it only an excerpt of the program)
  1. Dr. K.K. Agarwal’s very brief advice for Asthmatics
    • Exercise (Walking is an excersice good for any kind of illness)
    • Avoid Asthma precipitating food
    • Inform your doctor(s) that you are asthmatic and that you are taking medication from any other doctor
    • Like bathing, give bath to your nose by 'Jal Neti' - it keeps nasal canal free from infection.
  2. Oral steroids should not be taken for more than 7 days
  3. Asthmatics can live absolutely normal life with proper medication and treatment
  4. Inhalers have minimal side effects as compared to oral medication
  5. One third of Australian Olympic team of a particular year (which I do not remember) was Asthmatic. Ian Bothom was asthmatic. Hence even those who excersice can be asthmatic, can live normal life, and keep up with their excersice – If they take proper treatment.
  6. Any intensive exercise after age of 40 should always be consulted from doctor.
  7. Asthma increasing exercise should not be done, better consult your doctor.
  8. Nasal infection may turn to rynitis. May later turn to sinusitis, which may lead to asthma - contact E.N.T. in early stages, and in complicated cases contact eminent pulmonarologist
Related Links:
  1. MedlinePlus: Asthma
  2. Asthma at
  3. Ayurveda For You - Asthma
  4. AllAyurveda - Bronchitis and Asthma
  5. Yoga therapy for Asthma

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