Pediatric Asthma – Is it Really That Dangerous?

Are we relieving Pediatric Asthma with a side effects time bomb? 20 years on, when the full side effects of asthma drugs are realized, what price will our children be paying as adults?

Your doctor gives you the diagnosis, your child is suffering from pediatric asthma. As you grapple with this piece of unwanted news, you take comfort that he is able to prescribe a drug that will help. He may hand you some pamphlets on how to cope with an asthma attack.

And so your child is now becoming dependent on drugs to stay alive and reasonably well. All well and good, but did the doctor tell you of the side effects of what he is prescribing? Since asthma is a chronic illness, your child is going to take these drugs regularly, for years and years. Surely there has to be a better, kinder, more effective way than this? Of course there is. Pediatric asthma does not have to depend on drugs, which in the end may cause more harm than good.

But, let us have a look at what is standard treatment. There will probably be two inhalers – one a “preventer” and the other a “reliever”. The reliever will contain a Bronchodilator, possibly several types of Bronchodilators. This is a drug to enlarge the diameter of the airways. Fair enough, just what one needs during an asthma attack. Any possible side effects? Ah, yes, just a few. Nervousness and restlessness to the point of finding it impossible to sleep is one. Nausea and vomiting and depending on the Bronchodilator prescribed, your child could also suffer from diarrhea, headaches, depression, irregular heart beat and leg cramps.

The preventers have a different set of problems. Normally made of Corticosteroids (anti-inflammatory drugs) they are powerful and have to be monitored carefully. People have died while switching to inhaled medication from oral medication. Unexplained mood swings (over and above the teenage phase) are another unwelcome side effect. Brittle bones, weak muscles, weight gain, cataracts, coughing add to the medley of side effects.

When faced with pediatric asthma you may feel you have no choice, but that is not the case at all. There are natural, drug-free approaches to help children with asthma.

Earlier in my life, I blindly submitted to the will of a series of doctors – some of whom were down-right bored with my asthmatic condition. But, through desperation and inquiry, I discovered another avenue which has changed my life. I no longer have to live with asthma, I’ve beaten it! Thousands of people are now using this drug-free method, suitable for adults and children. Perhaps I should say especially children whose young bodies are not strong enough to deal with all these drugs.

Pediatric asthma need not be a limiting life on drugs. Your doctor may (or may not) believe that the drugs he is prescribing are safe, but have they stood the test of time? Does he know what problems may arise in 20 years as a direct result of these drugs? Can he say what effect they will have on our children’s children?

Alternatively, you could explore some natural treatments and look up a website with an alternative solution about how to cure asthma the natural way.