Asthma is a serious, even life threatening disorder that affects a great many people. Before we look at how serrapeptase may be able to help asthma sufferers, let’s have a quick look at what asthma is. I found a great video that explains asthma using animation:
Notes on the video:
- Asthma is a lung disease that inflames and narrows your airways.
- When you breathe in, alveoli in the lungs fill with air and oxygen passes from the air, through the thin walls of the alveoli and into the blood vessels called capillaries that form a dense network around the alveoli. Carbon dioxide passes in the other direction, removing it from the blood. We breathe that out.
- Allergens in the air we breathe can cause the bronchioles to contract.
- With asthma, airways are inflamed and swollen. Allergens can cause these inflamed airways to constrict even more resulting in an asthma attack.
- Causes of asthma attacks are different for different people but can include pollen, smoke, pollution, cold weather, mold, pet dander, dust mites & cockroach droppings, fish, shellfish, eggs, peanuts & soy, stress, strong emotions and exercise.
- Symptoms of an asthma attack include coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and tightness in your chest.
- An asthma attack is also called a bronchospasm. Muscles around the airways wall thicken and you produce more mucus making it hard to breathe.
- Medication is given to reduce inflammation, relax the muscles of the airways or reduce mucus secretion.
- Bronchodilators are used during an attack to provide relief in minutes. These relax the muscles of the airways. Used daily, they can make you less susceptible to airway attacks.
OK, so that is what Asthma is, can serrapeptase help?
According to Robert Redfern, the serrapeptase guy, serrapeptase can help by:
- Reducing inflammation.
- Clearing out mucus and dead or scar tissue in the lungs.
You can read about serrapeptase and asthma on his site here.