Animal dander, pollen, food additives, chemicals, fumes, and tobacco smoke - For most of us, encountering such agents is common.
Whether at work, play, or at home, these substances can be found everywhere; from the air we breathe to the food we choose to consume.
They are so common most individuals forget that they even exist. However, for those who suffer from asthma, these by-products can be dangerous 'triggers' that spark an unwanted response known as an asthma attack.
The aforementioned allergens are not the only ones that affect asthma sufferers. In fact, many other environmental and non-environmental triggers have been shown to aggravate this disease. Medications, stress, and exercise exist as potential triggers that can initiate an attack. This makes asthma an extremely difficult condition to manage.
In addition, the degree of reactivity (how a person reacts) to a trigger differs from person to person, as does the type and dose of prescription drugs used to manage asthma. Despite the wide array of complications facing all asthma sufferers, there exists one important principle for all patients seeking to gain the upper hand in combating their disease- nutritional adequacy.
Oxy-17 is an advanced nutritional formula that has been crafted to promote reductions in the most troublesome asthma symptoms, including wheezing, coughing, and chest tightness.
The most simple definition? Asthma is a chronic disease of the airways. However, this definition is misleading as a number of important features are at play. The three main features of asthma are:
- Airway obstruction
- Irritability of the airways
Normally, air moves freely in the airways; the muscles that surround the airway remain relaxed and controlled. However, in asthma sufferers, the walls of the airways become swollen, irritated, and inflamed.
This inflammation results in an increased sensitivity of the airways. It is because of this sensitivity that the airways over react or react more strongly to irritants and other allergens known as 'triggers'. The airways get narrower when they react to a give trigger and less oxygen is able to pass through lung tissue. Less air results in a person feeling short of breath and the act of breathing itself, becomes laborious.
The direct cause of asthma remains unknown. Genetic factors and exposure to certain irritants and allergens early in life have all been proposed. However, we do know what causes the many symptoms of asthma, as well as the many factors that contribute to an asthma attack.
As stated, people with asthma have very sensitive airways that respond to various environmental and non-environmental based triggers. Asthma is divided into two types: Allergic (extrinsic) asthma and Non-allergic (intrinsic) asthma. Stress, exercise, temperature change, and prescription medications are examples of intrinsic asthma. These non-allergic triggers aggravate asthma or cause an existing attack to worsen.
Examples of allergens (environmental triggers) that affect those with extrinsic asthma include, but are not limited to:
- Allergens: Mold spores, pet dander, and dust mites
- Irritants: Air pollution, perfumes, and other strong odors (e.g. cleaning solutions)
- Tobacco smoke
- Pet Dander
- Food: particularly preservatives
- Viruses and/or Infection
Who Gets Asthma:
Approximately 20 million Americans currently suffer from asthma; some 14 million adults and 6 million children. In fact, asthma is the most common of all chronic childhood illnesses. The following factors may increase the likelihood of an individual developing asthma.
- Living in a large urban area (especially the inner city); can increase exposure to environmental pollutants
- Additionally, the overuse and over prescription of certain medicines (i.e. corticosteroids) has been shown to be counterproductive, and at times harmful, for asthma patients. Some individuals can develop immunity to steroid-based drugs and this tolerance may actually promote steroid-resistant asthma. In fact, studies have shown that certain nutritional deficiencies may aggravate asthma. Additionally, the intake of certain nutrients has been shown to be equally influential on reducing the most troublesome symptoms of asthma, including wheezing.
(Eur Respir J 2003;22:772-780.) Oxy-17 puts this research into practice with its revolutionary blend of highly effective, all natural ingredients. Progressive Health's asthma formula ensures that your body's nutrient needs to fight this condition are met, while helping to decrease inflammation and bronchial reactivity. Oxy-17's ingredients have also been shown to improve respiration, inhibit the release of histamines when exposed to an allergen, and strengthen immunity, which helps to combat respiratory illness. Oxy-17 is your natural solution that may help you control your asthma by:
- eliminating its most troublesome symptoms
- lessening the occurrence of attacks
- minimizing your use of quick-relief medicines, and
- helping you to perform physical activities with greater confidence.
Regardless of the severity of your asthma, Oxy-17 is guaranteed to provide you with a perfect compliment to your daily treatment program.
The following factors may increase the likelihood of an individual developing asthma.
- Exposure to occupational triggers; i.e. chemicals used in farming and hairdressing, paint, steel, plastics, and electronics manufacturing
- Exposure to tobacco smoke
- Having a relative who suffers from asthma
- Low birth weigh
- Having allergies
- Respiratory infections in childhood
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
Signs and Symptoms:
The signs and symptoms of asthma vary from individual to individual. As well, symptoms can range from being mildly annoying to being so severe, they are deemed life-threatening.
Some patients will have symptoms once a month, while others experience symptoms only once a week. In the most severe of cases, an individual can suffer from symptoms on a daily basis. Nevertheless, the most common signs of asthma include; coughing, chest tightness, wheezing, shortness of breath, and faster or noisier breathing.
Whether you suffer from mild, moderate, or severe asthma, the nutritional balance found in Oxy-17 provides you with safe, effective, and long-term relief of your worst asthma symptoms.
There is no cure for asthma. Because of the troublesome and, at times, severe nature of this chronic disease, managing asthma symptoms and eliminating asthma attacks should be a priority for all sufferers. Conventional medicines use either quick-relief or long-term control medicines to treat asthma. However, these pharmaceuticals fail to address underlying nutritional factors that are at play in the disease.
It has long been established that proper nutrition can be a formidable tool in your attempt to manage allergies and asthma. In fact, asthma sufferers are far more likely to suffer from nutrient deficiencies than persons without the disease; especially those nutrients needed to combat a physiological reaction to a given trigger.
Oxy-17 has been designed to promote a nutritional balance in your body. Not only does this formula 'shore up' underlying nutrient deficiencies, the inclusion of unique botanicals into this potent formula ensures that bronchial difficulties are lessened and immunological functioning strengthened.
The customer below is a very athletic individual who was tired of being restricted by his asthma. Here is what he wrote:
"I was a very active athlete in high school. After I graduated, I stayed extremely active becoming a competitive tri-athlete.
I train as hard as my body would let me. My frequent asthma attacks were holding me back. I decided that since I supplement proteins and amino acids into my diet as part of my training, I should look for something for my asthma.
This is when I found Oxy-17. I added it to my daily regimen of training and diet. After 8 weeks of use I noticed that I was training much harder and my asthma had literally become a non-existent factor. My asthma attacks have been cut by 80%."