5% of adults and up to 20% of children in Singapore has asthma, a chronic illness affecting the airways of the lungs. In fact, it is the most common chronic illness for children. Every year, 50 people died of asthma in Singapore. Symptoms include tightness in the chest, coughing, wheezing and difficulty in breathing.

You may want to have your child tested for allergens so as to reduce your child’s exposure, which we do as well, go here.

Mold should also not be ruled out as a contender for causing asthma-related symptoms. Mold illness is not an allergy. It is an inflammation within the immune system caused by biotoxins from exposure to the interior environment of Water-Damaged Buildings (WDB). The illness is also known as Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS).

There is likely to be some genetic influence from the parents as well. Usually children with asthma have parents who also have susceptibility to asthma when they are young. Even the way babies are born could influence it. Babies born by Caesarean sections have a 20% increase in asthma prevalence compared to babies born by vaginal birth.

Asthma is also associated with rhinovirus, human respiratory syncytial virus and Chlamydia pneumoniae. Chlamydia pneumoniae has been particularly associated with adult-onset asthma.

Bring your child for an Autonomic Response Testing (ART) session so that the cause could be accurately ascertained and treated naturally! The treatment will complement existing medications your child may be taking. Call Darius at 94757950 NOW.