I have a 7 year old son and he is suffering from breathing problems since last many years. We have seen many doctors and they say he is having child asthma and also has swollen adenoids that leads to breathing apnea. Hence he has been on some mild steroids for the last 2 years now.
Although there are no asthmatic attacks now, like he had once or twice before, but his obstructed breathing which he does through mouth primarily, continues.
Doctors give us the option whether we want him to be operated upon for tonsili adenoids removal or live with his present difficult breathing.
It is not easy for us to make a choice. Although we want him to be normal and breathe easy, we are worried at the prospect of putting our child under knife. Is there any other method helping him without undergoing surgery.
Let me start by saying that breathing problems are not something I know a lot about. I can only give you ideas of things that I would try if I were in your shoes.
I'm sorry your son has been suffering. That has to be terrible as a parent to feel helpless and not knowing what you can do for the best.
I'm glad he has been helped by the steroids, but it's a shame they can't find what is causing the underlying problems of the swollen adenoids, etc. It seems to me that we often are expected just to accept that we have a problem without investigating the cause. If we could remove the cause, the problem may be eliminated too.
To me, the foundation of most health issues is usually too much of something bad (that the body can't tolerate) in our system or not enough of something good (that the body needs).
That's why I'm a firm believer in cleansing and building. I say this often. :) If we do our best to cleanse out toxins, bacterias, allergens, parasites, etc., that is half the
The other half is to build up the immune system with good quality vitamins, minerals, probiotics, and herbs. Sometimes these building materials can be found in a very healthy diet, but I've learned that most of the world rarely gets enough of what we need from our current food sources.
So, what I would do if it were my child is to start by thoroughly cleansing the system with a good herbal cleanse. For this I personally use Herbal Fiberblend
and Para 90
. (I'm not sure if you would be able to get the Para 90 sent to India, but it is something I could check on for you if you'd like).
For liver cleansing, I would also add Redibeets
. Redibeets is a whole food supplement powder made from freshly juiced beetroot. It has a range of vitamins and minerals, but is particularly effective for liver cleansing as well as boosting the immune.
Continuing on the theme of building, I'd start giving my child probiotic supplements every day to help fight off any infection that may be causing the swelling. My preferred brand is Florafood
but if you choose something else, just check to make sure that it is good quality.
Finally, I would give them a green whole food supplement powder daily, like Barley Life
or Leaf Greens
. They are very rich in vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that help the body reproduce healthy cells.
The stronger the immune system, the more the body can fight off any disease or ailment and heal the way it was intended.
I'd try that first for the breathing problems before resorting to surgery. If you do try it and still have no positive results after several months, then it may be worth considering having the adenoids removed as a last resort.
I'm sorry I can't be of more specific help. I'll do a little research and see if I can't find some other natural alternatives that are specific to your son's adenoids and breathing problems situation.