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Asthma? Consump Magnesium!
Magnesium Sulfate is a chemical compound composed of magnesium, sulfur, and oxygen. The drug is used to control the attack when a pregnancy, treat magnesium deficiency, problems associated with the state of the kidneys (nephritis) in children, and treat heart attack and asthma.
Magnesium is known as one of the important minerals in the body. It turned out that magnesium has many benefits for our bodies. From existing research, intake of magnesium is quite a positive thing for people with asthma.
The function of magnesium in the body
Magnesium is essential macromineral for the body. In the body, magnesium plays a role in maintaining the performance of the cell membrane, acts as a cofactor of enzymes in energy metabolism, and helping to contraction and relaxation of muscles, especially the smooth muscles that make up the respiratory tract
The relation between magnesium and asthma?
Based on research, it is known that respondents with magnesium deficiency more susceptible to asthma than the respondents who consume lots of magnesium. Also, note that magnesium intake may improve lung function, particularly in patients with asthma.
Magnesium improve lung function and relieve asthma attacks by facilitating bronchial dilation and relaxation of smooth muscles that make up the respiratory tract. Thus, the narrowing of the airway can be prevented. In addition, magnesium can prevent airway inflammation by inhibiting cholinergic transmission or with the production of prostacyclin and T-lymphocyte cells that can prevent inflammation of the airways.
Magnesium has a myriad of benefits not only for people with asthma. So do not forget to have a sufficient intake of magnesium every day because a lot of benefits.
Consumption of foods rich in magnesium are very important and necessary also to take a magnesium-rich foods each day.
This can be obtained either by taking a magnesium-rich foods or by taking magnesium supplements in tablet form. Foods rich in magnesium include avocados, bananas, black beans, cashew nuts, fortified cereals and grains, halibut, lentils, yoghurt, oysters, peanuts, potatoes, pumpkin seeds, raisins, spinach, shellfish, soy milk , Tofu, tuna, etc.
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