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Asthma - A Multifactorial Disease?

by M Amir(more info)

listed in asthma, originally published in issue 271 - June 2021

Asthma - A Multifactorial Disease?

Dr M Amir BDS MSc (U of London) LDS RCS (England)


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5.4 million people in the UK have asthma. This means that 1 in every 11 people has asthma. Every 10 seconds someone has a life-threatening asthma attack.

An estimated 300 million people live with asthma worldwide. It accounts for an estimated one in 250 deaths. Presently, corticosteroids are the mainstay of asthma treatment.

However, an understanding of the disease triggers has been slow and confusing with many contradictory findings. The final state of affairs in a popular medical website says:
"There is currently no cure for asthma, and no single exact cause has been identified."

The GDC "expert" also sets his learned thoughts out:

Asthma Expert Quote

However, this is exactly the sentence that comes up when one Googles for 'asthma' on the internet.

"Asthma is a complex heterogeneous disease that is often associated with atopic sensitization in children. It is believed to arise as a result of interactions in early life between environmental exposures and genetic predisposition. Environmental exposure to inhaled substances and particles that provoke allergic reactions or irritate the airways are the prime etiological triggers."

Please note all the literature says "There is currently no cure for asthma, and no single exact cause has been identified." However, the GDC-appointed "expert" knows definitively that "Asthma is not related in any way to TMD". He copies and pastes straight from Google and that forms the basis of a pugnacious charge against me accusing me of misleading patients.

So it took five minutes to copy it from the internet and then on the strength of it get me convicted by an equally inept hearing committee, of "misleading patients" and suspended. As you read on you will be able to determine who is trying to bluff the patients - The GDC appointed lieutenants or me?

No consideration about the success stories all over the internet, the loss the patients are now suffering, my very logical explanations on my website opening up the much wider horizon of Asthma etiology. The "expert", did not even bother to read another couple of paragraphs on the Google explanation of the Asthma mystery, just string Dr Amir, make his staff redundant, and keep the 5.4 million Asthma sufferers in the UK permanently sick.

The rest of the conundrum as the article continues on Google says:

"Large increases in childhood asthma prevalence were described in the United Kingdom and similarly developed countries in the last few decades of the 20th Century. This change was too rapid to be explained by genetic shift and so there has been an intensive search for modifiable environmental factors that are causally related to the development of asthma in children. Although a large number of biologically plausible factors have been suggested, most have only modest effects on disease risk."

While not giving any less importance to potentiating effects of environmental pollution the missing biologically plausible factors which can explain the large increases in asthma cases according to my experiences with dozens of Asthma sufferers can be explained by the phenomenal increases in:

  1. The consumption of processed foods and unhealthy takeaway foods seriously impacting jaw development disrupting proper breathing, in the last few decades of the 20th Century. Please refer to the work of Dr Weston Price.
  2. The constrictive extraction orthodontics in the last few decades of the 20th century (which have left hundreds of thousands crippled and aesthetically mauled). This has resulted in a worsening of the already poor jaw development initially caused by processed foods. Again this adversely and very seriously affects breathing

This kind of orthodontics has been sanctioned by the GDC with absolutely no concern for patient welfare in spite of being called upon to stop this practice for at least 50 years thus abdicating their responsibility to patient welfare. All the board members of the GDC need to be held personally liable for devastating the health of the nation by poor governance with 300 staff who spend most of their time knit-picking subscription paying dentists for poor note keeping. Minor complaints are turned into mountains. This is the only outfit that hounds its paying members squandering millions on law firms rather than efficiently and progressively governing the dental registrants.

3. The extraction of wisdom teeth is also contributing to the incidence of breathing problems including asthma and lifelong illness with many other symptoms. I have seen very many patients chronically sick with breathing problems soon after the extraction of their wisdom teeth.

The resolution of breathing problems, brought about by corrective non-extraction, non-constrictive orthodontics in most patients is a testament that poor jaw development is a significant contributory biologically plausible factor in the incidence of breathing problems including Asthma.

Asthma is actually a much more complex problem as per this graph; TMD is at the crux of this condition:

Patients Presenting with Asthma and Jaw Pain - Problems

These patients have many more symptoms all amenable to Jaw asymmetry correction. Asthma resolves alongside in every single case.

When treating the "symptom" which also happens to be the "condition" of Asthma on its own the outcome is extremely poor and many patients suffer lifelong illness not only from Asthma but also all the other symptoms as per the graph.

This graph clearly shows the poor or almost no understanding of the "condition " of Asthma by all the medical pulmonologists. The GDC-appointed "expert" and the GDC-appointed hearing committee's understanding of this subject is clearly non-existent.

In a review of most medical articles about Asthma, Asthmatics are shown to be also suffering from the following symptoms which leave the medics baffled:

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD),
  • Rhinosinusitis
  • Obstructive sleep apnoea.
  • Anxiety disorders occurring in between 16–52% and mood disorders in 14–41%.

The depiction in the graph is a more accurate reflection of patient symptomatology and a clearer explanation that TMD is related to the symptom or condition of Asthma!

So, the patients need protection with a holistic approach, correcting the TMJ dysfunction. The hearing committee, however, chose to shoot the messenger at the behest of some "gun for hire".

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The present GDC board members ought to be held personally liable and the outfit shut down to protect patients' lives. Their interference with progress and a dentist's clinical judgment has to be banished for good if 5.4 million Asthma patients in the UK are to get any relief from their crippling life-long illness.

Please bring this article to the attention of all patients who are chronically ill suffering from Asthma, all over the world so they can go to the right person to get relief and a cure. Please also bring these articles to your dentists' attention so that the dentists can realize their true potential and bring about true healing in this world.


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About M Amir

M Amir BDS MSc (U. London) Dental Surgeon was a dental surgeon practising holistic dentistry in London. He specialized in the treatment of patients with medical problems emanating from the dysfunction of the jaw joint. He took particular interest in the field of body symmetry and its relationship to health He may be contacted on Tel: 0208 780 3433 (secretary);

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