¶Of the difficultie of brea∣thing. Cap. 29.
DIfficultie and hardnesse of brething,* is called Asma, and commeth of dou∣ble cause. Of drinesse that straineth the lungs: for when ye lunges cannot fréely open and close, there followeth Asma: or when the lunges to let by some hu∣mour that is gathered in the vttermost parts of the lunges, they are pressed and wrong therewith, that they maye not freely open and close, and then is a man∣ner Asma, that is called Sanguissugiu••, and hath that name of Sanguisluga, of a bloder, or of a leach: for with vyolence it draweth ayre to coole the heart. Som∣time is much humour within the pipes of the lunges, which letteth and stoppeth the lunges, that they may not fréely bée closed, and then it is called Anhelitus: for in this manner, trauayleth the pati∣ent in out putting of breath. Sometime is much humour within and without, wherfore the lungs maye not fréely close and open: and then is that same man∣ner of Asma,* ralled Ortonia, euennesse of breathing, for the pacient trauayleth lyke much in drawing in and putting out of breath.* And so are there thée manner of Asini•s, difficultie of breath∣ing, as humours let the lunges in thrée manners. If it commeth of drinesse and heate, it must be holpe with Oynt∣mentes, Electuaries and Syrops. colde and moyst, and againe ward. Looke in Plato.
This infirmitie commeth by tough fleame being in the pipes,*or els that there is some fault in the lunges, that may be putrified, the sirop of Isop is good: but beware of cheese, nuts, and new bread crusts.