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Asthma: Inhaler techniques





Controlling asthma through medication is the preferred method of living with asthma for most people, and can be a fairly hassle-free experience. One you get into the regular routine of taking your medication, living with asthma is no problem at all. Taking a few extra steps, like eliminating smoke from the home or controlling the dust mite population, makes living with asthma worry-free. 

Often times they reach for a rescue inhaler, sometimes an attack comes on so fierce they re forced into the triage unit of the emergency room of the nearest hospital. Knowing and avoiding your own triggers can be an important step in the journey of living with and dealing with asthma. A trigger is something that inflames airways, leading to asthma symptoms. 

Any mould in the home can be a potential trigger and if inhaled can cause an attack. Too much exercise, weather changes, cold, humidity, and storms. Changes in emotions can also trigger asthma off. Learn what triggers your asthma off and do all you can to avoid the situations. How is Asthma treated You remove as many of the triggers from your home as possible, take any medication that your GP has prescribed as and in the way you ve been told. 

Relatives should try not to smoke any where near an elderly relative. Medical Help Many elderly do not like to bother their G.P with what they think is minor problems, telling themselves it s just a cold or touch of flu etc, They do not tell them that their asthma is getting worse or that the wheezing will not stop. 

-Shield your mattress and pillows in allergen-proof covers. -Clean all areas the pet travels often using a vacuum with HEPA (high-efficiency particular air) filter. -Use a HEPA air purifier in the bedroom. -Don t allow your pet in the bedroom. Also, keep it off upholstered furniture, carpet, or other soft surfaces where allergens accumulate. 

Sample plans are available online or you can speak with your doctor and they may have ideas about what's worked for their patients in the past. For this discussion today, let s say there are three 'zones' in the life of an asthmatic. Only your doctor can tell you where you fit in this schism, what these zones involve, and about the three different plans of action for what you need to do, and how fast, in different situations.