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How To Properly Use Your Asthma Inhaler
Asthma Defined For those who don't have it, asthma can seem like a disease that should be able to be conquered. After all, it is just breathing. And for those diagnosed with it later in life, you may also not understand the potential severity of asthma. Perhaps you feel a little tightness in the chest when you strain yourself, or you cough a little too much, a little too often.
That s a symptom of asthma that s not uncommon in someone just beginning an exercise regimen, for instance. It s also symptomatic of being out of shape and pushing yourself too hard. Not doing correct warm-ups before, cool downs after, or keeping properly hydrated... the list goes on. So, yu see, there is no need to get worked up over nothing if you begin to experience asthmatic symptoms.
Talk to your doctor about medicating your problem, and take medicine exactly as prescribed by your physician. This is one of the best ways to combat asthma attacks, breathe easy, and go on with your life. The world can t stop for an asthma attack, so neither can you. Talk to your physician about medication that will stop these attacks, before you they get too scary and out-of-control.
When you and your doctor learn that you re living with asthma, you ll be prescribed medication that helps open air passageways to promote air flow and clean breathing. This medication may be taken every day, or as needed when breathing becomes a hassle. However this medication is prescribe, follow your doctor s order and follow your dosing schedule exactly.
To reduce your risk of having an asthma attack around animals, there are steps you can take. Common sense, again, trumps all else. Bottom line is if your doctor determines an animal in your home as a potential trigger to your symptoms, it is of paramount importance to remove the animal, or at least quarantine them from your home.
There are some things, like cigarette smoking, that asthma sufferers can never do. When you can t breathe easy, living with asthma seems like a real pain. But does it have to be? Some studies show that one in four Americans will be affected by asthma or allergies of some kind. No matter how you look at it, that s an incredibly high number.