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Preventing an Asthma Attack (Asthma #3)





Use the resources that you have to learn all your can about asthma, your asthma medication, and what you can do to help you breathe easy in spite of asthma. There are other ways to help you breathe easy, even when living with asthma. Get into a regular cleaning schedule to battle the effects of pet dander and dust mites, both irritants that might hamper breathing and cause undue suffering in asthmatic patients. 

Cleaning your home of these irritants can make living with asthma a whole lot easier. Asthma sufferers should not smoke, nor should they be exposed to smoking. If someone with asthma lives within the home, do not smoke inside of it. Take the smoke outside, as cigarettes can very directly affect asthma and make breathing a true struggle. 

The On Going Process Of Living with Asthma Asthma sufferers know that living with asthma is an ongoing process. It isn t easy, but it is manageable. Once you master living with asthma, you can get back to living your life. Use your asthma medication regularly, as directed by your physician. Many asthma sufferers manage their symptoms beautifully with prescription medication. 

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. Different sufferers have different medication but generally you have a preventive inhaler that works long term, and an emergency inhaler that opens the airways in an attack this is called the quick relief. 

THE YELLOW ZONE: Do your asthma symptoms worsen during regular activities? Is sleep disturbed because of your asthma? Are you missing work or school due to asthma symptoms? Are you suffering from cold or chest infection? Do you need to take your reliever medication more than four times a day? You are in the yellow zone. 

" Asthma has no set diagnosis; the journey from first warning sign symptoms to a full blown diagnosis of asthma is long and complicated. Symptoms usually: 1) Vary from person to person. 2) Vary from episode to episode. 3) Flare up and get very severe, then disappear for long periods. 4) Symptoms can be mild, moderate, or severe for extended periods of time.