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Rethinking Asthma

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. 

Asthma is not curable, and scientists are still unsure as to what, exactly, causes this condition. Living with asthma means living with a chronic disease, but it is something that can be controlled. Asthma sufferers don t necessarily have to suffer living with asthma doesn t mean living in pain. Sometimes, it helps people who are living with asthma to talk to other asthma sufferers. 

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. 

Pet dander can be another enemy to the asthmatic. Fight pet dander by keeping all animals in the home well-groomed and regularly washed and combed. You ll also want to regularly wash and clean pet sleeping areas and other fabrics that often used by the pets. The best way to cut down on pet dander is to wash these items in very hot water. 

If you're on controller medication, continue to take those until you're doctor says you can stop. 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? 

Learn the facts of your asthma medication. Know how often you should take it, how much is too much, and how much is too little. Your pharmacist can answer any questions you may have about your asthma medication. Getting into a routine with medication, and learning how to use it properly, will making living with asthma much more manageable.