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However, once diagnosed, there are many smart things you can do to remain symptom free or at least manage the symptoms so your treatment is just a task in your daily life. Someone with normal lung function, air comes in the nose and mouth. It passes the windpipe before moving to the bronchi that then pass on to smaller and smaller tubes, ending in a small sac called alveoli.
A common misconception is that only fur or feathers is what cause a reaction in those susceptible to asthma. In fact, pet hair is sometimes tolerable for people with asthma. Triggers in your pet may include: -Dander (skin) -Saliva -Urine/Feces -Other secretions And it s not just cats or dogs that are prime candidates for the asthmatic.
Learn how living with asthma, and avoiding attacks, can be perfectly normal and stress-free. One of the worst parts of living with asthma is living with asthma attacks. The symptoms of asthma include trouble breathing, but full-on asthma attacks are different. An asthma attack can be incredibly frightening, confusing, and lonely.
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.
Benefits of exercise include: - Heart/Lung efficiency - Strength/endurance - Flexibility/posture - Ability to relax while at rest You should always talk to your doctor if you are unsure whether the asthma symptoms are exercise-induced or not. Some things to remember: - Take medication before beginning exercise, if advisable - Always warm up before exercising and cool down after - Build up, in a deliberate manner, an exercise program you re comfortable with - Stop and rest at the first sign of symptoms - Know the environment you are most sensitive to and avoid those areas Exercise is part of a healthy lifestyle.
To find more information about asthma and assorted asthma medications, look for online resources. You ll find tons of information and even personal stories from asthma sufferers that may contain valuable tips and advice. Learning the facts about asthma makes dealing with, and living with this condition that much easier.