Asthma Stinks, But You Can Do Something About It!

 

 

Anyone, of any age can get asthma, and it is quite a serious matter at any age. Look for any warning signs that indicate a decline in your condition, and seek advice and options from your doctor earlier rather than later. The following paragraphs will give you the information you need to deal with asthma attacks, and more importantly, reduce the frequency of future attacks.

Get a bronchodilator or an inhaler. These products usually allow you to breathe better a few seconds after you use them. There are risks inherent to using these products, but if you use them as prescribed they should make your life easier. Ask your doctor about what kind of inhaler you should use.

Keep in close contact with your allergist to let him know if your medication is working correctly to control your symptoms. Make him aware if your medication seems to be not working as well as it once may have. Your dosage or medication may need to be changed in order to help you.

You may want to consider not getting pregnant if you have severe asthma. Hormones caused during pregnancy may increase asthma symptoms. If you do decide to get pregnant and you have asthma, be sure that your doctor knows of your asthma so that they can help control your symptoms during pregnancy.

If you have asthma, know your triggers. What is it that causes an asthma attack to come on? Many common triggers are allergies and irritants. For some, it is exercise or extreme temperatures. Emotional or anxiety issues can also cause asthma type attacks. Knowing what causes your attack can also be what will help you find a proper treatment.

For asthma patients who are purchasing new furniture, try to make sure that you keep your windows open for a few days when you get your furniture so that it can air out. Many people who suffer from asthma find that the smells of new furniture make their asthma symptoms much worse.

If you have asthma and your house is going to be painted, try to leave your house for a few days. Spend some time at a family or friend’s home. The fumes and smells of wet paint can cause asthma symptoms to increase and can even cause serious asthma attacks.

It has been shown that if you use multiple varieties of cleaning products around your house, it will increase the chance of an asthma attack. Consider purchasing and using organic cleaning products since they are void of irritating chemicals.

To keep from triggering any bad symptoms of asthma or a full-blown attack, it’s important to keep the home clean and tidy, free of dust and other particulates. This is particularly important in a bedroom. Only permit food in designated eating areas, such as the kitchen or dining room, and don’t allow smoking inside the house at all. Make sure that the home is properly ventilated and aired out, especially after cleaning with harsh products, like bleach or ammonia.

Asthma should never be taken lightly. There are many serious consequences to uncontrolled asthma, so it is important to keep it under control. For example, carry an emergency inhaler everywhere you go and reduce the allergens and airborne dust in your home. By following the tips laid out here, your symptoms will improve and you can better control your illness.