How You Can Take Control Of Your Asthma

 

 

Thinking about ways you can go about alleviating some of the symptoms that asthma causes can be an overwhelming subject to even think about. A lot of people find that the more they learn the easier it is for them to implement their strategies for success and see results. This article should cover some key ideas you can use for just that.

Keep your bed linens washed on at least a weekly basis. Make sure to always wash them in hot water. This will keep your bed from harboring dust mites and other allergens that can trigger an attack. Having as clean a home as possible is one of the best defenses against asthma.

Although it may seem trivial to most people, it is important that you live near your doctor or an emergency room if you have asthma. Living in a rural area can mean that paramedics cannot get to you in time to save your life if you have a severe asthma attack.

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.

If you feel that your asthma symptoms are getting worse, try drinking a cup of hot coffee. Not only will the warmth relieve some of your symptoms, the caffeine can open up your airways and reduce the urge to cough. If you don’t like coffee, try tea, hot chocolate, or a chocolate bar.

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.

If you deal with asthma in your life, always choose products that are free of scents. Products with a strong smell such as air fresheners, incense or perfume can trigger asthma attacks. New carpet and fresh paint can also emit odors that can irritate the airways. Take all necessary measures to ensure that your home is always filled with fresh, clean air.

Avoid bringing plants into your home. Unfortunately, this includes decorative bouquets and similar gifts. The pollen and scents produced by these plants can trigger asthma symptoms, or they can trigger the environmental allergies that go along with asthma for many sufferers. If someone does bring flowers into your home, thank them politely but remove the flowers at the first sign of symptoms.

Hopefully now you’re feeling a little more optimistic with ways you want to alleviate some of the symptoms you may be facing related to your asthma. If you are feeling like the information you learned can help you then apply all that you learned. Just keep in mind there’s still more to learn and apply towards your all that you can do.