Making The Most Out Of Life With Asthma Asthma is a very serious condition, but it does not have to control your life. Thanks to tried and true medicines and changes in lifestyle, you do have options in making it easier to live with asthma. If you want to know exactly what you need to do to control your asthma continue reading this article.
Any and all types of smoke will aggravate asthma. If you smoke, you should quit as soon as you can. There are many options available from patches to medicines to help you if you find it difficult. Doing this for yourself will improve your health and reduce your risk of having an asthma attack. If you have a fireplace you may want to consider not using it. In addition to the smoke involved, it also produces a great deal of dust. If you have someone that lives in your home that smokes you should ask them to smoke outside. If they are combative, kindly explain to them what it means for your health and quality of life. If they care about you they will respect your request.
No matter what health conditions you have, you should always work hard to maintain the highest level of health possible. This requires that you eat right, drink plenty of water and exercise to the level at which you feel comfortable. Doing this will help your lungs to maintain their optimal functioning, which of course will reduce your asthma symptoms.
Take any and all medicines that you have been prescribed exactly as they have been prescribed. If you do not follow your doctor's orders, you are putting yourself at high risk of having a severe asthma attack. Even if you are fortunate enough to get help in time, you still end up in the emergency room for hours at least, and likely will cause others to worry about you. You need to be responsible when it comes to your asthma to protect your family and yourself from undue stress.
If you have asthma, you need to understand what types of environments are likely to cause you to have a reaction. Almost all asthma sufferers are sensitive to dusty areas. If you work in a dusty area, like a warehouse of unkempt office, you are going to suffer more asthma related symptoms than if you work in a clean environment. The same might be true for you in moist areas as well. If you go on vacation and have repeated asthma attacks, you might be allergic to something in that area. Take note and avoid that place in the future.
If you do have an asthma attack, you need to stay calm. Do not become upset, but instead try to
breath slowly so that you can focus on getting to your medication. If you panic, you could end up passing out, which can be fatal.
You already know how important it is to control your asthma, but now that you have read this article you know how. Put these tips to use if you want to live better with your asthma. For more help click here
Published on May 12, 2012