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Some simple methods to prevent asthma symptoms

Posted Dec 20 2012 10:46am

Nowadays, there are many people that are suffering from chronic lung disorder, which affects the ability to inhale and exhale like a normal human being. This disorder termed as asthma is basically related to allergies, stress or chronic inflammation and can only be controlled through necessary medications and some prevention techniques. However, at the same time, it is also important to understand that asthma is not curable, but can certainly be controlled to prevent the symptoms to reoccur in the body. This chronic condition can also occur in children and hence it is essential to establish necessary care and treatments for them.

Whenever, you experience symptoms of asthma, especially during the fall or spring, it is necessary to consult your doctor as carelessness in such cases can lead to an asthmatic attack, which are quite severe and can also be life threatening. While visiting your doctor, they would simply conduct several tests, such as the lung function test, which can simply determine the percentage at which your lungs are functioning. Since asthma and allergies are quite related and hence in many cases doctors prefer to conduct allergy tests to find out if your asthma symptoms are related to allergies or not.

Depending upon the severity of the condition, a doctor provides necessary medications. Inhaler is one of the most common medications and usually consists of Albuterol. Depending upon the severity of the condition, a doctor might also provide Symbicort or Advair, which contain corticosteroids and can significantly reduce the inflammation and swelling in your lungs and further help you to breathe in a better manner. At the same time, it is also important to take only those medicines that are prescribed by your physician and if you are taking any other medicines for any other disorders in your body, it is recommended to take necessary medical advice from them.

Apart from the medications, there are also certain preventions that should be taken care for as in many cases asthma environmental triggers can also induce an asthma attack. The best method for prevention is to know the triggers that induce an attack in your body and staying away from them. These triggers can either be environmental, physical or emotional and in many cases stressful conditions can also lead to asthma attacks. You can also install HEPA air purifiers in your house that can keep away some natural triggers such as small particles of dust and pollen away from the air that you breathe in, when you are in your house.

 

 
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