Treating asthma is one of the most important task for asthma sufferers. Leaving it, is a bad choice. People with asthma should never underestimate it. It's due to the possibility that asthma attack can lead you to death. And, you can’t predict them to be happen in any time and any where. Not only that, for your information, even a small yet frequent asthma symptoms can make a change in your daily life. Thus, it is important for you to take care of your asthma ,it will never endanger your life or annoy your daily activities.
Identifying the Asthma Triggers and Eliminating Them
Until now, the most effective treatment for asthma sufferers can be done by identifying the asthma triggers. Harmful smoke such as cigarette smoke, dust, air pollution, even pets or aspirin must be eliminated if they are the asthma triggers. Even though eliminating exposure to asthma sufferers are hard to do, but it’s worth it. When there are no triggers that will make the asthma attack is coming, people with asthma can make sure that their asthma attack will never come in sudden. They can live peacefully without any annoyance and disturbance from his/her asthma symptoms.
Avoiding the Asthma Triggers
As it has been known, avoidance of the asthma triggers has become a key component in asthma management. It can be used to improve in controlling asthma symptoms and prevent in the happening of asthma attacks. For that, after knowing the most common triggers, you lifestyle must be changed in order to avoid yourself in their exposure.
Let’s see, if the asthma triggers are in the form of allergens, then you should know what kind of allergy that you have. After that, make sure that you live your life with a mind set to keep out from the source of your allergy. Next, it would be recommended for you to watch out from the smoke exposure. It can be in the form of cigarette smoke or others. Avoiding tobacco exposure is the best. You can’t smoke and you can’t be near people who smokes. For your information, there has been an association between cigarette smoke and asthma. The application of law that makes the citizen limit smoking has shown a great decreasing number of people who are hospitalized because of asthma. Furthermore, active and passive smoker who has asthma will get a worse condition as cigarette smoke is known to reduce the effectiveness of asthma medications, such as the use of corticosteroids.
Other than that, you have to make sure that you don’t get to have any exposure of air pollution. For medications, non selective beta-blockers medication is not recommended for asthma sufferer to take. Last but not the least, you must keep your diet intact, too. Sulfite-containing foods is not the food which is advised for you to eat. Overall, all of this avoidance is hard to do, but it is worth every risk that you may encounter when you are disregarding them.
Lifestyle Modification for Asthma Sufferers
Changing your lifestyle must be done rights. Sometimes, people with no knowledge just avoid all the things that they thought has any relation to asthma. For example, people think that they may need dust mite control measurement. But, it is actually wrong. All control measurement of dust mite, such as vacuuming, getting chemicals to kill mites, doing air filtration, changing mattress covers have been proved to have no effect in managing asthma symptoms or treating asthma attacks. Even though, may be there are some benefit that you’ll get when you are doing it.
One thing that has been known to have a definite effect in asthma sufferers is exercise. Truly, exercise is a really advantageous work for people who has frequent asthma symptoms. Any type of exercise is allowed. But, among all of them, yoga has been recommended by many people. For women, this type of exercise will benefit them the most. Based on previous studies, yoga has been known to help in providing a small yet trusted improvement in symptoms and the quality of life of asthma sufferers. Not only that, it can be made sure that you can get a beautiful body by doing it, too.
Using Asthma Medications
But, if unfortunately trigger avoidance is something which can’t be done, people with asthma is recommended to use asthma medication. Pharmaceutical drugs and medications for asthma sufferers must be selected carefully based on many things. Among all of them, the severity of asthma and the frequency of asthma symptoms become two things to watch out in determining the asthma medications. For this case, specific medications which can be used to manage and treat asthma are generally classified into two categories, which are fast-acting and long-acting medications.
Actually, people with occasional attack of asthma doesn’t need medication to relieve their symptoms. But, if it is an acute attack, there is still possibility that a good medication is going to be needed to relieve the asthma symptoms. Then, for people who want to have a medicine which can give them fast response and short-term to relief their asthma symptoms, bronchodilators can be used. If the attack which is happening is actually coming with another mild persistent disease, then you have to be more prepared, especially if it's present in two asthma attacks or more of them in a week time. In that case you are recommended to take low-dose inhaled corticosteroids. If you don't have it, you can take other alternative, such as an oral leukotriene antagonist drugs. Also, in this case, a mast cell stabilizer drugs are advised for you to take, too. For another case which is happening in asthma sufferers that have daily attacks, different medication management is needed. A higher dose of inhaled form of corticosteroids is usually the medication which has been used to manage and threat that case. In a different exacerbation, either it was moderate or severe asthma attack, the treatment of asthma is slightly added with another medication. Usually, oral corticosteroids are added to these treatments make sure that the asthma sufferer can get to be in their best condition faster.