Asthma is a lifelong lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways. Asthma causes recurring periods of whistling sound when you breathe, chest tightness, shortness of breath, and the most dreaded feeling of drowning.
Asthma can be controlled with medications. True. However, even when you feel fine, you still have the disease and it can flare up at any moment. However, with today’s knowledge and treatments, most people who have asthma are able to manage the disease. They have few, if any, symptoms. They can live normal, active lives and sleep through the night without interruption from asthma.
So what are the things you need to bear in mind to prevent your asthma from triggering?
1.Keep Yourself from the Allergens
Keeping yourself away from environments that might trigger asthma attacks can do wonders for your respiratory health. You can greatly reduce your chances of suffering from a deadly asthma attack by simply reducing the chances of coming into contact with allergens triggers. Allergens vary from person to person, and some allergens are as follows: pollen, dust, and air pollution. It is important that you know your allergens and you stay away from your allergens to prevent an asthma attack.
Eating can contribute greatly to your respiratory health. Just as you should make an effort to cut out foods that can increase your risk of suffering from an asthmatic attack, you should also increase the amount of food that can improve your respiratory condition. Eating foods that are known with anti- inflammatory properties might help to relieve swelling of the bronchial tubes. Foods such as ginger or turmeric are high in anti-inflammatory properties and can easily be added to any diet.
Engaging in exercises such as yoga, and cardio exercise such as swimming and biking can help improve your lungs capacity and strength.
Those are the top 3 things you need to bear in mind to avoid recurring asthma attacks. I, myself is asthmatic with a heart disease but believe it or not, I can still enjoy life at its finest. You need not to be confined in the four corners of your room as long as you know what to do, and you know what to avoid.