Asthma is a chronic lung disease that causes coughing, shortness of breath, and a feeling of tightness in the chest. It can cause the sufferer to feel uncomfortable in their own home and must be treated quickly if they are to avoid an attack from occurring.
Although breathing is a natural and normal process, some people suffer because it’s a bad idea to breathe deeply at all times and is actually dangerous. Unfortunately, most people tend to stay in that ‘trick’ breathing zone, instead of keeping themselves breathing normally and not allowing it to become a habit.
This is where different factors come into play. For example, the weather and temperature of the day, seasonal allergies, prolonged or heavy exercise, or being around a number of people who are asthmatic. Asthma is often caused by a lack of exercise, the ability to breathe properly, and also certain chemicals in the air (such as dust, pollen, and pollution).
Asthma sufferers also tend to put themselves at risk by not being aware of what triggers an attack. In fact, most people with asthma have no idea that they are actually suffering from the condition! The symptoms of an asthma attack include:
Hot/cold/fluid-sensitive chest, dry and stuffy nose, excessive coughing, a feeling of tightness in the chest, and feelings of suffocation. Unfortunately for those affected by asthma, these attacks are extremely painful and can feel more like the end of the world than a day at the beach!
There are many different ways that asthma is caused and the one you are most likely to suffer from will depend on the individual. As well as preventing it, managing the condition is essential in order to treat it properly and reduce the effects and frequency of attacks.
A very important factor when it comes to controlling asthma is to make sure that you are getting enough fluids. Water helps to flush out the toxins in the body and is good for people with asthma to drink daily in order to keep them hydrated.
Another important element is keeping the air clean. Exposure to the outdoors, in general, is likely to cause your body to release more pollen and dust, so if you have asthma then you should try to minimize your exposure to dust, pollen, and other irritants.
Being able to recognize the symptoms of asthma, is a key aspect when it comes to treatment. In the early stages of an attack it’s usually possible to identify what triggers it, so if you are aware of this, you can avoid experiencing any further problems. As the condition becomes more advanced, however, you may need to take medication in order to control the symptoms and help your asthma symptoms to be less obvious.
Some symptoms of asthma include feeling really warm when walking and even in the cooler months of the year. Sometimes it’s even felt as though someone is trying to push through you or that the air is very thin. These are all symptoms of the condition, and they can occur in any person.
The best way to keep yourself safe from asthma is to educate yourself about the condition and to keep yourself aware of the different things you can do in order to prevent having to use medication. It’s never too late to start taking control of your life and asthma sufferers need to know how to manage their condition properly before it has a chance to become too much.