Asthma is a disease that is difficult to diagnose. There are many possible causes and treatments because this disease is so common, it is often misdiagnosed and left untreated, here are some Tips on How to Control Asthma.
It is estimated that over 50% of people who suffer from asthma attacks will have a lifetime of living with this condition. Millions of people around the world live with asthma. Either as a major health issue or with exacerbating factor in their asthma attacks.
The condition may not even be detectable at first. Some people never know they have asthma, and others may be diagnosed with the condition only after having an attack.
Having asthma can be a significant source of stress or even just an annoyance for a person’s life. It can also result in an increase in symptoms, with shortness of breath, wheezing, and coughing, which can be very disruptive to a person’s daily routine.
I have never been diagnosed with Asthma, but have had serious challenges during allergy season with allergy induced asthma that gets worse with exercise.
What Causes Asthma?
Asthma is caused by inflammation in the airways. When the airways get inflamed, they can swell and cause air to become difficult to breathe.
Because the symptoms of asthma are relatively similar to other health issues, it is easy to confuse them with other conditions. For example, the typical morning asthma attack might be mistaken for an allergy issue.
Asthmas symptoms also may vary greatly from one person to another, and each person has their own unique combination of symptoms.
Some of the symptoms of allergy related Asthma might be:
a. chest tightness
b. wheezing and coughing
c. shortness of breath
d. waking during the night
If you suspect that you have asthma, make an appointment with your doctor right away. These visits are usually required to rule out any underlying causes for your symptoms like allergies. If your doctor confirms your suspicions, there are several different types of treatment. However, asthma is never treated in the same way for everyone.
Besides the obvious elimination of allergens that cause you to have Asthma symptoms, here are some of the ways that asthma can be treated (depending on the severity)
1. Medication and inhalers: these are the most common ways of treating the symptoms of asthma. These help to control the swelling of the airways, helping to prevent asthma attacks. Most medications include some form of an anti-inflammatory agent.
Inhalers are also available for people who cannot afford to take drugs to control their asthma. These devices release air into the patient’s body and can help to manage the symptoms of asthma. They can sometimes cause unwanted side effects, however, so doctors are required to weigh the pros and cons before prescribing them.
2. Breathing Therapy: Another way to control asthma causes is by breathing therapy. This method is a combination of exercises and exercise routines, combined with medication to calm the asthmatic conditions. This method is also very effective for people who cannot afford the high cost of prescription medication.
3. Natural remedies: If you do not want to take prescription medication, or would like to try a natural cure for your asthma condition, you can do so with home remedies.
Herbal remedies, such as Stinging Nettle, can be great at relieving the symptoms of asthma. In addition, many people have found success in making a plant-based cough suppressant to help ease the effects of an asthma attack. This type of herbal remedy is considered a “complementary” medicine, meaning that it is used alongside prescribed drugs and surgery to help relieve the symptoms of asthma.
It is important to note that many of these natural cures are not quite as effective as prescription drugs, but that does not mean that they are any less effective. They just have to be used in conjunction with a good, healthy lifestyle.
Disclaimer: consult your physician before trying anything to treat a medical condition