Living With Asthma: Discover How To Relieve Symptoms

So many people live with asthma and breathing problems these days! Is it the way of the world or just the law of averages?

There are such a lot of people in the world now so has asthma become more common because of the amount of people? Attacks happen when the airway closes up and breathing becomes difficult. It is most distressing and horrible to witness. Panic usually occurs which then exacerbates the problem. It becomes a vicious circle. Severe attacks can result in hospitalisation on a nebuliser and even cause death. What a horrible thought!

We could always blame global warming!

Another theory is that it could be due to impurities in the air due to more traffic, all the CFC’s that are used in toiletries and cleaning materials. Destroying the ozone layer etc! Could it be genetic or hereditary? Whatever the cause it isn’t a pleasant complaint!

Even the very young can be sufferers of asthma and breathing problems.

So what can we do about it?

There are the obvious remedies like prescribed medication from the doctor, usually inhalers, which can be enough to keep the symptoms at bay.

A steamy type atmosphere can help so inhaling over a bowl of steaming water with a towel over your head can make breathing easier.

There are also the vapour type remedies containing eucalyptus which help clear the airways.

Using ioniser’s to gather up the dust and small particles out of the atmosphere which will prevent you from inhaling them and clogging up your airways.

So what else can we do? We can take a look at natural remedies! Where do we start? We can visit the health food shop and see what they can recommend. Perhaps there are tablets or flower remedies or oils for inhalation or embrocation. Would honey have any benefits?

What about Aloe Vera! This amazing plant has so many beneficial properties that it could well be the answer! You can take it in drink form and with added cranberry and apple it contains pectins which will help relieve breathing problems. People who have been taking the gel for other reasons have found great improvement in their asthma as well. What a bonus! Not only do you feel wonderful but it also relieves symptoms of your asthma! Wow!

Three Warning Signs of an Asthma Attack

Asthma is an affliction many people live with every day. In a few words we can describe it as the inability to breath due to the closing of the air passages into the lungs. If left untreated it can be fatal and even when treated an asthma attacked may be triggered by many different factors causing discomfort and difficulty breathing. One of the most important factors that trigger an asthma attack is air contamination, something we all have to live and deal with permanently. Here you will find three early warning signs that will indicate the outset of an asthma crisis so you can take medication before it becomes a problem with serious consequences.

There is no age for asthma, children, teenagers and adults are affected by it. It is almost impossible to generalize on the elements that generate a crisis because each person affected by asthma reacts to different elements in the atmosphere. The majority of asthma crisis are triggered by airborne particles that cause the lungs to close so as not to allow the allergen to continue entering the bronchi. There are so many things in the air that it is difficult to determine what causes a crisis, but examples of them are dust, perfume, pollen, wood smoke and many others that with time the person affected learns to identify and stay away from them.

Many of these triggers are unavoidable which is why it is imperative that a person with asthma takes his or her medication as prescribed. Even then, a crisis may start at any moment and these are the initial symptoms that should prompt you into action. It is very important that even if a person affected by asthma takes his or her medication as prescribed by a doctor, that they keep it handy at all times. Coming in contact with an allergen in large amounts may start a crisis even if the person is medicated. The daily dose prescribed by doctors is enough to prevent mild crisis not for emergency relief. In case of a serious crisis, having your medication at hand will give you time to find medical attention.

The first signs to watch for are nasal congestion that was not there minutes earlier and sneezing. Large quantities of mucus are released into the nose from the sinuses to prevent the irritating agent to descend into the lower airways. The eyes start to water because the throat and nose are irritated and need to get rid of whatever is causing the discomfort and finally you start sneezing in an effort to expel everything that is stuck to the mucus. All this can happen in a few seconds or it make take minutes, this depends on the amount of the allergen in the air you are breathing.

After the sneezing the affected person will start coughing. This is a sign that the allergen has reached the lungs and they are trying to get rid of it. Coughing contracts the lungs and expels air with a lot of pressure which is the way the body protects itself and tries to force the irritant from the bronchi. If something is not done within a few minutes since the coughing episodes begin, the person may experience muscular pains on the chest because of the effort made while coughing. Medication at this point will reopen the lungs and may stop the crisis for the time being. Asthma medication contains substances that force the lungs to reopen so air can circulate again.

The third sure sign of an oncoming asthma attack is a wheezing sound that can be heard every time the person tries to take a breath. As the muscles surrounding the airways tighten to close the way into the lungs, respiration becomes difficult. The inability to swallow enough air with each breath forces the person to breath rapidly producing chest pains and pressure. This is the beginning of an asthma attack, If after a few minutes of taking medication these continue, the best thing to do is to seek medical attention as soon as possible. The medication is either not working properly or the amount of allergen already in the lungs is too much for the medication to stop the lung’s defense tactics.

An asthma crisis can crawl upon you at anytime and anywhere it is very important to always be prepared and to learn the early symptoms of an oncoming attack. Even if it is permanently under control, it can flare up in minutes putting your life in danger. Constant medication and medical supervision will allow you to live a normal life but it is also very important that you are always aware of your surroundings and especially the times and places when and where you feel a crisis coming. Avoiding these in the future will reduce the chances of attacks and will also help you identify the elements that trigger these attacks.

My name is Cesar Batres and I have been a writer for more than five years. I enjoy writing about many different topics and health is one of them. I believe it is important for people not only to care for their bodies but also to make every possible effort to avoid and prevent situations that can be dangerous to their lives. Asthma is a very serious condition which can have fatal results if not attended immediately. People affected by asthma should take their medication and regularly and avoid situations and things that may trigger a crisis.

Attack Prevention and Asthma Breathing Treatment

Asthma is a debilitating condition that can make it difficult for individuals to go about their daily activities. In certain circumstances, asthma can be extremely severe, and even fatal, especially among children. However, if the patients familiarize themselves with asthma attack prevention and asthma breathing treatment, they will be able to take care of themselves and they will have fewer restrictions in life.

Asthma is a condition that affects the respiratory tract. Some of its common symptoms include wheezing, coughing, tightness in the chest and shortness of breath. Each patient encounters asthma differently, with some experiencing mild and manageable symptoms while others experience serious and incapacitating symptoms. The frequency also varies from one individual to another. There are people whose asthma symptoms are far and in between, while other people will experience the symptoms very regularly. The cause of asthma is unknown, but there are a number of triggers that have been identified. Dealing with these triggers can help a lot with asthma attack prevention.

There are asthma symptoms that are very seasonal and that are caused by certain pollutants that exist in the air during particular seasons. For example, during the spring season, there is a lot of pollen in the air. People with asthma attacks that are triggered by pollen will therefore suffer from a lot of attacks during springtime, and fewer attacks during other seasons. Therefore, these individuals react to the various airborne allergens that are associated with the various seasons, such as pollen, dust and cold.

After an individual has realized this, they can be able to get better asthma breathing treatment during such times. In case an individual is heavily affected by pollen during springtime, they should always have asthma medication with them during this time. They should take the pills as soon as they notice the first symptoms of an asthma attack. These are usually characterized by a lot of coughing, increased creation of mucus, shortness of breath and quick respiration. There are some individuals who also experience sneezing, watery and red eyes and runny nose when the asthma attack starts to kick in. Regardless of the severity of the symptoms, it is better for the individual to stop what they are doing immediately and take their medication.

In case the patient still has shortness of breath even after taking their medication, they should seek the help of their physician immediately. Other symptoms that should alert the patient to call their doctor include chest pain and a change in their skin colour.

It is important for the patient to continuously track their symptoms so that they can always be ready to manage these symptoms with proper asthma breathing treatment.