What is Asthma and What You Can Do To Ease the Symptoms

Posted by Heather Campbell on

Asthma is an inflammatory condition that tightens the muscles surrounding the respiratory tracts along with swelling, as well as increased mucous production. Asthma can be regulated by staying clear of the triggers that can cause an attack. Some of the most typical reasons that we relate to asthma attacks are allergic reactions such as dust mites, grass plant and tree pollen, pollutants,  pet dander, toxins, and mold.

However, there are many other factors that can lead to an asthma attack, including indoor air pollution, open fires, smoking, food sensitivity, excess weight, anxiety, and stress.

When a person suffers from an asthma attack, the muscles around the airways tighten and reduce in size making it difficult to breathe. An asthma attack can range from mild to severe - unfortunately, even fatal. Carbon dioxide can become trapped in the lungs and prevent oxygen from reaching the bloodstream.

Some ways to help with asthma attacks.

  • Inhaled corticosteroids are most effective at treating an asthma attack.
  • Drink plenty of water, to keep the airways moist.
  • Practise meditation to promote calmness.
  • Top up with vitamin D.
  • Take daily exercise.
  • Practise deep breathing.

  • Whilst there is no cure for asthma there are many ways you can reduce attacks by avoiding the triggers that set it off. 

  • Staying indoors when pollen is high
  • Keep indoor air clean by using an air purifier
  •  & vacuum regularly.
  • Avoid spending time with cats and dogs due to pet dander.
  • Do not smoke or inhale third party tobacco fumes.
  • Avoid stressful situations, if you can.
  • Keep a healthy weight for your size. 
  • Get plenty of sleep at least 8 hours per night.
  • Eat anti-inflamatory foods such as garlic, horseradish, and tumeric.
  • Stay away from sugary drinks, processed foods & artificial sweetners.


    For more information on asthma, potential treatment options, and management tips, visit www.asthma.com. 

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