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Have An Asthma Plan

Asthma symptoms

Asthma, although it doesn’t pose a severe threat to life, is a chronic illness that has reached enormous proportions in the last few years. It is a respiratory illness that causes inflammation in the lungs. It can manifest in two different ways, as a constant problem, or as occasional ‘flares’, known as asthma attacks. Symptoms can vary from coughing fits due to the inflammation of the bronchi to wheezing when suffering an attack.

ASthma attack

An asthma attack can be one of the most frightening things that can happen to anybody. After all, it is a human instinct to be able to breathe, and when an asthma attack doesn’t allow you to do this naturally, then we panic. You may also know that panicking can actually make the attack worse, as one side effect of panic is shortness of breath, which you already have during the panic attack! Keep calm and learn how to manage it when it happens.

asthma treatment

Asthma is already a well-researched illness with a variety of treatments for it. The best known is via medicine inhalation. Two types of medicine can be used: beta-2 agonists and corticosteroids. The first one is used to relieve acute asthma attacks and the second for preventing those attacks.
There are other options, from steroid treatment to nebulizers that can help following a severe asthma attack. Find out about other treatments.

Asthma Sufferers: What You Should Avoid

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Asthma And Air Purifiers

Asthma is caused by different triggering factors. The most common triggers are pollution, dust, pollen, and air irritants. If you breathe-in these triggers, you will have an asthma attack soon. Breathing is already part of the body’s natural functions. Many people...

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Asthma in Adolescents

Most of the teenagers who have asthma are also allergic to many things. The asthma can get severe even if the people with asthma are exposed to allergens of low grade. Allergies play an important role in asthma cased which are undiagnosed. Other factors that also...

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Asthma Questions: Which Inhaler Is Which?

Question: I know that inhalers comes in two different specifications: “reliever” inhalers, for when an attack hits, and “prevention” inhalers for general use. However, I am worried that in the panic of an attack I will forget which is which. How do I identify...

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Know Your Asthma Inhalers

Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition that affects people of any age and is generally considered to be incurable but livable with. With correct monitoring and treatment, asthma is rarely a life-threatening illness – and even when it is, only a small percentage...

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Facts about Bronchitis and Asthma

When a medical specialist used the word “chronic” he is directly referring to a long-term and persistent suffering of a person from certain disease. One of which is chronic bronchitis. Chronic bronchitis is the irritation or swelling of lung’s airways. These...

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Asthma Questions: Adult Asthma

Question: I have always thought of asthma as the kind of illness that is identified in childhood. I’m 34, and I was recently diagnosed with asthma. Is it possible to suddenly start suffering from asthma so late in life? Answer: Asthma is predominantly identified in...

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Asthma And Yoga

Many people are now opting for alternative treatments since conventional medications are already very expensive. Medical costs are continuously rising every year and because of this, individuals suffering from different health problems are turning to cost effective...

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Asthma And Fish Oil

There was a study conducted in Indiana University which revealed that fish oil is a very effective remedy for asthma symptoms, especially that caused by over activity or too much exercise. Emergency medication is often needed by people who have severe asthma...

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ABOUT ME

Allergy Protect - Rachel Collins

Hi, I'm Rachel and welcome to my blog.

I was diagnosed with asthma when I was 15, and we can say, this illness has marked my life and everything I do in it.

In my 20s I thought I had everything figured out, but it turned out a horrible asthma attack almost ends my life. With the help of what I already knew, and some of my fellow friend-sufferers and doctors, I compiled a list of articles in this blog that helped me go through my asthma and be able to manage it as well as possible.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you find something to help you along the way.

Rachel