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How To Live As Free As Possible From Asthma Attack

Aug 17, 2007
Asthma attack can be minimized with some commonsense strategies. Knowing what triggers an asthma attack in you is the first step in cutting down the incidence of attack.

A good management plan varies from person to person; what affects one asthmatic may not necessarily affect another. Individual management plans to decrease the frequency of asthma attack should be discussed with your doctor. Once you have isolated the triggers which seem to correlate with an attack, your doctor can devise a strategy to avoid future episodes or, minimize the risk.

Minimizing Asthma Attack

There are common connections in most sufferers and taking heed of them should help you head in the right direction and live as free as possible from future asthma attack. Here are some precautions you can take:

1. Avoid trying different remedies other than the medication prescribed by your doctor. Medication basically comes in two forms. Short term and long term relief. When your doctor prescribes you medication it's based on past history and what you've discussed with him/her in previous visits. There is always a temptation to try something new because someone may have given it the thumbs up. Don't! If you must, always check with your doctor first.

2. Don't invite asthma into your home. Some precautions you can take include avoiding potential triggers such as cigarette smoke, mold and dust mites. If you don't know how, either consult your doctor or a certified asthma clinic who should be able to provide you with information on avoiding triggers.

3. Don't ignore signs of an imminent attack. By acting quickly to cut it off you lessen the risk of a severe attack. Tell tale signs include difficulty breathing and tightening in the chest. Your short medication should be taken immediately.

4. A healthy lifestyle sounds obvious but this also includes changing it. A change of diet may be required as some foods are known to be mucus builders. Exercise should be included where appropriate.

Avoiding the incidence of asthma attack in some cases isn't as easy as 1-2-3. Sufferers who live in high risk zones face trigger challenges everyday. It may require something on a drastic level such as moving to another area. Obviously, economic circumstances will dictate in many instances but if it means being able to live with much less risk of attack then it's an option which shouldn't be dismissed.

Minimizing asthma attack should you be your first objective. While we're told there is no known cure, asthma doesn't have to dominate your life. If you haven't already done so, a good management plan includes visiting your doctor on a regular basis; every 3-6 months and making any necessary adjustments to your plan.
About the Author
Dean Caporella is a professional broadcaster. Don't let asthma dominate your life. Minimize asthma attack with these handy tips! Also read the latest asthma related news and views at:http://www.asthmainfoline.com
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