- Diseases, Disorders & Conditions
Some Asthma Diminishers
Without know what type of Asthma, this is hard to answer for me. Is the asthma allergy induced or because the lungs are weak which sometime herniated. Myself, I use to have asthma really bad, but mine was because I had obesity and the weight made my lungs weak. I had a gastric-bypass lost the weight and the asthma is gone. This is not to say go and have this surgery to get rid of asthma, I also had other medical problem due to the weight.
My youngest son also had asthma when he was a child, (now 18yrs) and was bad. But, his was allergic induced, because of food and some natural element growing around the area we live in, i.e. grass, trees and mold. His lungs were weak also, I got him into indoor actives that would build up his lungs; Martial Arts, dance, and swimming.
All of these teach you how breathing techniques, to help strengthen the lungs. I would do breathing games with him too. These are also good for adults. I kept him away from the foods that caused him to have attacks. I stated to notice he was having less attacks, so then I ventured him out into soccer. I talked with the coach and explained to him about his asthma. Did not want to pay the non-refundable money, for him and he not be able to play.
The coach did not have a problem with it. In fact he said that most of the kids on the teams have asthma. That is why the parents put them into it. It helps build up the lungs, teaches them how to breath. When they see that other kids have asthma, they are more relaxed.
My half sister on my Fathers side, now 19ys old, hers was so bad she had to have the nebular machine. Her mother got her into track when she was 5yrs old. By the time she was in the 4th grade, she was just using the inhalers. When she got into Jr High School she was off all of it. She is now in her first year of, College on a sports and arts (track& dance) scholarship.
I also have two grands that have it theirs was inherited from their fathers. Both were on machines, my grandson he is just on the inhaler and its as needed. My grand daughter she was diagnosed with COPD and does still use the machine, but not nearly as much as he use too. My son taught my grand son to swim, which made him better and my granddaughter is in the second level of swimming now.
Take up a activity that will teach you breathing techniques. Moderator your attacks as to how often they come and when. Also if you can afford, invest in a air purifier they are expensive but worth it. If you can't use organic cleaning products, also keep your vents cleaned, the coils behind the refrigerator, up under the stove.
Some know and Unknown triggers
I do hope this helps some, try and stay away from things that
trigger it. Invest in a medical alert ID band they can help save your life or someone you love.
Smoke and smokers; sometimes just the smell of smoke on a person or where they were smoking at will trigger asthma.
Dust Mite; use a allergenic filter in you vacuum, furnace and AC keep the filters changed
Foods; Dairy, Soy, Peanuts, Corn this dependent on what you are allergic too.
Medication/Vitamins; A lot of people do not know that both of these are made with peanuts or some kind of nut oil. Check you medication ask the pharmacist to see if your medication will cause an attack or if allergic to peanuts check to see if made with peanut/nut oil.
Also, there are some non-food items made with peanuts/nuts that trigger asthma. They use the outer parts of the nuts to make these everyday thing we use;
stuff you use for crafts
the stuff that is put into quilts and toys (stuffed ones)
These are just a few though. Check the links below they have some real good information there about this.
NOTE OF WISDOM ASTHMA IS VERY SERIOUS, IF NOT TREATED WHEN YOU HAVE AN ATTACK CAN BE FATAL. GET THE PERSON TO THE HOSPITAL RIGHT AWAY IF IT SEEMS THE INHALER IS NOT WORKING. CONTACT YOUR LOCAL EMT/RESCUE OR POLICE DEPARTMENT! DO NOT TAKE A CHANCE WITH SOMEONES LIFE!
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- Types of Asthma - Asthma.com
Did you know that there are a number of types of asthma? Its best to be informed about all asthma types, including allergic asthma, nocturnal asthma, occupational asthma, and even asthma related to pregnancy.
- Asthma Triggers - Asthma.com
Get information and learn about the most common asthma triggers and how to best combat them through education, knowing what to avoid, and other treatment options.
- Study Links Fast Food To Increased Risk Of Asthma Attack | SmartAboutHealth.Net
This a new study found to link asthma attacks with fast food. I'm so glad I'm a vegan now.
- Peanut Allergy Info
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- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Guide
The Guide to Better Breathing has tips to help you manage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. COPD includes chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both.
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