The asthma attacks can be scary. Most of them occur due to an allergic reaction. You can prevent that by limiting exposure to allergens. We are going to talk about some of the best ways to prevent an asthma attack.
First and foremost, you need to identify the triggers. You need to know exactly what causes these attacks. If you do not already know, you need to start keeping a journal. You need to monitor your asthma attacks for several weeks and include all the details about the environmental and emotional factors. This way, you can use your journal to find out which factors (or a combination of them) might have caused it.
Now, you need to come up with a plan how exactly you might limit your exposure to the allergens. Down below, we will talk about some of the most common tactics and steps.
You need to limit dust exposure. Removing dust from all the services in all of the rooms can be a troubling task, but that’s just what you have to do. You can remove drapes and carpets, you can wash stuffed toys and invest in anti-allergy bedding.
No tobacco smoke. Along with dust, tobacco is one of the most prevalent asthma triggers. Some might say that being a different room or outside is good enough, but it’s never is. You see, tobacco smell gets into your hair and your clothes, so if there’s no real way to interact with a smoker without inhaling tobacco. Obviously, the best-case scenario is quitting, but it’s not as easy as you might think.
Many people are allergic to pets. This might end up being heart-breaking, but it’s for your own good. Speaking of “animals” – even the cleanest houses are infested with germs and roaches. These two are among some of the most common allergy triggers. You must inspect your home thoroughly, you need to make sure there are no damp areas, no leaking pipes, no food laying around under kitchen counters or refrigerators, you also need to take out the trash every single day (several times a day, if you can).
One of the most overlooked pieces of advice when it comes to preventing asthma attacks and improving your well-being in general – exercise. You treat your asthma to maintain a healthy lifestyle and that healthy lifestyle must include physical activities. One of the best activities for people with asthma is swimming, because you are breathing warm and moist air while doing it. Obviously, you must talk to your doctor first to figure out the safest exercise plan possible.
These are just a few brief snippets of information related to asthma attack prevention. You need to dig a little deeper, research a bit more, talk with a special, as well.