What is asthma?
Asthma which is also known as bronchial asthma is a chronic disease of the airways which bring about difficulty to breath. Asthma inflames the air passages which then results in a temporary narrowing of airways that carry oxygen to the lungs (WEBMD). People have different degrees of Asthma, with some being a minor case, while some might disrupt daily activities of a patient, and some are life-threatening.
As of the time of writing this article, there is no medically certified cure for asthma, however more than 75% of those living with it are living a good, healthy and happy life. If you are an asthma patient, you can live a good, healthy and happy life too.
The tips for managing asthma that will be discussed here are offered by American Lung Association.
Always measure and keep an eye on your control
If your symptoms keep popping up to three or more times daily, and you also have trouble breathing on more than two occasions every week; all these mean that your asthma is not under control, and you need to re-examine your approach to managing it. It is therefore advised that you make an appointment with your asthma care provider.
Understand Doctor’s Prescription and Medication
The best form of asthma management is having gotten the prescription from your asthma care provider; take the right medication, at the right time and also in the right and best way. Don’t just choose your asthma inhaler yourself, as there are several types; it is advised by asthma care professionals that you visit your asthma care provider to help in choosing the best inhaled asthma medicine for you, and help you in using it correctly. You will be able to breathe better when you use the right medicine in the right way.
Be more proactive when you visit your asthma care provider
Whenever you visit your doctor, make it a practice to always ask questions relating to your ailment; like questions pertaining to reducing symptoms, how to use your medications and lots like that. By doing this, you will get the proper information needed in managing your asthma.
Work with your doctor to create an asthma action plan
Together with your health care provider, create an asthma action plan that goes along with your type of asthma. The action plan will include the right medications for you, symptoms you should watch out for and monitor properly, potential triggers as well as your emergency contact information. This plan should be revisited and updated each time you see your doctor.
By following the above discussed steps and tips, you will be able to manage your asthma correctly, and live a good, healthy and happy life.
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