How to Prevent an Asthma Attack 

Updated on January 28, 2020

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Asthma Attacks

We all depend on our health to execute our daily tasks. Our productivity in the workplace and the quality of our relationship depends on how healthy we lead our lives. There are dos and don’ts for living a healthy life. However, our health is never entirely in our control, such as the vulnerability of our bodies to certain diseases. Our bodies react differently to the environment we live in and sometimes there is little to be done to control how it responds. Some maladies such as Asthma affect us because of the way our body responds to the environment. Sensitivity to cold weather, pollen, dust particles, and other allergens may affect the quality of our lives. We may not control how our bodies react to the environment around us, but we can have measures in place to prevent the reaction from harming us. Doctors and pharmacists have come up with drugs that help control the effect of Asthma. CBD and metformin form some of the prescribed medications for Asthma control.

Understand Your Triggers

Asthma attacks come from many environmental and emotional reactions. Some of the most common triggers include smoke, pollen, cold weather, air pollutions, and fragrances. Another cause of asthma attacks could be the food you’re eating. Believe it or not, shrimp is one of the worst food for asthma patients. Make sure to avoid eating shrimps because it could trigger your asthma.

Have a diary that records the times that you have asthma attacks and trace the factors that led to your attack. Understanding the causes of an attack helps to track environments that may cause an attack and take necessary measures to prevent an attack. Some people also respond negatively to specific workouts that exact pressure on their body; these are also important to note. Make a doctor’s appointment and discuss some of the ways to control Asthma when exposed to such environments.

Stake Away from Smoke

You may have noted your reaction to certain types of allergens. However, new allergens emerge as you interact with various places. It’s better to be safe than sorry, avoid any smoke that may serve as a possible trigger. The types of smoke to avoid include candles, fireworks, cigarette smoke and smoke from a fire. Prudence dictates that you avoid any form of allergen whatsoever based on your judgment of a possible trigger.

Stay Warm

Cold weather especially during the winter season and when it rains form some of the significant causes of Asthma attacks. Cold climate, as well as infections from having a cold, could cause a seizure. Stay far from people suffering from a cold or any diseases that may affect the respiratory system. This also includes keeping away from items handled by an infected person to avoid contracting the cold or infection. Your respiratory system remains vulnerable, and any other opportunistic infection could make things worse.

Secure Your Home

Your home will be the place you spend most of your time, at least where you will be sleeping most of your life. It is vital to ensure that it remains safe from any elements that may trigger Asthma. Proofing your home includes having the proper beddings that have no feathers and are cleaned often to get rid of dust. When you travel, book hotels that have a high standard of cleanliness and use the proper bedding. Stay safe at the workplace by avoiding areas that have dust or smoke, which may trigger Asthma or over the long run may affect your respiratory system negatively such as an air conditioning system.

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