There is no cure for asthma but people can work to control their asthma related symptoms. For many people, asthma changes over time and affects their health in different ways. It is important to find an asthma doctor who will work with you to monitor your symptoms and treat them as necessary.
Asthma can affect each person differently. For some people, asthma is a minor nuisance that does not affect their overall quality of life. For others, it can be a major problem that restricts their ability to live a more comfortable life. For people who deal with chronic asthma issues, they find that it interferes with daily activities and may even cause life-threatening asthma attacks. Seeking proper asthma care from a knowledgeable asthma doctor is the key to management.
There are some natural therapies and home remedies that can help with management of asthma symptoms. Some people experience asthma attacks due to stress. The solution may be to learn natural relaxation methods to calm the body’s reaction to stress. Some methods commonly used include deep abdominal breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, guided imagery, and biofeedback. While each person is different, learning various relaxation methods can have an impact on the severity and length of an asthma attack.
People can make use of common household items to help manage asthma symptoms. Certain fast-acting allergy medications like Allegra or Benadryl can relieve some of the effects of an asthma attack when a person is having an attack that was triggered by an allergen. It may also be wise to find a drink with caffeine because it has a chemical structure similar to that found in asthma medications which can help relax the airways.
Lastly, cold air can cause asthma attacks. One easy home remedy would be to run a hot shower or bath and put the person having an asthma attack in the room as they recover.
In an article in the Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology journal, the researchers urge those who suffer from asthma to get familiar with what triggers their asthma. It can help with managing the length and severity of attacks. If you are uncertain about what triggers your asthma, you may want to keep a log or diary to determine what is causing the attacks. This information would help your asthma doctor provide treatment for you symptoms. It is important to note that patients should speak to their doctor about any plans they have to manage their asthma. For further information on asthma treatment, contact Dr. Shukla at (212) 661-7077.