Reducing the Symptoms of Asthma

Reducing the Symptoms of Asthma

We know by now that we need to eat the right foods, need to work out, and do stuff that is healthy for us. Because maintaining good health does not happen by accident, it requires work and smart lifestyle choices. But sometimes when we wake up at 6 am to hit the gym before work or shunning the donuts in breakfast, it’s easy to lose sight of for what are we doing all these. So here are some top articles choices that can keep you motivated to lead a healthy lifestyle and keep diseases at bay.

Reducing the Symptoms of Asthma

, Reducing the Symptoms of AsthmaAsthma affects around 8% of the population in America and asthma attacks themselves are a frightening and extremely stressful culmination of its symptoms. Living with the condition can be worrisome, though there is some relief out there for longtime sufferers and the recently diagnosed of all ages.

In this article we’ll be discussing how keeping some facts and ideas in mind can help the reduction of asthma’s symptoms: things such as common triggers and products that can help. Dehumidifiers are well-known to help asthma suffers, and assistance on how to choose a dehumidifier for a variety of applications is available online.

It’s important to know the triggers of asthma in order to help reduce its symptoms. It’s common knowledge that dust particles, smoke and animal fur can agitate the condition, as well as strenuous exercise. What’s less well known, however, is that there can be emotional triggers; stress and anger can bring about symptoms, along with prolonged laughter and fear. Other things to be careful off are things that have a strong, thick scents: candles, cleaning products and beauty products are all triggers. Being conscious of triggers and looking at your home and workplace with them in mind will help you reduce symptoms and avoid products & habits that could bring them back. Keeping a clean house is always a good start.

There is also a range of products on the market that can help manage symptoms – some more obvious than others. A good, powerful vacuum cleaner will help in the war against allergens and dust: upright machines pick up more matter while handheld devices can get to tough-to-reach corners of the house. Humidifiers, on the other hand, can be harmful to the condition, as an increase in humidity in the house promotes growth of allergens such as mold. Dehumidifiers are more appropriate, especially in conjunction with other methods of symptom reduction. One last note: be careful of ionisers – machines that clean the air using an electrical charge. These are unproven in help with asthma and, in some cases, actually increase symptoms.

There are some effective lifestyle changes and home remedies that can be of benefit to sufferers. It is possible to live with a pet, but some rules must be followed to help with the condition: never let them into the bedroom, wash your hands after making contact with them and bathe them regularly. Speaking of the bedroom, ensure that you change your sheets frequently to avoid dust mites getting settled in your bed. Hypoallergenic pillows and duvets are better than feather and wood flooring is much quicker to clean than thick carpets and even curtains can contain allergens, so it might be worth changing over to blinds in your home.

These pieces of advice are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to asthma. Other changes, such as a healthy diet , regular exercise and keeping your weight down can drastically improve your quality of life. If in doubt, consult your physician for more advice.

This article was written by freelance writer and mother of three, Kathryn Thompson.  Follow her on Twitter: @katht35

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