Asthma is a painful health disorder, which arises due to the inflammation of the air passages in the lungs, making the muscles that surround the air passages narrow and leaving the sufferer breathless. As the person inhales, a creation of a wheezing sound is made. An asthma attack arises due to allergens, stress, and environmental irritants. If left untreated, cough and wheezing can escalate and lead to a severe asthma attack, in which a person may be deprived of breathing in oxygen. Although no cure has yet been found for asthma, there are ways to terminate and relive one from its symptoms.
- With inhaled medications, like Albuterol, Atrovent, and Flovent Diskus. All these medications should be taken under the prescription of a doctor. These temporarily relax the airway muscles so as to help you breathe, and provide instant relief.
- Taking oral prescription medications, like Theophylline or Prednisone, daily is a long-term treatment for suppressing asthma symptoms. These medications relax the muscles around the air passages and allow the user to breathe easily.
- Exercise and staying fit can strengthen your lungs, making breathing ability stabilized. Take a 15-20 minute walk daily, along with a few moderate activities in a day. Eat healthy fruits and vegetables to have a nourishing diet.
- Keep the air conditioner on in summers and the humidifier on in the winters to keep the air in the room you are in clean. Clean the air conditioning vents and filters regularly to reduce allergens in the air.
- Control stress levels and be a calm person to relax your lungs.
- Drink water regularly to moisten the bronchial tubes.