Lets begin with some good news for asthma patients. The life expectancy of asthma patients is no less than any other normal human being, upto 80 years on an average. So, if you are a child, a teen, youngster and you have to live with it, atleast be happy that its not cutting off your life span. Yes, there are a lot of issues like breathing difficulties and more that you come as package deal with the condition, but working around the same can be of great help, certainly.
STAY AWAY FROM TRIGGERS AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE
If you have been an asthamatic for a long while, you are sure to know the triggers that give you attacks. It could be dust mites, smoke, cockroaches, nitrogen oxide emissions, warm blooded pets, etc. If you’re not , you simply need to keep a check on your eating habits, exercise, weather conditions, surroundings and observe. You will soon figure out the triggers that are most likely give you attacks. Once you know them, try to stay away from them or avoid them as much as possible. Stay alert. Stay safe.
THE RIGHT DIAGNOSIS FOR THE RIGHT TREATMENT
When you have asthma, the diagnosis matters a lot. The right diagnosis can help you out with the correct therapies and regimen to avoid the occurrence of attacks. Improper diagnosis is just beating around the problems and not getting to the heart of it. So work closely with your doctor across seasons so as to help yourself the apt treatment.
TAKE YOUR MEDICATIONS REGULARLY AND CORRECTLY
Sometimes, we tend to pay less attention in the process of using inhalers which are an integral part of an asthamtic’s life. As stupid as it may sound, the truth is some of us don’t even know whether we are using the inhaler optimally. The medication from the inhalers has to reach the bronchial tubes to be effective enough and for that to happen, taking the medication properly is important.
TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF
As they say a stitch in time saves nine, once you have asthma, taking care of yourself is important and could help you keep away from asthma attacks to a great extent. Simple precautions like using a scarf and keep yourself warm during cold weather, staying away from highly polluted areas or traffic and taking medications on time and reaching out to the doctors sooner in case of problems would certainly ease your life.
Pollution in India is taking a toll, particularly metro cities that are densely populated, not to forget the recent smog issues faced by New Delhi, one of its kind to see. This is definitely going to up the asthma patient count drastically. In order to deal with pollution or with asthma life long, following certain routines and taking needed precautions to avoid it, is a highly advisable.
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