Do you have asthma? Does the coughing, wheezing, tightening of the chest and not being able to breathe bother you. Is it getting out of control? By the time you finish reading this article you'll have a good idea of how you can get control of your asthma, and breathe a little better.
First off, controlling asthma is not an easy job. But with utmost care, you can have a big control over it. Getting control is very important for your health and well being.
Controlling your asthma is kind of like an art, because not every treatment will work for everyone, and sometimes you just have to try different treatments, different combinations of treatments, or different dosages. And sometimes those treatments and dosages will change by the season or when it gets cold. To keep your attacks from getting worse is a team effort between you, the doctor, and your family.
Eliminating (triggers) substances or conditions that cause the airways of the lungs to become inflamed and swollen. Some triggers can also set off an asthma attack. They can include cold weather, allergies, overexertion, excitement, or inherited factors. Things that bother one person may not bother another.
Allergies to cats are quite common. The allergic reactions can be immediate, or they can begin to show up gradually over time. Allergies and asthma can be a potent pair. In fact, most attacks are triggered by allergies and they are quite common in children.
Doctors determine whether asthma is intermittent (occurring from time to time), or persistent, defined as having symptoms at least twice a week during the day or twice a month during the night. Asthma that is considered persistent is further categorized as mild, moderate or severe.