If you are one of the 20 million people in America that has asthma, then you are probably in some asthma treatment method. Asthma is a common illness and it has no cure, so the way of treating it is a bit unique and on a continued basis.
In order to be successful, asthma treatment needs 2 important factors: The person’s willingness and cooperation; The Doctor and medication prescribed. I’d say cooperation is the most important one, without it, expect yourself to be a regular customer at the hospital.
Before undergoing any asthma treatment method make sure that you understand what you’re going in to. These are important so that you are aware and you know what to do in case of attacks. Make sure to ask your Doctor a few questions, namely:
- What the procedure is
- What it Does
- What your medications are and how to take them
- What are the side effects
- How long you have to take it
- What to do in case of emergencies
Also, one of the most important things that you should know are your triggers or the things that induces your asthma. Different people react to different triggers, so knowing what yours are is important. Once you have all these information then your asthma treatment is going well. The next step to asthma treatment is by making your environment free of any allergens that could cause an attack.
- Animal Dander
- Food (peanuts, Fish, Soy etc…)
- Fuel (Diesel, Kerosene)
This is achievable by making your house clean and making some changes in the things that you use. Here are some tips to make your home more asthma friendly to you.
- Change your carpets with vinyl or marble or tiles
- Use leather upholstered sofa’s
- Use hypo-allergenic beddings
- Keep your house dry
- Use air-conditioning to protect yourself from temperature changes
- Clean your house every week
- No pets
Your car should also be friendly to you also. Leather car seats and frequent visits to the car wash is ideal. Make sure to have your car vaccuumed everytime.
When everything is set, all you have to do is follow your doctors instructions and your asthma treatment method is set. Monitor your progress and work constantly with your doctor in order to see any changes or in order fine tune your treatment to achieve desired results. Watch out for these signs to know that your asthma treatment is successful
- Normal breathing
- Less dependence on inhalers
- Stronger Body
- Less symptoms
- Better sleep
- Increased productivity at work
Asthma treatment may require a lot of work at first but don’t let that get you down because the rewards are great. Many asthmatics are functioning very well that you won’t even think they have asthma. But if you ask them you’ll find out that they didn’t achieve it without work and discipline.