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Monday, 29 April 2013

ASTHMA: PRACTICAL TIPS FOR MANAGING THEIR ASTHMA

What are the keys to living well his asthma every day? Lifestyle, development of the living, physical activity, compliance with the prescribed treatment ...
Read all our tips for living with asthma and reduce your exposure to allergens .

How to avoid an asthma attack?

Treat asthma, it is essential, but to prevent crises is even better. This is why asthmatics have, in addition to a crisis treatment, a thorough treatment to reduce the number of seizures. This is to systematically take every day, even in the absence of symptoms.

Meanwhile, it is possible to act on a number of factors to avoid crises

  • Identify the factors triggering crises to better manage or avoid them. Thus the mite allergy will have to hunt dust, ventilate their homes, choose a suitable bedding, etc.. The allergic to pollen should especially avoid outings outside during peak pollen. The respiratory irritants such as tobacco and other toxic substances should be banned. 
  • Take a preventive treatment in certain high-risk situations , such as a rapid-acting bronchodilator and a short time before exercise. 
  • Identify early signs of the crisis and treat as soon as possible: so always carry around a crisis treatment.
  • Assess respiratory status in case of worsening symptoms and contact your doctor if necessary.
12 tips to organize its environment 

  • No smoking indoors or living spaces. 
  • Ventilate all rooms (outside pollution peaks), at least 20 minutes per day, ideally morning and evening. 
  • Fight against moisture. 
  • Fight against the dust with a damp cloth and vacuum (HEPA filter: High Efficiency Particulate Air on). 
  • Avoid carpets, curtains, fabric sofas, wall hangings ... 
  • Do not use aerosol products. 
  • If you are allergic to dust mites, use integrals and validated covers. 
  • No bed of down or feathers. 
  • Cleaning every three months of vents. 
  • Have your boiler every year. 
  • No pets in the house. 
  • If buying new furniture, go outside and aerate if chipboard because they emit VOCs, volatile organic compounds irritants, like glues, varnishes, cleaning products ...
Sport, beneficial for asthmatics? 
Promoting the development of respiratory capacity, sport has a direct impact on the development of asthma. So all asthmatics will benefit from the practice of physical activity .

However, some precautions must be observed: 

  • Adapt its activity to its respiratory capabilities. For example, if breathing is difficult, choose walking or activities of daily living such as gardening. 
  • Adapt its activity to allergies: indoor sports for people with allergies to pollens, outdoors for those allergic to dust mites. 
  • Avoid efforts during pollution, pollen peaks, inclement weather. 
  • Always follow a warm-up phase and a graceful shutdown. 
  • Against exercise-induced asthma, a bronchodilator inhaler 10 to 15 minutes before exercise. 
  • Finally, inspired by the nose, so that outside air is heated as it passes into the nasal passages.
  • avoid swimming pools treated with chlorine.

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