Things to Prevent Asthma Attacks – Stress Is One of the Most Important Asthma Triggers
Stress has multiple effects on the human body: it makes you more irritable, it decreases your power of focus, it makes you lack sleep or get extremely tired in the middle of the day and it can even contribute to the increasing of the negative effects produced by other chronic diseases. It is probably the biggest harm of the society and it strikes almost every individual from the society.
As nowadays everyone gets affected by stress, the asthmatics could not make an exception. Yet, what is worth in their case is the fact that stress can further increase the asthma symptoms and make the asthmatic feel worse when stressed. Many asthmatics have claimed that most of the asthma attacks have happened during periods when they were highly stressed. Thus the combination asthma plus stress is not quite a happy one.
Even though stress alone is not capable of producing asthma, it is able to further increase the gravity of this ailment, by contributing to the increase in intensity and duration of the asthma attacks. Thus, it is highly important that you learn to relax and remain calm in any situation.
This means that you will have to learn how to cope with different situations without panicking. Also, it means that you will have to do your schedule in such a way as to have time to do each and every thing at your own peace.
When feeling the pressure and the tension on your shoulders, there are many more chances of being hit by an asthma attack, so learn to take your time and not get panicked if you do not finish everything in due time. Remember that your health must be your main concern.
In order to get rid of stress, you should also start attending courses which teach you how to control your responses to stress. This way you will be able to manage your own capacities better and will not let stress overwhelm you, no matter how many things you have to do and how many problems you will have to solve. Meditation and relaxation sessions are also highly indicated if you want to get rid of stress.
Things to Prevent Asthma Attacks – Keep Pollen Away If You Suffer from Asthma
Pollen is one of the most powerful allergens. It is well known that most of the times when asthmatic people come in contact with pollen they suffer from asthma attacks. This is why, it is necessary to avoid, as much as possible any exposure to this substance. There are some safety measures which can be taken in order to be protected against the damaging effects pollen can have upon asthmatics.
The first thing which must be done if you suffer from asthma is to avoid the outdoor activities in the morning and during the evenings when the concentration of pollen from the air is at its highest peak.
Avoid running and delay any hard work that you have to do outside until noon, when the concentration of pollen is significantly lower. If you must get out of the house in the morning or evening, wear a dust or pollen mask which will filter the air you breathe.
In addition to that, use an air purifier or install a filter inside your air conditioning, at least during spring and summer, when the quantity of pollen is bigger. This will prevent the pollen to get inside your house, thus keeping the air clean and breathable, which will decrease the risk of an asthma attack.
If you are getting out of the house during the periods of the day when the concentration of pollen from the air is higher, wash your hair before you go to bed. Particles of pollen cling to your hair and if you do not wash it in the evening, the pollen will get on your pillow, from which you will most probably inhale it.
Thus, if you want to avoid the unpleasant effects of such a happening make sure you wash your hair. As an extra safety measure, also wash your clothes the same day, so that the particles of pollen will not stay too much inside your house.
Last, but not least, give up your habit of hanging your clothes to dry in the open air. They may have a fresher smell, but the particles of pollen get inside the fabric much easier, which will ultimately lead to you inhaling them and possibly experiencing an asthma attack. Use a cloth dryer instead. It is much safer for asthma sufferers.
To get more ideas on the things to prevent asthma attacks, watch this video – How to Stop an Asthma Attack Without an Inhaler
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