Avoiding Asthma Triggers – Recognizing the Imminence of an Asthma Attack Can Help You Prevent It
When you suffer from a disease it is highly important to understand its symptoms and the way it functions so that you can act accordingly. This is even more important when you are suffering from asthma, as this is a chronic disease with severe manifestations from time to time, but which can be avoided if you can recognize the symptoms which signal an asthma attack.
Most people who struggle with this condition for a longer period of time have already began to feel the imminence of an attack and know exactly when and what to do. Yet, if you have few time since you have discovered that you have asthma, knowing which are the symptoms which precede an attack is almost impossible. So, here is a list of the most common symptoms which announce an attack.
The first thing which must give you something to think about is the unstoppable cough. Asthma usually is characterized by cough, but when this becomes more acute than usual and you just cannot control yourself, then it is high time that you place your medicine somewhere where you can reach them easily.
If the cough is accompanied by rapid breathing and wheezing when inhaling and exhaling, chest pain and/or pressure and tightened chest and neck, then you should be prepared to take your medication, or otherwise you will have to cope with an asthma attack, which will certainly not be a pleasant thing.
In the last stage before an attack, your palms and face get sweaty, your lips become purple and all the other symptoms mentioned above get more and more acute. These are the last moments when you can reach your inhaler and stop the further development of your attack.
The above listed symptoms are common to most asthma sufferers, but it is not necessary that they all happen at the same time. In fact, the symptoms may differ from attack to attack, so you must not expect a pattern that will repeat each and every time when an attack is imminent. Yet, it is important to know them all so that you recognize them when they occur and prepared to stop the evolution of the attack before it actually begins.
Avoiding Asthma Triggers – 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.
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