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Feb 21, 2009

Asthma condition or allergy?

My kid who is in Primary One is just been diagnosed having mild asthma. He has been feeling tired after school and have been wheezing while sleeping. So here, I would like to share some articles on asthma especially for kids.

The causes of asthma may vary from one individual to another and because of this, some asthmatic individuals experience mild or severe attacks.

How can you tell if you’re having a severe asthma attack? You need to take immediate action if you’re already experiencing difficulty in breathing. This happens because of the low oxygen level in the extremities and the lips.

The only way to properly address any asthma symptoms is to consult first an experienced medical professional. By undergoing a thorough check up, you will be able to treat your asthma allergy effectively. Several tests are usually conducted to confirm if an individual has asthma. A qualified doctor is the only one who can identify the cause of your asthma allergy and after that, he or she will give you the best treatment option.

Oftentimes, a certain substance is used to treat the allergy. This substance decreases the inflammation of the respiratory system’s lining. Such medications decrease chemicals which cause the narrowing and inflammation of the bronchioles and bronchi lumen. You can’t just administer the asthma medications without the doctor’s advice because you might compromise your health and safety, especially in the case of acute asthma.

On the onset of the asthma attack, you must consult a doctor immediately. Even if you’re unsure about your condition, a medical check up can clear your mind and suspicions. Certain substances and chemicals can cause the attack and once these things are identified, you can avoid the asthma attacks. Such chemicals or substances are also called triggers. Again, try to schedule an appointment with your doctor.

If it is already confirmed that you have asthma, you must follow your doctor’s instructions and prescriptions. Try to avoid the asthma triggers so that you can also stay away from the attacks. Asthma can also cause death in some cases. When left untreated, your asthma can get worse. Severe asthma attacks can be very difficult to handle without the help of a medical professional.

There is loads of information about asthma online. You can only make use of them after you’ve consulted a doctor. Asthma information is quite valuable especially to asthma patients. If you want to prevent or avoid this condition, prevention is still the best cure. Besides, medical costs are continuously increasing every year, including that of the asthma treatments. If you don’t experience any asthma attacks, then you won’t have to spend anything on the medical costs. There are also ways to prevent asthma. If the doctor has already identified the asthmaggers, you should stay away from them as much as possible.

Living a healthy lifestyle is probably the best way to prevent asthma attacks. You must learn to live the right way. Try to monitor your diet. You should eat only healthy choices of foods and stay away from foods which also trigger the attacks. Having adequate knowledge can really help you in treating and controlling asthma. Don’t allow asthma to control your life; consult your doctor about it.


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