Management and Care
Our respiratory system is like a battery in our car, without it we will not be able to generate the heart and the rest of our body. There is an old proverb that states, "Life is in the breath. He who half breathes half lives." If you have allergies, asthma, or other breathing problems, this proverb may sound very familiar. But a greater understanding of your breathing problems, along with an accurate medical diagnosis and effective treatment, can help you regain control. It doesn't matter what type of breathing problem you have. Daily control is vital to living an active, productive life.
There are many causes of breathing problems. Some people have difficulty breathing when they get a …show more content…
These asthma medications help ease or even block airway obstruction and excessive mucus production. People with asthma must control inflammation in order to keep the airways open and reduce sensitivity to asthma triggers. Asthma triggers may include: Viral infections (cold or flu),Pollen,Pet dander,Mold spores,Dust mites,Cockroaches,Irritating pollutants in the air,Fragrances,fumes,Smoke and Food allergies
Even exercise can be an asthma trigger in some people.
So often, people seek medical intervention only after they have had breathing problems for weeks to months. Often by the time the medications are started, damage has occurred that takes more time to heal.
An accurate diagnosis is important before you can treat and prevent breathing problems. Each of us is different. The specific medication and treatment programthat works for a family member or friend may not be the correct one for your problem. In fact, it is difficult to really understand your respiratory problem without a clear and thorough understanding of how breathing works.
If you have symptoms of one or more of the common breathing problems discussed in this article, see your doctor for an accurate diagnosis. Write down any questions you have and seek answers. Prevention and treatment measures can dramatically help relieve and possibly end the breathing problems you experience.