The life of an asthma patient should not be different from the life of people who do not suffer from this disease. You feel your body better than anyone else, so you can do a lot to improve your well-being. It is important to adhere strictly to the treatment plan and to avoid factors causing an asthma attack. Each person is individual, and the same rule applies to symptoms that appear in different people in different ways. The most important is observing the environment. Contact with allergens (allergens), chemicals or other pathogens can cause asthma. Besides this respiratory ways can irritate strong
odors (e.g. paints or household chemicals). Strong asthmatic feelings like laughter, crying or, conversely, stress, some medications can cause an asthma attack. You need to know what medicines you took before and how they affected you. Keep track of what you eat. If some products make you allergic, then you need to refuse them. The course of asthma may depend on other concomitant diseases. For example, backfilling stomach contents into the esophagus (gastroesophageal reflux disease) can cause heartburn, and cause asthma symptoms, especially at night. It is recommended to keep a diary of observation of well-being, where you need to note information about everyday activities (for example, about the composition of food, how much you moved, were
whether there are changes in well-being due to a change in environment, tense situations, etc.), in order to track in response to which factor exacerbates an asthma attack, and that helps to keep an asthma attack under control. Below are the main irritants and allergens that should be avoided. These irritants can cause a change in well-being and trigger an asthma attack. • Cold air If exposed to very cold air, the airways may become irritated, which in turn can cause an asthma attack. If you are outdoors in winter, cover your mouth and nose with a scarf.
• Training You should not avoid training if you have asthma. Talk with your doctor and find the most suitable training plan for you. It’s important to warm up a bit before training and “cool down” a little after training. Avoid training in cold air or during flowering. Also avoid training if your asthma is not under control. • Infectious diseases Pulmonary infections – such as bronchitis or pneumonia – can be dangerous for an asthma patient. Increased mucus and inflammation in the airways make breathing difficult. If you have asthma, you can vaccinate yourself against the flu – discuss this topic with your doctor. • Flower pollen Flower pollen for the most part is the main allergen that causes many people to have both allergic reactions and exacerbation of allergic asthma. • Overweight Asthma is most common among overweight people – both in adults and children. Children who come into contact with secondhand smoke have a greater risk of developing asthma. Adolescents who smoke also have an increased risk of asthma. Adults who have contact with tobacco smoke at work and at home have a 40-60% greater risk of developing asthma than those who do not come in contact with smoke. If you are diagnosed with asthma, then smoking is contraindicated for you. Also, no one should smoke in the rooms where you stay. On the street, try to avoid places where smoking is allowed and there may be a smell of tobacco. • Indoor mold fungi Mold usually occurs in wet rooms. Inhalation of fungal spores can cause allergic reactions. Keep your bathroom, kitchen and basement clean and dry.
• Cockroaches Cockroaches and their secretions can cause allergic reactions in many people. Cockroaches are attracted to leftovers, trash and dry foods. Do not keep trash open. • Pet Dandruff Pet dandruff comes from skin, wool and feathers. Dandruff is secreted by most domestic animals – dogs, cats, birds and rodents. If you have been diagnosed with asthma, it is not recommended to have pets. If you already have a pet, then you can not keep it in the bedroom. Pet must be washed regularly.