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“You Can Control Your Asthma”

“You Can Control Your Asthma”

Posted at May 7, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
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On World Asthma Day, Diet Mantra supports the theme “You Can Control Your Asthma” and shares prevention strategies to avoid Asthmatic attack.
If one has asthma, one need to reduce the exposure to asthma triggers. Asthma triggers can aggravate asthma symptoms — coughing, wheezing, and difficulty catching breath. One should keep following precautions in mind…
Identify Triggers for Asthma Prevention: Some asthma triggers may include:
• Air pollution
• Allergies
• Cold air
• A cold or flu virus
• Sinusitis
• Smoke
• Fragrances

It’s vital to learn to identify your asthma triggers and take steps to avoid them.
Avoid Colds to Prevent Asthma: Do what you can to stay well. Avoid close contact with people who have a cold or the flu since your asthma symptoms may worsen if you catch the infection from them.
Get a Flu Vaccine for Asthma Prevention: Get a flu shot every year to protect against the flu virus, which almost always makes asthma much worse for days to weeks. People with asthma are more likely to have complications from the flu, such as pneumonia, and are more likely to be hospitalized because of the flu.
Do not allow pets in bedrooms or on furniture: Pet dander – a common asthma trigger – is often difficult to avoid entirely because for many of us, our pets are just like members of the family.
Fix leaky faucets: Mold is a common asthma trigger. To reduce mold in your home, remove household plants and keep bathrooms clean and dry by opening a window or using a bathroom fan during showers or baths.
Reduce stress: Intense emotions and worry often worsen asthma symptoms so take steps to relieve stress in your life. Make time for things you enjoy doing – and for relaxation
Talk to your child’s teachers and coaches: Chalk dust can trigger an asthma attack – so it may be helpful for your child to sit away from chalkboards in class.
Maintain your weight: Obesity is associated with more severe asthma so you want to take steps to maintain a healthy weight.
Eat healthy: Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. Eat foods with omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids — found in fish like salmon, tuna, and sardines and some plant sources, like flaxseed — are believed to have a number of health benefits.

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