Implementing an asthma treatment program involves both prevention and treating the symptoms when they occur.
Avoiding asthma attacks in the first place is the ideal scenario and this can be achieved in the main by simply avoiding the triggers that cause your attack.
Your first step in creating an asthma treatment program then is to identify which triggers affect you the most. How do you do this? Quite simply by being aware of the symptoms and what took place shortly before they occur.
Triggers can be anything from exercise to the family cat. Eliminating them in many cases can result in major changes to your lifestyle. What are some of the triggers you should look out for? Here’s a shortlist:
– cold air
– the family pet
– cigarette smoke
– work environment
These are just a shortlist and in the case of the family pet, what do you do if it’s discovered that pet hair is a trigger for your asthma attack? That’s a tough question to answer and not within the bounds of this article but it’s obviously going to require a major decision on your part.
Ignore it and it can come back to bite you in a big way. It’s all part of putting in place an asthma treatment program so you can live a happier and healthy life. Making a list such as the above and taking it with you to your medical professional is a good start.
Your doctor is well qualified to help you design a treatment program and part of this will be implementing a prevention strategy. Making some changes to your lifestyle will be required.
Cigarette smoke is a trigger that has to be avoided if you have this disease so you will definitely need to quit because smoking cigarettes will make the problem much worst and if you are breathing the smoke from someone else’s cigarette you are still at risk of developing an attack.
Knowing what the trigger points are is an important part of an asthma treatment so if you know first hand what causes it, trying to avoid it or protecting yourself from having one is going to be one of the first things you are directed to do. Following this system will help you to truly deal with the problem.
An asthma treatment program is like a system; it will require some discipline on your part. Attacks are not much fun at all but you can minimize these attacks by using the system of prevention.