Controlling Your Asthma Condition
Asthma is a long-term ailment without a cure; however, the objective of treatment is to manage it. Some people in managing the disease has done much harm than go. Nevertheless, if you are looking out for a good control, it will comprise of
- Preventing troublesome and chronic symptoms including shortness of breath and coughing
- Helping you to maintain a good lung function
- Minimize any requirement for quick relief medicines
- Preventing asthmatic attacks, which could result in hospital stay or emergency room
- Controlling your level of normal activity and sleeping throughout the night.
In trying to control this disease, collaborating with your doctor is very important if you want to manage it properly. Active roles can be taken especially for children from 10 years above in caring for themselves. This active role involves:
- Collaborating with your physician in treating other conditions or ailments, which could cause an interruption with the management of the condition.
- Shunning things that have the tendency of aggravating the condition. These are known as asthma triggers. Nevertheless, physical activity is one trigger you should not avoid. It is one of the crucial parts in living a healthy lifestyle. In situation like this, ensure you consult with your doctor about medications that could make you stay active
- Collaborate with your health care providers or doctor in creating and following an action plan for patients with this condition.
Follow an Action Plan
You can collaborate with your physician in creating your own personal plan. This plan will further explain what your daily treatments will be such as medicines to take and at what time. This plan will also help you in explaining when a doctor is required or time to visit the emergency room. Perhaps your kid has this condition, people who attend to and care for such child should be told about the action plan. This include school teachers, babysitters etc. they can help you in ensuring your kid follow these action plans.