Ways To Prevent Asthma

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If you went to your physician and asked him or her about asthma prevention, the guidance you would probably get would be to avoid triggers. People with asthma should try and keep their immediate surroundings as free as possible from the components that normally trigger an asthma attack.

There are various things which trigger asthma plus they vary among individuals. A study found a connection between changes in the climate and asthma exacerbation in children.

how to prevent asthma

It has been documented that there is a strong relationship between temperature and moisture fluctuations with pediatric asthma exacerbations, but not barometric pressure. This finding is most likely not news to people who are affected by asthma and who know that whenever it gets humid and hot, or unexpectedly dry and windy, their asthma takes a turn for the worse.

Asthma prevention strategies, like using of hypo-allergenic bedding and removing carpeting and drapes, are one thing, but how do we change the weather? We cannot, clearly, and by learning a better breathing pattern, we likely do not need to.

how to prevent asthma

The Buteyko Breathing Technique continues to be an efficient asthma prevention strategy. It is a breathing technique that provides relief to those suffering from asthma and prevents asthma attacks.

The Buteyko Method is based on the theory that chronic breathlessness, or over breathing, leads to asthma in those who are susceptible. It is about understanding how to breathe less and reverse chronic breathlessness.

how to prevent asthma

Individuals with asthma are known to hyperventilate, even when they are not having an acute episode, and breathlessness leads to a decrease in blood and alveolar carbon dioxide. Low carbon dioxide is a known reason for bronchoconstriction.

Along with bronchoconstriction, asthmatics have inflamed airways, and the Buteyko theory predicts that the inflammation and mucous formation, typical of asthma is the body's way of avoiding further carbon dioxide loss. It is a protective mechanism to prevent or reverse further hyperventilation in the body.

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Story first published: Thursday, October 27, 2016, 16:30 [IST]
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