Asthma symptoms and control

by Rachel on November 25, 2015

Asthma medication, prevention and treatment

Asthma generally occurs in the form of an attack. It is well known as an “Asthma attack”. Let us find some measures to control Asthma.

Regular medication :

An Asthma attack causes when the body defense cells overreact to the allergens. The substances which cause an allergy are called as allergens.
The medication controls defense system of body in an efficient way. Most of the Asthma medications are available in the form of Inhalers. Let us learn about Asthma medications which are commonly used. .

Generic Advair salmeterol fluticasone Diskus

What is Advair Diskus?

Fluticasone Proportionate – a corticosteroid It is an anti inflammatory ingredient which is being inhaled. Corticosteroids have side effects so it should be used after doctor’s prescription.
Salmeterol – A bronchodialator which has a long term action. It is listed under the category of beta-agonists. Bronchodilator is the one which extends the walls of bronchus, present in the lungs.

Generic Singulair (Montelukast ):

Montelukast is an oral leukotriene receptor antagonist commonly known by the abbreviation LTRA. It inhibits the leukotrienes which are nothing but fats produced by the Immunity system.
These fats cause inflammation in asthma. It is generally used in the long term treatment of Asthma. It is used to get rid of the seasonal allergies. Montelukast also reduces asthma which arises due to exercise.

Inhalers and Pumps :

Do not ever forget your Inhalers and Pumps. Put these essential things in some bag that you will always carry. For instance, women can carry it in the handbag and men can carry them in their Laptop bag ( which stays always with them) or their wallets.
By carrying Inhalers and Pumps , you are saved from unnecessary severe attacks of Asthma attacks. The moment you feel dizzy or you find difficult to breathe then use Inhaler or Pump to get a relief.
Preventive measures of Asthma attacks

In addition to the above listed factors, we have some more to be listed under the prevention category. Let us explore more preventive measures:

Be aware or more careful when you are in the Gym or performing any sport. Gym is a place where suffocation can take place and there is a chance for an Asthma attack to take place.
If you are planning to buy a new house or build one, make sure there is no wooden flooring in it. As this type of flooring can cause the collection of dust mites, which is one of the allergens of Asthma.
The best way to keep your home dust free is vacuuming. Especially vacuum the bed and mat on priority.

By following these precautions one might be saved from getting an Asthma attack. Regular check up and proper consultation from a doctor is required to get relief from this chronic condition Asthma.

Resource Link: Canadian Pharmacy 

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