Your lungs are responsible for absorbing the oxygen in the air around you. It is an essential organ in your body. However, there is a condition that can heavily affect its efficiency at its job. This condition is called Asthma.

Asthma is a condition that can heavily affect your lungs and airways in a number of ways. Shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, coughing and wheezing are all symptoms you need to look out for when checking if you have it. Asthma causes these issues since it is a source of inflammation and irritation that can narrow your airways. Sometimes this can even lead to extreme cases where hospitalization may be necessary as it can become very difficult to breathe.

What Can Trigger an Asthma Attack?

One thing you should know about Asthma is that it has triggers that can differ from person to person. These triggers all irritate the lungs in some way or the other, so it’s best for you to keep an eye on what can trigger your specific case of asthma.

One of the most common triggers for Asthma is overexertion. Overexertion can put a lot of strain on your lungs and trigger an attack. Exhaustion and lack of sleep can both contribute to an overexertion induced Asthma attack. Overexerting your body itself isn’t the only trigger either. Stress can also be a trigger for asthma. With this in mind, it’s best to keep an eye on your limits and get some r&r when you’re feeling physically and mentally exhausted.

Another common cause of an attack is your environment. It’s well known that smoke, and unclean air can be quite bad for your body. It’s even worse for individuals with asthma, as the air quality can be a particularly nasty trigger for them. Exhaust fumes, foul air, cigarette smoke, paint fumes and many more like these can easily trigger an attack.

What Are Good Asthma Treatments?

Asthma attacks can range from being a minor nuisance in your day to day life, to a very real threat. As we’ve mentioned earlier, some cases will need immediate medical attention. In these situations you might need to use an inhaler to stop the asthma attack. However, that might not always be available.

To stop asthma without an inhaler you need to keep your posture straight and take calm breaths. Upright posture helps position your lungs for better airflow and rhythmic, and calm breathing will help you relax it.Preventive measures are also better than having to deal with the aftermath of a major attack; even more so if you don’t have an inhaler on hand.

Besides avoiding overexertion and avoiding bad air, there are a few good ways to help ease Asthma’s effect on your day to day life. These include being aware of the early signs of an attack and various therapies that can help improve your lung strength.

Active Family Chiropractic

One thing to note about Asthma, is that it never really goes away. It’s a chronic issue that stays with a person. You might outgrow the minor triggers of your asthma, but it will still stick around and a major attack can appear out of nowhere. This is why we at Active Family Chiropractic provide personalized treatments that can help ease Asthma symptoms and minimize the chance of an Asthma attack.