How to take care of asthma

Sometimes, it may happen that you may feel difficulty in breathing along with tightness in the chest and a whizzing sound while breathing or experiencing difficulty while performing some physical activities. According to doctors, this whizzing sound is a common sign that implies respiratory disorder.

One of the common respiratory disorders can be asthma. It can affect anyone, adults as well as children. Asthma is an inflammatory disease that affects the lungs, when there is narrowing or swelling of airways. The obstruction in the airway does not allow the right amount of oxygen to enter the lungs and as a consequence you feel breathlessness or difficulty in breathing.

There are various factors that trigger asthma. It may be genetic or hereditary, which is passed on from one generation to the next generations, or maybe due to a history of severe chronic viral infections. However, hygiene can be another cause, if the child is exposed to bacteria at an early stage.


Symptoms of asthma

There are some common symptoms of asthma symptoms, which are as follows:

1.Experiencing a cough, especially at night

2.Difficulty in breathing

3.Experiencing tightness in chest

4.Experiencing shortness of breath

5.Experiencing whizzing sound while breathing



Getting to know of these symptoms early can help you avoid or control your asthma. Always follow your doctor’s advice and medications. The medications will help you to experience:

1.Better sleep

2.Less difficulty in breathing

3.Decrease in whizzing and coughing

4.Doing physical activity in a better way


How to take care of asthma

It has been found that asthma is stimulated by the allergens such as pollen or smoke or dust particles, which are affect our respiration. So, to check asthma attacks you must track these common allergens and stay a safe distance from these unwanted particles. Some common precautions can help you prevent asthma.


Common precautions:  

1.Regular cleaning up the house to keep away dust particles, moulds off.

2.Be careful with pollen and pet hair. Avoid the exposure.

3.If you experience problem, avoid burning incense sticks or wood

4.Quit smoking and avoid passive smoking, too.

5.Avoid doing physical activities, if you experience breathing problem.

6.Take precautions during extreme weather conditions.


Home Remedies for Asthma Attack

You may take the precautions enlisted below along with the prescribed medicines as advised by your doctor to keep a check on asthma attacks.

Change in diet: Certain food allergens are said to trigger asthma symptoms. Try to track such food items. Research has shown that being overweight increases the conditions of asthma. Hence, it is advised to consume more fruits and vegetables rich in Vitamin C & E to reduce inflammation around the airways.

Tea and coffee: Tea and coffee contain caffeine, a bronchodilator that is responsible for respiratory muscle fatigue. It helps you to improve the function of the airways though up to a limited time after consumption.

Breathing exercise and yoga: Breathing techniques and yoga help reduce the frequency of asthma attacks. Practice slow and gentle breathing, as it helps to reduce the symptoms of asthma because it raises carbon dioxide levels in the body. Yoga, on the other hand, helps you enhance flexibility, thereby reducing the stress that is said to trigger asthma.

Garlic and ginger: Asthma is an anti-inflammatory disease. Hence, it can be relieved by having garlic or ginger. Garlic and ginger contain anti-inflammatory properties which subside the symptoms causing asthma.

Lavender oil: It is been found out that people having asthma use lavender oil. This is because lavender oil has anti-inflammatory properties that helps reduce inflammation from allergies and as such help people check the bad effects of asthma.

Honey: Honey is used as an effective substance to prevent cold and also helps soothe the throat and reduce cough. As such, honey with warm water is recommended to relieve the symptoms of asthma.



Though asthma is a treatable disease, there is no permanent cure for asthma at present. However, it is possible to live a healthy life if you follow certain instructions and doctor’s advice. These natural remedies are known to reduce symptoms and asthma attacks. Moreover, it is been found that if these home remedies and lifestyle changes are practiced with avoiding allergens and following proper medication and doctor’s advice, you can be able to put a check on asthma attack to some extent and enjoy a better life. Many doctors claim that the treatments used for asthma are effective, and some people have been almost cured.

With experienced and skilled Pulmonologists, medical staff and backed by cutting-edge technology, we at Neotia Getwel Multispecialty Hospital offer a wide range of treatments for diseases related to lungs and respiratory tract including asthma, sleeping disorders, reactive airway diseases, infectious lung diseases etc. We also provide round-the-clock treatment for respiratory critical care patients.



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