Of all the allergies, asthma is perhaps the most common and most inconvenient. It comes in many forms and treatments vary for each type. As such, it is important that you know exactly what kind of asthma you have before you undergo any kind of treatment. Of course, the wisest course would be to consult your doctor. Yet here are some things that you can consider even before you pay your doctor a visit. This information will also be helpful in determining exactly what kind of asthma you have.
In the broadest sense, asthma can be classified into either intermittent asthma or persistent asthma. Other more specific categories would be allergic asthma (caused by external stimuli), intrinsic asthma (not due to allergies), exercise-induced asthma, occupational asthma (triggered at work), and cough-variant asthma (persistent cough). Knowing what triggers your asthma attacks will help greatly in determining your type of asthma. From there, you can work on how to treat and prevent attacks.
Though asthma has been classified into different categories, determining what kind of asthma you have is far from simple. In order to avoid any kind of attack, here are some general tips that can help. Avoid extreme changes in temperature. Furthermore, ensure that your house is clean and free of dust and other possible allergens. As it is January and you probably spend a lot of time indoors, do keep the atmosphere inside as health friendly possible. Use humidifiers if you need to. Make sure there is enough fresh air coming in and have adequate ventilation.
Originally posted on August 7, 2010 @ 12:40 pm