Treating Asthma

Asthmastics usually bring asthma inhalers with them. In case of asthmatic attack, the inhaler is crucial to provide immediate therapy. An attack is an emergency and should be given prompt attention lest the condition may worsen.

Asthma inhalers have ingredients that relieve the inflamed lungs and respiratory parts that become constricted during an asthma attack. Bronchospasm is the most common effect of an attack. Inhalers take immediate effect on the airways thus is more preferred than oral medications.

Beside the asthma inhaler, there are also other treatments available. The type of treatment, however, is a case to case basis. You should always consult with your doctor on which type of treatment is most appropriate for you. Treatment for a person is not always the right one for another. It always depends on the causes, triggers, risk factors, severity of condition, and over all health of the person. Every person should be closely monitored after seeing a doctor so that proper treatment and care is given to the asthmatic person. There should be a asthma management plan worked out with your doctor.

A good treatment plan may include being desensitized from agents that cause the signs of asthma. Others may require certain medications that are meant to control the severity and frequency of the attacks.

Since asthma is a chronic condition, there is no absolute cure for it. The best thing you can do is to find a treatment plan that is most appropriate to your specific condition. Work out a management plan that will prevent asthma attacks and give emergency cure when one happens.Your plan should both be to prevent and to provide immediate relief.

Ensure that you understand the uses and precautions of inhalers and nebulizers. Be guided accordingly on how to properly use each agent and what are the emergency measures to watch out for. Have an open communication with your doctor and ask all the questions and doubts you have in mind. Clarify all issues and seek proper advice. Do not self-medicate and do not presume. It is always best to be safe. Ask and make sure you understand.

Treating asthma is possible and can be effective if one only knows how to ask and seek prompt guidance from authorized persons like the doctor and care provider such as a nurse who is experienced and well-trained with asthma cases. It can also help to research and read materials and seek clarifications as needed.

Natural Asthma Treatment – Sea Salt and Water

One of the most powerful natural asthma treatment may be found in your own kitchen! Sea salt and water intake is a potent alternative for asthma therapy. The next time you have an asthma attack, try putting a pinch of sea salt under your tongue, and drink a large glass of water. If this does not work immediately, do not panic. Try another of salt with another glass of warm water.

Sea salt is a very powerful natural antihistamine. It can also be used in an inhaler, without the harmful side effects of most medical drugs. Taking a pinch of sea salt along with the water helps to break up the mucus plugs in the lungs, get rid of the sticky phlegm and stop that persistent dry cough that mostly accompanies asthma attacks. It is also a natural antiseptic that helps your body to fight off germs and bacteria and helps to keep your body’s electrolytes in a healthy balance.

Many people are also unknowingly suffering from dehydration. In today’s hectic lifestyle, many people are not drinking enough water. To make matters worse, they routinely drink coffee and tea in place of pure water. Drinks like coffee and tea are diuretics which make your body lose even more water. When you do not drink enough water to properly hydrate your body, your air passages tend to close in an attempt to keep water from escaping as vapor. Drinking plenty of water throughout the day to keep your body hydrated will address this problem.

Begin drinking half of your body weight every day in ounces of water (recommended at least 8 glasses of water a day) and take a little bit of natural sea salt along with the water. Allow your body to get accustomed to this routine by making sure that you do not drink a whole gallon of water in one sitting. Split up the drinking throughout the day so that your body is able to properly absorb the water and you do not flood your system all at one time. This will keep your body hydrated throughout the day, and ward off asthma attacks naturally.

If you have been doing this routine daily, and the asthma condition has not improved, perhaps, it is time to look at other possible causes as well. Work related asthma is a common cause for many people, and warrants further investigation on your part.