How to live with asthma?
Even if you live with asthma for a relatively short time, you still need medical help. You can get help from your doctor or asthma specialists and other asthmatics.
Repetitive episodes of stuffy nose, wheezing or lack of breath of anyone will make nervous, depressed or even broken. Living with persistent asthma symptoms can lead to severe stress. And stress can only double the aggravation of symptoms. So where do you turn for help and support?
We will give you some tips on how to live with asthma and lead a normal active lifestyle, enjoying your hobby, including playing sports. Here are a few sections on how to live with asthma.
Stress and asthma
Although stress alone does not cause asthma, stress and asthma are undoubtedly related to each other. Asthma provokes the appearance of stress, and stress complicates the treatment of asthma. Even daily stresses worsen asthma. Learn to reduce stress and thereby reduce the severity of asthma symptoms. It is also important to prioritize your daily schedule to leave enough time to overcome feelings of depression and anxiety.
The longer the problem with breathing remains uncontrolled, the sooner you will notice the signs caused by stress. This can cause shortness of breath, and more serious problems are possible, including:
Problems with sleep or nighttime asthma, which is the cause of persistent fatigue.
Inability to exercise sports or stress asthma, which does not allow full exercise in aerobics and fitness.
Impossibility to concentrate, thereby provoking poor results of the work performed.
Dissatisfaction with the occupation of your favorite activities, because of lack of energy and strength.
Changes in appetite due to medications taken.
It is best to continue living with asthma and fight the symptoms. Learn more about stress and the body’s response to stress. Set goals for yourself and start managing stress.
Anxiety and asthma
When stress gradually takes over you, you will soon notice an increase in the symptoms of asthma and anxiety. Since such symptoms as wheezing and cough worsen, you become more restless and then asthma begins to exacerbate even more. Asthma and anxiety are a vicious cycle. Learn more about the relationship between anxiety and asthma and talk with your doctor or professional counselor about ways to reduce anxiety to regain control of asthma.
How to find support
It is very important not to remain without support. People around you, family members, friends, employees, can give you this support. These people should not only know what to do in case of an asthma attack but also how asthma can be controlled and controlled. Support can also be found in online organizations, support groups in your area and maintaining relationships with other asthmatics. Support will help you cope better with stress.
Asthma and smoking
Asthma and smoking are not the best combinations. If you have asthma and at the same time you smoke, talk honestly with your doctor about how to quit smoking. Smoking not only increases the degree of development of asthma symptoms – coughing, mucus formation, wheezing – but also increases the risk of lung cancer, throat cancer, emphysema (another lung disease), cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, ulcers and other diseases. New drugs that help quit smoking are two or even three times more effective than nicotine gum, but these medicines require the appointment of a doctor. Quitting smoking will prolong your life and you will need to take less medicine to regain control of asthma. So think about it today!