Asthma: 11 Self-Care Tips You Need To Know About
If you are suffering from asthma, consider this blog to be your guide to self-care!
There are millions of people around the world who have been diagnosed with asthma. And while many require professional care there are a few ways to help you manage your asthma symptoms a lot better! So, let's get into it!
It might seem rather strange to think of consuming water when it comes to asthma, but hydration is a major part of helping minimize the symptoms of asthma. Without taking you on an entire long-winded medical journal, basically, when you drink enough water, you are making your mucus a lot thinner. This means that you will be able to breathe a lot easier!
This goes without saying that if you suffer from asthma, you should not be smoking. Well, the same can be said for spaces where you are exposed to second-hand smoke. Try to avoid sitting in a space where people are smoking around you. Inhaling their smoke is very dangerous to your health – especially your lungs!
Establish an active lifestyle
Building up a super active, exercise-fueled lifestyle is an absolute win - especially if you have asthma. By prioritizing moving your body, you are ensuring the health of your lungs. This means that you will more likely have better lung air capacity. That being said, make sure to check with your doctor what exercises will not trigger an asthma attack.
Keep your inhaler nearby
On the topic of asthma attacks, it is essential that you keep your inhaler in close proximity to you at all times. Anything might trigger an attack and you want to know that in the case of an emergency you are sorted So keep it wherever you will have easy access, whether that’s your car, your gym bag or your portable emergency kit.
Skip out on the major fragrant sprays
We all love to smell nice (being told that you smell great is one of the best compliments) but if you have asthma you need to be careful with many aerosols. This is because they can be a major trigger when it comes to your breathing, as they affect your lungs and respiratory systems. So, if you can avoid fragrances with a big spray, definitely try to do that.
Manage your exposure to certain allergens
No matter the time of the year, there will always be different allergens floating around the air that might cause an asthma attack. These allergens can range from animal fur to pollen, dust and more. So, while you may not be able to avoid these things altogether, do try to monitor your exposure to them so that you are able to stay happy and healthy!
Double-check the food you are eating
Yes, even the food that you consume can affect your asthma symptoms. Crazy right? If you have asthma you need to pay extra attention to the kinds of food that you eat on a regular basis. Try to incorporate a lot of fresh food into your meals and avoid foods with high amounts of sugar or fats ad they will increase mucus secretion and thickening – which you DON’T want!
Prioritize relaxation and rest
Every single day your body fights to keep you safe and sound. So, if you are someone that suffers from asthma you need to keep in mind that your body is in overdrive trying to keep your body protected. The least you can do is offer your body a moment to reset and reboot by prioritizing rest. This will do great things for your overall health and keep your body at its optimal level.
Seek out support
Oftentimes when we are in the thick of a pretty tough time, we tend to isolate ourselves, but that is the exact opposite of what you should do. Very few people will understand life with asthma which is why you should lean on people who are in the same boat as you. Get in contact with groups (both in-person and online) so that you can talk things through with people who also experience asthma attacks.
Track your symptoms
One of the best things you can do is understand when your body is communicating with you. Take time out to figure out what your exact triggers are and the symptoms that come up before you have an attack. This way you are able to easily notice when something isn’t right. By doing this you will also be able to make sure to avoid situations or things that trigger an attack.
Get comprehensive health insurance
When you have asthma, it is imperative that you get professional help – this is non-negotiable! That being said, seeing a medical practitioner can be a very costly exercise. Thankfully with Oneplan health insurance, you can get paid before you see the doctor! Better yet, you can also go to any doctor of your choosing. This way you are able to get the necessary help to ensure that you remain happy and healthy!
Yours in holistic health insurance,