Preventive Healthcare in Asthma: Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways characterized by variable and recurring recurrent episodes of shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing & chest tightness, reversible airflow obstruction and bronco-spasm. Symptoms of Asthma have worst incidents of occurrence in the early morning or at night time in response to exercise or cold air. While there is no cure for asthma, symptoms can typically be improved. Following preventive healthcare measures can be adopted to reduce the complications is asthma attacks:
1). Consult doctor and write a detailed plan for taking medications and managing an asthma attack. A treatment plan should include steps for reducing the exposure to allergens, testing for clinical severity of symptoms, and the usage of medications
2). Strictly isolate patients from outdoor allergens and irritants. Reducing or eliminatingcompounds such as aldehydes, colophony, isocyanates, grain and wood dust, latex, soldering flux at work places reduces instances of asthma attacks
3). Identify asthma triggers such as aspirin, cigarette smoke, pets and eliminate exposure to them reduces instances of asthma attacks.
4). Get vaccinated for influenza and pneumonia can prevent flu and pneumonia from triggering
5). Monitor your breathing to recognize warning signs of an impending attack, such as slight coughing, wheezing or shortness of breath.
6). Take your medication as prescribed by doctor to avoid any complication or acute asthma
7). Pay attention to increasing quick-relief inhaler use on physician advise to maintain potency
8). Clinical studies have shown that administration of Vit D supplements for six months in children administered with budesonide, or budesonide plus formoterol as inhaler cure, has shown to improve lung function (FEV1 improvement)