Asthma In Your Daily Life
The prognosis for asthmatics is very good indeed. Over 50% of children who get asthma will not have it in a decades time. Very few people every year die from asthma, especially if the patient is treated correctly and treated early on.
One of the things most asthmatics who do not know much about the disease do is take cough medicine. This does not work, infact, it makes it worse considerably.
If you follow your treatment plan that your health care provider gave you, you will find not only will your asthma become manageable, it will get better over time.
If you are a smoker, you will have to quit, there is no two ways about it, you will have to quit smoking all together. If you take a lot of aspirin or ibuprofen, please ask your doctor first if these are ok to take, as it can make your symptoms worse.
Make sure you never use nonprescription asthma medication or inhalers as these will not do the job properly. Make sure you discuss any alternative medicines you want to take with your doctor first to make sure they are not harmful.
If you need the help of a support group, three are listed below.
Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics
2751 Prosperity Avenue, Suite 150
Fairfax, VA 22031
American Lung Association
61 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10006
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
1233 20th St NW, Suite 402
Washington, DC 20636
Please click on the following links for more detailed articles.
- Coping with Asthma