9 easy lifestyle changes to control bronchial asthma
Did you know that it's possible to control bronchial asthma with simple lifestyle changes? Let us vow to not let it overpower your children and become their enemy number one
Handling a child with bronchial asthma can be very difficult, and that’s an understatement. Nonetheless, there are some lifestyle changes that you can make to help your child.
- Maintain low humidity at home. Damp climates do not allow this possibility so it would be a good idea to invest in a dehumidifier.
- Keep indoor air clean. Particle filters help. Get your air conditioners routinely serviced to ensure that you are breathing in clean air.
- Reduce pet dander. Pet dander, a combination of hair and dead skin, can be really bad for asthma patients. It’s best to avoid pets in such cases and if that’s not a possibility, it’s important to regularly bathe and groom your pets.
- Use your air conditioner. Airborne pollen from trees, grasses and weeds and dust mites can be immediate triggers for an asthma attack. Air conditioners must be used in such cases.
- Clean. Clean. Clean. Dust aggravates nighttime symptoms especially and we cannot overemphasize the need to reduce the presence of dust. Carpets are a strict no-no. Wash bed sheets, pillow covers and curtains and other linen regularly.
- Reduce your child's exposure to cold air. If you live in a dry and cold climate area, ensure that your child’s wears a facemask when outdoors.
- Exercise. Asthma must not be the reason behind not exercising. Regular exercise reduces symptoms and is very important for your child’s health.
- Eat healthy, maintain weight. Being overweight can be detrimental to asthma patients, and it exposes them to other health problems.
- Relieve heartburn. Acid reflux or severe heartburn could aggravate your child’s symptoms. Get him to eat healthy and on time to keep heartburn under check.
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