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Allergies and Asthma

Allergies and Asthma

Description Of The Injury: Asthma is a disease of the lungs that causes airways to become restricted. Asthma can be triggered by an allergic reaction. There are many documented allergies that can trigger asthma attacks, such as seasonal, cockroach, and smoke-related allergies.

Injury Symptoms: Asthma is often exemplified by shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness. In more severe cases, discoloration of skin and more volatile symptoms can be experienced.

Additional Information

Home Treatments:

Asthma is not a condition that can be cured with a home remedy, but air filters and specialized sheets for beds and pillows can help. Specialized pillows and filters can prevent dust mites from being inhaled.

Professional Medical Treatments:

Asthma is a disease that is best handled one on one with a doctor, as there is no instant cure available. Asthma medications consist of long term controllers and quick relievers. Long term controllers are more preventative, while quick relievers combat immediate symptoms.

Physical Therapy and Exercises:

Regular exercise is the best way to increase resistance. Cardiovascular workouts that improve the heart rate and stamina should receive particular focus.

Exercise Techniques to Prevent Injury:

Running and bicycling are great ways to prevent asthma, but be sure to monitor yourself carefully. Regularly take medication and have a plan to respond if your asthma gets worse.