What are some
asthma home remedies that work?
In addition to asthma foods
to eat more of and to avoid as well as using natural remedies for asthma,
controlling all the factors that can lead to an asthma attack is highly
is a list of home and environment control techniques that will
help reduce allergic and non-allergic asthma symptoms. Also
lifestyle changes that are helpful and highly recommended.
Asthma Home Remedies
Maintain a healthy body weight. Studies
show that obesity increases the risk of developing asthma.
regular exercise. This will keep the lungs working better and more
efficiency. This strengthens the lungs and heart. Start with brisk
walking for about 30 minutes three times daily.
Increase the intensity
gradually. (Note: Cold or rapid breathing can trigger asthma attack in
stress. For some people, exposure to stress can trigger an
asthma attack. Consider meditation, yoga, Tai Chi and breathing
you know that you can actually measure your lung function and predict
when you might get an asthma attack? It is true!
Buy a peak flow meter
from your local pharmacy and have the pharmacist explain to you how to use it
and understand the readings.
Maintain a healthy diet and follow an asthma foods diet.
Do not smoke. (Do we need to mention
of the environment
Keep the home clean, especially the
bedroom where you sleep.
are magnets for dust, dust mites and many allergic substances and
chemicals. If practical, replace the carpet in the bedroom with
laminates or hardwood floor.
face it, no amount of vacuuming (even with the world's most expensive
vacuum cleaner) will ever get rid of all the dust and dirt in the
carpet. With laminates, a wet mop will pick up ALL dust and allergens from the
not dust! Use a wet cloth to wipe off the dust. Dusting simply moves
the dust from the surface to the air which you will breathe!
Keep pets away from the bedroom. Ensure
pet dander is controlled by getting regular grooming.
Avoid breathing in second-hand smoke.
Use an allergy air filter. Buy
a true HEPA grade air filter and place it in your bedroom. Have it
running at full speed when you are not in the room. It will remove
airborne dust, dander and allergens.
Maintain your home furnace regularly by
changing the air filter. Did you know that most people don't do this simple
don't buy cheap fiberglass air filter. They do not filter at all. Get
one that is rated as MERV 7 or better. MERV 10 and up air filters cost
over $15 each but may be worth the money for those with severe asthma.
Have a professional properly clean your
furnace and air vents annually.
sure the vacuum cleaner you are using has a HEPA filter. Better yet, get a central
vacuum system. This way, no air from the vacuuming process is exhausted
back into the house.
Keep the humidity in the bedroom low to
avoid growth of molds.
beddings once or twice a week in hot water to kill off dust mites.
Cover mattress, box spring and pillows with allergy-proof coverings.
Sure, it will make noises and funny sounds when you move around in bed,
but hey, it's a small price to pay to avoid asthma.
Following these asthma home remedies tips will significantly cut down
on the symptoms and help to prevent asthma attacks.
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