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Asthma is the most common chronic health problem in the United States. It is especially common among kids. There is no cure, but there are ways to prevent asthma from making your daily life a coughing, sneezing, wheezing headache.Asthma trouble is caused by airborne allergens. These are small particles that are common in the house and irritate your respiratory system. They include dust, mold, pollen, animal dander, tobacco smoke and other airborne irritants. The key to controlling asthma is to reduce these household irritants.Dust MitesStudies have shown that exposure to dust mites may cause a child to develop asthma. These are tiny insects that live in dust. They thrive in bedding, carpets and furniture. They are most common in humid environments. It’s their excrement that causes an allergic reaction.If you have children, it is very important that you deal with the dust mites in your house. Every house has them and it is impossible to get rid of them completely, but there are some things you can do to minimize you child’s exposure:-Make sure there is good ventilation. Open windows, keep the air flowing.-Buy allergen impermeable covers for pillows and furniture. Wrapping furniture in plastic also helps.-Clean bedding at least once a week. Clean regularly and try to keep the house as dust-free as possible.-But an air filtration system that will remove environmental allergens. This will help with other allergens such as mold and pet dander too.-Since humidity is favored by dust mites, use a dehumidifier. This will also cut down on mold.When cleaning dust, use a damp cloth. Cleaning dusty surfaces with a dry cloth only stirs up the dust.MoldMold is a problem in most homes. Like dust, it is unavoidable, but there are steps you can take to reduce the mold in your house. Keep the house clean and make sure there is never anything left wet. Keep the humidity in the house down, and check for mold in hard-to-find places. Mold likes to grow under carpets, behind furniture, in crawlspaces and on bathroom tiles.Tobacco SmokePeople are becoming increasingly aware of the dangers of second hand smoke. Exposure to smoke in childhood may be one of the causes of asthma. In addition to direct inhalation, smoke clings to furniture and clothes.The best thing you can do is to stop smoking. Failing that, at least smoke outside or when away from the house. Cockroaches can be a major allergen for asthma sufferers. Make sure not to leave any food out, and clean up any standing water in your house. Also, make sure there are no leaky faucets where cockroaches might like to live.PetsMany people are allergic to the hair and saliva of cats and dogs. If you are very allergic to pets, don’t have one, or restrict the animal’s access to the house. Groom your pet regularly. After petting your dog or cat, wash your hands. You may also want to wear gloves when petting them.Be Aware Of Your AsthmaThe only way to prevent asthma is to be aware of it. Millions of asthma suffers go undiagnosed, or are diagnosed too late.Common symptoms of asthma include:- Trouble breathing or catching your breath.- Persistent coughing or sneezing. You shouldn’t cough or sneeze more than a few times a day.- Wheezing.- No sense of taste or smell.- Dark patches around the eyes.- Constant ear or sinus infections.If you or your child suffer any of these asthma symptoms, go to the doctor immediately. If you are diagnosed with asthma, seek treatment right away.

ASTHMA TRIGGERS Triggers are basically thethings and conditions that cause inflammation in the airways andleads to Asthma attacks. The triggers are classified into two broadmain categories. Inflammatory Triggers:These are also known as Allergic triggers. The inflammatory triggersinclude, animals such as cats, dogs, rabbits and other furry animals,viral infections such as common cold viruses and flu viruses,cockroaches, moulds ( a type of fungus and often found in damp andwet places), dust mites, grass and flower pollen, and air pollutants.The inflammatory triggers causes inflammation and tightening ofairways. Symptom Triggers:These are also known as Non-allergic triggers. They include cold airthat may lead to uneasy breathing, strong smelling chemicals,perfumes, smelly spices, food additives such as saccharin, caffeine,sodium nitride etc., smoke, and intense emotions that leads toanxiety and often uncontrollable asthma. These triggers do not causeinflammation, rather they worsen the jittery airways when they arealready highly inflamed.These triggers differ froma person to person that leads to Asthma attacks. As these triggersprevails in environment, so it is nearly impossible to demolish them.You should take precautionary measures to avoid these triggers andhence avoid Asthma attacks.ASTHMA PREVENTIONThere is no medication ortreatment available throughout the world that can cure Asthmacompletely. The precautionary measures, time to time doctor’sconsultation, and recognizing the triggers that leads to Asthmaattack in a person are very important to avoid Asthma attacks,control them, and lead a normal and healthy lifestyle. You can take some basicsteps and control your Asthma which are as follows:* If you suffering from a constant breathing problem, its the time you visit your doctor and find out if it’s Asthma. Your doctor will do certain tests and observations to confirm whether you are suffering from Asthma or not. * You should try to find that what kinds of allergic and non-allergic triggers lead to Asthma attacks. You should also get some allergic test done in order to confirm them. * You should stay away from these triggers as much as possible. * There are two kinds of medications available. First one is Controller, which is also known as Preventers. Preventers minimize inflammation in airways. Second type of medication are Relievers, they help to alleviate symptoms instantly such as it will reduce instant coughing. * You should learn about the desease as much as you can as it will not only enhance your knowledge, you will also learn different precautionary measures to handle asthma attacks at the time of emergency. * You should avoid intense emotions. * You should learn to take you medication properly. As improper medication will worsen the Asthma attack. * You should visit yourdoctor regularly and have regular checkups done.* You should never avoid childhood allergies as it may lead to serious asthma problems later on. As triggers are the main reason of Asthma attacks, you should take steps to keep these triggers at bay. Here are some preventive measures to help make your environment trigger-free. Dust mites are present in pillows, bed sheets, carpets, mattresses, soft toys, and soft furniture. You can avoid them by removing carpets from the room, encasing mattresses, pillows, and bed sheets in allergen-impermeable covers. Regular use of vacuum cleaners and keeping your house completely dry can keep dust and moulds away. * If animals are the triggers leading to asthma attacks. Remove them from your place and if you can’t, keep them separate. * Try to be indoors, when the level of pollutants is quite high in the air or if its that mandatory to move outside, use masks to cover your face and nose. * Quit smoking and keep the environment near you smoke free, if smoke is the trigger for you. * Use scarf to cover your mouth and nose in winters, in case cold air is the trigger for you. * Use your Asthma medication before exercising in cold air, if cold air is the trigger for you. * Wash your beddings and carpets with very hot water, nearly 130 degrees Fahrenheit to kill dust mites. * Avoid close contact with people who are suffering from cold or have flu, in case your trigger is cold or flu. * Stay away from strong chemicals, perfumes, and smelly spices. * Cockroaches body parts causes asthma attacks. So use disinfectant cleaners to keep them away.

More than 17 million people in the US alone suffer from asthma, a serious lung ailment, resulting in 5,000 asthma deaths a year. Asthma is an allergic inflammation of the lungs, which is generally triggered by pollens, molds, dust, animal dander, air pollution, chemicals, exercise, temperature changes or ingestion of certain foods. Asthma drugs, which are traditionally used to control asthma symptoms can have very serious side effects, plus they are also quite expensive. For a detailed list of asthma drugs and their known side effects see: http://www.dramatic-asthma-relief.com/asthma-drug-side-effects.htmFortunately there are alternative asthma treatments which are quite effective, relatively inexpensive compared to drugs and best of all they are without negative side effects. However, it is best to prevent the development of asthma in the first place.Asthma Prevention – Measures You Can Take to Prevent the Devlopment of AsthmaDoctors and researchers agree that the single most important thing that parents can do to prevent their child from developing asthma in the first place is to eliminate or significantly reduce dust mite allergens or asthma triggers in the home.”Clinical studies have revealed that avoidance of dust mite allergens in early childhood can prevent the onset of asthma…” Michael LeNoir MdDust mite allergens are known to play a major role in it’s development. Researchers have determined that other important allergens (after dust mites) that also need to be eliminated from the home are cats, certain types of mold, dogs, cockroaches and tobacco smoke. It is a popular misconception that children will “outgrow” asthma. It is a severe and potentially life-threatening illness that should be taken seriously. Long term use of steroid drugs is not recommended by doctors and has serious side effects. Making these preventative environmental changes is a much more viable, healthy and preferable alternative. If you or your child are already suffering from asthma or allergies these measures will certainly help.What are Dust Mites?Dust mites are microscopic insects and live in bedding, pillows, mattresses, blankets, upholstery, carpets etc. They thrive particularly in humid climates. They live off of dead skin cells and produce an allergen from their excrement, which is inhaled.All Homes Contain Dust Mites No Matter How Clean They Are.Studies have shown that dust mite allergens in the home must be reduced to at least 2mcg/g dust or mite populations decreased to 100/g dust to have any significant benefit. There are several things that can be done to accomplish this.What Can Be Done To Eliminate or Reduce Dust Mites?Researchers have found through numerous studies that these are the most effective measures:Changing the relative humidity and temperature of the home:-Keeping relative humidity less than 50% is proven to greatly reduce the dust mite population. (Portable dehumidifiers were not shown to significantly reduce humidity).-Mechanical ventilation with a heat recovery unit has proved to be the most effective to reduce humidity in the home.-Using air cleaners that have HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filters, which will also eliminate other allergens such as pollen and animal dander.-Cleaning using a vacuum with a HEPA filter and steam cleaning rugs and upholstery regularly.-Washing all bedding in hot water (60 degrees C, 130 degrees F) on a weekly basis is known to kill dust mites. Drying bedding in a hot dryer.-Dry cleaning quilts and blankets weekly will also kill dust mites.-Placing plastic casings specifically made for dust mite control on pillows and mattresses.-Chemicals used on carpets and upholstery which are known to kill dust mites include benzyl benzoate, permethrin, pirimiphos methyl, phenyl salicylate, tannic acid, common household disinfectants, combinations of these, and insect growth regulators. (please note: some chemicals can also trigger asthma and allergy reactions, therefore research them carefully before using).

Childhood asthma symptoms alone aren’t enough to make the doctor diagnose asthma. After all, the symptoms of asthma in children look very much like the common cold. To add to the confusion, different babies can have different reactions, and they can be very different from adults.A hundred years ago asthma was considered to be no worse than the common cold. Doctors have managed to convert it to a lucrative killer disease, by prescribing drugs that the FDA has admitted make asthma worse in the long term, but offer a temporary improvent in symptoms. You can cure asthma and bronchitis and emphysema and many other diseases by teaching your child to breathe properly.Here are some warning signsSleeping baby breathes faster than 40/minute.Baby goes off its food.Ribs are prominent from the effort of breathing in.Chest is enlarged.or pale with blue fingernails.Lack of breath makes him/her cry less for shorter times.Gasps breath through open mouth and widened nostrils.Snorts while feeding.Asthma and pregnancySo much for asthma in kids. Now how could mothers bring about asthma? (I’m not letting fathers off the hook either.) Each breath you take is shared with your baby. That means that if you are gasping for breath yourself your baby is getting even less air. there is a free cure and a free emergency treatment available.Doctors like to charge you as much as possible, like any other business people. They offer us quack medicine to make us feel better, while making asthma worse, while telling us there is no cure. UPDATE: GPs keep the free cure secret because the will lose their licence if they tell you about it.Here is the official point of view of the medical industry: “Remember: Using asthma medicine during pregnancy is much safer than letting your asthma get out of control. Such asthma medicines as inhaled beta-agonists (quick relief medicines like Maxair or Proventil), cromolyn (medicines that prevent triggers from causing reactions in your lungs, like Intal), and inhaled steroids (long-term controller medicines like Flovent) are safe for pregnant women when you take them as directed by your doctor. Please don’t read the instructions as it might decrease our income.” Some of that is untrue.Experts tell you that exercise can trigger an asthma attack. I’ve noticed that digging the garden a couple of times a year triggers sore muscles. But if I was doing it every day there would be no sore muscles. Take a gentle stroll every day while you are pregnant for half an hour. Exercise is important and you should be able to be physically active without having asthma symptoms after the first few days of exercise.Prevention of asthma in toddlersNow here is where you are going to have to struggle through lies to find the truth. I was amazed at how many sites on the web still advise you to wrap the baby in cotton wool and shelter it from dust mites…bacteria… pets… dirt… and anything else in real life. It has been shown that that attitude is responsible for the increase in asthma.PhDGPs responsible for asthma in kidsParents aren’t the only ones to blame. GPs cause a lot of the trouble in their endless attempts to sell you more drugs. Children are more likely to get asthma (according to research) if they are prescribed antibiotics before they are six months old. Abusing prescription drugs is as common as, or maybe even more common than, street drug use – and GPs are often to blame. People die from asthma prescription drugs.your children’s immune system may be so weakend by steroid drugs prescribed by your GPs that they catch every disease that is going around.Danger in the showers. When chlorine vaporizes it combines with other airborne particles and forms chloroform gas which is a known cause and contributor to asthma and other respiratory problems. The U.S. EPA states that “Due to chlorine and showering, there is an elevated level of chloroform gas in virtually every home in America…”. soaking in it in a swimming pool is even worse.Sing Your Cares AwayMaldon & South Chelmsford Primary Care Trust has started a project to improve the quality of life of local children with asthma.”Asthma is a serious condition for many youngsters,” says Sarah Southerby, the PCT’s healthy living co-ordinator. “The ‘Huff and Puff’ project holds innovative classes using song and art as mediums for helping children to control their breathing.”The workshops include simple songs, rhythms and breathing techniques, to teach the children not to panic when they suffer shortness of breath.

Asthma is a problem where the bronchioles (air passages) become oversensitive to environmental triggers leading to inflammation and narrowing of the airways within the lungs along with excess mucus production leading to severe breathing difficulties. The number of asthma cases within the population seems to increase every year, perhaps largely due to increased pollution within our environment. Although there is no quick fix cure for asthma there are a number of simple preventative measures you can take to help manage your asthma such as:Develop an action plan. With your doctor and health care team, write a detailed plan for taking maintenance medications and managing an acute attack. Then be sure to follow your plan. Asthma is an ongoing condition that needs regular monitoring and treatment. Taking control of your treatment can make you feel more in control of your life in general.House dust exposure can be lessened by using bare floors, vacuuming frequently, and changing furnace and air cooler filters frequently. You should avoid using feather, wool, or foam bedding. Use polyester pillows and plastic covers over your mattress.Pollen exposure can be minimized by keeping your windows shut and using central air during the pollen allergy season. Avoid mowing the lawn if you have grass pollen allergy and change your clothes and shower after being outside during this time of year.Use electric and hot water radiant heaters to provide a cleaner source of heat than “blown air” systems.Smoke and asthma are a bad mix. Minimize exposure to all sources of smoke, including tobacco, incense, candles, fires, and fireworks. Do not allow smoking in your home or car, and avoid public places that permit smoking. If you smoke cigarettes, get help to quit successfully. Smoking always makes asthma worse.Diet. Various studies have looked at the supplementation of various antioxidants, such as vitamins A, C and E, and selenium, in the prevention of allergic diseases. None of these show convincing evidence of prevention. Studies do consistently show benefit of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (as found in fish) in the protection against allergic disease.Wear a dust mask and gloves when near rodents.Try and keep a nebuliser or humidifier handy. These will prove to be useful when your chest is feeling tight or at night in cold weather when our chests tend to be at their weakest. If you do not have one of these at home and your chest is tight.Keep only one bed in the bedroom. Most important, encase box springs and mattress in a dust-proof or allergen-proof cover (zippered plastic). Scrub bed springs outside the room. If a second bed must be in the room, prepare it in the same mannerAlthough these steps may seem difficult at first, experience plus habit will make them easier. The results — better breathing, fewer medications, and greater freedom from allergy and asthma attacks — will be well worth the effort

Headaches, loss of appetite, nausea, trembling, nervousness, palpitation and sleep disturbance are some of the side effects experienced by most asthmatics due to long term use of drugs. It is best to seek medical attention regarding these side effects and during severe attacks to save your life. But asthma can also be managed to prevent attacks and there are also things you can do manage your condition with asthma natural relief. One asthma natural relief is anti-oxidants. There are free radicals from the environment, water and air that we breathe. Low tolerance to these free radicals may cause allergic inflammation of the lungs. Most asthmatics have high levels of oxidants and low levels of anti-oxidants. Anti-oxidants help asthmatics to neutralize and have high tolerance to free radicals. Foods rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin E have anti-oxidants that strengthen the lungs and wash away free radicals. Herbs for bronchial irritation. Herbs are another asthma natural relief because of their anti-inflammatory properties and it helps strengthening the lungs. Some herbs also act as relaxant and antihistamine opening the air passages making breathing easier like chamomiles, peppermint and ginger. Boost your immune system. Low immune system may result to a number of diseases like asthma, arthritis and chronic fatigue. As an asthma natural relief, it is important to boost and strengthen your immune system to reduce and prevent asthma symptoms. Avoid the things that will destroy your immune system. Eat healthy diet. Avoid high cholesterol diet and foods with additives. Get a restful sleep and give yourself time to relax and rejuvenate.Avoid stress. Another asthma natural relief is to avoid stress because it is a common trigger of asthma. Learn how to manage and reduce stress to avoid shortness of breath and other asthma symptoms. Identifying what causes your stress and getting help if you cannot resolve it by yourself is very useful in reducing stress. Learn about different relaxation techniques to help you relax and eliminate stress in your life. Do you want to safely eliminate asthma and allergies with a natural treatment? Breathe free and enjoy an active lifestyle without drugs. The Dramatic Asthma Relief Report based on extensive medical research & proven clinical trials will positively change your life.