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Asthma is a disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more
No: Any regular exercise has health benefits.However,swimming may or may not be a good exercise for asthma affected patients.Unfortunately, the chlorine added to the water can convert to gas form & evaporate from the water surface where you are inhaling air.The gas can/does trigger bronchospasm (attacks) for some.An excess in one local pool sent 3 dozen normal people to the ER with wheezing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Control inflammation: Asthma is an inflammatory condition caused by genetic & environmental factors. Avoiding allergens (dust mites, pet dander, mold) & irritants (smoke) can decrease the likelihood of developing asthma. Once diagnosed, avoiding these can also help as well as staying on controller medications that keep inflammation from triggering an attack. Regular visits with an asthma specialist can also help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Choose parents well: There are many components to the asthma experience & by far the most important is genetic. Those born into families where one or both parents have or had asthma have a higher lifetime risk. There is an interaction with eczema, allergies &asthma within families. You can reduce the impact by avoiding smoking or exposure to fumes, etc.But this comes out if your born susceptible, when the time comes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many things: Once you and your physician have found the "triggers" for your attacks, minimizing exposure and medication treatment should prevent most attacks. If your attacks are allergy based- animal dander, seasonal allergies, etc -reducing your exposure is definitely an advantage. Keeping a good daily log of your attacks and the particulars of when and where it happened are also good to reduce attacks. ...Read more
Preventing Asthma: I would hope your asthma specialist has gone over this with you or has prescribed for you treatments for both acute bronchospasm and medications to prevent an asthma attack. There are numerous ways to do the above. Some involve preventative inhalers in addition to the acute inhaler for bronchospasm. There is also a medication in pill form, singulair, that is designed to prevent asthma attacks. ...Read more
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