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How Do You Prevent Asthma
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
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
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
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
Several Methods: Prevention and long-term control includes avoiding triggers of asthma, such as allergens, smoking and infections. Sometimes daily medicines such as inhaled bronchodilators, steroids, or oral leukotriene inhibitors singularly or in combination are necessary to prevent asthma.For this type of therapy, consult your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Several ways: The most important thing is to avoid the trigger if known. Seasonal asthma such as from pollens may require an increase in controller medication before pollen season starts. Allergy injections are an excellent way to prevent allergic asthma after identifying the causative allergens. While this is more time consuming, it is the only real long-term treatment that is disease-modifying! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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, (montelukast) that is designed to prevent asthma attacks. ...Read more
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