Can you get rid of asthma completely?

Probably not. Because asthma has a genetic component to it, in most cases you can't get "rid" of or "outgrow" asthma, you can only control it. Remember, asthma is inflammation, and studies suggest that even when patients feel fine and have no asthma symptoms there is likely some underlying inflammation present in the airways at all times. Conditions that mimic asthma (like bronchitis) can resolve completely.
Not usually. Asthma is a condition of hyperactive airways that can be triggered by different causes that vary from person to person. If the only trigger for your asthma is inhaling cat dander, and you remove the cat from your home, you may have very little asthma unless you encounter cats outside your home. Most asthma can be very well controlled, however, either with medications or allergy desensitization.

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Does it happen that people get rid of asthma for good?

Not curable. Asthma is not curable but there are plenty of treatments available to control and relieve symptoms. Asthmatics can experience long symptom-free intervals but there is no cure at this time and an asthma exacerbation can occur at any time. See your doctor for the best treatment possible for you.

Was wondering if there is a natural way to get rid of asthma?

Not likely. Though you can reduce your attacks and appear to be "cured" asthma may last a lifetime. The best non-medication advice is to remove as many of your "triggers" from your life as possible. Cover mattresses with plastic barriers, remove rugs, stuffed animals, use air-conditioning and stay away from pollen and pollution as much as possible.
Lifestyle change. Avoid all milk products since the milk protein causes respiratory tract inflammation. Also avoid grains, lentils. Consume veggies, flesh foods, olive oil. Getting 30 -45 min of sunshine at noon daily or taking vitamin D3 10, 000 IU/day and taking a good probiotic (not yogurt) help reduce inflammation Yoga breathing exercises 10-30 min/day help too. This may help avoid the need for meds.

What's the best treatment to get rid of asthma?

Complex answer. Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the lungs that can wax and wane over time. Treatment of asthma requires a thorough history and physical exam. Triggers should be identified through skin testing. Treatment is a combination of avoidance of allergens, use of inhaled corticosteroids and / or brochodilators. There are other medicines that can be used as well. Treatment may be individualized.
Change your DNA. You don't get rid of asthma any more than a short adult grows an additional foot. Its in your genetic makeup. Your symptoms may come & go with days/wks/yrs without pbs or need for meds but its still part of you and can resurface. Learning about your asthma, avoiding the aggrivating factors & finding the combination of rx that works fou u is how to live with it well.
Not curable. Asthma is not curable but there are plenty of treatments available to control and relieve symptoms. Asthmatics can experience long symptom-free intervals but there is no cure at this time. See your doctor for the best treatment possible for you.

Is there any way at all to get rid of asthma? I absolutely hate it cuz it means im not as healthy as others

Asthma control. Asthma is a chronic disease that can be controlled with proper management but not cured. It frequently is triggered by allergy. See a board-certified allergist for evaluation if your asthma is moderate to severe. The alergist can identify triggers treat you with medications and allergy shots if indicated.
It can be treated. The vast majority of asthmatics can have completely normal lives with no symptoms or only occasional, mild symptoms. There are a variety of treatments that can achieve this goal. You should see an asthma specialist.
Control your asthma. There is no cure for asthma and asthma is a "chronic" condition, meaning that it never completely goes away, but you can get control over it. About 50-70% of adults have allergic asthma, so control of allergies is important. Other diseases like sleep apnea and acid reflux can aggravate asthma too. There are medicines that can control asthma. You should see an allergist/immunologist.
Sort of. Most of the time, asthma can now be so well controlled that you will be without symptoms most of the time, and able to participate fully in all sports activities and other activities. Conditions that trigger or contribute to asthma should be addressed, appropriate medications and other forms of treatment put in place. Schedule an appointment with a board certified allergist or pulmonologist asap.
Not really. There is no cure for asthma. However, properly treated asthma interferes only little with one's life. People who have mainly allergic asthma may improve dramatically with allergen desensitisation (allergy shots). Nasal allergy, sinusitissi and gastric acid reflux have to be looked for and treated. If you have not seen a board-certified allergist, see one, also: www. Aaaai. Org, www. Nationaljewish. Or.
Lifestyle change. Avoid all milk products since the milk protein causes respiratory tract inflammation. Also avoid grains, lentils. Consume veggies, flesh foods, olive oil. Getting 30 -45 min of sunshine at noon daily or taking vitamin D3 10, 000 IU/day and taking a good probiotic (not yogurt) help reduce inflammation Yoga breathing exercises 10-30 min/day help too. This may help avoid the need for meds.

I have an inhaler and I don't want to take medication. I'm 17 and I was wondering if there is another natural way to get rid of asthma?

Not much. Transcendental meditation has been reported to help asthma. Obviously avoiding the allergy triggers may help as well. Staying in a room with air conditioning or hepa filter may also help to reduce the allergen exposure. In my experience, none of these measures are sufficient for most people. If you dislike drugs, consider getting allergy shots made from natural products.
Beware. Asthma is quite variable from person to person and within a single person has periods of more or less symptoms. You may have mild asthma and be able to get by ignoring mild events. However, asthma is also a stealth disease. It can sneak up and go into a big attack that is life threatening. The frequency of sudden death in asthma remains relatively constant in spite of progress in treatment.

Does it happen that people get surgery like a lung replacement or something and get rid of asthma?

Or something... Asthma can in most cases be treated with mild medications that have few side effects. Suppressing the inflammation that causes the symptoms is key. Lung transplant is a major procedure and is usually reserved for diseases much less treatable than asthma, like pulmonary fibrosis or cystic fibrosis. If you're having symptoms, talk to your doc. Most patients do very well with a little medication.

Can you tell me how to help get rid of my asthma?

Asthma control. While there is no "cure" for asthma, it can be controlled through a treatment plan that could include avoiding asthma triggers, medications, and/or allergy injections. An asthma specialist such as an allergist can assist in developing that plan, such that asthma can be controlled.

How can you get rid of pet dander for asthma?

Bathing/Cleaning. While nothing works as well as simply not having a cat or dog in the first place, you can dramatically reduce the amount of dander by bathing the animal twice per week, vacuuming with a filtered vacuum, having hard polished floors and using a hepa air filter in key rooms. However, this is a significant amount of work, and it will still take about four months for the dander to disappear.
Very difficult. It is very difficult to get rid of pet allergen, particularly cat or dog allergen, unless the animal is removed from the home. There have been various washing techniques proposed but these are very short lived fixes (last only a matter of hours). Hepa filtration has not been very effective either.
Get rid of pet. The only way to get rid of pet dander is to move your pet outdoors...& never let them back inside even in inclement weather. I know this sounds cruel. Sadly its true. What about dogs with hair? The composition of hair & fur is the same. Hairs are shed individually. Fur is all shed around the same time - spring & fall - so you get sudden increases in the home. Dander comes from saliva & skin cells.

Daughter has asthma, do I need to get rid of pets?

If she's allergic. Children with asthma who are allergic to pets should have minimal exposure to them (preferably the pet will not live in the house with the child). However, there is no reason that a child with asthma should avoid a cat or dog if they are not allergic to cats or dogs. Skin tests or a simple lab test can help diagnose cat or dog allergy.
Possibly. It would be a good idea to have her tested for allergies to the pets. If allergic, the best practice is to remove the allergen (pet). There are also ways to lessen the exposure to the animal (don't allow in bedroom; limit direct contact), but this won't eliminate the allergen. If she is not allergic to your pets there would be no reason to get rid of them.