“For the most part, what you eat won't affect your asthma,” says Mitchell Grayson, MD, Nationwide Children's Hospital allergy and immunology director and Ohio State University pediatrics professor.
Because asthma attacks make breathing difficult, asthmatics may worry about what kind of activity to do or whether they can exercise at all.
The Environmental Protection Agency suggests decreasing indoor asthma triggers include pet dander, mold, dust mites, chemical irritants (such cleaning agents, paint, and air fresheners), and cigarette smoke.
Follow your doctor's asthma treatment guidelines, which may include allergy shots, quick-relief meds, and long-term control medications.
Complementary and alternative asthma treatments may assist. Breathing, yoga, meditation, acupuncture, coffee, and vitamin D supplements are examples.
Home and office asthma triggers can be eliminated, but traveling is hard. Grayson advocates carrying asthma medications in luggage on planes, trains, and cars in case of an asthma attack.
Patients suffering from asthma reported an increase in their symptoms when under psychological stress.