Day-to-Day Guide to Thriving Despite Suffering from Asthma

Diet for Asthma

“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.

Exercising With Asthma

Because asthma attacks make breathing difficult, asthmatics may worry about what kind of activity to do or whether they can exercise at all.

Minimizing Environmental Asthma Triggers at Home and Work

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. 

Managing Your Prescriptions and Creating an Action Plan for Asthma

Follow your doctor's asthma treatment guidelines, which may include allergy shots, quick-relief meds, and long-term control medications. 

Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Asthma

Complementary and alternative asthma treatments may assist. Breathing, yoga, meditation, acupuncture, coffee, and vitamin D supplements are examples.

Traveling With Asthma

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. 

Reduce stress 

Patients suffering from asthma reported an increase in their symptoms when under psychological stress. 

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