How to Prevent an Asthma Attack

Having asthma needs knowing, if not all, at least most of your triggers. Starting with knowing what causes you to cough, wheeze and grasp for breath. Although there is no cure for asthma, there are things that you can do in order to manage and keep it in control.

For more information about asthma treatment, you can visit Doral Health and Wellness Pulmonary Center.

Take these precautions to help you keep your asthma in control and prevent you from having severe attacks.

  • Identify your asthma triggers

Keep tabs on what triggers your asthma so you can avoid them. Take time to create an asthma diary, and make them as detailed as possible so you will know which ones to stay away from.

  • Recognize the early signs of your asthma attack

Asthma attack almost always occurs with warning signs. You should know how to tell the early signs and symptoms of your attack before it gets worse. Take your medicines at the earliest signs of your symptoms to prevent them from worsening.

  • Avoid any type of smoke

Smoke is one of the worst triggers for asthma. So limit exposure to any type of smoke as much as possible, especially tobacco, fire fumes, fireworks, and even candles. Also, don’t allow anyone to smoke in your home or in your car.

  • Stay away from allergens

Having asthma means you need to stay away from allergens. Exposure to allergens will increase the inflammation in your airways, making an asthma attack more likely.

  • Prevent developing colds

Do whatever you can to prevent having colds. Avoid contact with people who has colds and wash your hands regularly, having flu can make your asthma symptoms worse.

  • Be up to date with your vaccinations

Get vaccinations that will protect you from catching the flu virus. Flu can make your asthma attack way worse. Get a flu shot or vaccine every year.

  • Be ready with your asthma action plan always

There are factors that you cannot control. So always be ready with your “asthma kit”. Always bring your medications with you, even when you feel okay. Also, keep your inhaler with you at all times. Your action plan should also include what to do in a case of a worse attack.

For urgent medical emergencies, you can visit Doral Health and Wellness Urgent Care. We provide urgent and comprehensive care for most health problems. For more info, visit us at http://www.urgentcareclinicbrooklyn.com/ or call 1-347-384-5690. You can also visit our Pulmonary Center for asthma treatment. Visit our website at https://pulmonologistbrooklyn.com.

For primary health care, you can visit Doral Health and Wellness. We have the best primary care doctor in Brooklyn to provide you with the best comprehensive medical care and health care services. To book an appointment, you can visit us at 1797 Pitkin Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11212, or call us at 1-347-384-5690. You can also visit our website at https://doralhw.org or contact us at info@doralhw.org if you have any queries.