6 Tips to Prevent Asthma Attacks

6 Tips to Prevent Asthma Attacks

Asthma attacks are not fun. Whether you’re having one yourself or you’re watching someone have one, it becomes very clear very quickly that it’s a stressful situation. In some cases, watching someone have an asthma attack might even prompt thoughts of having to take the sufferer to an emergency room in New Braunfels, or to search for an “ER near me” to help them get relief. And while emergency or urgent care in New Braunfels is always available at Riverside ER, the following are six tips that people with asthma may want to consider as a way to avoid asthma triggers.

Before We Get to the Tips….

Triggers for asthma attacks may vary by each individual suffering from the condition. For that reason, tips that have helped one patient find relief from their symptoms may not work for another. That’s one of the things that makes finding a cure for asthma so tricky, and why it’s suggested by medical professionals – including an ER in New Braunfels – that patients try to work through each suggested trigger as a process of elimination.

And Now…the Tips

Take a look at your diet. That’s right; certain foods can trigger asthma attacks in some individuals. And while you’re looking at your diet, take a look at your fitness level, too!

  • 2. Cleanliness matters. One of the most common triggers for asthmatic patients is dust. For that reason, try to make sure that your home, work, or school space is as dust-free as possible.
  • 3. Speaking of dust. We can’t consider dust as a major culprit to asthma attacks without also considering the dander from pets, other animals, and even an allergic reaction to insects!
  • 4. Greet the morning. If you like being outside, try to be outside more during the mornings – when there’s less humidity – than the hottest part of the day.
  • 5. Say good-bye to stress. You probably know that too much excitement can trigger an asthma attack, but did you know that too much stress can do the same? For that reason, take proactive measures to eliminate stressors from your work/life balance.
  • 6. Fan away the dampness. Since moist environments can sometimes trigger an attack, it’s recommended that people with asthma use dehumidifiers in their homes, and also use the bathroom fan when taking hot showers or baths.

An Important Note

Breathing difficulty is not anything to be taken lightly. If you or someone you know is showing signs of asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, or any other upper respiratory issue, time is critical. Consider the emergency services available at Riverside ER 24/7 for urgent and immediate care.