Living with your asthma symptoms

Exercising the lungs in the early morning air does wonders to the lungs and respiratory system but the cool air is no good if you have asthma. Exercise is good for everyone, including people with asthma but you need to know how to prevent exercise from triggering your asthma.

Medicines or breathing exercises can then ensure that it does not become a full-blown attack. Medicines are only part of your treatment for asthma. Asthma also needs to be managed by dealing with the things that make it worse.


Asthma is very treatable and you should be able to live a normal, healthy life. In fact, some teens forget to mention they have asthma to a new health care provider or their school nurse.

Inhaled medicines give a specific dose of the medicine directly to the bronchial tubes, avoiding or decreasing the effects of the medicine on the rest of the body.

Delivery systems for inhaled medicines include metered-dose and dry powder inhalers and nebulizer.

Children under age 3 with asthma may not wheeze. A cause other than asthma must be considered when an adult suddenly develops severe wheezing.

 Approximately 75 to 80 percent of children with asthma have significant allergies. Children with asthma do not have to live sheltered lives.

Children who live in the inner city have higher rates of asthma than those who live in more affluent areas. In addition, children with asthma who are from low-income families are at a higher risk of asthma-related deaths.

Allergic reactions can affect your: Nose, eyes, Skin, Lungs.  The best way to manage allergy is to avoid the allergen that triggers it. Allergic or extrinsic asthmatics, known as ‘atopic’ asthmatics, are prone to becoming over-sensitized to allergens such as pollen or dust, resulting in an allergic reaction involving the smooth muscle cells of the airways.

Normally when you inhale, air passes easily from your nose and mouth into the trachea (or windpipe), which branches into the two bronchial tubes, or bronchi, that feed the right and left lungs. 

spaces slow down the speed of the aerosol coming from the inhaler, meaning that less of the asthma drug impacts on the back of the mouth and more gets into the lungs.

Because of this, less medication is needed for an effective dose, and there are fewer side effects from corticosteroid residue in the mouth. spaces can be used to give the child more time to inhale the medication. 

Remember to keep track of your trigger factors, though. Do not move to a house with a higher elevation if it means you will now have increased exposure to factory pollution or any other asthma triggers.