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Asthma and the correct use of Inhalers for Asthmatic patients

Asthma is a chronic lung disease that is marked by inflammation of the airways of the lungs and there are a number of available treatments for asthma that help prevent symptoms and treat them when they do occur.

Asthma attacks may increase in their frequency and severity as you get older especially without proper treatment; asthma treatment helps to:

Improve symptoms when they occur immediately

Prevent symptoms and frequent attack

Better sleep and your activity level


Asthma medications could be either of the two:

Asthma Inhaler: This is the most effective and common way to ingest asthma medications which are available in different types and could work in different ways. It could eject one or two medications.

Asthma nebulizer: This is a machine that converts the medication from a liquid to a mist for easier delivery into your lungs. It is usually recommended by a medical practitioner when you’re having trouble making use of the smaller inhalers. 

Medical practitioners prescribe treatment for asthma based on your age, the type of asthma, the severity of your condition, and your body’s response to various treatment options.

However, many asthma patients use an inhaler; if you have asthma, you would probably want to try the best short-term relief which will last longer and that is using inhalers which are synonymous with asthma treatment. Using the right inhaler technique whether a preventer or reliever will help you breathe the medication right into your lungs where it is needed, it also makes a difference in how well you manage your asthma.

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Reduce your risk of an asthma attack

Sleep well at night

Engage in exercises and family activities

Cope better with any frequent asthma triggers you might have

Have better breath control while climbing the stairs especially.

To use your inhaler correctly and judiciously, you need to follow your health worker’s directions and put it either directly in your mouth, or one to two inches away from your mouth. 


Pull off the cap from the mouthpiece and run a check through it for residues

Shake vigorously for a few seconds

Inhale deeply and exhale completely

Begin to breathe in slowly either sitting or standing

Continue breathing exercise

If this process is successful, then you shouldn’t feel a strong chemical taste in your mouth, probably a slight aftertaste, which is normal.

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